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  • 16 Nov 2017 11:43 AM | Kelita Alberts (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
    Ladies clothing, totes, jewelry
    Wood products, crotched towels
    Deco Mesh Wreaths/Tupperware
    Pampered Chef
    Handcrafted Jewelry
    paparazzi accessories
    Aprons, Totes jelly, Christmas
    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
    Night lite covers/Kitchen towels/Avon
    holiday pillows
    goatsmilk soap, lotion, bath salts
    Ladies boutique
    Wreaths, holiday décor

    ​Thrive by LeVel & Young Living


  • 07 Nov 2017 11:31 AM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)


    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.



    November 7th

    9AM to 1PM

    First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall


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

  • 30 Oct 2017 9:59 AM | Kelita Alberts (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 | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)


    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!


    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!


    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 | Kelita Alberts (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
      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!

  • 10 Jun 2016 12:33 PM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)


    We have a special event tonight at the Giddings Buffalo Stadium. Join the local Lee County Relay for Life teams a they kick off the Relay for Life at 6pm with the Survivor Walk!  We know that there are a lot of teams and lots of participants who will be there.  Come out and walk in honor of your cancer survivor or walk to remember. This is for everyone in the community. Race to a Million is the theme for this year and 23 teams are registered. Come out for a while if you have a chance.

    Also this weekend we have a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for new Chamber member Jigsaw Weaponry. Join us for the ribbon cutting at 10am and then throughout the day for BBQ, specials and give aways. Jigsaw Weaponry is located 4 miles east of Giddings on Hwy 290.  See the attached flyer for more information.

    We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
  • 10 Jun 2016 12:31 PM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)


    As you can tell from the subject line, we have had enough of this incessant rain!  The mosquitoes are starting to attack, the humidity is making my hair curl to a new level, enough already! 

    But in happier news, we have a lot going on during June and we want you to join us!


    Congratulations to Hunan Chinese Restaurant our June Chamber Business Member of the Month. They support many of our community organizations throughout the year. We recognize our member to thank them for their many contributions. Annie and the whole Vo family know and love their customers just like they are family. According to Annie, "this is so much more than just a restaurant, we are part of the community and their lives." We are very lucky to have Annie and her family as part of our Chamber family.

    Relay 4 Life - Friday, June 10th -



    Relay For Life of Lee County

    “Race to a Million”

    Friday, June 10, 2016


    Giddings High School, Buffalo Stadium


    Join us for a night of celebrating, remembering and fighting back! This free event is open to the public—we’ve all been impacted by cancer in some way.


    Survivor Lap—6:30pm

    Caregiver Lap—Immediately following

    Luminaria Ceremony—9:00pm


    We’ll have several activities/games, a silent auction, raffle items, live entertainment along with great food—turkey legs, snow cones, fried fish, kolaches, tamales and more!


    Visit  or call 979-776-1464 for more information.


    Ribbon Cutting - Saturday, June 11th at Jigsaw Weaponry. More details to follow.


    Cruise Night - Thursday, June 16th - More info to follow. Cool cars, old cars, vintage cars, and bragging rights(1991 and earlier)! Downtown from 7-9pm. For more details call Chuck Crane - 281-814-4081.


    Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening - Friday, June 17th Join us at the Chamber office at 4:30 for a Ribbon Cutting for LRG Ranch and Range, Amier Gantt, owner. We are excited for our new member and look forward to hearing about his project.


    Juneteenth Parade - Saturday, June 18th hosted by the Lee County Juneteenth Committee in downtown Giddings. Contact the Giddings Public Library for parade registration forms.


    Quilt Show, June 24-25 Details to follow.


    Lee County Youth Center Fundraiser Dance - June 25th 3rd Annual Dance at the Depot with the Black Cat Choir. See attached Flyer.

    2nd Annual Senior Expo - June 28th at Sons of Hermann Hall from 10 to 2. We have attached a flyer. Businesses may want a table at the event. Contact the Chamber for more information.


    11th Annual Rotary Golf Tournament - Thursday, June 30th See the attached flyer.


    Lots of fun things to do this month and we would like for you to share this email with your family and friends.

    Thanks for your continued support of the Chamber!

    Nominations for our Community Awards are now open. 

  • 07 Apr 2016 2:06 PM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)
    We hope you are having a wonderful week!  This weather has been so nice with the cool mornings and the warm afternoons.  The bees have started visiting the bottle brush out back and the roses are magnificent!

    We have been posting our rose photos on our Facebook page so we can share the beauty. Share your too if you get a chance.

    The next couple of weeks are going to be BUSY! 

    Starting tonight is the Rodeo Giddings slack, which will begin competition tomorrow night.


    • Rodeo Giddings - April 8th & 9th at 7:30pm. Admission $10

    • Concord Christian - 2nd Annual Women's Conference
      Saturday, April 9, Breakfast from 8:30am-9:30am. Conference starts at 9:30am.
      Sunday, April 10, 8am worship service, 11am worship service
      Location: Concord Church at 124 W. Bellville, Giddings

    • Beautification Committee Work Day - Keep Texas Beautiful project will be held at Lee County Heritage Center from 9am to noon. The Lee County Youth Center volunteers will be painting the picket fence. Thanks to First National Bank for sponsoring this work day.

    • Martin Luther Lutheran Church Walk In Coffee - April 12th from 10am to 1pm

    • First United Methodist Church BBQ on Bun - April 19th from 1:30am to 1pm

    • An Evening with Chad Prather - April 22 at the Landmark Event Center
      Happy hour starts at 6:30pm. Dinner at 8pm. Individual tickets are $50, space is limited. To purchase call the Chamber 542-3455 or email:

    • Lee County Youth Center Volunteer Luncheon - Join the staff and students of the youth center as we recognize our hardworking volunteers on April 29th from 11am to 1pm.

  • 22 Mar 2016 10:40 AM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)


    The bluebonnets are blooming and my pecan tree has decided to begin to bud out.  Heard we may get some cool weather, but maybe it won't freeze anything.

    We are happy to send out reminders about upcoming events and activities that you will want to add to your calendar. Also, just a thought - WARNING - Dates in calendar are closer than they appear.

    Next week -


    • Easter Week - Friday, March 25th - Good Friday and Sunday, March 27th is Easter Sunday.

    • Tuesday, March 29th - Achievement Now with Craig Krause from 11am to 1pm at First National Bank Business Center. Highly motivational and energizing Lunch N Learn. Let us know if you are coming so we can order lunch for you.

    • Thursday, March 31st - California Wine Country Trip - Chamber Trip to the Wine Country is a fun 5 day excursion with food, wine and several special visits.  

    • Monday, April 4th - Country Music Monday-Lone Star Opry

    • April 7-9th - Rodeo Giddings - Lee county Sheriff's Posse CPRA Rodeo at the Arena.

    • Saturday, April 9th - Keep Texas Beautiful/Keep Giddings Beautiful in Giddings includes opportunities to help with local service projects and clean up activities.

    • Tuesday, April 12th - Martin Luther Lutheran Church Walk In Coffee from 10am to 1pm.

    • Tuesday, April 19th - First United Methodist Church BBQ on Bun Fundraiser


    The Chamber will be closed on Good Friday. HAPPY EASTER!

  • 15 Mar 2016 9:02 AM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)

    Get Ready for Lee County Fair

    The Lee County Fair starts on Thursday evening after school. The arts & craft vendors begin setting up and the Youth Fair board has worked for at least a week hanging flagging, banners, cleaning buildings, setting benches, and picnic tables; all in preparation of the Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ Cook-Off.

    The community wide event brings together the best of bbq cooking, Texas Country Music, arts & crafts, The Mighty Thomas Carnival, competitive beer and wine making, hot sauce, cobblers, and Senior Citizen activities.

    Thursday -  Gates open at 4pm: Arts & Crafts Vendors, BBQ Cook-Off teams are setting up.  Free to enter the fairgrounds. Carnival opens at 6pm with two for one armband specials.  The Mighty Thomas Carnival has rides for all ages. This carnival has been coming to Giddings for the past five years. The Elite Cheer Competition team will perform under the big pavilion their Spring Show.  Then local DJ Jason will take over.

    Friday-  Senior Citizen Day is the favorite activity for Friday because we kick off the day with Bingo, followed by LaGrange Roadrunners Square Dancers and Polka Music. Seniors can pick up great information from the sponsor tables that are located around the grounds. BBQ plates are served for a fee of $3. The meal is sponsored by Oakland Manor and LCRA.

    Saturday - Starting with the Parade in Giddings around City Park and then continuing out at the Fairgrounds for a fun-filled day.

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:
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