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Spring is around the corner. I always get excited when I see advertisements of garage sales popping up around the community and I know that warm weather is on the way. Can you believe it is March this week already?
On Thursday and Friday, Trinity Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church is having a garage sale from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The church is located at Highway 94 East or 322 E. Caroline St.
First Methodist Church of Trinity is having a rummage sale from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and the Saturday sale starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The rummage sale is inside the Fellowship Hall located at 131 N. Elm St. For more information call Joyce Reinhardt at (936) 594-3826.
Westwood Shores Subdivision is having its annual spring sale March 31-April 1 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Visitors will receive a map at the guard gate as you check in to visit the garage sale. For more information call (936) 594-3805 ext. 4.
Where did garage sales originate? According to Google the first brand of garage sales started as rummage discount sales of unclaimed cargo sales at shipyards in the 1800s. As time progressed similar sales became popular in social hubs such as churches. By the ‘50s and ‘60s families and neighborhoods were hosting garage sales everywhere.
•March 13-17 is TISD Spring Break.
•The Groveton County Fair and Livestock Show takes place March 17-18 of their spring break. March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day and there will be many festivities on this day. Come out and support the students of Trinity County at the Groveton County Fairgrounds auctions and parade at the Y in Groveton.
•On March 14, First Methodist Church of Trinity is hosting its monthly Celebration Women’s event at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at 131 N. Elm St. This is an exciting presentation to be held as the guest speaker is Karen Altom, editor of Postcard Magazines from Huntsville. She is such a positive person, and I know her message will inspire everyone.
For more information, please call Laura, the church secretary, at (936) 594-3826. On March 28, the church will also have their monthly family dinner from 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. This month the menu will not be spaghetti and all the trimmings, but rather barbecue, potato salad and all the trimmings. Donations are welcome, and games and fun are on the agenda for this evening.
•Last week I mentioned many happenings at the VFW Post 6899, so don’t forget their meals and blood drives. I will report next week if they are going to have any Easter Egg hunts or Bunny Rabbit sightings.
•April 2 is the Trinity Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry held at the Trinity Fire Station from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dine in or take out. Please call Keith Johnston for tickets. Their menu is usually fried catfish, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans and French fries. The cost is $10 a plate.
•On April 7 we celebrate Good Friday, and April 9 is Easter Sunday.
•Last week I promised to give you the good news about the Boys and Girls Club Valentine Dinner and Dance Fundraiser. They are thrilled to report that the event benefited the club more than $10,000. Thank you so much for the Trinity Community’s support and donations, and helping our children become better students and citizens.
•The Junior/Senior Prom hosted by the senior class of Trinity High School is being held on April 22 at the Manor, located at 2005 Pine Crest Road. Don’t forget if you need financial assistance with your attire, please call Karen Dixon of the ROTC Church at (936) 581-6831 for help.
•Baseball registration has started for the Dixie League program for the children of Trinity. Clinics and other activities will be announced soon, so watch this space.
•The Trinity Lions Club will meet at the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce building at noon as usual. As you know the Trinity Lions Club is planning a big tornado drill for our community to be held May 20. This program will be under the direction of Dr. Garry Reece, and his expertise is amazing in this adventure.
•It is exciting to see all the Students, boys and girls, excel in spring sports and I am always glad to see girl golfers. Congratulations to all the students who have done well in their sports this semester, and I look forward to the excellent coverage given by our editor Tony Farkas in the next coming months. Great job, sir.