By Yvonne Cones
I visit Shepherd Library often, not just to change my books but to see what is happening there. This week the winners of the Tiny Art Contest were announced. The public voted for the ones they liked best and there was a tie for first.
Graylee Scott won with “Yoshi’s Adventure” and Mary Helms with “Butterfly Garden.” All the entries were good and Terri MacIntyre says this contest will be offered again later because it was such a success.
It’s Bingo Night at Shepherd Library on June 9 at 6 p.m. and Whatcha Doin’ Wednesday and Lemonade and Cookies for children on June 15. The Summer Reading Program is on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.
Call (936) 628-3515 for more information.
If you would like to become a Friend of Shepherd Library, call to find out when the next meeting will be. Friends help raise money for all the things not budgeted by the city and makes it possible for the staff to offer the programs and contests.
Coldspring Library has started its Reading Program for the summer, which is called “Oceans of Possibilities.” It starts on June 8 at 11 a.m. and continues through July 13. Go to their web site for more information or call them at (936) 653-3104.
Coldspring Chamber of Commerce hopes to have the office remodel finished in two weeks. Things are looking good with the new changes and the storage building will also be an addition to the property beside the office.
Watch out for the open day when all is complete. Another building which will need some remodeling is the San Jacinto County Tax Office in Coldspring when on June
1 a motorist had an unfortunate accident and rammed his car through the wall. No one was hurt.
Coldspring elected a new mayor; Mayor John Benestante was sworn in by Judge Greg Magee and took office last month.
Coldspring Farmers’ Market will sell their produce on the Courthouse lawn for the next three months, starting on June 16. This will be on the third Saturday of each month. This is a great opportunity to buy fresh vegetables and fruit from our own area.
Shepherd Chamber of Commerce welcomes new Treasurer Kristen Minatrea, who is a teller at First State Bank in Shepherd. She is excited to be joining us as we work towards out Independence Day Event on July 2.
This day will have a full complement of musical talent with recording artists Jinda Harris and Tamisha Crowley and Allyson Moises and The Do Yo Thang Band.
Vendors please sign up online or collect a form from either Shepherd Library or City Hall counter. Call the Chamber for more info.
There will be a Patriotic Costume Contest for Adults, Youth/Children and Pets with games and food as well as our own great DJ Joe LeBlanc.
Contact the Shepherd Chamber at (936) 628-3890 or the Coldspring Chamber at (936) 653-2184.
Yvonne Cones is president of the Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, and secretary of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.