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Yvonne Cones

​ ​ Shepherd Chamber of Commerce is well ahead planning our Independence Day celebration! This year it will be on the Saturday before July 4th, on June 29th. The Opening Ceremony will begin at 5 PM with the American Legion presenting the Flag and Mayor of Shepherd, Charles Minton, introducing the proceedings. Our DJ will be Joe LaBlanc who always does a great job and vendors are signing up to sell their goods. If you would like to be a vendor you can pick up a form at Shepherd Library or City Hall. You can call the Chamber if you prefer to have one mailed. If you want to have a space inside Shepherd Community Center, each space, 8'x8', costs $25. If you prefer an outside space under the Pavilion roof, it is $20. Food vendors cost $40 and will be outside.
    Fireworks will start at 9 PM and we have the same company as we had for the last two years, so it will be pretty spectacular! Our DJ says he will be accompanying the display with music which sounds like a winning combination! Vendors can start setting up anytime after noon on June 29th, lets pray for great weather for our annual celebration.
    On the other hand Coldspring Chamber is starting their planning for Christmas on the Square. I will be giving you more details as we work them out but it will be a special event for the county as always. If you are interested in being part of it feel free to call the Chamber and come to a meeting. Volunteers are always welcome and there is a lot to be done with vendors, music, and of course the Parade. Shepherd Chamber will not start their planning for Christmas till after the Independence Day celebration.
    If you missed reading about the Car Show hosted by C.A.B.M.A. on Coldspring Courthouse Square, it is on Saturday May 25. So is Trades Day and the two events combined will make this day a very entertaining day. If you want more information call Barbara at 936-653-2332.
    On Memorial Day, Monday May 27, The American Legion will honor those who sacrificed for their country with a ceremony on the Courthouse Lawn.
    Did you know Shepherd Library is open till 6 PM for the summer months? Call in and see how pleasant and interesting the new arrangement  looks. Also, look at their Facebook page for all the summer programs. Call 936-628-3515.
    Here is a rare treat for art lovers! Till the end of the month you can view award winning local artist Linda Deeter's work at Peoples State Bank in Coldspring. If you have not seen any of Linda's work, this is your chance to see her beautiful flowers and other still life paintings, and her lovely landscapes. I am a little prejudiced here, I love Linda's art work and own a painting of hers myself. Go to her website, LindaDeeterArtist.com to view artwork.
Coldspring- San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce
31, N. Butler St. Coldspring 77331
Shepherd Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 520, Shepherd 77371

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