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Julias TidbitsWell, we finally got some rain. It has been bouncing all around us for a week now. Saturday was absolutely beautiful, and Sunday was off and on, but it was really cold Sunday morning.

I have had a lot of visitors in my driveway this week looking at Fred, who is quite large. Some even say there are two of them. Does this mean Ginger is back? I hope not.

•Now for Trinity Lions Club news. Wednesday at noon the Trinity Lions Club will meet at the Trinity Chamber Building to elect officers for the 2023-2024 term and it is hard to believe how time flies. My term is almost over, and our award ceremony will be held at the end of May when my tenure will be done.

To emphasize how time flies, here are a few of the projects the Lions club has participated in 2022 to now, and we still have a major event that will take place on May 20, at 10 a.m. at the TISD High School campus: It is a tornado drill. More details later.

We hosted two booths at the 2022 fair to raise money for the senior scholarship fund. We sponsored a giveaway at the Boys and Girls Club in October, and we sang at the TPCC Christmas Show in December. We participated in Founders’ Day ’s on Nov. 12, 2022, and the mayor of Trinity, Billy Goodwin, spoke at our January monthly meeting.

We helped decorate the Marin Center for their Valentines dinner, and we helped provide set up and refreshments for the meeting held for State Rep. Pete Sessions’ town hall meeting at the Community Center on Feb. 14.

•Also on Wednesday, don’t forget the Vietnam Veterans Dinner served free from 4-8 p.m. All others the cost is $10 a plate. The public is invited to attend.

•On Thursday, the Martin Senior Citizen Center director will meet with the East Texas Art Gallery to plan an art show to be held at the Westwood Shores Country Club on Nov. 11. Watch this space for details.

•Friday and Saturday is Westwood Shores Civic Club’s Annual Subdivision Sale starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. each day. Maps at the guard shack. For information, call (936) 594-3805 extension 4.

•On Saturday, VFW Post 6899 is hosting an Ed and Maxie Dance from noon-4 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Caroline Street. The cover charge is $12 a person. For more information call Dawn Bray at (936) 594-9467.

•Sunday is the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Fundraiser at the Trinity Fire Station. You can dine in or carry out. The same famous catfish, French fries, Cole slaw, hush puppies, and baked beans are the menu for the last 20 years. The cost is 10 dollars now and tickets are being sold like crazy. Call Keith Johnson for information, volunteering and tickets at (936) 662-6916.

Here are some happenings for the month of April at the Blanche K. Werner Public Library of Trinity: On April 6, at 4:30 p.m., an Easter Egg Hunt with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny; on April 14, at 3:30 p.m., reading with WALL’E (certified therapy dog); April 22 is Earth Day, and celebration is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

•Good Friday is April 7 and the staff and students of TISD are out of school this day.

Also on Friday, April 7, River Pointe of Trinity Rehabilitation is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. They are located at 808 S. Robb St. (Highway 19 South) and the hunt is for ages 1–4-year-olds; 5-7-year-olds; and 8-10-year-olds.

Snow cones and popcorn, games, photos with the Easter Bunny, and prizes in each age group will be given away to all the children. The children who find the largest golden egg in each age group will receive a new bicycle. The smaller golden eggs found will receive an easter basket of goodies. Call (936) 594-7521 for more information.

The last information regarding Easter holiday events is the Easter Bunny and Bugs Bunny will be at Brookshire Brothers on April 8 from 11 a.m. until the candy runs out. See you there.

•On April 8, the VFW is hosting their annual Easter egg hunt for children of Trinity. The festivities will take place at the VFW Hall at 400 Caroline St.. The Easter bunny, photos, candy, prizes, and games will begin at 10 a.m. For the adults a silent auction, and a barbecue plate fundraiser for $10 for each person will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

•Another event being held on April 8, is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser hosted by Joe Werner Masonic Lodge with music by Lyle Stubbs and Nathan James. The cost of this event is $10 per person, and they are located at Highway 19 and Jefferson Street. The menu consists of spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. The public is invited to attend.

•April 9 is Easter Sunday.

•I may have given the wrong date for the Kalin Center’s Steak and Stomp Dinner, but the fundraiser is April 15 at the Manor House on Pine Crest Drive.

•If you have not attended the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner, this is your last chance on Friday. Be there or be square.

•Sad News. Last year we celebrated the 90th birthday of Dr. Arthur T. Blackstock. He passed away at Trinity Rehabilitation Center Monday, and he will have a graveside service at the Cedar Grove Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral costs are still needed. If you want to donate to his cause, call Marilyn Barnes at (281) 782-8309.

•If you did not give blood during the two blood drives in Trinity, I am posting the next three drives that will be hosted by the Knights of Columbus in the Brookshire Brothers Parking lot for the rest of the year. They are June 11, Sept. 17, and Dec. 10.

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