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Incredible Senior Expo

28 Jun 2019 10:20 AM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)


You heard that right!  We are bringing back the good old fashioned street dance to our downtown courthouse lawn. This is a huge event for Giddings and we hope you can come spend the evening with us.

We will sing the National Anthem at 7pm with local artists leading us. There will be vendors and a concession stand. The street will close at 5pm to through traffic and we will start setting up the grounds. 

We want to give a shout out to our generous volunteers for the two events we hosted this week.  It always seems to come in waves when we are planning activities. 

This week we held the Senior Expo at the American Legion Post 276. We were blessed to have consummate volunteers, Mike Maass and Spencer Schneider cooking lunch while Rusty Scholl was giving commands... The rewards for working in the kitchen with this crew is a fantastic lunch. We are blessed to have these men in our community.  The Senior Expo is designed to bring senior citizens together with businesses and agencies who serve the senior population.  During our event we realized that the agencies and businesses really need to know each other also because of the population they serve.  You never know what will happen at one of our events. 


Going back to Sunday, the Chamber hosted the 10th Annual Festival Hill BBQ Picnic at the First Presbyterian Church. Every year we invite the students and faculty of Festival Hill to join us for an authentic barbeque picnic which consists of barbeque chicken, beef, and pork provided by City Meat Market, and all the sides.  This year we served potato salad, wendish noodles, ranch style beans, and lots of little sides. Desserts were peach cobbler, banana puddings, popcicles, cakes and brownies for our guests. We had so much fun with the students and learned a lot about the selection process for Institute.  Rick Wahrmund was our tour guide through the historic church sanctuary telling the history of the First Presbyterians in Giddings.


Finally, it has been very interesting to try to outguess the weather man every day. We usually bet on them being wrong at least 50% of the time, but lately they have really been struggling to get it right. And, when the news casters get the names of Texas towns wrong, it makes me crazy!  They may have gotten some blistering emails in Austin this week from Giddings. 

We hope you have a great weekend! Watch for more details about the Grimes Street Music Fest.

Denice Harlan, PCED, IOM

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

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