Unfortunately, we didn’t miss the January winter freeze-snow-no water phase. Several events had to be postponed and some were out and out cancelled. I will try to name a few that have been rescheduled that have appeared on Facebook.
The revisions I know to be happening, I will recite below, but first I want to report the passing of a special lady that I have known for 27 years, and she has been a force of nature in her love for her husband, children, grandchildren, and Trinity family.
Cheryl Rushing, my friend, expired on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Trinity Rehabilitation Healthcare Center on Caroline Street.
Cheryl Rushing was a great lady and will be sorely missed by this community as well as her family. She was a fantastic cook and caterer and was a talented and artistic person. She was kind, sweet, forgiving, and had an infectious smile. I really liked her laugh.
She helped anyone that needed help, was faithful to her charities, and loved the Lord. Her services are on the Waller-Thornton website.
•Listed below are the date changes for events missed last week.
The Trinity Lions Club Meeting scheduled for Jan. 17 will now be held on Jan. 31 at noon at the Trinity Chamber Building. The program will be provided by the director of CASA from Huntsville. The public is invited.
The Trinity Historical Society meeting was postponed until April. If a meeting is needed before this time, the members will be notified of a specially called meeting. For more information, please call Diana Baker at (936) 581-1478.
I do not know if the special concert that was to be held at First Methodist Church last Thursday was cancelled or not, but I know I hated to miss it. They are an outstanding group of musicians. I will report next week If it was canceled or rescheduled.
•There are a lot of activities in February and March, so if I skip around forgive me. I will list the last of January events that I know for sure and try to stay in date order if I can.
First, The Trinity County Crime Stoppers Gala is the next major fundraiser to be held on Saturday at the Trinity Community Center. The 13th Annual Cowboy Mardi Gras invites the public to attend a ribeye steak dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. provided by Ray Goodrum and his chuckwagon staff and to BYOB and dance to the music of Kevin Carter and Friends from 8 p.m.-midnight.
The cost is $25 per person. Tickets are on sale now, and for more information, call Larry Grant at (936) 662-1502 or Rick Villarreal at (936) 577-4383. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the Silent Auction begins at 5 p.m. and ends when the Live Auction starts at 7 p.m. Auctioneer is Rick Villarreal.
•On Feb. 2, VFW Post 6899 on Caroline Street will hold a drawing for a portable generator before the Bingo session that starts that night at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets are on sale now. The raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For more information, call Marilyn Barnes at (281) 782-8309.
On Feb. 3, the VFW will host an Eddie and Maxie Dance with Classic Country Music from noon until 4 p.m. The music is provided by the Bootleg Country Band, and the snack bar will be open at this time. For information call the post at (936) 594-9467.
•Last issue I announced about the Boys and Girls Club of Trinity were holding their annual Valentine Dinner and Dance at the Trinity Community Center this year, and the date is Feb. 9 with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m.
The cost of the gala is $50 each person. This includes a steak dinner, drinks, silent auction, cake auction, live auction, music and sweetheart pictures. The tables seat 8 people and cost $400. For more information, call David Lavassaur at (936) 594-0778.
•The catfish Lenten dinners will be held Feb. 16 and 23 and March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at Most Holy Trinty Catholic Church Fellowship Hall on Highway 19 North and are sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children. The dinners support the THS Senior Scholarship program and other charities. You can dine in or take out dinners to go from 5-7 p.m.
•356 Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a barbecue and bingo fundraiser on March 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are located at 12427 FM 356. The cost is $14 for each person. In addition to the barbecue and bingo, there is a 50/50 raffle, and you can purchase more bingo cards at $1 each or 6 for $5. Donations are welcome.
•Feb. 12-15 is Communities in School week. Adrean Davis, the TMS advocate, is requesting help to celebrate this week. If you can donate prizes for raffles, food or other appreciation gifts, Adrean would be grateful for the support of her staff. They work diligently with at risk youth in Trinity every day in our middle school. For more information, call (936) 594-2421.
Also, Trinity Middle School Cheer tryouts are March 9. 2024. To provide your student with the necessary practice and instruction, they can attend a Cheer Clinic March 4-7. Cheer tryouts are for sixth- and seventh-graders at TMS.
Spring Break is March 11-14. 2024.
•We do have advance notice that the Trinity Community Fair Association has finalized its 2024 Fair Days for this year. This year the fair and livestock show will be held Sept. 19-21.
After 8 years, Jolie Lane finished her tenure. We were so fortunately to have her as president, and the association will miss her expertise very much. Looking forward to the new year, crawfish bowl, and carnival rides in September.
See you at the Cowboy Mardi gras Saturday.