Banquet raises funds for students
By Tony Farkas
COLDSPRING — The Coldspring Chamber of Commerce honored its best and brightest and raised more than $8,600 for scholarships for students.
Chamber President Barbara Justice said at the annual banquet on Saturday that the chamber did an outstanding job 2021, doing more than $8,700 dollars in profit.
Justice also was named the 2021 Board Member of the Year and said that between being blessed with a third year as president, as well as winning an award during Black History Month, she is “over the moon.”
“We are ready to focus on more,” she said. “The annual car show will be featured in Texas Hot Rod Magazine, and we will be signing big sponsorships for T-shirts.”
The car show, the chamber’s premier event, is scheduled for the third weekend in October.
Also, Justice said Christmas on the Square was wonderful, and that remapping the Square to get more booths in helped raise $7,600.
“With the aftermath of COVID, we had only a few events, but we regrouped,” she said. “We expect nothing but good things for 2022. We already have seven new members.”