The Grimes County Mobile Food Bank will be at the Expo center Thursday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. until noon. All residents may participate but proof of residency is required.
The 4-H Pecan Sales began Sept. 1 and will end the first of October. Be sure and get those pecans and walnuts ordered for your holiday baking as soon as possible.
Bridget Coronado, daughter of Paul and Cynthia Coronado, is the elementary PE teacher in Anderson. One of her goals is to teach her pre-K children how to ride a bike but needs a few more children’s bikes to accomplish this goal. Bridget has 10 sets of knee/wrist/elbow pads on order but would like to also add some helmets to her supplies. She is asking for six children’s bikes for ages 4 and 5-year olds and at least 10 helmets. If anyone would like to help her out by donating these items, please call the elementary school, 936-873-4525.
I’ve known Bridget all her life and I know growing up riding bikes was a favorite pastime for her. It seems these days with all the computers and technology, children don’t get outside to do stuff like that anymore, so I’m not surprised that this sweet young lady has a mission to have these children experience the fun she had growing up. Hats off to you, Miss Bridget!
Anderson-Shiro Homecoming is just around the corner and has lots of activities planned. Spirit Dress-Up Days will be Monday through Friday, Sept. 16-20. A community pep rally is set for Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in front of the courthouse on Main St. The sophomore class will hold a dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the high school parking lot Friday, Sept. 20. Dinner tickets are $7 and include a pulled pork sandwich, chips, cookie and a drink. The varsity volleyball team will play at 4:30 p.m. in the high school gym and the varsity football game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. The Little Owl Cheerleaders will perform and presentation of the homecoming court and crowning of the king and queen will take place at halftime. The classes ending in “0” will be honored: 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010.
Another quote from my “Joys of Friendship” book: “When you’re in a bad mood, your friend feeds you something with calories, many, many calories.”
Frankie Joseph Diehl and Jaime Rachelle Vezurk were joined in marriage at a Mass presided by Fr. Elias Lopez Saturday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson. A dinner and dance reception followed in the parish hall. Frankie is the son of the late Frank and Stephanie Diehl and Jaime is the daughter of Roger and Deanie Vezurk. After a honeymoon trip to Barbados the couple will reside in Anderson.
Our family has another addition to the Sowell family. Tucker Anderson Sowell was born to Justin and Tiffany Sowell of Hockley Sunday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measuring 20-3/4 inches long. Tucker is the grandson of Dana Sowell and Gynti Pinon of Navasota. He is also the great grandson of John and JoAnn Sowell of Navasota. Tucker joins his big brother Parker Lee Sowell to make up this sweet family.
The 51st annual Szymczak-Shimshack family reunion was held at the KC Hall in Anderson Sunday, Sept. 8. The day started with a Mass in memory of the deceased members of this family at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. A fried chicken dinner with tons of favorite side dishes was served to all those in attendance. An annual meeting was held followed by bingo and a live and silent auction.
Happy birthday this week to Sept.12- Marian Lyde and Hanna Walkoviak; Sept. 13- Kim Abatie, Zack Hurst, Austin Derrett, Ray Wood and pastor Dan Schoessow; Sept. 14- Dalton Sechelski, twins Aidan and Eli Backhus, and Demi VanHorn; Sept. 15- Roger Vezurk, Judy Foster and Tony Lara; Sept. 16-Sabrina Owens and Judy Asa; Sept. 17- Stacey Zielonka, Michael Licce, Cody Hassell and Megan Schroeder; Sept. 18- and Caleb Licce, Jan O’Neill and Jan Waggoner.
Happy Anniversary this week to: Sept. 12- James and Kayla Ellis, four years; Sept. 13- Sloan and Bailey Sechelski, five years; Sept. 17- Blake and Stephanie Burzynski, 13 years; Sept. 17- Kevin and Martha Smith, 13 years; Sept. 18- Gerald and Mary Catherine Schroeder 48 years; Sept. 18- Greg and Betty Walkoviak, 15 years; and Jeff and Kim Burke, nine years.
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