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Christmas in July was a big success, drawing crowds to see the Car Show and the vendors on Coldspring Courthouse Square. The Car Show, hosted by CABMA, Coldspring Area Business and Merchants Association, had a great turn out. The winners of the Car Show were Ronnie Wooddell who had ‘Best of Show’ for his 1961 GM and Gene Lewis who won 'Best of Show Modern’ for his 2010 Mopar. Coldspring VFD was there with food and drink and Coldspring Community Center sold a lot of raffle tickets for the Mossburg Shotgun. This raffle will be drawn at the October Car Show at WolfCreek Park so there is still time to buy your tickets. Patty, owner of Joy-Full Living which is on the Square, donated a beautiful Gift Basket toward the raffle.The Senior Center served a Pancake Breakfast which was enjoyed by all. It was a good day.

The San Jacinto County Historical Commission raffle will be drawn on the County’s birthday which is August 14. Visit the Courthouse Rotunda and enjoy a cupcake to celebrate the day! First prize you may remember is beautiful rifle, engraved in gold with scenes from our county’s history. Second prize is a quilt featuring Bigfoot in the National Forest and third is the flag of our county. To buy tickets at $10 each email Dale Everitt, Barbara Mcgee or Carson Anderson . Dale and Carson have offices in the Courthouse Basement. For more information go to the Facebook page or web site of the organizations concerned.

The Women’s League of San Jacinto County will start their new year in September. Lunch will be served, cost is $15, at Coldspring Community Center. Arrive around 11.30 AM to mix and mingle, be ready to dine at noon. The guest speaker is a “Surprise Speaker and Writer.”  So, September 9 is the first date and the next date will be October 14. The speaker for October will be Nanette Davis who will talk about being a Bee Keeper.

I noticed that the Uhaul business on S. Byrd Avenue in Shepherd had closed. I found out the reason was a happy one, the owner was getting married and moving his business nearer to his new wife’s home. The 'Fierce Exercise 24/7’ in Shepherd is working on finishing the rest rooms and other areas in their place by the traffic lights. This is a new experience for our community, an exercise gym open 24/7


Coldspring Chamber of Commerce

31 N Butler St., Coldspring, TX 77331

936-653-2184

www.coldspringtexas.org


Did You Know?  by  Yvonne Cones

Shepherd Chamber of Commerce

P O Box 520, Shepherd, TX 77371

936-628-6397

www.greatershepherdchamberofcommerce.org