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Julias TidbitsWelcome 2024. Looks like we are in for a wet and cold January. This week I believe we need to make sure we wrap our pipes.

Larry Grant, president of the Trinity County Crime Stoppers, has announced they are hosting the 13th annual Cowboy Mardi Gras on Jan. 27 at the Trinity Community Center, serving a ribeye steak dinner by Ray Goodrum from 5-6:30 p.m. The doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Dance music will be provided by Kevin Carter & Friends from 8 p.m.-midnight. The cost per person is $25 and you can bring your own bottle. This event honors the Trinity County Law Enforcement, and for more information and tickets, call Larry Grant at (936) 662-1502 or Ricky Villarreal at (936) 577-4363.

•On Saturday, the Circle of Brothers Bike Club will host a bake sale to benefit T.J. Allbright at 9 a.m. in front of the Firehouse Pizza, 110 Brantley St., in Trinity. All baked goods and donations would be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call Tim Kriner or Bub Meredith.

•Monday is Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. TISD staff and students will celebrate this day as well as federal and state offices.

•The Trinity Historical Society Meeting for the 2024 new year is Monday at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Building on Stadium Street across. Renew memberships and make plans for celebrating Trinity’s heritage in 2024. For more information, call Daina Baker at (936) 581-1478

•First Methodist Church of Trinity hosts its monthly Family Dinner with Friends on the third Tuesday of this month, Jan. 21, from 4-7 p.m. Music, food, games, and fun will take place at 131 N. Elm St. in the fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend, and donations are welcome. For more information call Laura at (936) 594-3826.

•The Trinity High School Senior soccer schedules are now listed on Facebook and on the TISD website. By the time you read this newspaper issue, your first date to attend here in Trinity is the girls’ game against the Navasota Rattlers on Jan. 23. Go Tigers.

•I saw on Facebook an announcement that the Trinity Youth Dixie League Baseball season starts soon, and it listed days of signups and a discount if you signed up early, but I could not find the announcement when I went to print this report. I will contact Jackie Goodall and see if he has any information.

The Boys and Girls Club of Trinity is gearing up for its basketball season at the club and obtaining sponsors to support this activity. They will be registering boys and girls to play soon. Call David Lavasseur at (936) 594-0778 for dates, time, cost and donations.

The Boys and Girls Club of Trinity is hosting its fifth annual Valentine dinner and dance on Feb. 9 at the Trinity Community Center, 640 S. Robb St. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the dinner will start serving at 6:30 p.m. On the agenda is food, music, a live auction, a silent auction, and a cake auction. The cost is the same as last year, $50 per person.

T.J. Allbright and staff will cook the ribeyes and Matt Warren will supervise the kitchen staff. A watering hole is provided for drinks, and pictures will be taken by Tiffany and Mike Moyer. Music will be provided by Nate McLaughlin and Justin Driskell. Dress up and take a photo of your valentine for only $25.

Tickets and tables can be purchased (a table seats 8 people) by calling David Lavasseur at (936) 594-0778.

•VFW Post 6899 on Caroline Street will hold a drawing for a portable generator Feb. 2, before the Bingo session that starts that night at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now for $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information, call Marilyn Barnes at (281) 782-8309.

•The first two Lenten catfish dinners sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church will be held Feb. 16 and 23. The fish fries start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The dinners are served in the fellowship hall located at 401 N. Prospect Drive.

The cost is $12 for adults, and $5 for children. Everyone is welcome. Proceeds benefit Trinity High School scholarships and other charities. For more information, please call the church office.

I will list the March Lent Dinner dates next week.

•The Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meets on the first Tuesday of every month, but with the Christmas and New Year holidays we were closed. The Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2024 calendar of events (listed in box above) as known to date. These dates are the standard events in Trinity, year after year., but call Julia at (936) 537-8171 to add your event and date not listed.

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