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Time Change and the Fall

05 Nov 2018 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The weather is beautiful and is what we all love about Fall! We can appreciate the beauty of the sun shining and the crispness in the air. Tonight at the Giddings Buffalo Stadium the football game will be enjoyed more than usual because of the awesome cooler weather. 

If you don't want to cook dinner before the game, you can head over the Giddings High School Cafetorium for the Noon Lions Club famous Chili Dinner.  We will see you there. 

On another note, we had quite the celebrity here in town last week. To tell you how small the world really is, you have to go back about six months ago to when our new friend and super hero, Adventureman aka Jamie McDonald stopped by for the night. So, Brian Fischer called to tell me about a marathon runner coming through Giddings on his way across the USA. Brian has a friend in Oregon who met Jamie and said, call Brian when you get close to Austin. 

Of course that means we have to show him some Giddings Hometown Hospitality! We tell him to come to Giddings and spend the night and then we all meet for breakfast before he heads out to Brenham.  His goal is to run across the USA and raise funds for children's hospitals.  Today he was at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston for an event. You can follow his progress on facebook at his Adventureman page.  


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Another fun thing we did last week was bring in Frank Smith Photography to take headshots of our members for their portfolios, business cards and LinkedIn page.  It was a great opportunity to update our photos and we will definitely do it again in the future.

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And finally, we want to recognize Laurie Jurk and her dedicatied staff at Ashley's Attic on receiving the Business of the Month designation.  Our business of the month is selected from our current membership. They are small business owners who work hard and contribute in many ways in our community. We are proud of our community for their continued efforts to support the Chamber. 

Pray for CJ Lehmann, Fayette County Deputy Sheriff. He is still in critical condition.  He was a student at Giddings High School during my substitute days. Teachers, even substitutes feel very close to their students. Praying for CJ and his family.

Watch for information about an exciting Customer Service Training program we are hosting on November 27th.


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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