It is 92 degrees in September. Amazing how quickly everything turned green with our much-needed rain showers. The advertisement of the Trinity Community Fair Association’ 73rd Livestock and Fair Show is now up and blowing in the wind signaling its fair time.
While we need more rain, we hope to have a clear day on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 for these two free fair days to enjoy the much-wanted fall season.
•TISD students have a holiday on Friday, Sept. 30, in honor of the 73rd Fair from their regular school duties, and a new fair queen will reign supreme on Oct. 1, after the fair parade is over. The theme for this year’s fair is “American Flair at the Fair” with red, white, and blue emphasizing the patriotic flair for the parade participants and floats on Oct. 1.
Saturday morning the parade starts at 10 a.m. on Pine Valley Drive and ends at the Trinity Community Center next to McDonald’s at 604 S. Robb St. (State Highway 19 South) around 11 a.m. The fair events open at 8 a.m. on Saturday and end at midnight.
Four bands, local talent, vendors, and exhibits are the main events to be enjoyed along with the carnival rides. The judging of the animals and the livestock auction is the ever-favorite enjoyment for the children to see their efforts and financial rewards come to flourishment, as well as adults loving the bidding wars for the student’s animal projects.
•This weekend was the anniversary date of the 911 horrific loss of life for more than 4,000 people and first responders. Just like the assassination of JFK we all know where we were on that fateful day in Nov., and we all sat in disbelief as the twin towers were coming down on Sept. 11, 2001, in New York City.
This event changed a lot of everyday occurrences, promoting fear as well as making us more aware of our surroundings, and not trusting people who are different from ourselves. It is hard to believe that this happened over 21 years ago. I will leave this editorial to someone else
Another catastrophic event was when the Spaceship Challenger exploded during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Strangely enough, pieces of the spaceship were found here in East Texas. For a long time afterwards, officials were searching for cause, identification, and personal effects of the astronauts on board for their families.
This week also marked the end of another historic era. A woman reigned for 70 years over the British Empire. Queen Elizabeth II of England lived to be 96 years old, and her son Prince Charles is now the King of England. Queen Elizabeth will probably be the last woman in a while to sit on the British Royal Throne or at least not for the next few generations anyway as the pretenders to the throne are all males.
Before a woman rules again, I believe the people of England will not want to have a king or queen monarchy, and I believe the taxpayers will vote to eliminate this financial burden and upkeep. There are so many of the Royal Family and their relatives on the federal payrolls, and it costs billions of tax dollars to support their lifestyles and castles.
How many of you remember the TV Show “Queen for a Day”? I always wanted to be a contestant on that show just to win a washing machine and dryer or a car. Boy did I think small.
•Speaking of queen for a day, we have the names of the fair queen, duchesses, court attendees and the senior contestants vying for the Queen’s position for 2022/2023 school year. They were announced on Face Book last week and I will put the names in print in the next issue.
Shortly after the Fair Event is over, we will have the TISD Homecoming activities during the week of Oct. 3rd with the crowning of Homecoming Queen and King on Friday night, Oct. 7, 2002, starting at 7 p.m. After this celebration Trinity High School Tigers will battle Kountze at 7:30 p.m. at the TISD High School stadium.
Other events for September are:
•Sept. 11, and 12, 2 community blood drives
•Sept. 20, spaghetti dinner, 4 p.m. @ FUMC
•Sept. 30, Student Holiday for the 73rd Fair
October is a full month of activities as well:
•Oct. 7, THS Homecoming Spirit Week
· Oct. 15-31, FUMC Pumpkin Patch Event
•Oct. 22, SAAFE House Purse Bingo Gala
•Oct. 29, Trinity Veterans Wall of Honor Party
•Oct. 31, Treats of the Street Halloween Festival
•Nov. 5, Boys & Girls Club VFW Bingo Gala
•Nov. 11, Happy Veterans Day
•Nov. 12, Veteran s Appreciation Banquet at 4 p.m.
•Nov. 12, Founders’ Day Sesquicentennial Event
•Nov. 19, VFW Arts and Craft Vendor Festival
•Nov. 21-25, TISD Thanksgiving Holiday Day Break
•Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day
List below is a re-vised potential Agenda for Founders’ Day Sesquicentennial Celebration on Nov. 12, at the Trinity Community Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Founders’ Day Agenda
Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
•10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trinity historical exhibit and displays, Trinity organizations’ displays
•1:30 p.m., Time Capsule Reception (Cake and Punch)
•2 p.m. Moyers’ Photography in Trinity Center Foyer
•4 p.m. Tall Tale Speakers
•6 p.m. Local Music Talent- Barber Shop Quartet
Outside Ground of
•10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Arts and craft booths, food vendors open
•Noon to 4 p.m. Kid Zone games and contests start
•1 p.m. “Time Capsule” burial
•2 p.m. Sport exhibits-softball and flag football games*
•4 p.m. Golf cart and lawn mower races*
•5 p.m. S’mores for children, Kids Zone
•6 p.m. Band, choirs, and local music talent
*TBA City Baseball Field on Stadium Street and Old Trinity Football Field
See you next week.