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Ribbon cutting for SanJac Promotions by Coldspring Chamber of Commerce. COURTESY PHOTORibbon cutting for SanJac Promotions by Coldspring Chamber of Commerce. COURTESY PHOTO

DidYouKnow ColumnHeadIt was the 75th year for the SJC Rodeo & Fair. The weather was good, and it looked like everyone enjoyed themselves. 

We have a lot of events coming up starting with Coldspring Garden Club’s fundraiser on Oct. 1 in the Coldspring Community Center. If you are looking to buy home grown plants for the house or garden, do not miss this event. Be early, it starts at 9 a.m.

•SanJac Promotions had a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday Sept. 23. This new member of the Coldspring Chamber has created a delightful reception area in their office, and they show their T-shirt collection outside under a canopy so you can see what you could design for your business or event. They can provide any and all promotional goods, pens, mugs, doozies or signs, just ask and see what is available. 

Located in Suite B at 15160 State Highway 150 West in Coldspring, you can call the owners of this new business, Rachel Erwin and Marsha Strickland, at (936) 653-3200. Go to their website at www.sanjacpromotions.com.

•Coldspring Chamber held its quarterly lunch at COISD High School this week. Chef Joel Casidy and his students from the Culinary Arts program provided a delicious three-course meal and we had Mayor John Benestante give us a talk on his plans for the future of Coldspring. 

He was followed by Sheriff Greg Capers who told us he needs more recruits for the police in our county. If you are interested, call the Sheriff’s Department and ask for more information. 

After the meal, President of the Chamber Barbara Justice talked about the Wolf Creek Car Show on Oct. 15-16. She also mentioned the Christmas event in Coldspring, the theme this year is “A Gingerbread Christmas.” 

Door prizes had been donated by many businesses in town and one in particular from People’s State Bank went to Cindy Chapman of Edward Jones Financial Investments. I wondered if she would get this enormous plant into the car. Camille Landry of Fullscope Pest Control and Kari Duggar, also of Edward Jones, talked about the ‘Rock N Ride’ on Nov. 12.

Kari said this is the 5th Annual ‘Rock N Ride’ and all cyclists are welcome, single, tandem or team. There is a choice of either a 28- or 52-mile route which goes through the Sam Houston National Forest. This is a great tourist draw, bringing many people into our area. 

For more information go to the Cleveland Chamber web page. Edward Jones has a Facebook page or call them at (281) 761-6687.

•Welcome to Jeri Bailey and Darryl Davis and his son to Coldspring Chamber. Jeri Bailey is a well-known realtor but is new in Coldspring. Go to JLArealtylivingston.com or call (281) 659-5492.

Darryl Davis and his son own Darryl Davis & Son Electric LLC are based in Coldspring and you can connect with them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (281) 622-1879. Ribbon cuttings for these new members will be announced soon.

•Trinity River Food Bank is working to meet the needs of the community and need community partners to join them. Wanda Campbell is the local director and she has several ideas for those who want to help in this community drive. You can hold a fundraiser for the Food Bank or donate to it. They really need volunteers so if you want to know more, give Wanda a call at (936) 653-3151.

•Friends of Hopewell located at 166 Perry Dr., Coldspring had their Banquet last week, celebrating their 25th anniversary. Esther Wynn says they will have a Community Fest on Nov. 12, and vendors are welcome to call (832) 401-4350. There will lots to do and a hayride for those who want to enjoy the fun.

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.

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