At last, we had some rain. I know a lot of prayers have been answered and we can look for more rain to come soon. September brings fall with it on Sept. 23, and clubs and groups are coming back onto their new schedules.
Coldspring Garden Club heard all about the importance of the soil we use in our planting — what to add to it for best results and how add to the structure of the soil in our gardens to aid growth. James Roberts, helped by his daughter Savanah, gave a very interesting talk and slide show on the subject and invited us out to The Growers Outlet a mile south of Willis at 11173 N. Highway 75.
The pictures of his Outlet look wonderful and worth checking out. Call him at (936) 856-5001 or go to www.growersoutletinwillis.com. Come to the next meeting on the first Thursday of the month at the Community Center in Coldspring. The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
•Women’s League will be back on Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Members will enjoy a wonderful lunch and talk and catch up with those they have not seen for a few months. Coldspring Community Center is the venue as always and the tables will reflect the creative abilities of the ladies who take turns in delighting the membership every month with their beautiful centerpieces.
•Coldspring Library will hold its annual Garage Sale fundraiser on Oct. 11-14. If you have items to donate, big or small, call (936) 653-3104.
The Garage Sale is held in Coldspring Community Shelter on Highway 150 and is the biggest source of donations for the library. It is always a wonderful place to find bargains. People are usually very generous with donations.
If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, call the library for information. Don’t forget Sept. 29 is the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Celebration. It will be one year since this wonderful program started in our area. This party is for the little ones who are the receivers of the books every month. Adults are welcome too of course.
The event is from 4-6 p.m. It will be in Coldspring Library, and Shepherd Library will be there, too.
•State Rep. Ernest Bailes is inviting businesses owners to a Coffee and Kolaches breakfast in his office at 8.30 a.m. on Sept. 19. He was so pleased with the meeting with elected officials recently, that he thinks this will be a good way to hear from business owners and managers and for them to network with each other. Elected officials are welcome.
The office is in Shepherd on Highway 150. Located at 10501 Highway 150 Suite B, call (936) 628-6687. Please R.S.V.P. to let them know you are coming.
•Shepherd Chamber of Commerce gave Business of the Month to TD’s Supermarket and Gas Station last week. This store has everything from tasty hot food to drinks, snacks, gifts and toys and so much more. The staff are friendly and very helpful and the owner is very community-minded.
Thank you, Michelle Gipson, Kat Schrock, Samantha Snyder and Biggins Haffart. Call (936) 628-3341 at 10911 Highway 150, or the Shepherd Chamber at (210) 995-7420.
•Don’t forget the Impact Crisis Emergency Center Fundraiser on Oct. 20 -21. This is called the Boo Bash Benefit BBQ Cook-Off. Quite a mouthful. Which is the intention of the Impact Center Team, to make mouthwatering barbecue, chili and cocktails contests.
There will be some great musical entertainment with Jon Dameron and the Awesome Bootleg Country Band and Joe Le Blanc, DJ extraordinaire, will keep the music going too. Call Brenda Myers at (936) 499-2632 for information on becoming a competitor.
Coldspring Chamber of Commerce is well under way with the Wolf Creek Car Show. This is on Oct. 21-22 at the beautiful Wolf Creek RV Park by the lake. Vendors spaces are filling up, entry forms for vehicles and more information are avaiable online at the website or call the Chamber at (936) 653-2184.
•San Jacinto Women’s League will have its ribbon cutting to Coldspring Chamber at their first meeting in this week. Look also for some remodeling on the outside the Coldspring Office.
Contact the Shepherd Chamber at (210) 995-7420 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.