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Julias TidbitsAnother beautiful weekend with the threat of thunderstorms and tornados. Trinity received a little rain, but not what the weather forecaster predicted. However, people took advantage of the weather and visited many garage sales in this area.

The rummage sale at Westwood Shores Subdivision was a huge success and our security team did a good job keeping our traffic and guests safe. By 5 p.m. there was no sign of outside items or congestion. We were back to normal as usual on Saturday evening.

•Last week I went to press before I could mention the Easter egg hunt at the Blanche K. Werner Public Library of Trinity on April 3, but I am sure the children who will be attend during the week will know about the activities there.

However, I will remind you that there are still three events you can attend this weekend regarding Easter Egg Hunts.

There is a hunt to be held on Friday (Good Friday) at the River Pointe Rehabilitation Center on April 7, located on South Highway 19 starting at 10 a.m.

Another is the Easter egg hunt at the VFW Post 6899 to be held on Saturday at 400 Caroline St. starting at 10 a.m.

If you cannot attend the other two events, you can still get your picture taken with Bugs Bunny and the Easter Bunny at Brookshire Brothers Grocery Store on Highway 19 South in Trinity. Photos, candy, and prizes will start at 11 a.m. and end in the early afternoon.

•It was my twin grandson’s prom night in Buda this weekend, and I am waiting on pictures so I can live vicariously through their pictures.

•April 22 is TISD’s Junior/Senior Prom that is being held at the Manor House on 2005 Pine Crest St. I wonder how many fancy autos and limos we will see around Trinity that night.

Proms are very expensive for parents to finance, but can you image what it costs for twins, or a junior and a senior of the same family for 4 years? Spring breaks and graduation day aren’t cheap either. I am glad I am beyond all that expense, but I do miss the excitement, the suspense, and the camaraderie with my children during these days.

•Can you believe that the month of March is gone, and April is already here. April comes from the Latin word aperio, “to open” (bud), because plants begin to grow during this month.

The surprising origins of Easter Symbols, from lambs to lilies are Easter symbols that have significance to us. But do you know why?

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac 2022, the origin of the Easter egg is based on ancient fertility lore.

The Easter bunny came from the Germans (like Santa Claus).

Then there are Easter foods; lamb, Easter breads, sweet buns, and hot cross buns that mark the end of Lent.

The Easter Lily, with its sheer white petals, symbolizes life, purity, innocence, joy and peace.

The Easter lamb is the most popular among Easter symbols, because it is said to symbolize Jesus, who embodies purity and goodness, and also represents sacrifice.

•Please call or text me if your church is having an Easter Cantata that you would like for me to invite the public to hear your performance. My number to call or text is (936) 537-8171.

The Methodist Church of Trinity will celebrate its Maundy Service on Thursday at (936) 594-3826. On April 25 from 4-7 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church will have a dinner with friends and the public is invited to attend. They will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings. Donations are welcomed.

•On April 15 the Kalin Center will host its annual Steak and Stomp Dinner at the Manor House. For more information, please call Bennie Schiro at (713) 447-1741.

•Also on April 15, at 11 a.m., the Trinity FFA Chapter is hosting a barbecue fundraiser in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot. The fundraiser is to make money to attend the FFA State Convention in Dallas. They are selling plates for $10 which consists of a pulled pork sandwich, a drink, and a bag of chips. It will end when all the food is gone. For more information, please contact Trinity Coe at (972) 672-2139.

•Congratulations to Trinity Senior Aaliyah Hale for signing with Jarvis Christian University to play volleyball in 2023-2024.

•On April 17 at 2 p.m. the Trinity Historical Society is having its quarterly meeting at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Building at 103 Stadium St. If you would like to join the Society, please come visit and see what we are all about. The agenda has been mailed to its members and on the new business agenda, the item to discuss is the upcoming Trinity Community Fair Association’s show in September.

•On May 12, the Trinity Community Fair Association is hosting its annual Crawfish Boil at the Trinity Community Center next to McDonald’s. Ticket prices are $55 each. A regular table is $450 and seats 10 to a table. A VIP table is $550 each and seats 10 to a table. Only 40 VIP tables will be sold.

Children under six years old eat free with an adult paid ticket. After May 9, all tickets are $60 each. The event will be held at the Trinity Community Center Pavilion. Entertainment will be provided by the Hot Shot Band. For more information, call President Jolie Land at (936) 662-5082.

•April 22 is Earth Day. More about this event next time. See you around town.

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