This week starts all the new preliminaries for the TISD School year of 2023-2024. Some of these events will be listed in time for you to participate in this week, some will not, but in for the next three weeks, or the rest of this quarter, September, October, November, and December, Trinity will be hopping and a popping.
This week, back to school events like Meet the Teachers Night and “Meet the Tigers Night” will be Aug. 3, and Aug. 4, at different campuses.
The first Meet the Teacher Night is Aug. 3, from 5-30 to 8 p.m. at Landsberry Elementary on Maple Street.
The second Meet the Teacher Night is Aug. 4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the gym at Trinity High School Campus located on East Caroline Street.
Meet the Tiger Night is Aug. 4 in the Gym at Trinity High School on East Caroline Street starting at 7 p.m. (physicals then also.)
Fun events ending the summer will be held Friday and Saturday nights to celebrate back to school days at various churches and organizations, with school athletic practices starting this week, Aug. 1.
•Now for fun. The River of Life Church is sponsoring a Night of Worship Friday, Aug. 5, at 2390 S. Highway 19, which starts at 6 p.m. Praise, worship fellowship and pizza will be served, and the evening will include a guest speaker, Bryan DeShaun, for inspiration. For more information call the church office at (936) 594-6262.
Next, Lone Star Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a youth fun night on Friday, Aug. 19, to celebrate back to the 2023 new school year. They are located at 502 W. Main St. Music, games, snow cones, and activities will start at 5 p.m. For more information call Pastor DeBose at (936) 594-2741.
•This weekend, I attended the Lions Club International District 2-S1 summer meeting at the Angelina Campus Community Service Building on July 29, and the setting made you forget it was 101 degrees outside. Giant picture windows depicted a green wooden forest with gentle breezes blowing and looked as if the temperature could only be 70 degrees.
I was honored to hitch a ride with Past District Governor Bubba Hirsch from our district, and what a storehouse of knowledge of Trinity history he knew, and the people who pioneered this history. He also cooks beef enchiladas, and he will share the recipe if you ask him for it, but don’t expect to get invited to dinner.
Dr. Bubba Hirsch retired from TDCJ on his 80th birthday, and he and Lanora Ainsworth share the same birthdate, which is Feb. 2, and she too is a walking encyclopedia of Trinity history. They both are kin to about half the people in Trinity County either by marriage or osmosis.
I asked Dr. Hirsch a lot about Marty Hirsch, his partner for life, and I was so happy to learn of the fun they shared during her remaining years. Not everyone has that opportunity, with illnesses, to say goodbye, and show love, but he did.
This made me thankful that I can relate to you about a service that Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist Church is going to provide to you at their church from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. Grieving a loss? Please contact them at (936) 594-3822.
The DWMBC is located at 201 N. Robb St. For more information, please call Paul or Care Rawlings at (281) 799-9767 or (713) 201-6542 to register for this program. The registration fee is $20, and they do provide scholarships if needed. Register at griefshare.org/findagroup.
•VFW Post 6899 has announced its Eddie-Maxie Afternoon Dance schedule starting from August through December for your information. The cost is $12 per person for admission. They are located at 400 Caroline St. and the dances are held at the VFW Hall. The snack bar and cantina will be open at this time, and the dancing starts at noon and ends at 4 p.m. The schedule is:
•Aug. 5, Joey Ward Band from Orange
•Sept. 2, Good Timers
•Oct. 7, Bobby Enloe and Texas Country Band
•Nov. 4, Bootleg Country Band
•Dec. 2, Al White and the Chaparral Band
The 2023 Trinity FFA group has announced its monthly meetings to be held on Monday for the next six months. The monthly meetings for August through December are:
All Monday meetings start at 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity High School Cafeteria.
I believe I should tell you, so you can plan, TISD Homecoming week is Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. Trinity High School always has a week of activities planned for the students to participate in during this week, and I will list them below so you can prepare your child or grandchild for this fun.
The activities planned are:
•Aug. 28, Sports Day,
•Aug. 29, Superhero Day
•Aug. 30, Dress up as the first letter of your name
•Aug. 31, Dynamic Celebrity Duo
•Sept. 1, Orange Day
•The VFW will have a fundraiser Sept. 16 to help raise money for the veterans of the post. This is a huge family event and offers something for everybody. The public is invited to attend. Food, music, games, and activities are planned.
The cost of the barbecue plate for each person is $10. There will be a cornhole contest that you can sign up individually or with a team and win big prizes. The entry fee is $25 a person. Also, there are meat and other raffles along with auctions and door prizes. There will be a beer garden with live music starting at 8 p.m. performed by Jessie Rose and music ending at 11 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased now at the VFW Hall, and for more information contact Dawn Bray at (936) 355-9634 to help, donate, or purchase tickets in advance.