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Julias TidbitsThe 73rd Trinity Community Fair and Livestock Show will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1. This morning I met with a group of men from the First United Methodist Church to discuss the upcoming events happening in the last three months of the year. 

I was served breakfast prepared by the gentlemen and I believe I should be treated this way every morning. It was so good.

My presentation to the Methodist Men’s Ministry was to discuss the Founders Day Celebration and the TPPC Christmas Show downtown on Dec. 3. Plans are being made now regarding these two events and their activities. All Founders Day events are free.

The Christmas Nativity Scene on Highway 19 North is held at the Church Lot downtown next to All Around Electrical Services Shop. This is one of the main attractions that the Trinity residents enjoy during the Christmas holidays, and we look forward annually to this Nativity Scene with bated breath.

In previous years, during the FUMC’s Christmas show at this lot downtown, the Methodist Men’s Ministry cook and make homemade Christmas gifts, wreaths, decorations, and other items to sell to benefit the Church’s Missionary Activities. On Dec. 3 in conjunction with the TPCC Christmas Show the Men’s Ministry is relocating to East Main Street to set up their Christmas booth. The FUMC Nativity Scene will remain at the same lot downtown with live music and singers.

This year we are happy to announce the FUMC Men’s Ministry will participate with the TPPC’s “Christmas at the Crossroads” Arts & Craft Show on East Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and selling food items as well.

Also, in this meeting with the FUMC Men’s Ministry, I passed out pamphlets talking about other local churches and organizations hosting events in the next two fall months. Besides the Community Fair, among the October fundraisers are:

•The SAAFE House Purse Bingo fundraiser

•The Trinity Veterans Wall of Honor 15th Tailgate fundraiser,

•Halloween-Treats on the Street,

•The Boys and Girls Club VFW Bingo Extravaganza,

•Founders Day Celebration,

•Veterans Appreciation Banquet,

•The VFW Arts and Craft Show,

•The Blanche K. Werner Public Library fundraiser,

•The TPPC Christmas Show at the bank parking lot downtown.

•In conjunction with the Community Fair on Sept. 30, the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Fourth Annual 42 Domino Tournament to be held at Joseph’s Place Restaurant, which is located at 515 S. Robb St., at 9 a.m.

So, players get ready to Domino. The entry fee for each player is $10, and includes snacks, lunch, drinks, coffee, tea, sodas, and dessert. Registration begins promptly at 9 a.m., and games begin sharply at 10 a.m. For more information and rules call Daisy Holland at (936) 332-5008. Cash prizes are for first, second, and third place teams. Tournament ends at 3 p.m.

•Did you know that the Blanche K. Werner Public Library of Trinity has a children’s reading program hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and they also have a “sensory program” for toddlers on Mondays at 1 p.m. I visited the library last week and I was thrilled to see how wonderful our library is and how wonderful the staff and volunteers are.

The library is open Monday through Friday from 1-6 p.m. To ask if we have any special speakers or other activities going on, please call Sophia at (936) 594-2087 for this information. She is our new Library Director. The library is going to help with information about the time capsule that was buried before I moved here in 1997. They still have the capsule.

•This week on Sept. 22, and next week, Thursday, Sept. 29, if you want to play Bingo, eat great food, and support a good cause, go to Stesti Beer Garden, and play bingo from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in Lovelady. The proceeds from the Bingo games will support Friends of the Blanche K. Werner Public Library of Trinity future endeavors.

This fundraising money will be used to expand the children’s programs, as well as create a seating area outside for the children. The Stesti Beer Garden is located at 720 Commerce Street in Lovelady, Texas, and for more information about this event, call (936) 636-9267.

We are also pleased to announce that the Blanche K. Werner Public Library is hosting a booth at the Trinity Community Center on Founders Day, Nov. 12, for the children’s enjoyment. The booth will be in the Pavilion area and activities will start at noon. There will be story time, arts and craft activities, book giveaways and other gooey events.

•Oct. 7 is Homecoming Night. The Queen and her court will be presented at the coronation ceremony at 7 p.m. at the TISD High School Football Field. The Fair Queen for 2022 is Allie Ancira and below are her ladies in waiting. They are:

•Freshman Duchess-Kenadle Corbin

•Sophomore Duchess-Alexis Smith

•Junior Duchess-Brook Arnold

Congratulations to all the contestants and their spirit week endeavors.

•First United Methodist Church of Trinity’s 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch is opening on Oct. 15 and runs to Oct. 31. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 3:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12:30-5 p.m. The Patch is located downtown on North Robb Street across from Trinity Café. No set price for pumpkins, but donations are welcomed.

•Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 401 Prospect Drive, is hosting a Fall Festival on Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Raffle tickets on sale with a first prize of $2,000 dollars. Food, fun, crafts, and games. The kickoff barbecue dinner is Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6 p.m. 

For more information, and sponsorships, please call (936) 594-6664.

•Packets and applications to the Founders Day Sesquicentennial Celebration in November will be sent by mail on Oct. 1.

•Chamber members and 2021 Christmas vendor List will receive applications automatically. If you have not received an application by Oct. 15, text (936) 537-8171 to see if you are on the list, or if you are new to Trinity and want to receive a packet.

•The SAAFE House Purse Bingo Gala is scheduled to open the VFW doors at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and Tables for eight cost $400 each. The silent auction, live auction, dinner menu, and prizes will be announced by Oct. 1. 

For more information, please call Rana Wingo at (936) 577-8601.

•The Trinity County Veterans Wall of Honor Society members were in front of Brookshire Brothers #23 selling raffle tickets for their 15th Annual Tailgate Benefit and Fundraiser being held on Oct. 29. I always buy raffle tickets from Bill Reeves my old neighbor.

Last week the Trinity Newspaper listed all 11 prizes for the raffle drawings, and the agenda for the day. This included the food menu and prices, live auction items, and music venue. Fish plates are $10 and pulled pork sandwiches are $5. 

For more information, please contact Bill at (936) 661-7107 or Tom at (936) 577-8689 and Randy at (936) 933-8953. The Tail Gate party is held at Schillbillies Saloon at 5665 FM 356 from noon to 6 p.m.

Call me or text me at (936) 537-8171 if you have news to share. See you at the fair.

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