The rain is coming... we have seen evidence of the purple sage blooming
That surely means we will get the rain we so desperately need. The cracks in the yards are becoming a little scary! And we have water restrictions in place and now we have a burn ban. So the heat is serious and we must all do our part to conserve water. What old wives tales do you know about that herald future rain? At the very least it gives up hope that the grass will become green again, and that our plants will survive.
It is just so hot that most decisions are made by how much time is required outside... God bless all the workers who are out in this heat every day.
The upcoming events and activities for the rest of the month and heading into August are exciting to say the least! Check out the Christmas in July Sip & Shop which is coming up on July 29th. We have been sold out for weeks and we are so excited to see all the vendors. There is no cost to attend, however we will be accepting school supply donations for the Backpack Giveaway!
Back to School is coming and we want to remind you that the First Assembly of God Church is working on their Back to School Giveaway on August 5th. They are accepting donations at this time of school supplies to fill the backpacks. You can make a donation at the church or drop it off at the Chamber office. We will make sure they get it.
There will be a Community Blood Drive on August 16th at Giddings Public Library in the Bloodmobile. It only takes a few minutes to give the Gift of Life! They open at Noon and close at 6PM.
FYI - Here's your chance to provide something for our Visitors Bags! Take advantage of this opportunity. We are making up 200 plus Visitors Bags for an upcoming 4-H conference and the incoming new teachers at GISD. We will make sure your brochure, business card, or other items will be placed in the bags. The deadline for getting this to us is Thursday, July 27th. Let us know if we need to pick up your items.
Finally we are very excited about the upcoming Community Awards Banquet which will be held on August 8th at The Silos on 77! This year our theme is "To Boldly Go - Into The Next Century" as we wind down our celebration recognizing 100 years as The Voice of Business in Giddings and Lee County. We will be using Star Trek as our backdrop to reach toward the stars in the next 100 years. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. As always, business casual is the event attire. But don't be surprised if you run into some famous Vulcans...
We will announce the Community Awards recipients this week in the media so watch for this news. We have lots to be thankful for in our community... especially all of our many citizens who work tirelessly to make Giddings and Lee County a great place to live.