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Upcoming events

    • 01 Mar 2019
    • 15 Apr 2019
    • Online Registration Only

    Lee County Swim Team Registration
    Online Registration Only
    March 1 - April 15, 2019


    Kimber Butler 979-212-1012
    Parent meeting on March 28 at Immanuel Lutheran at 6pm

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Round Top Family Library 206 W. Mill St. Round Top

    For Your Information Presents
    Saints and Sinners

    as Portrayed in Medieval French Literature
    on Thursday, March 21, 2019
    at 7:00pm
    at the Round Top Family Library in Round Top

    For Your Information presents Saints and Sinners as Portrayed in Medieval French Literature with Professor Debbie Nelson-Campbell. Saints have played a major role in the French Catholic church for manycenturies.  During a recent trip to France, Debbie was struck by the fact that every village had a saint she had never heard of.  Many are not officially recognized by the Church but continue to be revered by the faithful.  As a medievalist Debbie is particularly interested in how saints and sinners are portrayed in literature.

    Round Top Family Library
    206 W. Mill St. Round Top , TX 78954
    (979) 249-2700

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Lee County Courthouse, Giddings
        Run to Remember 5K Run/Walk
    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    Lee County Courthouse, Giddings
    See you on the courthouse steps!
    Walk begins at 9:00am / Run begins at 9:10am

    You can walk or run the 3.1 mile course.
    This 5K is held as a memorial to Emmett Hannes one of the founding members of the Rotary Club of Giddings. All proceeds will go to community service projects or scholarships.


    $25 until March 8, 2019 (tshirt guaranteed)
    $30 beginning March 9, 2019 (tshirt while supplies last)

    Packet Pick up

    Friday, March 22 from 4:30-5:30pm at First National Bank Business Ctr
    Saturday Mar 23 from 8-8:45am -First Natl Bank Business Ctr

    Mail registration to: Brandi Lowe
    688 W Independence, Giddings TX 78942

    Contact brandi.lowe@bluebonnet.coop or 979-716-8083

    Register online: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Giddings/2019RuntoRemember

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • SPJST Hall in Dime Box

    Benefit Auction & Lunch for Harrison Pharis
    Son of Logan and Kim Pharis of Dime Box
    Sunday April 7, 2019
    at SPJST Hall in Dime Box

    BBQ Meal will begin at 10:30am
    $10 dine in or carry out
    Pre-sale tickets for a guaranteed meal until 12:30pm

    Live and Silent auction at noon

    Auction items can be dropped off at
    Dime Box Vet Clinic, Dime Box
    Hands and Tans, Giddings
    Methodist Church, Lexington
    Crnkovic Tax and Book keeping Service, Caldwell

    Harrison was diagnosed with severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)
    to donate or pre-sale tickets contact:

    Lola 979-220-6435
    Danita 979-220-5971
    Stacy 979-716-2873
    Paul 979-542-6869

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • New Library Annex, 208 W. Mill St., Round Top

    Round Top Family Library Invites You To Come Celebrate With Us!
    20th Birthday Bash
    Sunday, April 7th
    from 2:00 – 4:00pm
    at the New Library Annex, 208 W. Mill St., Round Top

    It’s right next door. Come take a tour!

    Concert on the Porch
    Performances by talented library friends
    Red Barn Crows, Mike Stroup, the Sacks

    Bring Your Own:
    Lawn Chairs or Blankets
    Cooler and Favorite Beverages

    Birthday Cake, Nibbles; Soft Drinks Provided
    Free Will Donation Requested at Entrance

    Rain or Shine!

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • Round Top Festival Institute

    April 12 - April 14, 2019

    18th Annual Poetry at Round Top

    August to April Series

    P@RT Website


    Event Schedule

    2019 Poetry Speakers

    Registration opens online on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 9:00 am. Online registration only.

    18th Annual Poetry at Round Top
    Friday April 12 - Sunday April 14, 2019

    Held on the serene campus of Round Top Festival Institute, Poetry at Round Top is an annual festival presenting the nation's most exciting and prominent poets over three days of readings, workshops, and conversations on craft.

    Information will be posted as it becomes available.

    Featured Poets include Major Jackson, Marie Howe, Benjamin Sáenz, Vievee Francis, Forrest Gander, Natalia Treviño, Sherwin Bitsui and Bruce Noll as Walt Whitman. Musical Program TBA. View biographies at Poetry at Round Top/2019 Speaker Bios.

    The Schedule of Events for the three-day weekend will be posted on the Poetry at Round Top website.

    Workshops. Festival Registration is required plus $40 fee for each workshop. Full descriptions for the optional workshops are posted at Poetry at Round Top/Workshops.

    Manuscript Consultations. Festival Registration is required plus $75 fee for the private consultation. Manuscript consultations are offered in 30-minute sessions.

    Registration Fees (provided for information only; pre-registration is not available):

      All Weekend - $150.00
      Saturday only - $75.00
      Friday only - $25.00

    Registration - Student:
      All Weekend - $50.00
      Saturday only - $25.00
      Friday only - $10.00

    Email poetryatroundtop@gmail.com for more information.

    Festival Institute Office: 979-249-3129
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Festival Concert Hall, Round Top

    Saturday April 27, 2019

    Split Second Piano Duo

    Split Second Piano Ensemble
    Marc Peloquin and Roberto Hidalgo

    August to April Series

    Festival Concert Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Hidalgo and Peloquin
    Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin

    Four Hands, Two Keyboards... A Rich Combination of Sounds and Colors
        Experience the music of Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin in concert.

    Roberto Hidalgo and Marc Peloquin perform as the Split Second Piano Ensemble. They will perform a program arousing enthusiasm on two pianos, which they have already proved these last few years at Round Top.

    About the Artists...

         Renowned pianist and pedagogue, Mexican-born pianist Roberto Hidalgo has nourished an important career in Mexico and New York City, where he has lived for three decades. Mr. Hidalgo holds degrees from Mannes College of Music (BM, MM) and the Manhattan School of Music (DMA). He teaches at the Bloomingdale School of Music.

         A native of Rhode Island, Marc Peloquin received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music with additional studies at Boston University, the New England Conservatory and Tanglewood. He is visiting lecturer at the New School University, a Resident Teaching Artist at the Bloomingdale School of Music and resides in New York City.

    Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Concert tickets will be held at will call on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert. Tickets will also be available at the door.

    Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice Menu includes entrée, salad bar, vegetable, dessert, iced tea, coffee and water.

    Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend. Email reservations@festivalhill.org.

    Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129
    • 05 May 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Giddings

    St. Margaret's Catholic Church
    Spring Fling

    Sunday, May 5, 2019
    Starts at 12:30pm
    On Parish Grounds

    Delicious food, Games, Music, Entertainment, Silent and Live Auction and much more.
    Breakfast tacos starting at 10:30am

    Bring your lawn chair!

    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Giddings Buffalo Stadium, 2337 N. Main
    Relay for Life of Lee County
    Friday, June 7, 2019
    from 6pm to 12am (midnight)
    at the Giddings Buffalo Stadium, 2337 N. Main
    Fiesta for a Cure!

    Opening Ceremony

    Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who's been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year's Relay season.

    Survivor/Caregiver Walk

    Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn't matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on.

    Luminaria Ceremony

    During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It's a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope.


    Closing Ceremony

    Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It's a time to celebrate what we've accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward.

    Event Contact

    Diana Juarez

    (512) 919-1810 or view Online Help 
    Mailing Address:
    American Cancer Society
    ATTN: Relay For Life of Lee County
    11000 N Mopac Expressway Ste 100
    Austin, TX 78759
    • 08 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Festival Concert Hall, Round Top

    Saturday June 8, 2019

    Texas Festival Orchestra

    James Dick, piano

    Round Top Music Festival - 2019

    Festival Concert Hall
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Christian Arming

    49th Season Partner
        The Burdine Johnson Foundation

    The appearance of conductor Christian Arming is generously underwritten by
         Rose P. VanArsdel

    Programs are subject to change.

    View Repertoire

    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • American Legion Hall, 1502 S. Hwy 77
    Tuesday, JUNE 25, 2019
    American Legion Hall, 1502 S. Hwy 77, Giddings

    Who – Senior citizens age 55 and up

    When – June 25th from 10AM to 2PM

    Where – American Legion Hall, 1502 S. Hwy 77

    Why – To provide area seniors citizens and caretakers with information about services, businesses, lifestyle information, and health care that is available locally and in the region.

    Area seniors and caretakers, come experience this free event, which features more than 40 booths offering information on topics and products that impact seniors, including information on assisted and retirement living, health issues, medical care, Alzheimer's support, hearing and other topics.

    Lunch – provided

    Booths – giveaways (pens, stylus, flash lights, koozies, calendars, magnets, cups, notepads, water bottles, lens cleaners, pill boxes, med alert items, candy, mardi gras beads, lotions, chap stick, travel size samples, etc.)

    Hospitals, home health, senior care, senior day care, pharmacy services, delivery services, insurance services, volunteer opportunities, CCA, financial advice, hobby groups, anti-aging groups, physical therapy services, investment groups, and much more.

    Brought to you by the Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce and your local businesses. Contact the Chamber of Commerce if you have questions or need information. Call 979-542-3455 or complete this form and return to the Chamber office.

    Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce

    183 E. Hempstead

    Giddings, Texas 78942




    Serving the Senior Citizens of Lee & Fayette Counties and Surrounding Areas.

Past events

21 Mar 2019 Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast
19 Mar 2019 Lee County Day at the Capitol
15 Mar 2019 Herbal Forum at Round Top
09 Mar 2019 James Dick, Piano Recital - Round Top
09 Mar 2019 James Dick Piano Recital - Round Top
05 Mar 2019 Pancake Supper
03 Mar 2019 American Legion Barbecue
24 Feb 2019 Fried Chicken and Sausage Dinner
16 Feb 2019 Prayer & Fasting Conference
16 Feb 2019 Dreaming of the Stars: The Briscoe Center’s Astronomical Quilts!
14 Feb 2019 Concord Church's Valentines Day Social
13 Feb 2019 WIZZIE BROWN on Good Bugs, Bad Bugs in Round Top
13 Feb 2019 Round Top Family Library Basic Computer Class
12 Feb 2019 (copy) Red Cross Emergency Shelter Training
12 Feb 2019 Wendish Walk In Coffee
10 Feb 2019 Turkey & Dressing Dinner
10 Feb 2019 Falling in Love with JESUS worship services
09 Feb 2019 Valentine's Sweetheart Party
09 Feb 2019 Valentine Concert with Dick Smith & Family - Round Top
09 Feb 2019 Valentine's Concert in Round Top
09 Feb 2019 Relationship Summit at Concord Church
09 Feb 2019 Giddings Cupid Market
08 Feb 2019 Soul Food Lunch Sale
07 Feb 2019 Red Cross Emergency Shelter Training
07 Feb 2019 Webinars from Texas AgriLife
02 Feb 2019 Drive by Chili
01 Feb 2019 Lee County Wildlife Association Annual Meeting
29 Jan 2019 Job Fair
27 Jan 2019 Texas Wendish Scholarship Fundraiser
27 Jan 2019 Chili Fundraiser & Membership Drive
26 Jan 2019 Chili Bowl Cookoff and Chili Lunch - Giddings Lions
25 Jan 2019 Stew Supper and Auction
25 Jan 2019 David Ramirez Benefit
21 Jan 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
20 Jan 2019 Fried Chicken Dinner & Auction
19 Jan 2019 Red Hot Chili Cookoff - Stone Cellar, Round Top
19 Jan 2019 20th Annual Prayer Workshop
19 Jan 2019 Chili Cook Off in Round Top
19 Jan 2019 Family Crisis Center Dinner & Dance Gala
12 Jan 2019 Texas Guitar Quartet at Round Top
04 Jan 2019 GEDC Open House
31 Dec 2018 New Year's Eve with The Triumphs
18 Dec 2018 Community Blood Drive
18 Dec 2018 Combined Community Action Christmas Open House
15 Dec 2018 Christmas at the Courthouse
11 Dec 2018 Open House at Rejuvenation
08 Dec 2018 Nutcracker Ballet - Festival Hill
08 Dec 2018 The Nutcracker Ballet
08 Dec 2018 Lexington's Crafty Christmas
08 Dec 2018 Christmas Craft Bazaar - Ledbetter
07 Dec 2018 First National Bank Christmas Open House
05 Dec 2018 Citizens National Bank Open House
04 Dec 2018 Classic Bank Christmas Open House
02 Dec 2018 Chicken Fundraiser
02 Dec 2018 Lee County Coats for Kids
01 Dec 2018 Glen Templeton at the Silos
01 Dec 2018 Neighborhood Christmas Party at Ace Hardware
01 Dec 2018 Blinn College Choirs and Wind Symphony
30 Nov 2018 Ace Hardware Holiday Open House
24 Nov 2018 Lights of Tejas
23 Nov 2018 Ledbetter's Christmas Lane of Lights
22 Nov 2018 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
18 Nov 2018 Community Thanksgiving Service - First Assembly of God
17 Nov 2018 Houston Chamber Ringers - Festival Hill
17 Nov 2018 Holiday Market at Washington on the Brazos
17 Nov 2018 Blue Santa - Timeline of Events
13 Nov 2018 Meet and Greet -Oakland Manor
11 Nov 2018 Veteran's Day Dinner - Lexington
07 Nov 2018 Art & Wine Wednesday at the Silos
07 Nov 2018 Wine Wednesday - at the Silos
03 Nov 2018 Sip & Shop at The Silos with Live Music
02 Nov 2018 Turkey Supper in Loebau
02 Nov 2018 Noon Lions Chili Supper
02 Nov 2018 Theater Forum: Hand in Hand-Festival Hill
01 Nov 2018 Second Anniversary Sale at Gourmet Divas
31 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat - Church of Christ
31 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat at Immanuel
31 Oct 2018 Haunted House at Eleanor's Cottage
28 Oct 2018 Bucking Ball in the Fall
27 Oct 2018 OktoBier Fest in Round Top
25 Oct 2018 Professional Headshot Event
22 Oct 2018 Coffee with Congressman McCaul
22 Oct 2018 Early Voting in October 2018
22 Oct 2018 Emergency Medical Technician Course - LC EMS
20 Oct 2018 Lickskillet Days- Fayetteville
20 Oct 2018 Lexington Pumpkinfest & Chocolate Lovers Festival
19 Oct 2018 Coffee with the Chamber
19 Oct 2018 Heritage Festival and Muziky in LaGrange
18 Oct 2018 Pastor Appreciation Service at Concord
17 Oct 2018 Multi County Wildlife Management Workshop-Luling
16 Oct 2018 Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon - Study Club
15 Oct 2018 Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
12 Oct 2018 Tee Off Against Child Abuse- In Bastrop
11 Oct 2018 Country Music Thursday
09 Oct 2018 Pink Ribbon Affair
07 Oct 2018 Fried Chicken Dinner
06 Oct 2018 Passover/Seder Meal at First Assembly
06 Oct 2018 St. Mary's Fall Festival-Pin Oak
06 Oct 2018 Fireman's Feast in Ledbetter
05 Oct 2018 Chopped BBQ Sandwich - Fundraiser
05 Oct 2018 Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon-Dime Box
02 Oct 2018 National Night Out
02 Oct 2018 Walk in Coffee & Bake Sale
29 Sep 2018 Fedor VFD Fish Fry Catfish Supper
29 Sep 2018 Bluebonnet Solar Tour in Manor
29 Sep 2018 Trail Ride - Cowboy Church
28 Sep 2018 Giddings Breakfast Lions Club Fish Fry
23 Sep 2018 Texas Wendish Fest
21 Sep 2018 Cookin' fer CCA - Cookoff & Fundraiser
17 Sep 2018 Tribute To Hank Williams Sr. - La Grange
16 Sep 2018 4-H Fried Chicken Dinner
15 Sep 2018 The Black Cat Choir at the Silos
15 Sep 2018 Feed the Need Gala in Bastrop
15 Sep 2018 Community Garage Sale at Villas of Giddings
14 Sep 2018 Lee County Three at the Bullpen
14 Sep 2018 Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
13 Sep 2018 Music Night at the Senior Center
10 Sep 2018 Spectacular Circus - Garden Circus
09 Sep 2018 Free Family Fun Day at Camp Tejas
08 Sep 2018 Lions Founders Day - Paige
02 Sep 2018 Holy Cross Warda Church Picnic
02 Sep 2018 Labor Day Picnic & Barbecue - Dime Box
24 Aug 2018 Giddings Swap Meet - Cancelled
18 Aug 2018 Lincoln Volunteer Fire Dept Picnic
14 Aug 2018 Healthy Living Summer Series - with Tejas Health Care
12 Aug 2018 Back to School Celebration at Davam
11 Aug 2018 38th Annual SLCVFD Barbecue
11 Aug 2018 Back to School Giveaway
04 Aug 2018 Cowboy Church of Lee County Fundraiser
24 Jul 2018 Blood Drive - Giddings Library
21 Jul 2018 Breakfast Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament
09 Jul 2018 Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
04 Jul 2018 Firemen's July 4th Celebration
29 Jun 2018 Private Applicator Training
25 Jun 2018 Vacation Bible School
22 Jun 2018 Lee County Youth Center Summer Fundraiser
22 Jun 2018 Happy Hearts Quilt Guild-Quilt Show
21 Jun 2018 13th Annual Golf Tournament
14 Jun 2018 AIR EVAC in Round Top
10 Jun 2018 Ledbetter Homecoming
04 Jun 2018 Enroll Now at Lee County Youth Center
27 May 2018 Senior Citizen Gaming Party in Round Top
27 May 2018 Homecoming Bazaar and Picnic
26 May 2018 License to Carry Classes- Jigsaw Weaponry
26 May 2018 The Wizard of Oz, Dance Giddings
23 May 2018 Spring Revival-Paige
17 May 2018 Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
12 May 2018 Knights of the Round Table Gala
12 May 2018 Plant Sale for the Youth Center
11 May 2018 Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
11 May 2018 Preserving the Harvest - Can Now Eat Later
05 May 2018 Mother's Day Hat and Tea at Concord Church
05 May 2018 BBQ Fest
04 May 2018 CPRA Rodeo in Lexington
03 May 2018 National Wild Turkey Federation-Lee County Chapter Banquet
03 May 2018 Lexington Homecoming
27 Apr 2018 Annual Women's Conference
12 Apr 2018 Rodeo Giddings 2018
10 Apr 2018 BBQ on a Bun
10 Apr 2018 Martin Luther Walk In Coffee
08 Apr 2018 Fried Chicken Dinner
31 Mar 2018 Shred Day at H&R Block
24 Mar 2018 Garage Sale
22 Mar 2018 Annual Fish Fry - Concord Church
18 Mar 2018 BBQ Chicken Fundraiser - Manheim
17 Mar 2018 St. Patricks Day Chili Cook Off and Gun Raffle
10 Mar 2018 Varmint Hunt - Jigsaw Weaponry
04 Mar 2018 American Legion BBQ
03 Mar 2018 Veteran's Resource Fair in Bryan
02 Mar 2018 Fish Fry Fundraiser
01 Mar 2018 Lee County Junior Livestock Show
23 Feb 2018 Casino Nite Fundraiser
21 Feb 2018 Coffee & Donuts
15 Feb 2018 Give Blood
06 Feb 2018 Annual Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon-GNH Lions
02 Feb 2018 Cirque Italia in Austin
27 Jan 2018 CPR & AED Training - Round Top
26 Jan 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference
26 Jan 2018 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference
20 Jan 2018 Round Top Chili Cook Off - Round Top
19 Dec 2017 Nitsche Group Christmas Open House
14 Dec 2017 Liquor Depot - Engraving Event
14 Dec 2017 LIQUOR DEPOT
14 Dec 2017 2nd Annual Christmas Karaoke for Senior Citizens
14 Dec 2017 Country Karaoke Christmas
13 Dec 2017 Round Top State Bank Christmas Open House
09 Dec 2017 Christmas at Winedale - Round Top
09 Dec 2017 Christmas Craft Bazaar
07 Dec 2017 Ashley's Attic Christmas Party
01 Dec 2017 Christmas Open House - Giddings Library
23 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Service -Concord Church
19 Nov 2017 Surviving the Holidays event
19 Nov 2017 Christmas Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show
16 Nov 2017 St. John UCC A Cappella Choir - Round Top
10 Nov 2017 Veteran's Day Breakfast
31 Oct 2017 Fall Festival at Immanuel Lutheran Church
27 Oct 2017 Halloween at the Library
21 Oct 2017 Chocolate Lover's Day
14 Oct 2017 Chicken Fried Steak Meal - Paige VFD
29 Sep 2017 Early Operation Christmas Present - LC EMS
07 Sep 2017 Texas Word Wrangler Kick-Off Gala
01 Sep 2017 King Ranch Plate Fundraiser - LCYC
18 Aug 2017 Teen Scene
12 Aug 2017 Benefit for Firefighter Clifton - Barbecue
26 Jul 2017 Painting with a Twist
22 Jul 2017 Outdoor Extravaganza
21 Jul 2017 Teen Scene
21 Jul 2017 Senior Expo in LaGrange
29 Jun 2017 Capitol Tour of Washington DC
17 Jun 2017 Hamburger Supper - Paige
17 Jun 2017 Juneteenth Parade and Block Party
11 Jun 2017 St. John Lutheran Church Picnic
09 Jun 2017 Cattle Marketing Seminar
28 May 2017 Serbin Picnic
21 May 2017 Waldeck Lutheran Church Picnic-Ledbetter
01 Apr 2017 Girlfriends Boot Camp - Girls Night Out
17 Mar 2017 Job Fair - Cat Spec Specialty
25 Feb 2017 Scrapbook and Craft Benefit
05 Feb 2017 CASA Superbowl Party
10 Jan 2017 New Volunteer Training-Hospice Brazos Valley

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce                               Phone: (979) 542-3455
Mailing address: 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942      

Physical Location: Giddings Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center at 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942
Also houses: Lee County Museum
(on the Courthouse square)

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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