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Julias TidbitsI have a lot to talk about, but it is too hot to relate, or snoop around. The black and green recently painted building across from McDonald’s, I am told, will be a vape shop.

The produce vendor, My Trinity Fruit Stand, is doing well, and the barbecue stand on the corner of 356 and Madison is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and doing well also. I stopped Friday and had a tasty chopped beef sandwich. Support your local entrepreneurs.

•Vacation Bible School programs are still going on, and other summer fun is planned in the community also. For instance, July 15, the Trinity Fellowship Church is hosting a summer party from 2-6 p.m. located at 357 E. Caroline St. in Trinity, which is free for all ages. Games and a bouncy house will be available for the children’s enjoyment.

•The car wash last weekend was an enormous success for the River of Life Church Youth Group. The fundraiser was to provide money for the children to attend church camp along with other activities. Kudos to the kids.

•There are two garage sales this weekend and one is two days and the other one is only one day.

Liberty Christian Center is having a garage sale on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, located at 101 W. Main St. in downtown Trinity, and it starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. For more information, call Dolly at (936) 355-3399.

On Saturday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m., Martin Senior Center is hosting a garage sale and selling barbecue to benefit the center’s 60-plus shut-ins with their free meal delivery service.

The center is located at 400 Walker St., and you can shop in the cool air-conditioned center, eat in, or take food out, purchase items for your home, all while supporting the elderly patrons of Trinity. For more information, please call Brenda at (936) 594-2625.

•On Wednesday of this week, Trinity Lions Club will celebrate its 95th anniversary membership in the Lions Club International Organization. We are inducting new officers and giving service awards to certain members at the Agavales Mexican Restaurant on Brantley Street at noon.

Trinity Lions Club was established in June 1928 in Lufkin under the direction of P. H. Cauthan. More about this later.

•AMP marketing pro and auctioneer, Liz Drake, is so talented, and created my flyers and program for the Trinity Lions Club Luncheon. If you have any marketing and advertising jobs, you need to contact her at (936) 594-0812. She does an impressive job printing and editing your requests.

•Several people have contacted me about community fair events coming up in September, so here is some useful information. The biggest establishment in Trinity is the Trinity Community Fair Association which is 75 years young. It is the last free fair in Texas.

The 2023 Theme for this year’s fair is Country Pride, Community Wide! For vendor information, please call Kim Tullos at (936) 661-1568, and for other information call Jolie Lane at (936) 662-5208.

•There is another dance at the VFW Hall this weekend with dinner and live entertainment. The cost is $10. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more details, please contact Dawn Bray at (936) 594-9467.

•Remember to call Karen Dixon at (936) 581-6531 if you would like to help with Prayer in the Park which is scheduled to take place at the Community Center on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There are free supplies, food, door prizes, games and music.

•School starts back Tuesday, Aug. 8.

•Do not forget the AME Church barbecue fundraiser at the Trinity Community Center on Saturday, June 24, at the corner of Highway 19 and FM 1617 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

•On Tuesday, June 27, the Methodist Church of Trinity is having Dinner with Friends starting at 4 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m. featuring barbecue and pulled pork sandwiches with all the trimmings. Games and music abound. Donations welcomed. For more information, please call Laura at (936) 594-3826.

•Don’t forget all the VBS programs, such as the Liberty Christian Center, Burning Hope Baptist Church, Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church, the River of Life Church, and others. The times and dates were all listed in my last issue, but if you need more information, call me at (936) 537-8171 and I will look them up for you.

See you around town.

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