• This Sunday, May 30, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham will be hosting their annual Homecoming Bazaar. Holy Mass is slated at 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.
At 11 a.m. barbecue dinners will be sold for $7 a plate for adults and $5 a plate for children under 12. Dinner includes brisket, pork, coleslaw, beans, potato salad, bread, dessert and tea.
Live music will be performed by the band Turkey & The Wranglers.
At 2 p.m. the live auction will feature homemade items and more.
Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for $1 each or 6 for $5 with great prizes to be won.
Fun and games for all ages include the following booths to play: cake, toy, fruit, ham and sausage, and plant.
Don’t forget to stop by and take a tour of this beautiful church built in 1909. For more information call 936-894-2223 or visit www.smsj.org.
• Monday, May 31 is a United States federal holiday. While we are taking advantage of this long weekend, I ask you to take just a minute to reflect on all the men and women who died while in our nation’s service. Memorial Day is not about division, it is about reconciliation, it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all (lives) for you and me.
• I received an e-mail from a proud father, Ronny, this past week. Ronny is the dad of Haley who is a senior at Anderson-Shiro and is a Grimes County Fair Queen Candidate. Haley would greatly appreciate any and all support in her quest. One of the main ways to support her is to purchase fair tickets. These fair tickets are $15 each and can be purchased from Haley, her mom Suzy or Ronny. For more information or to purchase fair tickets, e-mail RonnyB@springisd.org or call 979-777-0273 / 979-450-6669.
• Fundraising Programs for High Point Elementary include the following: Collecting box tops found on many items you purchase; saving used printer cartridges (ink jet or laser), and old cell phones and accessories; and using a Target credit card (Give the cashier your child’s school name and that school will receive a percentage of your purchase.) All of these items bring in money for school projects, field trips, prizes, etc. For more information e-mail KitchenB@navasotaisd.org.
• Grimes County Poor Boys has been in existence for 20 years. This group supports the youth of our county by purchasing animals at the County Fair and awards scholarships to graduating seniors in all four Grimes County high schools. This group spent approximately $20,000 at the 2009 fair and hope to make this fair the best year ever. Membership dues are $100 per year. This organization will be selling raffle tickets and memberships during the fair. To contact any of the officers for more information, or to make a donation to the auction or a monetary contribution, call Frank Dietrich at 936-873-2842, Tom Johanson at 936-873-2350, Kenny Sechelski at 936-873-2479, Jimmy Schroeder at 936-348-8541 or Terry Licce at 936-661-5919.
Saturday, Aug. 7, is slated to be the next major Grimes County Poor Boys fundraiser held at The Grimes County Expo Center. A rib-eye steak dinner, and auction are on the agenda at this event. More details will be given at a later date.
• Maria and Brian Striplin of Plantersville informed me of the following: Magnolia’s Society of Samaritans (S.O.S.) founder and director Judy Everett is still hospitalized and diagnosed with congenital heart failure, pneumonia and severe anemia. A benefit will take place on Sunday, June 6, from noon to 6 p.m. at Spurs Country Western Dance Hall on FM 1488 in Magnolia. Barbecue brisket sandwiches will be served and a silent and live auction will take place. For more information on the benefit, including donating or volunteering, contact Cathy McCown at email@example.com or call 713-339-0103.
• Birthdays include the following: Bernice Miller and Jennifer Kimich, who will celebrate on May 28; Second Assistant Fire Chief Micheal Briggs, May 29; and my great-niece Torrye Paldo, May 30.
• E-mail me at Ladypeacock1980@aol.com with any news you wish to share. All news for this column is due on Thursdays by 6 p.m.