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Julias TidbitsThere can be no complaints. It is either feast or famine. The much-needed rain was much appreciated by everyone in Trinity County.

Saturday was a good day for garage sales and a long-awaited wedding. Next weekend cool weather will bring a fall festival, and the Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch opens for business downtown on Sunday.

•Martin Senior Center held its fundraiser at the Alco Parking lot on Saturday and despite all the ballgames going on, it was a huge success. The Center is grateful to the volunteers and customers who attended this fundraiser, and they were treated with barbecue and gumbo for their generosity and endeavors.

•Friday from 5-8 p.m. starts the Fall Festival Weekend at the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 401 Prospect Drive in Trinity. The festival kickoff starts with a barbecue chicken and sausage dinner for $15 per person and is followed by bingo and prizes galore.

On Sunday, the festival continues at 11 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. The events include a dunking booth, food booths, a bouncing house, funnel cakes, a mechanical bull, ice cream, vendor booths and games.   

The bingo prizes were listed a couple of weeks ago, but I will list them one more time and good luck to all this weekend. First Prize, $2,000 gift card; second prize, $1,000 gift card; third prize, 65-inch TV; fourth prize, $500 gift card; fifth prize, 22-inch Blackstone griddle; and more.

•Don’t forget Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church is hosting a shrimp gumbo dinner on Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. to benefit Toys for Trinity Children project of the Knights of Columbus fraternity organization of MHTCC. The cost is $10 for adults, and $5 for children. The public is invited to attend.

•The SAAFE House Denim & Diamonds Purse Bingo is Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Trinity Community Center, with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. which is provided and donated by Agavales Mexican Restaurant. Tickets cost $50 each person, and tables for 8 people are $400 each.

The prizes donated by local businesses are outstanding. Designer purses include Kate Spade, Dooney and Bourke, Coach, Michael Kors and some other Italian leather brands. More bingo prizes are a $500 gift card, $350 paint and power washer, a $375 home surge protector installed, a handmade picnic table, and the Taste of Trinity (Windmill of Fortune Food gift cards) worth $400.

The silent auction includes a pet basket, a girls night out basket, an automotive basket, a wine basket, a Christmas basket, a Halloween basket, a fall basket, a deer feeder, and much more. The local contributors have been very generous this year and we are very thankful for their support. For more information, please call Rana Wingo at (936) 577-8601. Tickets and Tables are on sale until Oct. 19.

•The Wall of Honor Society 16th annual fundraiser is Oct. 28, starting at noon and ending at 6 p.m. The event benefiting the Trinity County Veterans has 10 major raffle drawings throughout the afternoon and you do not have to be present to win. in addition to the raffle drawings, there will be door prizes, food, and music with silent and live quilt auctions too. For more information, please contact Bill Reeves at (936) 661-7107 for raffle tickets prize details.

•Don’t forget the Pumpkin Patch Opens this weekend. Donations are the standard fee. The patch is located downtown Trinity on the FTMC lot.

•Trinity High School seniors are having a Senior Halloween Haunted House on Oct. 28 from 8-11:30 p.m. and the cost is $5 per person.

•The Trinity Police Department is hosting Treats on the Street Halloween festival on Oct. 31 on Elm Street at 6:30 p.m. The festival is free with prizes galore, including drawings, bicycle giveaways, gift certificates, and all the candy donated by Trinity citizens for the children. For more information, please call (936) 594-2505.

November Events

•Saturday, Nov. 4, Boys & Girls Club Bingo Bash at VFW hall.

•Saturday, Nov. 4, Liberty Christian Center Veterans Event.

•Saturday, Nov. 4, VFW Post 6899 Dinner and Dance.

•Sunday, Nov. 5, Knights of Columbus Shrimp Gumbo Dinner.

•Nov. 9, Groveton High School, Veterans Lunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

•Nov. 11, Veteran Appreciation Banquet, VFW Hall.   

•Nov. 20-24 is TISD Winter Break.

•Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 23.

•Dec. 2 is the TPCC Christmas Show at the Trinity Community Center at 10 a.m.

•TISD Christmas break is Dec. 25 until Jan. 4, 2024.

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