Wow, what a week. If you don’t have a life of your own to live, then you certainly can live vicariously through the life of others. The demise of five wealthy adventurous men was a real tragedy for the world to see. We waited with bated breath hoping they would survive.
However, as a mother, why would you allow a young man to make this journey before he had yet experienced life’s normal adventures above the sea? This was my saddest thought about this tragedy.
Then my hopes were raised again thinking the world would be a better place if Vladimir Putin was deposed. This adventure was over quicker than my Sunday lunch. Again, this episode is not over yet, so I will have to stay tuned to everybody’s surmising until some truth finally comes out or we hear about more bloodshed.
I went for a “walkabout” Saturday morning and despite the heat, people were out and about, with activities abounding everywhere, but by two o’clock most events had closed shop and gone home.
The barbecue fundraiser for the El Salvador missionary group had cars at their location across from the Community Center. The downtown Christian Liberty Center Garage Sale was bustling, and the Martin Senior Center barbecue and Garage Sale fundraiser was happening on Walker Street as well.
•I do not know the success of these three fundraisers, but I do want to tell you about the success of the Trinity Lions Club’s 95th Anniversary Annual Banquet on Wednesday, June 21, at the Agavales Mexican Restaurant. It was awesome. The food was more than delicious, and the service was outstanding.
The newly elected District Governor 2S-1, Gerald Peterson, is from Onalaska, and he lamented the fact that his city did not have a facility like the Agavales restaurant to host venues like we did. The Agavales Restaurant’s new hosting room can seat 70 comfortably, has chairs and tables available to rent if you need them, and caters to your ever need.
The menu was fabulous, and we stuffed ourselves thoroughly. After lunch Dr. Garry Reece presented the membership awards to the attending members, and introduced the guest speaker, who imparted words of encouragement for Lionism.
The Lions Club International’s motto is “We Serve,” and every club’s mission is to serve the blind, as well as other eye-related challenges or diseases. Our membership dues are collected and donated to the Lions Club International Organization to purchase eyeglasses, provide leader dogs for the blind, sponsor corneal transplants, help with weather disasters, or other needs in the world, like hunger and diseases in third world countries.
The motto, We Serve, is the real crust of the goal for every Lion member to serve their community at home first. The last few years have been rough with the Covid-19 pandemic, but we are planning some new projects for 2023-2024.
Look for the Trinity Lions Club booth at the Trinity Community Fair this year. We will be recruiting and advertising to increase our membership to help with our community’s elderly shut in meals, our veterans, and to help with snacks for our financially challenged children. We support the fair with our booth participation, which in turn helps the Club earn scholarship money for Trinity ISD Seniors for 2023-2024.
•Speaking of the Trinity Community Fair Association, I do not know who or what the entertainment will be yet, but I do know the fair theme for this year is, “Country Pride, Community-Wide.” It is hard to believe this weekend is July 1. A lot of firework displays and activities to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday are planned for various locations around Trinity County.
The city of Trinity is having their fireworks display Saturday night on the old high school football field behind McDonalds drive through. The display will start on Stadium Street at dusk.
Shoreline RV Park and Marina on FM 356 is hosting activities, vendors, food, music, and fireworks with events starting at 10 Saturday morning and ending at dusk with the fireworks display at the marina.
On Tuesday, Groveton is having its Fourth of July event at the Y on Highway 94 East with fireworks at dusk also. They will have vendors, food, music, and much more, starting at 10 a.m.
I am sure there are more events planned at various subdivisions in Trinity County, but the only one I know about is my subdivision, which has had fireworks displayed every year for 20 years that I have lived here. Each year I watch a spectacular display from my back porch in the Westwood Shores Subdivision on FM 356.
The display takes place behind the Golf Club Pro Shop Driving range, and it is awesome. Along with family activities, they also have a parade of Golf Carts which are decorated to the nines. barbecue and music abound all day and ends at dusk with the fireworks display.
•I have one big announcement to make regarding the Martin Senior Service Center, starting July 1. The lunches served Monday through Friday will cost $6 per person. The cost of the meal includes meat, two sides, a green salad, dessert, and drink.
The primary contributor to the Martin Senior Service Center has completed its audit and realized we are qualified for more funding to help with the expansion of clients who receive meal deliveries daily at their home and the past two years of rising food costs. Thank you DETCOG.
•I am going to list the Vacation Bible School Schedules left for Trinity during the month of July and hope I do not miss anyone. I apologized in advance.
July 17-21, Liberty Christian Center, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
July 17-21, First Methodist Church of Trinity, 9 a.m. to noon
July 24-28, River of Life Church, 6 -8 p.m.
July 29, Prayer in the Park, Trinity Community Center, 10-2 p.m.
I will have some new events to report next week. See you around town.