2nd Friday/Saturday Weekend Distributions:
4th Friday/Saturday Weekend Distributions:
Friday Fresh Food for Families 1:00pm-3:00pm
Saturday HOPE for Seniors 8:00am-9:00am
(Saturday's distribution is for senior citizens over 50 years of age.)
Must have a government issued photo ID in order to pick up.
To volunteer at the Food Pantry call Gene Parker:
Blue Santa Time
Submit Names of Needy Children
Nov 17-Dec 8
The police department will take names of needy children for Blue Santa from November 17 to December 8. Call the Sheriff's office at 542-2800 or the Giddings Police Department at 540-2700.
The Annual Auction will be on December 6 starting at 5:00pm at Circle W. To make donations please contact Circle W or the Sheriff's Office before Dec 6.
Gift wrapping will be on Saturday, December 13 at 259 Main St. from 8:00am til whenever. A big thank you goes out to owner of San Luis Potosi Mexican Restaurant for letting Blue Santa use their building for getting gifts organized. If you'd like to help, please call the Sheriff's office or just show up at 8am.
Gift pickup will be on Dec 17 and 18. Gifts can be picked up at 259 N. Main from 4:00pm til 7:00pm.
Merry Christmas everyone - Sheriff Rodney Myer
Lee County Dribblers Basketball Registration
Deadline is December 5, 2014
for Pre-K through 6th Grade
Forms can be picked up and dropped off at Hibbett Sports.
for more information call: 979-212-1375
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
at the First Presbyterian Church
192 South Grimes Street
on Thursday, November 27
Lights of Tejas is our way of sharing the story of Christ with our local community and the guests we serve by transforming Tejas into a Christmas wonderland. Over one million Christmas lights help us tell the story of Christ in a family friendly environment. There are zip lines, climbing walls, inflatables, hayrides, a light maze, food, black light gaga ball, a Christmas tree forest, choirs, midway games and face painting. The main attraction of the evening is our lightshow on the lake. With the help of 250,000 lights we present the Gospel going through creation, the fall of man, the birth of Christ and redemption through Christ’s resurrection from the cross.
1038 PR 2191, Giddings, TX 78942
Lights of Tejas
at Camp Tejas Nov-Dec 2015
Location: 1038 PR 2191
Visit their website for more information:
There are zip lines, climbing walls, inflatables, hayrides, a light maze, food, cookie decorating, ornament decorating, a Christmas tree forest, Texas Snowball Challenge, choirs, midway games and face painting. The main attraction of the evening is our lightshow on the lake. With the help of 250,000 lights we present the Gospel going through creation, the fall of man, the birth of Christ and redemption through Christ’s resurrection from the cross.
Individual Admission - $7 each
Special Package Price - $20 (includes 1 admission ticket, 1 meal and 2 activities)
2 years old and under - free
Camp Tejas also offers accommodations at their bed and breakfast for $200 per night. Admission to Lights of Tejas admission and breakfast at the Tejas Dining Hall are included in the price. For reservations call:
979-366-2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Small Business Saturday is a Shop Small initiative that we have partnered with to help our local retailers serve you. When you shop locally you help the community as a whole. Those small businesses contribute so much to every silent auction, fundraiser, community event. Saturday, November 29th is Small Business Saturday. Join us in supporting local business!
SHOP SMALL in GIDDINGSTX
# A Blast From the Past
# All Around The Block Quilt Shop
# Ashley’s Attic
# Flowers by LaVerne
# Gerline’s Quilt Shoppe
# Giddings Ranch & Pet
# Head to Toe Health & Beauty
# Lee County Ace Hardware
# Stoney’s Liquor
# The Grapevine
# Whistle Stop Antiques
Burgers, Drinks, Desserts & Snacks Available
See the website for current performers:
In addition to providing quality entertainment, the Lone Star Opry is primarily a fundraiser that allows the Rotary Club of Giddings to offer scholarships and other community projects. Income from Country Music Monday has allowed the Rotary Club of Giddings to award thousands of dollars in scholarships to area students. Even though our price of admission has increased to $5, where else can you go and see 5 – 6 performers and a FANTASTIC band for such a low price? Please come join us - you'll have a great time and be contributing to the community at the same time.
Holiday Open House
on Tuesday, December2, 2014
from 10:00am - 6:00pm
at the Lexington Chamber of Commerce
hosted by the Ladies Shop
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Here's your chance to see our palazzo pants, blouses, baseball tees, scarves, leggings, jewelry and purses.
Hope to see you there. Bring a friend and register for door prizes!
for more information:
Diann 936-581-2531 or Donna 512-971-6607
Giddings Study Club
Annual Christmas Musical
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
at the Methodist Church
starts at 7:00pm
Performers will be talented Giddings locals. Refreshments served after the performance. Come join us!
Christmas Open House
by The Edward Jones offices of
Rachel Conley and Joe Green
Friday, December 3, 2014
at 797 West Austin
from 10am - 1pm
Please join us!
Bring the whole family to visit Santa in Downtown Giddings while live Christmas music entertains the crowd and refreshments are provided.
Location: Railroad Museum, 289 W. Railroad, Giddings TX
Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce 979-542-3455 email@example.com
First National Bank Open House
Friday, December 5, 2014
Giddings Public Library Open House
Friday, December 5, 2014
Blue Santa Time
Annual Auction on Dec 6, 2014
Circle W Bar & Grill
For more information or to volunteer, call the Sheriff's office at 542-2800 or the Giddings Police Department at 540-2700.
Carmine Christmas Fest
Sunday, December 7, 2014
10:00am to 4:00pm at Carmine Hall
We are honoring veterans and Pearl Harbor Day.
Find unique and exciting Christmas gifts at the many special booths. Bring children to see the Patriotic Santa from 11:30am-2:00pm and get a professional picture or use your own camera.
Enjoy the entertainment:
Stroll with Gene Hackemack on the accordion
hear thee Round Top Carmine School Band
Enjoy the Winedale German Singers - "Der Froehliche Gesangverein"
11:00-1:00 get a bowl of kettle-cooked beef stew or an old fashioned hamburger, chips and drink for $9 and delicious homemade desserts are available.
Have questions or want a booth? Call 979-451-1507 or 979-278-3965. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Citizens National Bank Open House
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Classic Bank Open House
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Blue Santa Time
Gift Wrapping at San Luis Potosi
259 N. Main St.
December 13, 2014
Buffalo Gals Pancake Supper
Saturday, December 13, 2014
at the Lee County Youth Center
1010 E. Industry
from 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Free Will Donation
Pancake super for all ages. Tickets can be purchased
Get your picture with Santa and Mrs. Clause
and the Rockets (Buff Gals)
INFORMATION FROM 2014
LAST YEARS 2014 INFORMATION BELOW
The Mighty Thomas Carnival Opens Thursday Night - vouchers at the Chamber office until Wednesday, May 14th at noon. Armbands will only be available at the fairgrounds at regular price after Wednesday.
Bingo, BBQ Lunch sponsored by LCRA, Oakland Manor Nursing Center, Giddings Residence & Rehabilitation, Music, Square Dancing, Vendor Booths, and information booths.
Central Texas Sounds - Friday on the Biergarten Stage
Lee County Fair Parade at Veteran's Park at 10:00am
Lee County Extension Agent - Competition Homemade Wine, Salsa & Pie, Arts & Crafts Contest too!
Music on the Biergarten Stage on Saturday afternoon from 2-6pm
Firemen's July 4th Celebration and
Lee County Sheriff's Posse Fury on the 4th
July 4, 2015 at the Fireman's Park on Hwy 290
The Lee County Sheriff's Posse and Giddings Volunteer Fire Department team up for a big 4th of July Celebration. It starts with music in the park, BBQ! and an auction to benefit the Fire Department. In the evening, the Sheriff's Posse will host Championship Bull Riding, including Mutton Bustin, followed by fireworks and a dance.
Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet
August, 2015 Date TBA
at the Landmark Event Center
289 N. Main street
Social hour - 6pm
Meal starts at 7pm
Awards and recognitions - 7:30pm
South Lee County Volunteer Fire Department
35th Annual Barbecue
August 2015 TBA
Serbin Picnic Grounds on FM 2239, Serbin TX
4:30 pm - Beef, Pork, Chicken to go at the pit
5:00pm til 7:30pm - Beef and Pork BBQ plates served with all the trimmings
Sit down plates $8 per adult
$4 for children (12 and under)
All To-Go plates are $8
2:30pm Washer Tournament (signup at 2pm)
3:00pm Silent Auction begins
3:00pm Barrel Train rides for the Kids
3:30pm Live Music by "The Central Texas Sounds"
6:30pm Live Auction Begins
All proceeds go towards the purchase of new fire fighting equipment
Giddings Swap Meet
August 28-30, 2015
Last Weekend in August- Fri-Sun
50 Acre Auto Swap Meet the last weekend in August. Set up: Big Rig Set Up Thursday.
Location: Firemans Park, 2495 West Hwy 290, Giddings TX
For information: Call Matt 512-581-2802 or Robert: 512-581-2801
Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center
276 N. Orange Street
Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center and the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 10th Annual Texas Word Wranglers Festival.
On Thursday September 10th, during the day, the authors are invited to visit the Giddings Public Schools to talk to students about the writing process, ideas for stories, how a book is taken from the idea to the written page and much more.
Thursday evening a fundraising gala event is held to introduce the authors to the community. Tickets may be purchased at the Giddings Library.
On Friday 11th, authors will have their same tables for the day to visit with the public and sell their books.
Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
Friday, September 11, 2015 (2nd Friday)
TWWF started in 2005, so Giddings could recognize and encourage the many talented authors in Texas. Authors come to meet the community, speak to the schools and sell and autograph their books.
Location: Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange, Giddings, Texas 78942
Annual Wendish Fest
Sunday, September 27, 2015 (4th Sunday)
Enjoy the traditions of the Wendish and see demonstrations of noodle, saurkraut & sausage making as well as the painting of the beautiful Easter eggs. Tour the St. Paul Lutheran painted church and Wendish Museum. Other sites and activities include food, stone ground corn meal, classic autos and farm equipment, contests, coffee cake bake off, auctions and things for the children.
Texas Wendish Heritage Society, 1011 County Road 212, Giddings, Texas 78942
For information call: (979) 366-2441
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.texaswendish.org/Pages/WendishFest.aspx
National Night Out
October 2015 TBA
On the Courthouse Lawn
More Details to Follow
Get out of the house and away from the television! Enjoy socializing with the neighbors. Contact the PD for more information.
Chocolate Lovers Festival
October 2015 TBA
Held downtown at the Park Building
No admission fee
Wine Tasting - Silent Auction - American Ninja Warriors - Lunch Choices
8:30am - Pancake breakfast
11:00am - baking contests. Wine tasting
9:30am-4:00pm - Chocolate tasting of unique chocolate sampling items
12:00pm-2:00pm - pie throwing contest. American Ninja Warrior course for kids.
All Day: inflatable rides, chocolate samples, vendors, silent auction, sausage wraps, hot dogs and hamburgers. Lots of desserts!
Halloween Festival at the Depot
October - Date TBA
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad
Enjoy a family-friendly fun event at the Depot as the Chamber hosts Halloween at the Depot.
Carnival type Games - Cupcake Walk - Costume Contest - Haunted House - Bounce House - Music - Lots of Treats!
All games are free to play
Come see your 1918 Sterling Theatre transformed into a spooky haunted house for ages 12 and up. All admission goes towards the renovations of the theatre.
9th Annual Pink Ribbon Affair
Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
October 2015 TBA
American Legion Hall, Giddings
-Art bra contest and display
- Live and silent auction
- Musical entertainment
- Door Prizes
- Quilt Drawing
- Breast cancer remembrance ceremony
- Light hors d'oeurves
Tickets available at the door
Proceeds from this fundraiser will help support services provided by Lee County Area Cancer Resource Center and Combined Community Action.
Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon
October 3, 2015 (1st Saturday)
Dime Box, TX
Featuring a mini marathon, 2 mile run and walk, dog races, art fair, quilt show, rodeo, parade, game & food booths, children’s activities, dance at the SPJST hall.
Admission price range: $10-30
Giddings Associates of the Seton Development Board
presents the 4rd Annual
Sips 'N Sweets Coffee Tasting
at 290 Grind from 7:00am to 11:00am
Ticket Price $15
Proceeds benefitting construction and equipment for Seton's new teaching hospital, Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
For tickets or questions call:
Kathy G 979-540-0150
Susan H 979-716-8339
Pat M 979-540-0901
Alma W 979-716-4569
Community Thanksgiving Service
Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Fair
November 22, 2015 (Sunday before Thanksgiving)
at the Lee County Youth Center
from 10:00am til 4:00pm
Arts and crafts of every type just in time for Christmas shoppers looking for the perfect present. Santa also makes an appearance for the children.
Location: Lee County Youth Center, 1010 E. Industry, Giddings TX 78942
Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce 979-542-3455 or email email@example.com
Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce
289 W. Railroad - Giddings, TX 78942 - Phone: (979) 542-3455 - Email: Giddingscofc@verizon.net