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Julias TidbitsFor the children in Trinity, I hate to write these words. It is only two weeks before the new school year starts on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Last week, nearly all the local churches had completed their Vacation Bible School programs signaling that summer fun was over.

Meet the Teacher nights have been announced, and the free supplies and backpack giveaways are on the horizon.

First, sites for school supplies.

Prayer in the Park, Saturday, July 29, is a summer conference for the ROTC, which presents free backpacks and school supplies from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Trinity Community Center, 640 S. Robb St. Many local churches are participating with free food, supplies, music, and door prizes. This is the third summer conference celebrating Prayer in the Park, and for more information, please call Karen Dixon at (936) 581-6531.

Also on Saturday, July 29, Lone Star Missionary Baptist Church at 502 W. Main St. is hosting its annual School Supply Drive from 11 a.m. until supplies run out. School supplies given out are free for grades Pre-K through eighth grade. For more information, please call Charlotte at (936) 662-5947 or Pastor DeBose at (936) 355-1967.

Second, Meet the Teacher Night at Lansberry Elementary School on Maple Street is Aug. 3, with the event starting at 5 p.m. and ending at 7 p.m.

Third, Meet the Teacher Night for Trinity Middle School and Trinity High School is Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Also at this time, students can get school physicals for extracurricular activities, but there are specific prerequisites, so, please call (936) 594-3560 for details.

Again, please call each campus for age-appropriate information or the Trinity Administration Office at (936) 594-3569 who will direct you to the proper adviser or administrator.

•Giant newsbreak. Extra, extra, read all about it.

The Trinity Community Fair Association has announced that the fair and livestock show this year will be the third weekend in September instead of the last weekend of September. The carnival we use was already scheduled for the 29th and 30th of September and the association elected to go earlier than later in October.

•More Breaking news. Watch this space for Christmas at the Crossroads 2023 Show’s location has been changed. The date will always be the same, which is the first Saturday in December (the date this year is Dec. 2), but the location has been changed to the Trinity Community Center for better parking, restroom facilities, and vendor accommodations.

I will send applications to all past vendors, but you can call or text me at (936) 537-8171 if you have a change of address to report or have never participated in the Christmas show and would like to have a booth or vendor spot this year.

•As you know, I love Trinity Community, and I always try to host fundraisers whenever I can to help with the various organizations who also try to help our community. This year at the Trinity Fair I will operate two booths for the Martin Senior Service Center to raise money for their food program and meal delivery.

To do this, I have received memorabilia from over 30 years of promotions produced by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. that I plan to sell at my booths. These articles include magnets, ornaments, openers, signs, dishes, glasses, coke bottles, crates, pictures, cards, stuffed animals, cookie jars, throws, utensils, tins, puzzles, and much more.

These items will be priced to sell to make money for the Center, and friends who support the Center will be promoting this booth with their volunteerism, and love for this community also. So, please come by and donate to a worthy cause that helps our senior citizens on Sept. 22-23 at the 74th Annual Trinity Community Fair Association Event at the Trinity Community Center.

•With school starting so early, and the weather so hot, it is hard to think about Christmas, or any event occurring outside in this heat. However, Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce is already advertising its Fair on the Square the first weekend in October; and, in the first weekend in October, the Subdivision of Westwood Shores is having its second garage sale of the year with the Westwood Shores Civic Club in charge. Watch this space for details.

•Now back to August:

On Friday, Aug. 4, Methodist Church of Trinity is hosting a free movie night. The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 131 North Elm Street. The name of the movie is “On a Wing and A Prayer”. The public is invited to attend. For information, please contact Yvonne Hastings at (936) 594-3826.

Congratulations to the wonderful VBS that the Methodist church had this past week regarding the children enjoying splash day, a Bouncy House, Water slide, snow cones, hot dogs for all, and wonderful activities and crafts.

•On Saturday, VFW Post 6899 is hosting the Ed and Maxie Dance from noon until 4 p.m. Performing this afternoon is the Joey Ward Country and Western Band, and the cost is $12. The cantina and snack bar will be open at this time. For more information, call Dawn at (936) 219-2204.

•The new Vape Shop is open, the watermelon stands are still selling, and Brookshire Brothers will now be open every night until 10 p.m. Dollar General has a new sign on their store, a big green DG, and the Family Dollar Store has a new paved parking lot. Subway remodeled its facility several months ago, and it looks like green of all shades is the in thing for décor this year.

•Thanks to the new president of the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce who is encouraging people to repair or clean up their establishment, Trinity is looking good.

•The VFW is still having bingo games every Monday, Thursday, and Friday nights at the hall on 400 Caroline St. The doors open at four o’clock, but games start at 6 and 7 p.m. Don’t forget they have home cooked meals every day except Tuesday for $5 served from 5 until 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call Dawn at (936) 594-9467.

•Don’t forget to support Martin Senior Service Center when you can on Monday through Friday to help feed our elderly and shut-ins. The cost is $6 except Thursday, the price is $5 each person.

•The Good Will Store is happening, and the Southern Nutrition Shop has relocated to the Hortman Country Store across from Brookshire Brothers on Brantley Street, and Mexican food is the peoples’ choice at all three restaurants in town.

•Joseph’s Place is doing well and watch for a possible 42 Tournament being held there during the week of the 74th Annual Trinity Fair.

•We have a new Principal for the Middle School who hails from New Waverly. More about him later. Congratulations for now.

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