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County’s law enforcement honored at banquet

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Julias TidbitsI am thankful that this is the last week of January, and that it was saved by the Trinity County Crime Stoppers Cowboy Mardi Gras Gala held last Saturday night.

More than 300 people ate, danced, and purchased items to take home to celebrate the law enforcement agencies of Trinity County, and to honor their service.

Besides the beautiful decorations and the thoughtful donations from our local citizens, the students of TISD were the stars of the show. The sixth- and seventh-graders of the Trinity Beta Club under the direction of Ms. Ramirez and Ms. Evans earned more than $1,000 for their school projects and UIL trips.

•In two weeks, these students will perform again at the Boys and Girls Club Valentine Dinner and Dance at the Trinity Community Center on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. The seventh annual Valentine’s Fundraiser will open its doors at 5:30 p.m. and the Beta Club will serve a ribeye steak dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of tickets is $50, or a table for eight costs $400.

We are fortunate to have the Allbright family handling the grill and Matt Warren and his culinary crew serving the compliments. Pictures, sangria, and treats await your pleasure as you are escorted to your table.

The gift donations to purchase for your Valentine sweetheart are unbelievable. People have been so generous this year, and the gifts wrapped by the Trinity Florist and Gifts are beautiful. These are a few of the baskets we have for you to purchase to support the Boys and Girls Club of Trinity; the traditional Valentine candy baskets, a pet basket, a gnome basket, an Easter basket, a St. Patrick’s Day basket, an automotive basket, glamour baskets, wine baskets, concert tickets, a Messina Hof wine tour for six, stained glass lights artwork, and much more.

The live auction has a homemade rocking chair porch swing, a homemade work bench, two Adirondack chairs and table, a picnic table, a The Way You Live basket, and the Taste of Trinity wheel of fortune. If all that is not enough, then you can dance the evening away starting at 8 p.m. to the music provided by McLaughlin and Driskell, a duo from Lovelady. The public is invited to buy tickets until Feb. 7.

•On Saturday, the VFW is having two events this weekend. VFW Post 6899 is located at 400 Caroline St. The first event is the Eddie-Maxie afternoon dance at noon. The Bootleg Country Band is performing at this event. The second event is a Celebration of Life for Tom McCrory in the Annex Room of the VFW hall at 1 p.m.

Tom McCrory was a past member of the VFW and served on the Wall of Honor Society for the past 12 years along with other Trinity County Veterans. He was a real asset to his community, owned our favorite fish store, and will be greatly missed by family and friends.

•The third Annual College and Career Day will be held Monday at the Trinity High School Gym from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for all parents and students. For more information, contact Misty Coleman or Toni Thomas at TISD.

•Ash Wednesday is Feb. 14.

•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 this support from the community for her staff. They work hard with the at-risk children of Trinity.

•On Feb. 22-24, First Methodist Church of Trinity will host a church rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 131 N. Elm St. For more information, call Laura at (936) 594-3826.

•On Feb. 23-24, SOAR 24 the Way of the Eagle will perform with special guest Kerri Oles, sponsored by the Liberty Christian Center. Early bird tickets are $30. For more information, call Dollie Barker at (936) 355-3399.

•On Feb. 27, Dinner with Friends will be served at Trinity Methodist Church from 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend, and donations are accepted. Games, food, and music are the agenda for the evening.

•On March 2, the Friday Buyers Group is hosting a fundraiser at the Friday Community Center beginning at 5 p.m. serving a Spaghetti Dinner for the student’s county fair projects; then followed at 6 p.m. with an auction of crafts, baked goods, and other merchandise. The public is invited to attend.

Below is a recap of more March Activities.

•The catfish Lenten dinners are Feb. 16 and 23, and March 1, 8, 15 and 22, held at Most Holy Trinty Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, Highway 19 North, 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.

•Trinity County 356 Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a barbecue and bingo fundraiser on Saturday, March 3, from 11 p.m. until 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.

•March 9 is the Trinity Middle School Cheerleader’s Tryout.

•March 11-14 is TISD Spring Break.

•March 14-16 is the Trinity County Fair and Livestock show in Groveton.

•On March 16, The Circle of Brothers is hosting a fundraiser for T.J. Allbright at the Trinity Community Center Pavilion, 640 S. Robb St.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and the live auction will start at 3 p.m. Larry Pelter will perform the live music and BYOB is allowed. For more information, call Bob at (936) 662-2911 or Tinman at 577-9102.

•March 17 is the first quarter blood drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, to be held in the Brookshire Brothers parking lot from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Other dates are June 2, Sept. 22 and Dec. 8. See you there.

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