By Jo Ann Anderson Beken
We want to celebrate the college graduation of another Groveton graduate, Chase Coker, GHS class of 2017. Chase was a member of our state play-off baseball team and was selected as an all-state baseball player.
He will receive his degree in Sports Management on Dec. 17 from Texas A&M. We are so proud of him and wish him much success as he graduates from college. Congratulations to Chase and his family.
• A memorial donation has been received to the Reba Anderson Memorial Scholarship fund from Jo Ann Anderson Beken and Tim Coker in memory of W.B. Due. He was a positive, prominent presence as they grew up in Groveton and influenced much of their lives. His contributions to the Groveton community are far reaching and appreciated.
• It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Groveton. Our little town is looking forward to Christmas as lots of planning and work has gone into the Groveton Hometown Country Christmas. It will happen on Saturday, Dec. 11, on the Square in the downtown area.
Vendors, performances, a car show and a parade are all part of the celebration. Santa Claus will also be there for pictures. Thank you to our Groveton Community Association, made up of many ex-students and their supporters, for their vision, planning, and hard work to make our little town shine during this special time of year.
The downtown decorations are beautiful and are enjoyed by all who drive through town. Thank you to all who have made worked so hard to make this happen. You are appreciated.
• You could be the next member of the Groveton Ex-Students Association, if you have not joined yet. Biannual dues are $10 and lifetime dues are $50. PayPal is $51.80 (or use family and friends to save fees or add a couple of dollars to cover fees).
You can make a donation and help a Groveton graduate realize their dream of a college education. Please consider helping your community and our organization in this way.
Jo Ann Anderson Beken is president of the Groveton Ex-Students Association.