If you were not where I was Sunday night at 6 p.m., you missed a blessing. I spent the most heavenly two hours listening to a Christmas Cantata by one of the best choirs in Trinity.
I invited myself to the Trinity Tabernacle Pentecostal Church choir program that is held every Christmas, because for the past five years this choir has sung at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Christmas at the Crossroads Show and I do not get to sit and listen to them without interruption.
The Trinity Tabernacle Pentecostal Church Choir encompasses the whole church. The children sing, the grandchildren sing, the elderly sing, the wives sing, the husbands sing, and even the pastor signs. Their joy is infectious. I wanted to sing so bad, but I can’t carry a tune in a bucket. I did hum a lot, clap my hands and tap my feet. They were awesome.
There are only 13 more days until Christmas Day, and if you want to announce your church’s cantata, celebrations, special services, dinners or activities, please contact me at (936) 537-8171. I will go online and try to advertise events before they happen so you can attend.
•Last week I asked for announcements, and I did not receive any. So, I am sorry to say if you are not on Facebook, you missed the cantata held at the First United Methodist Church and the program held at Dorcus Wills Memorial Baptist Churches on Sunday. I am sure they were equally as good as the one I enjoyed.
The following are short notices of events to happen this week. The advertising is short, but here goes for your enlightenment to attend these events if you can. Several events are happening on the same day and time so it will be difficult for you to have to choose which one to attend.
First this week on Thursday, Dec. 15, the River Pointe of Trinity Healthcare and Rehabilitation presents Meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus from 4:30-6 p.m. This is a family event and there is a hot chocolate bar, cookies to be decorated, letters to be written to Santa Claus, a bike raffle, and a special appearance from The Grinch.
Pictures will be taken at this time by a professional photographer and mailed directly to you. They are located at 806 S. Robb St., so please come, visit the residents, and help them have a wonderful time. For more information, contact Kadi Dean at (936) 594-7521.
Second, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2002, at noon, the Martin Senior Citizen Center is hosting their annual Christmas Party at 400 Walker St. and the public is invited to attend. The cost for the luncheon is $10 per person. In addition to lunch, they will have door prizes, a visit from Santa Claus, games, and music. Please call (936) 594-2625 to reserve a table if you are inviting more than two guests.
The third event is a Homemade Bake Sale presented by Lanora Ainsworth on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 16 and 17, at 205 W. Elizabeth St. in Trinity. Look no further for your Christmas goodies as the best cook and homemaker in Trinity County is offering her pies, cakes, candies, and bread at a holiday price you can’t afford to miss. Time for this occasion is 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Mrs. Phillips will be there looking for divinity candy and so will I.
Fourthly, the VFW Auxiliary, located at 401 Caroline St., is having a pulled pork barbecue fundraiser Friday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until the luncheon is sold out. The cost of the sandwiches is $10 per person which includes a drink, dessert, and chips. For more information, please call Mike Johnson at the VFW Post 6899 ((936) 594-9467).
And finally, on Saturday, Dec. 17, the Elf Station opens on West Main Street. They are serving more than 372 children and their requests for Christmas toys and mom and dad gifts. Appointments are necessary and have been scheduled for all day Saturday until it’s over at 6 p.m. A great time will be enjoyed by all, as the families indulge on cookies galore.
The Circle of Brothers Motorcycle Group were overly generous again this year, and with the support of other citizens of this community, this will be a banner year for our children. The Elf Station boxes were placed around town and every box’s participation was filled. We are blessed. Trinity is the best place to be anytime of the year for our elderly and our children.
•If this week does not have enough activities for you, just wait until next week, we have more. Keep reading.
On Tuesday, Dec. 20, Trinity Methodist Church is hosting a Celebration for Women at 131 N. Elm St. with a dramatization by Virginia Haynes entitled “Mary, the Mother” starting at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Light refreshments will be served.
The VFW Auxiliary will host a bake sale as their December fundraiser on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22, and 23, in front of the Lucky Star Cleaners facility at 110 Brantley St. in Trinity from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Come support your local veterans and their endeavors.
There will be many different candlelight services on Christmas Eve and regular services on Christmas Day, but mostly at different times. For instance, Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church’s Candlelight service and Communion will be held Saturday, Dec. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at 201 N. Robb St. in Trinity. For more information, please call Linda at the Church office at (936) 594-3822. So, text me if you want to announce your holiday agenda for your church.
Don’t forget it is early release day is Friday, Dec. 16, for TISD students.
Happy Holidays everyone.