By Tony Farkas
TRINITY — With fanfare, music, classic cars and historical displays, residents of Trinity celebrated the town’s 150th birthday on Saturday.
Also as part of the event, there were booths and food, historical tours led by Dan Barnes, and cake that came with the burial of a time capsule.
Organizer Julia McMichael said it was her fervent hope to be around when the capsule was opened in 50 years, even though she’ll be 138 years old.
Trinity City Council Member Clegg DeWalt, standing in for Mayor Billy Goodin, said there was a Bible verse that perfectly describes the event and highlights the importance of what they’re doing today.
“Psalms 78:1-4 exemplifies the importance of teaching young children of what was accomplish in our lives and the knowledge that we have: “… I will utter dark sayings of old: which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the Lord, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done,” DeWalt said.
DeWalt thanked Mayor Billy Goodin, the City Council, the Sesquicentennial committee and especially Julia McMichael.
He also lauded the community for its donations to the celebration, as well as numerous civic organizations and churches for their participation.
Included in the capsule is a copy of the Nov. 10, 2022, Trinity County News-Standard, a Trinity VFD badge, a Trinity Tiger football program and homecoming program, a listing of the Trinity Memorial Hospital Board, a People Magazine with a salute to Prince Charles, and a 2022 Houston Astros World Champions cap.
Additionally, there are toys, a COVID test kit and mask, and information about families that settled the area.
The day ended with numerous musical acts, as well as punch and cake.