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Ernest Bailes receives award from Coldspring Chamber board members at the capitol in Austin. Courtesy photoErnest Bailes receives award from Coldspring Chamber board members at the capitol in Austin. Courtesy photo

DidYouKnow ColumnHeadHello March. What is in store for us this month? Trinity River Food Bank will celebrate their first anniversary in Coldspring on March 14. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. guests may tour the facility, enjoy a light lunch while supplies last, and have fun.

There will be free books and goodies for children and the Reading and Resource Van will be there so guests can see inside. Trino the Mascot will be there too. Located at 201 Highway 150 Suite A, all are welcome to come and share in the celebration.

•Coldspring Chamber welcomes new members Jennifer Hoff from JLA Realty and Deborah Black from Avon Cosmetics. The Impact Center from Shepherd is also a new member. Ribbon cuttings are slated for this coming week for the first two businesses, and a date will be announced soon for the Impact Center.

Shepherd welcomes new member Will Hall Towing and Shepherd Super Store. There will ribbon cuttings for them this coming week as well as a Grand Re-Opening for Texas Glam Girlz. If you would like to see more of last week’s new business in Shepherd, you can find information about Daiquiri to Go on Facebook. Go to Family Restaurant Daiquiri To Go.

•San Jacinto Republicans announced the new date for their fundraiser Reagan Dinner. It will not be on April 1 as previously announced, instead it will be on April 29 from 5-9 p.m. at the Coldspring Center Shelter. Chairman Dwayne Wright assures everyone it wasn’t an April Fool’s Joke.

The guest speaker Michael Berry has had surgery and needs time to recover. This event will have a tremendous live auction. Items include a Kimber Special Edition two-tone Rapide 1911 .22; a Henry 25th Anniversary Edition .22; and a Sig Sauer .22 Pistol and Range Pack. There are many other items and you can go to the www.sjcgop.com web site for more information.

Everyone who attends will have VIP status and the evening begins earlier so that photos can be taken with the guest speakers. Food will be catered by American Private Chef Phillip and barbecue comes from the award Republican winning team.

•San Jacinto County Democratic Chair John Michael Adams has changed the meeting dates back to the third Thursday of the month, starting in March. Meetings will be held in Coldspring Community Center at 6 p.m. Democrats can enjoy a Wine Down on April 29 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Huntsville at 22409 Augusta Place.

Guest speakers at this event will be Gilberto Hinojosa, who is the Texas Democratic Party Chair. With him will be Dr. Carroll G. Robinson, President of the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. Tickets are available at www.secure.actblue.com/donate/sanjacwinedown .Tickets begin at $50 each. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

•On Feb. 23 it was Deputy Neil Adams Day celebrated on the Courthouse Square in Coldspring. Dale Everitt opened the proceedings, and the ceremony was a moving way to recognize the man who so many people knew and loved.

The Rev. Dalton Currie gave the prayers, with the American Legion Commander of Post 629, Sheriff Greg Capers and Constable Roy Rogers speaking about Neil and how important he had been to our county. His widow DeeDee Adams and her family, with friends surrounding her, were able to see and feel how much Neil Adams meant to our community as well as to them.

The National Anthem was sung during the ceremony and the poignant sounds of Taps ended it. The day was sunny and warm and a picture of a Sheepdog rested beside a photo of Neil which declared “I am the Sheepdog Adams. Protect the flock, confront the wolf.”

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 a member of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.

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