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Walk in coffee and bake sale. Enjoy sandwiches, chips, dessert and coffee or tea for lunch, then purchase cakes, pies, cookies or brownies at the bake sale.
sponsored by the FUMC United Methodist Women. Proceeds to benefit local and world missions
Our country's favorite pastime is a new generation of square dancing.
Perhaps you think you know square dancing from school, but think again. This is not your father's dance routine. New steps, new music and new friends.
Square dancing is about people from all walks of life sharing a love of action and teamwork. Now is your chance to get involved.
For further instruction start Square Dance classes on Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00pm-8:00pm for a 20 week session. Please call for costs.
For more information:
Lois or Harold 979-836-3585
Myrna or Bill 979-966-0089
Warren or Adrienne 979-968-2727
2nd Annual Chicken Fry
THursday, October 8, 2015
from 10:30am - 1:30pm
Concord Church, 124 Bellville, Giddings
The cost is $9.00 per plate which includes fried chicken, buttered potatoes, green beans and noodles.
Free delivery with 5 or more orders!
Pre-sale tickets available:
please call Thelma Davis 979-540-0265
Joyce Clay 979-542-2372
Darrell Sanders 979-325-9480
for purchase arrangements
Our chefs are Mike Mass & Spencer Schneider
Sponsored by Concord Church
silent / live auction
Friday October 9
Wine Tasting 6pm-10pm
$10 entry fee, includes commemorative glass
Silent auction 5:30pm-8:30pm
Live Band: Bubba Westly & the Interstate Heartbreakers from 8:30pm-midnight
Saturday, October 10
Trail Ride 9:30am ride out
$40 fee includes 3 meals and dances
Live Auction 6pm-8pm
Live Band: Chris Brade Band from 9pm-1am
Sunday October 11
Trail Riders Breakfast
All of your support and donations will go to send children with juvenile diabetes to summer camp. We believe that simply teaching children about diabetes is not enough. Our goal is that every child who attend will not only learn about their condition but find inner strength to do what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle.
Information call Lori Hamff-Diez
Organization: New Beginnings Life Ministries
Event: Walk for Life fundraiser
Date: October 17, 2015
Time: Walker Check-in begins @ 8:00 with the actual walk beginning about 9:00
Location: Hohlt Park Amphitheater, Brenham
Admission: There is no charge to walk but we ask you prayerfully consider making a donation to the ministry. Suggested donation amount per walker is $60 (as easy as you give $20, a parent gives $20 & your best friend gives $20). Register using the link on our website (www.brenhampregnancysupport.com) or Facebook page (New Beginnings Life Ministries).
We will have a clown, a bouncy house, face painting and games. Live entertainment by Tamesha Pruett. Prizes will be awarded to the walkers raising the most money. Bring a pack of diapers (min. 50 count) to be entered into a special prize drawing.
Chocolate Lovers Festival
October 17, 2015
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!
There will be a raffle afterwards.
Food will be served from 6pm-7pm
The Casino will open from 7pm-10pm
Beer and wine available throughout the night.
$50 pre-order and $55 at the door
order at www.LPTPlayForPink.EventBrite.com
21 Women will receive mammograms in 1 day
for uninsured and underinsured women - 100% of donations stay local - 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed - $240 for a seat on the bus (to sponsor one mammogram)
Come hear Margaret Ayot, from the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Margaret previously served as the Director of Refugee Services and now serves as Coordinator of the Healthy Marriage Program since 2006. Q&A after the presentation.
Food and drinks will be available. Serving will begin promptly at 11:30am and will be available throughout the event, so it's fine if you cannot arrive til noon.
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-540-9424
Please RSVP as it would be a shame to run out of food.
We have discovered that there are hundreds of displaced refugees living less than 100 miles from Giddings. The vast majority of them are rural families from third world countries that are victims of war, persecution, political upheaval or religious and ethnic discrimination. These families are forced to leave behind their homes, jobs, possessions, family and friends as they seek a better life in the United States they experience both hope and fear.
Could there be a place for some of these families in Giddings? That is the question we hope to answer. Several members of the community expressed a desire to help our refugees and research lead them to Catholic Charities in the Greater Houston area, who have assisted displaced people since 1975.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is a nonprofit social and health service organization serving more than 100,000 individuals annually through 16 different programs offered. The organization is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc. and the Board of Immigration Appeals. Catholic Charities is licensed as a child placing agency by the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and is a member of the Texas Association of Licensed Children's Services. Affiliations include: Catholic Charities USA, the nation,s largest private human service network; a United Way agency; and the United States Catholic Conference Migration and Refugee Services.
Halloween Festival at the Depot
October 24, 2015
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Depot Complex, 289 W. Railroad
Enjoy a family-friendly fun event at the Depot as Friends of the Depot and the Chamber host Halloween at the Depot. This event is free and open to the community.
Carnival type Games - Cupcake Walk - Costume Contest - Bounce House - Street Dance - Music - Photobooth - Lots of Treats!
All games are free to play
Haunted House Fundraiser
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 theater. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and up. Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
Thank you Sponsors!
Rental Solutions H&R Block
Best Western Lopez Auto
A Blast from the Past Brookshire Brothers
First National Bank Burger King
Capital One Hunan's Chinese Restaurant
We Couldn't Do it Without Our Valuable Volunteers!
Giddings New Horizon Lions Club
Leo Club Lee County Youth Center
BETA Club Giddings Police Department
Kanevsky Family Dr. John Gres
Little Dribblers Meredith Franks & Michael York
Costume Contest Information:
Prizes will be awarded for 4 categories
Most Creative Costume
Most Heroic Costume
Each of the following age groups will be judged for awards:
Infant - 3 years old
4 years old - 6 years old
7 years - 9 years
10 years - 12 years
WANT TO BE A SPONSOR OR VOLUNTEER?
Download the Form
More details to come, so stay tuned!
Lee County Dribblers
The Sky is the Limit
Parents, Coaches & Players Clinic
Date: November 1-4, 2015
Place: GHS Gym
Session 1: from 8am-12pm (ages 4-7)
Session 2: from 1pm-4pm (ages 8-12)
Open to Parents, Coaches and Players. Registration forms may be picked up and returned to Hibbett Sports thru the deadline: November 11, 2015
Forms and information
$20 per child
For more information: Jessica Graefe at 979-212-1375
5K&10K Run/Walk Race Time: 9:30am
Awards at 11:00am
Chili Cook Off from 11am-4pm
Awards at 5pm
Lee County Go Texan Horseshoe, Washer & Domino Tournament begins at 12pm
Medals and awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
pre-register at www.awarenessmatters.net
register onsite from 7:30am-11:30am
100% of all proceeds go toward purchasing diabetes medical devices such as pumps and monitors as well as pays for diabetic camp supplies for children with diabetes.
Got questions? Call Lori Hamff-Diez
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
Community Thanksgiving Service
at Martin Luther Lutheran Church
573 N Main St, Giddings, TX
starts at 6:00pm
Santa at the Depot
December 3, 2015 (1st Thursday of December)
at the Depot: 289 W. Railroad
Bring the whole family to light the tree and visit Santa in Downtown Giddings while live Christmas music entertains the crowd and refreshments are provided.
At 5:30pm there will be a special Christmas tree lighting outside the Depot on the gazebo presented by Immanuel Lutheran Church and Minister Carl Repp.
At 6:00pm Santa arrives courtesy of the Giddings Fire Department. Santa will be inside the depot for the children from 6-8pm.
Location: Railroad Museum, 289 W. Railroad, Giddings TX
Contact: Giddings Chamber of Commerce
Giddings Swap Meet
August 26-28, 2016
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 Area Chamber of Commerce 289 W. Railroad Giddings TX 78942 (979) 542-3455
Chamber email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tourism email: email@example.com