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Julias TidbitsThis is my last tidbit for the year 2022. I started this column seven years ago to help a friend who was a young editor and going to college to become an English teacher. She had a boyfriend who was an excellent photographer, and we were quite a team.

She did become a teacher in Coldspring, but I do not know if they ever married or not. So, you know what my New Year’s resolution this year is. It is to reconnect with the past and close some loose ends still dangling in my life.

•I am going to list below some events planned in 2022 for 2023, but I am not sure if these plans are set in stone. I will call each organization and group to see if their events are iffy or solid, and by Jan. 2, I should have some activities that are set in stone for the year 2023 to report.

•Jan. 7, Martin Senior Center barbecue fundraiser at 400 Walker St.

•Jan. 28, Trinity County Crime Stoppers Gala at Trinity Community Center

•Jan. 29, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church Spaghetti Dinner in the Fellowship Parish Hall at 401 Prospect Drive.

•Feb. 11, Lovelady Love Fest, Old Lovelady School Gym and grounds.

•Feb. 11, Boys and Girls Club Valentine Fundraiser, TBA

•Feb. 20, President’s Day

•March 1, Ash Wednesday

•March 3-31, Knights of Columbus Fish Dinners, 5-7 p.m., MHTCC Parish Hall.

•March 13-17, TISD Spring Break

•March 17, St. Patrick’s Day (Friday)

•March 24-25, Trinity County Fair at the Y Fairgrounds in Groveton

•April 2, Trinity Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Fish Fry at the Fire Station on Elm Street.

•April 7, Good Friday, TISD Student Holiday

•April 9, Easter Sunday

•May 12, fifth annual TCFA Crawfish Boil, Trinity Community Center

•May 14, Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May always)

•May 27, TISD Graduation Day, SHSU Coliseum, Huntsville at 3 p.m.

•May 29, Memorial Day, National Holiday

•June 18, Father’s Day (third Sunday in June always)

•June 19, Juneteenth Holiday at the Trinity Community Center

•July 1, Trinity’s Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

This list only covers January to July, but I will elaborate on each one as they arise, and as their details become available.

I do know some changes have been made already for 2023, people come and go, and events have been re-scheduled, and progress doesn’t stop.

•The wonderful spaghetti dinners on the third Monday of every month at the (First United) Trinity Methodist Church did not meet in November or December, but I am told the dinners will begin again in January 2023. Watch this space.

•On Jan. 4, the Trinity Lions Club will meet at noon in the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Building to welcome the new year. The Trinity Lions Club will be testing all TISD students for eyecare on each campus in January or February, so, watch for this event that will be coming up shortly.

This is a free test and lets you know in 20 seconds if your student’s vision needs corrected. Lion Charles Payne is chairman of this event and works with the school nurse to perform this task. The machine that tests the students’ vision costs over $10,000 dollars, and we are so fortunate to have this capability through the Lions Club International Vision Program to use this machine.

•The Christmas holiday was one that we have not seen in 18 years. I will not see it again, but I hope a lot of important changes will have been made by that time for the good of all mankind. I should not complain about Texas’s leadership when the people of the Ukraine were dodging missiles, freezing temperatures and hunger.

How do you not prepare for climate changes/freezing weather two years in a row, but you had time to bus people to Washington in freezing weather dressed in shorts to make a political statement. Thank goodness Trinity, Texas, and surrounding subdivisions got electrical power quickly, but water sources were a problem.

Westwood Shores Subdivision did not have power for three days. Why?

•I was glad to see we had some Christmas cheer around town with new Christmas pole signs, lamps, and wreaths.

Happy New Year everyone.

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