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Julias TidbitsSaturday Night’s storm was scary. Limbs and branches were down everywhere I drove past on Sunday afternoon, and I hope this is not indicative to what is to follow with hurricane season upon us.

New businesses are popping up in Trinity and I saw where the Trinity County News-Standard is having a voting contest for the best business in Trinity County.

I hope you all appreciate that I am nosy, because there is painting and movement taking place up and down

Highway 19 (south and north), and on east and west Main streets. Next door to Joseph’s Place is a newly painted Black and Green building (which I don’t Know what that is), and the old Alco place has the new Circuit Physical Therapy office, and the Pretty Daiqui Store (whatever that is).

The McCrory Fish Market is now serving prepared fish to go, or you can eat there in a new outside venue. The Simple Simon Pizza Shop is now open for take-out orders, and Agavales party rentals and meeting facility are available for your next organizational event or party.

•On Saturday, the River of Life Church Youth Group is having a fish fry and car wash to help raise money to go to summer church camp. The menu is fried fish, French fries, and hush puppies. The church is located at 2390 S. State Highway 19, and they will be serving from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

•On June 27, the First Methodist Church of Trinity is hosting Dinner with

Friends from 4 to 7 p.m., serving barbecue and pulled pork Sandwiches with sides. Games and music will be there as usual. The church is located at 131 N. Elm St. For more information, please call Leslie McFarland at (936) 594-3826.

•June 21 is the annual banquet for the Trinity Lions Club which is being held at Agavales Mexican Restaurant on Brantley Street. This is a special occasion as the District Governor for our District 2-S1 will be inducting new officers and presenting service awards for membership to the Trinity Lions Club members.

District Gov. Gerald “Pete” Peterson resides in Onalaska, and we are elated to have him preside over this meeting. Trinity Lions Club is 95 years old this year and we are one of the oldest clubs in Texas. We have some outstanding community leaders who have served in this group for more than 50 Years, and we will celebrate them at this time.

Receiving the Chevron Award for Membership are: John Chamberlain, 50 years; Bubba Hirsch, 50 years; Lawrence Quan, 40 years; David Price, 25 years; L.C. Courtney, 25 years; Hershel Brennen, 20 years; Richard Scott, 20 years; Julia McMichael, 15 years; Jessica Parish, 15 years; Patrick Ross, 15 years; David Lavassaur, 10 years; and Stephen Richardson, 10 years.

Since I have been a member, we have lost members due to job relocations, age, illnesses and death. However, in the past 10 years we have mourned the loss of Allen Anderson, Butch Gibson, Travis Hines, Tom Ramey, Irene Sanders, Jullian Weslow and Phyllis Weslow.

Other important members of the community who started this club in July of 1928 will be named in my next column, along with some of their projects and accomplishments. Watch this space.

•The Trinity Historical Society’s next meeting is Monday, July 18, at 2 p.m. in the Chamber Building on Stadium Street next to McDonalds’ drive-through. For more information, please call Jessica Parish at (936) 581-0855.

•Last week I listed the Vacation Bible Schools being held this month and next, so I will just give the name, time, and place this week.

—June 12-16, Calvary Baptist Church, 6-8:30 p.m.

—June 26-30, Burning Hope Baptist Church, 6-8:30 p.m.

—June 26-30, Trinity Pines Baptist Church, 5:30-8 p.m.

—July 10-14, Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist, 8 a.m.-noon

—July 17-21, Liberty Christian Center, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

—July 17-21, First Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-noon

—July 24-28, River of Life Church, 6-8 p.m.

•As the past president of the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce I always want to promote new and old businesses in our community, so please be appreciate of the information I want relate to you now.

Goodwill Industries is a welcome new business to Trinity. They employ handicapped people as well as others. In addition, they pay sales taxes which are equally beneficial to our city. People can donate items they no longer use and should donate to Goodwill so that other people can buy usable items at minimal costs.

However, please do not forget to donate to the Good Samaritan House on Wednesday and Thursday each week from 9:30 a.m. to noon. They were lacking in donations this week, and I would like to remind you that they also pay sales taxes, donate free items to the needy through sale items donated by the public and this helps our needy community with their bills, medicine, and utilities through the sale of your donations.

Again, the Good Samaritan House provides clothes, appliances, dishes, and other items to people in need who cannot afford to pay for these items through your donations. So please support the Good Samaritan House as well as Goodwill.

Save the Date. Prayer in the Park, July 29.

Fireworks will be on Stadium Street at dusk on July 1.

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