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Labor Day...What Does it Mean?

31 Aug 2018 1:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


As we say farewell to summer(not the heat) and the long warm evenings, we also say HELLO to football, school activities, and pumpkin lattes(ewww). 

It's okay to be happy that seasons change, and with it we see new, exciting things happening around us.

You will find our weekly eblast attached at the bottom of the page.  In it you will find some great activities that are family friendly and FREE.  This is a great way to get out in the community and see what is happening at Camp Tejas and the Giddings Public Library. Later in the month when it is a little cooler you can head out to Serbin for their annual Wendish Fest and learn about the history and heritage of the Wends.

Just a reminder, it is 8 weeks until Halloween, 12 weeks until Thanksgiving, and 16 weeks until Christmas! 

Happy Labor Day! We will be closed on Monday to observe the holiday. 

History of Labor Day

Labor Day: What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Tejas Family Fun Day
Sunday, September 9, 2018
from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at
Camp Tejas, 1038 PR 2191

Tejas Camp & Retreat Center will host a Family Fun Day on Sunday, September 9th from 2:00 - 7:00. The event, which will be held at 1038 PR 2191, Giddings, TX, will be a great opportunity for the whole family to come out and experience what Tejas has to offer.

Tejas is a premier Christian retreat center located in Giddings, TX. They are committed to Setting the Stage for Jesus to Transform Lives. They do this through summer camps, retreats and Lights of Tejas.

During the Family Fun event, many of the fun activities will be open, including the pool, zip lines, quick jumps, skyline swing, lazy river, double wet willie water slides, lake trapeze, double water zip lines, gaga ball, volleyball, boating, water slide, basketball, and more. In addition to the activities, Tejas will also be serving a free BBQ dinner from 4:30 to 6:30.

This event is free and open to the local community and anyone who wants to learn more about Tejas Camp & Retreat Center.

To learn more about this event:
visit camptejas.org/funday
OR contact Naomi Faltin at (979)366-2422 EXT. 710.

For more information about Tejas Camp Retreat Center, visit camptejas.org.

Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
  Fri-Sat, September 14-15, 2018 (2nd weekend)
from 9-5 Friday, 10-2 Saturday
at the Giddings Public Library & Cultural Center

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
Contact: 979-542-2716    


Annual Wendish Fest
Sunday, September 23, 2018 (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: wendish@bluebon.net                    http://www.texaswendish.org/Pages/WendishFest.aspx


TEEN NIGHT: 7-11:30PM $10.00 Admission
Thursday, July 5, 2018: Snake River Red Band
Thursday, July 12, 2018: DJ Jason Haas
Thursday, July 19, 2018: DJ Jason Haas
Thursday, July 26, 2018: DJ Johnny Condell
Thursday, August 2, 2018: Snake River Red Band
Thursday, August 9, 2018: DJ Jason Haas

Saturday, July 14, 2018: Kenny Orts $10.00 Admission
Saturday, August 4, 2018: Blake Torrey $10.00 Admission
Saturday, August 11, 2018: Derek Spence & Southern County Line Band George
Strait Tribute $20-$30 Admission
Friday, September 28, 2018: The Emotions $10.00 Admission
Saturday, November 3, 2018: Jason Cassidy $15.00 Admission
Saturday, December 1, 2018: Glen Templeton $25-$75 Admission
Saturday, December 31, 2018: The Triumphs $25-$45 Admission
Tickets can be purchased online at:
or email info@the-silos.com for order forms.

Get your "Buy Happiness, Buy Local" tshirt
at the Chamber of Commerce

Sizes S-M are $18
XL is $21
Contact the Chamber: 979-542-3455, chambergiddings@gmail.com

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com
Tourism email:  giddingschamber@gmail.com

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