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Trinity Standard - Local News
Stories Added - November 2008
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Parade, food featured at festival
Trinity Standard - November 2008

TRINITY -- A number of area businesses, organizations and individuals are joining in the effort to “Celebrate Trinity” during this year’s Christmas at the Crossroads celebration, set for Dec. 5-6 at the Old Red Schoolhouse in Trinity.
The lighted parade that caps the event promises to be better than ever, with the Antique Car Club, DJ’s Gun Shop, Living Word Church, Main Street Emporium, McMichael Enterprise, State Farm Insurance, Trinity High School and Trinity Middle School Cheerleaders, Trinity Barber Shop, Trinity Cafe, Trinity Community Fair Association, Trinity County Real Estate, Trinity Floors, Trinity Florist, Trinity Insurance, Trinity Lions Club, Trinity Mini-Mall, Trinity Young Farmers, and the Volunteer Fire Department already committed to appear.
A work session is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 30th at the McMichael Enterprise building on the corner of Main and Robb streets for those organizations decorating floats.  Anyone wanting to help is welcome.
The parade itself will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 with participants being asked to line up no later than 5 p.m. in the parking lot at Avalon Place Nursing Home on South Robb St. 
Anyone who would like his or her car, truck, float or other conveyance to be included in the judging must fill out an application.  These can be downloaded from the Trinity Peninsula Chamber of Commerce website at www.trinitychamber.org or obtained at the chamber office.  There is no entry fee.
The Chamber has received a few donations of ornaments to replace those lost in the fire, but still needs many more to make the new tree one the whole town can be proud of.  They can be brought to the chamber office at 702 S. Robb from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on weekdays or to Old Red on Friday, Dec. 5 before the lighting ceremony planned for 6 p.m.
Everyone who donates an ornament will receive a free raffle ticket for a drawing for prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.  In addition, bonus tickets will be given for a donation of non-perishable food items for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.
Many favorite food vendors have signed up to be at the festivities at Old Red from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.  Baked potatoes, Ron Conatser’s Chuckwagon Chili, hot dogs, soft tacos, kabobs and pork chops on a stick from East Texas Sausage, Bob Sivia’s funnel cakes, hot cider and more will be available.  
There will be shopping opportunities too, with baby blankets and quilts, metal art, cookbooks, jewelry, Beanie Babies, Avon products, home décor and more. 
The Trinity Young Farmers are bringing a miniature train ride for the kids and Sharon Bullion will be taking pictures with Santa from 3–5 p.m. Although applications are now closed to food vendors, booth space is still available for crafts.  The 10’ x 10’ spaces, all outdoors on the grounds at Old Red, are $35 each with a discounted price of $25 for non-profit organizations.  Applications are available at the chamber office or can be downloaded from their website.
Entertainment is also being sought for Saturday, Dec. 6.  Any musicians or other entertainers – groups or individuals – who would like to perform can contact Christmas committee chair Julia McMichael at 936-537-5219 or the chamber at 594-3856.  
Applications are also available at the Chamber, online or at Romo’s Restaurant for the business outdoor lighting contest.  Competitors must turn in an application ahead of time so the judges know where to go to view the lights on Friday evening, Dec. 5.
Anyone who can help the Chamber put this event together for the community is welcome.  Contact the Chamber office at 594-3856, email info@trinitychamber.org or call Christmas Committee chair Julia McMichael at 936-537-5219.









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