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  • 06 Apr 2018 11:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings,

    We are excited to be able to send out the 2018 Lee County Fair information to you.  We have been working hard to get things updated and we know we have one correction that we want to add.

    The deadline on the sponsorship package has been extended to April 12th! We realized you may need another week to get the forms filled out and turned in to the committee. 

    Our sponsors are recognized in print and this is a great opportunity to help provide scholarships to our local high school students. They work hard for the fair committee to earn the money they need for college.

    Help us help our kids! We need you to sponsor the fair or buy season passes from our local Lee County Youth Fair Board.

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!


    Please help welcome our newest members to the Chamber!

    Concord Church – Pastor Stanley Harris (relocated in the former Phillips & Luckey)
    Roy Milam Painting – Roy Milam (Painted the Depot and the underpinning on our building)
    Davam Urgent Care
    Larry Whitley – Giddings Taxi & Delivery Service
    Jennifer Dunkin - Cedar Frame

  • 26 Mar 2018 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings 

    As we prepare for Easter we can appreciate the warm, beautiful weather so much more now. We are grateful for sunshine and spring flowers. The harsh winter was unusual for us and very uncomfortable. We are glad to be able to sit out on the porch and enjoy lunch again.

    Below are some of the wonderful events and activities that are scheduled for our community. We are looking forward to our afternoon walking meetings and the new Healthy Living Series coming soon. 

    Watch for new and exciting news about the Chamber Open House, Senior Expo, and the Lee County Fair.  We are working hard to get all the information out to you.

    We do want to recognize our newest members of the Chamber and ask you to stop by and say hi this week..

    Concord Church – Pastor Stanley Harris (relocated to the former Phillips & Luckey)

    Roy Milam Painting – Roy Milam (underpinned our building)

     Davam Urgent Care - former Hibbetts Sports

    Giddings Taxi & Delivery Services - Larry Whitley

    The Chamber will close for Good Friday, Mary 30th.

    EVENTS:

    Riley Key Scholarship Barrel Racing - March 23-25
    Shred Day at H&R Block - March 31 from 9am-noon
    Tejas Health Care now open every second and fourth Saturday
    Rodeo Giddings - April 13-14
    Martin Luther Lutheran Church Walk in Coffee - April 10 from 10am-1pm


  • 20 Mar 2018 9:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy days are here again, now that the temperatures are nice and everything is blooming.

    We are happy to announce that our Chamber Member Business of the Month is Bluebonnet Electric Coop. We are so happy to recognize our members for their enormous support in the community.  Photos are forthcoming.

    Spring Break has been a great time for us here at the museum. We have had lots of visitors throughout the week.  Yesterday we even had a 1928 Ford out in the front of the courthouse taking photos, so we got in on the action.  Beautifully restored, working vehicle.

    Watch for our upcoming news about great things we are planning for the spring and summer. We will have new programs, new member benefits, and our survey results. 


    • Special Olympics at Buffalo Stadium – March 24th
    • Riley Key Barrel Race – March 23-25th
    • H&R Block Shred Day – March 31st
    • Breakfast & Business – April 5th
    Hope you have a great weekend!
  • 07 Dec 2017 1:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings,

    Merry Christmas to you! We hope you will come to the Christmas at the Courthouse this week.  We are excited to be back at the Courthouse this year! Join us in singing Christmas Carols, have cookies and hot chocolate, make a Christmas card, and enjoy the lights.  We are so excited to have our Courthouse lit up this year.

  • 16 Nov 2017 3:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings

    We are excited about the upcoming holidays and all the activities that are held during the next several weeks.  We have worked hard to gather the information together for you and we ask you to share with your family and friends.  

    The Ministerial Alliance is sponsoring the Community Thanksgiving Service which is coming up on Sunday at the First Baptist Church. It is held right after the Christmas Merry Marketplace. We hope you will stop by and get some of your shopping done.

    Christmas at the Courthouse is also exciting as we return to the courthouse square to celebrate with the community. 












  • 16 Nov 2017 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Christmas Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show

    November 19,2017

    Lee County Youth Center

    1010 E. Industry

    10am - pm


    Cost to get in is free!

    The annual Christmas Merry Marketplace promises to be the best show ever! This year we will have some new vendors with cool items for your long gift buying list. Come on out to the Lee County Youth Center a support our growing youth center.



    Younique Make Up Products
    Homemade Aprons, girls dresses
    Jewelry
    Ladies clothing, totes, jewelry
    Wood products, crotched towels
    Deco Mesh Wreaths/Tupperware
    Pampered Chef
    Handcrafted Jewelry
    paparazzi accessories
    Aprons, Totes jelly, Christmas
    Jewelry
    embroidered items, handcrafts
    Handmade Pens & Seam Rippers
    Home Décor, crosses, signs
    Woodwork - Yard art
    Childrens books
    embroidered items, handcrafts
    Peanuts, gift baskets, cookies
    Bags & dolls from vintage linens
    Upcycled liquor bottles/soap pump vases
    Handbags, wallets, boots
    Monat/Rodan & Fields
    Scentsy
    Night lite covers/Kitchen towels/Avon
    holiday pillows
    goatsmilk soap, lotion, bath salts
    Ladies boutique
    Stoneware
    Wreaths, holiday décor

    ​Thrive by LeVel & Young Living

    Plexus

  • 07 Nov 2017 11:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings,

    We are excited to bring you the Reminders for the Week!

    I heard a Christmas ad last night while watching tv. That is just so hard to believe! Christmas is right around the corner.  We will have the upcoming holiday schedule out soon.

    Please send us your Open House times or schedules so we can add them to our web events. We depend on you, our members to let us know about your important events.



    ELECTION DAY WALK IN COFFEE

    SPONSORED BY THE GIDDINGS GARDEN CLUB

    November 7th

    9AM to 1PM

    First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall




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    ​We will be closed Friday to observe Veteran's Day Holiday.

  • 30 Oct 2017 9:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Margaret's Catholic Church Fall Festival
    Sunday, October 29, 2017
    serving begins at 12:45pm
    at Sons of Hermann Hall, Hwy 77 South
    1031 Co Rd 223, Giddings

    St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Giddings invites everyone to their annual Fall Festival to be held on Sunday, Oct 29 at the Sons of Hermann Hall on Hwy 77 South. The serving begins at 12:45pm and the live auction at 1:45pm.

    Dinner Items:
    Chili - $7.00
    Chili to Go - $8.00
    Tamales - $10.00 a dozen
    Chicken Fajita Dinner - $10.00
    Eat in or Take out

    Other Activities include:
    Raffles - Silent Auction - Bake Sale - Soda Spin - Grocery/Cake Spin - Laser Tag - Face Painting - Country Store - Children's Games - Mexican Bingo - Costume Contest

    Juan Carlos "El Charro" Ballet Folklorico
    Rockin Sam the DJ

    Please call St. Margaret's for more info: 979-542-3380



    Halloween Hamburgers
    October 31, 2017
    from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    at 179 E. Industry (Police Station)

    Get an early start to your Halloween Fun! Join the Giddings Police Department for Halloween Hamburgers.

    We will have hamburgers, drinks, balloons and glow necklaces. Wear your best costume and come visit us before your trick or treating adventure.
  • 26 Oct 2017 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings!

    What lovely weather we are having this week! If you haven't walked outside for the pure joy of walking outside - YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

    It is October and that means better weather, high school football, band contest, and HALLOWEEN! We have just a few reminders for you and some volunteer opportunities coming up in the next couple of weeks.  If you like good old fashion entertainment, you will enjoy the UIL Marching contest this weekend. If you can volunteer a couple of hours in the concession stand - that's even better!

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    Giddings is hosting the 2017 UIL 18/26 Marching Contest on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

    We have 20 bands coming to this competition this year. It is the Band Boosters biggest fundraiser that we have. The band boosters just contributed $25,000 for new uniforms for the band. We are needing volunteers to help in different areas during the contest. The band parents (especially Senior parents) would like to watch the Giddings band perform at 7:45 (the last band performance of the night)

    • Here is where we are needing help:

    Ticket booth (2 people per shift/not related)  4:30-6:30 & 6:30 - END

    Concession Stand:  Set-up 9:30-12:3012:30-2:303:30-6:306:30 - END

    Warm-Up Area (2) - 12:00-2:002:00-4:004:00-6:006:00 - END



    Halloween ​at the LIBRARY

    Come one and all to the Giddings Public Library’s annual Community Halloween Festival! Sponsored by the Giddings Public Library, Thrivent Financial, The New Horizons Lion's Club and the Leo Club, this free family event will be held after school from 3:30-5:30, on Friday, October 27th. We will have Halloween games and prizes, coloring, crafts, face painting, photo props and a kid-sized haunted house!

    Come in wearing a costume all day on Halloween to trick-or-treat in the library and spin the “Spooktacular Prize Wheel!

    See you there!


    CHRISTMAS MERRY MARKETPLACE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

    When: Sunday, November 19 from 10am-5pm
    Where: The Lee County Youth Center, 1010 E. Industry

    The Lee County Youth Center is excited about the upcoming Christmas Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show.  We are sold out on vendor booths and will have a list of the vendors coming out very soon! We hope to see you there.

    ​Let us know if you have something interesting that we can add to the weekly email blast.

  • 15 Jun 2016 3:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Happy Wednesday!  We hope you are having a nice day and that your summer is starting our well.

    We have several activities and events that we want to remind you about this week and next week.

    • Cruise Night - See the attachment - June 16th from 7-9pm in Downtown Giddings


    • Ribbon Cutting - Friday night at the Chamber office, meet new member Amier Gantt, owner of LRG Ranch & Range and join us for the Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm.


    • Juneteenth parade - The Lee County Juneteenth Committee will hold the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 18th at 10am in Downtown Giddings. 


    • Quilt Show - June 24th & 25th. See information at bottom of event list.

      Happy Hearts Quilt Guild presents
      MEMORIES OF HOME
      Quilt Show 

      Friday & Saturday

      June 24 & 25, 2016

      Friday — 9 am—6 pm

      Saturday — 9 am—4 pm

       $5 admission


    • Lee County Youth Center Fundraising Dance - The Black Cat Choir will rock the Depot Dock on June 25th from 6-10pm with meal, drinks, dancing, silent and live auctions.  Tickets available from LCYC board members for $40 each or $75 per couple.


    • Senior Expo - June 28th at Sons of Hermann Hall from 10am to 2pm.  Free for senior citizens, includes lunch.


    • Blood Drive - June 30th from 11:30am to 6pm at Immanuel Lutheran Fellowship Hall, be sure to eat a meal before donating blood and remember your ID. Tee Shirt giveaway this time.


    • Rotary Golf Tournament - see attachment


    • July 4th Celebration - includes Pro Bull Riding at Fury on the 4th and the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department Firemen's Celebration with bbq, vendors, auction, games, and of course the FIREWORKS!

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Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce                               Phone: (979) 542-3455
Mailing address: PO Box 52, Giddings TX 78942      

Physical Location: Fletcher House Museum at 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942
(on the Courthouse square)

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

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