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Julias TidbitsLiberty Christian Center, Dorcas Wills Baptist Church, and the Methodist Church of Trinity hosted their Vacation Bible School programs this week, and there are just a couple left to be fulfilled in August. Can you believe August is almost here and school starts in less than three weeks.

I had someone ask me about school supplies and clothes for their children today, and it took me a few minutes to realize time was flying past, and they needed these articles in less than three weeks.

I remember how expensive it was to clothe two boys even though they could wear the same shirts, but the Levis and shoes were never shared and were so expensive. The sneakers that everybody had to wear were $100 each pair, and heavens to Betsy that my boys could wear anything but Air Jordans.

I saw the new application, financial responsibilities, and parental guidelines that must be addressed to attend the Boys and Girls Club of Trinity for the coming school year, and it was overwhelming. This is a result of the change in the number of days to be attended by students in the school week for TISD. For more information, please Call David LaVasseur at (936) 594-0778.

•I do not know how successful the fundraiser for the cheerleaders and football youth league Saturday was, but there were a lot of cars, and it looked like everyone was having a good time despite the heat. Of course, with water spraying everywhere it was probably a lot cooler, and children love getting wet when they are not dressed for it.

•I have great news for people who would like to know more about how to maintain their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens, especially during this heat and year-round. The AgriLife Extension Agent, Stacye Tullos, is offering a Trinity County Master Gardener Program for the County of Trinity.

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, and gardens; and they are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people, according to information from the Texas Master Gardener Program-Texas A&M site.

The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production, garden flowers; and water conservation.

The training is offered at various times during the year at various locations across the state. The County Extension office in Groveton, at (936) 642-1421 will give you specific locations, dates, and times.

We are very fortunate to have a Master Gardener, Larry Grant, who will gladly tell you about the program and its objectives. Please contact Larry at (936) 662-1502 if you would like to help, volunteer, or become a Master Gardener through the AgriLife Extension Agency.

The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer development program offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life through horticultural projects.

Program objectives are implemented through the training and “employing” local volunteers, known as Master Gardeners (like Larry), who aid the AgriLife Extension Agent by conducting school garden projects, answering telephone requests for horticultural information, maintain and establishing demonstration gardens; working with special audiences in the community; and designing and implanting community improvement projects, as well as coordination Master Gardener projects.

If you would like to become a Master Gardener of Texas, please contact Stayce Tullos at (936) 642-1421, Larry Grant at (936) 662-1502, or Dan Barnes at (936) 662-3067 for more information and where to get you 50 hours of training.

•Now for some information I know you want to have regarding the official 2023 flag flying days left to fly your flag at your home, business, or school. Only nine days left in this year to fly your flag officially and they are:

—Sept. 1, VJ Day,

—Sept. 4, Labor Day,

—Sept. 11, Patriot Day

—Oct. 9, Columbus Day,

—Nov. 7, Election Day

—Nov. 11, Election Day

—Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day

—Dec. 7, Pearl Harbo Day

—Dec. 25, Christmas Day

•I am listing some of the next major events for Trinity community and will expound on some of these activities next week.

—Prayer in the Park, July 29, Trinity Community Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

—Trinity Community Fair Association, Sept. 29-30, 8-10 p.m.

—Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 16-31, Methodist Church vacant lot

—Oct. 21, SAAFE House Purse Bingo, Trinity Community Center

—Oct. 28, Trinity County Veterans Wall of Honor at Scheelbillie’s

—Oct. 31, Halloween Night, Elm and Caroline streets

See you at these events.

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