It is getting cooler. Remember our summer? We longed for cooler weather and here it is. So are the Christmas festivities in our county. Shepherd is on Dec. 2 and Coldspring celebrates the following Saturday on Dec. 9.
Would you like to watch the kids’ games or have your face painted? All sorts of goods will be on sale as well as information from non-profit groups and musical entertainment. Would you like to have breakfast with the Grinch?
This originally was with Santa, but the Grinch muscled into the meal, so come to Coldspring Community Center on Dec. 9 for pancakes, eggs, sausage and juice. You will be given small favors and have your photo with the Grinch, too.
Tickets are required for all “Who” attend; children for $7 and adults $10. These are available at Coldspring Candy Shack and Shepherd Texas Grill. There will be two sittings, 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:30 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Community Center which needs repairs on the exterior of the building.
•The Republican Party of San Jacinto County has a newsletter online with valuable information. The Christmas Party will be at the headquarters in Coldspring on Dec. 11. Running from 6-9 p.m., there will be food and a potluck with a white elephant gift exchange. A $20 value is suggested for the gift exchange. This is also the last day for those who want to file to be on t•he March Primary Ballot.
•Here is a chance for someone to win a $25 gift card from Shepherd Chamber of Commerce. Look at the Santa in the photo with this column. Can you guess who the person is under that white beard? The first person with the correct answer will win the prize.
Text your guess to the Shepherd Chamber phone number. You must wait till the print version of the San Jacinto News-Times comes out on Wednesday to text to me so everyone has a chance to play. This column is also shown on the Chamber website, Facebook and www.sanjacintocountybulletinboard.com. The winner will be announced next week.
•April Plunkett’s auntie was 100 years old last week. The family threw her a big party and she enjoyed every minute of it. April is a keen quilter and a member of the Quilts For Kids group who meet at the Red Barn Retreat in Coldspring to make the quilts for kids who are in accidents, hospital or need assistance in any way. They supply the first responders of our area with quilts for such occasions and do it all voluntarily. Happy birthday Aunt Joan.
•San Jacinto County Senior Center had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal donated by Eastex Title Co. It was turkey and ham, stuffing, veggies, in fact the works. I had apple pie, my husband had pumpkin pie. Thank you all who prepared it and those who paid for it.
•If you wish to be a vendor for either Christmas event or to enter a float, go to the website and download forms or call Coldspring Chamber of Commerce at (936) 653-2184 or Shepherd Chamber of Commerce at (210) 995-7420. Texts are accepted on this phone too.
Contact the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce at (210) 995-7420 or the Coldspring Chamber at (936) 653-2184.
Yvonne Cones is president of the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.