To celebrate the 18th anniversary, The Community & Children’s Impact Center will hold a special fundraiser on Nov. 11 and 12. Cook Off and Cornhole for the Children will start on Friday.
On Friday at 4 p.m. the cook teams will check in. Celebrities will be there to mix and mingle and to sign autographs. Bring something with you for them to sign on. The auction will be Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. Come and buy barbecue and help fund the Impact Center and its work for the youth of our area.
Cornhole teams cost $30 a team.
Connect with Brenda Myers, Executive Director of the Impact Center, at (936) 499-2632. I will post more information in the coming weeks. The Impact Center is on North Byrd Avenue in Shepherd next to the Court Annex. Visit their wonderful resale shop, too.
•Another barbecue fundraiser will be held at Coldspring Republican headquarters on Oct. 22. Enjoy pulled pork sandwiches ‘with slow smoke cook’. Add all the fixings , chips and a drink and you are set for a good meal.
This barbecue runs from 4-6 p.m., all are welcome and there will be games and fun for all. SJC Republican Club is located at 201 Hwy 150; call (936) 653-2157.
•Our area is now hosting farmers markets in Coldspring and Shepherd. Shepherd has a once monthly Liberty St. Farmers Market on Oct. 15-16 on North Liberty, at the park next door to the library and the fire station. This market is held every third week starting at 9 a.m. Come and enjoy produce from local farmers and artisans, their motto is “ Homemade, handmade, homegrown.”
Coldspring has a Farmer’s Market Plus store, open twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., and of course are also present on Tradesday in the Courthouse Square. Everything from fresh eggs to homemade baked goods to leatherware is for sale.
•On Saturday, Paradise on the Square held an artist and artisan show of work by local artists. Jewelry, beaded hangings and paintings were on show and much more. One stall showcased the stained-glass work of Peggy Sweet.
I asked Peggy how long had she been creating the beautiful works of art around her. She said 5 years. She told me she had a serious accident then when she fell off a stage and broke both her legs and more. Since she couldn’t move, she decided to take up art. The result is many beautiful works of stained glass on show. Contact Peggy at Window Sweets, text to (580) 504-4100.
•Do not forget Wolf Creek Car Show on Oct. 15-16 at Wolf Creek Park. This event, hosted by Coldspring Chamber of Commerce, is already well booked with vehicles and vendors. If you would like to advertise your business with promotional goods, the Chamber gives out 250 goody bags to entrants and vendors. Call if you would like to donate your business items, pens, koozies, etc.
Shepherd Library will have a booth at the Car Show. Have a lucky spin on their Wheel of Fortune and have a large button made specially for you. Bring a photo or logo to be featured on your button which are $2 each.
•Shepherd Library is having to shorten its hours for the next week or so due to illness. We look forward to seeing Director Terri Macintyre back in the library soon. the library will hold a financial literacy workshop from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11. This interesting interactive talk will focus on building savings and wealth.
•First Baptist Church in Shepherd have a program called Fantastic Fridays. It is for those Fridays when SISD has professional development days. The next Fantastic Friday will be Nov. 11.
This program is for PK-eighth graders and is a day of learning and fun. Lunch will be provided. Each day will consist of theme-based learning activities and games. Register to attend online or in person. Online go to fbcs22.com or Facebook, First Baptist Church.
•It will be time to vote soon. Election Day is Nov. 8. Last day to register to vote is Oct. 11. There are many local elections important to our community as well as to the state.
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.