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Gardens of Faithfulness Aug. 27

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The WHCVFD met Monday for their monthly business meeting. Thirteen members were present. There wasn’t much on the agenda, so the meeting ended quick. On Aug. 9, Grimes County VFW Post 4006 has free Bingo beginning at 5:30 p.m. and cornhole through Grimes County Cornhole beginning around 7 p.m. Food will be available provided by the Post.

There is a benefit for Otis Greenwood Aug. 13, at the Plantersville-Stoneham VFD. The event will run from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or until the food runs out. The following will be served: two meat plate $15; turkey leg $10; sausage on a stick $5. Only cash will be accepted. Otis is in the hospital recovering from surgery and the fundraiser is dedicated to assisting with medical expenses. On Aug. 20 a craft fair has been planned at the VFW Post. If you are interested, please call the Post, 936-825-3666 and leave a message for the Commander.

Union Grove Baptist Church, 15301 FM 362 in

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Navasota is hosting a free Seed Starting Class as part of their Gardens of Faithfulness series taught by Samuel Robinson. This hands-on training will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 am until noon.Anyone from the area is welcome to attend this free event. Topics to be covered are seed germination, seed start dates, soil preparation, seed trays, etc. Questions can be sent to; no RSVP needed.

There will be a potluck supper at the WHCVFD Monday, Aug. 29, beginning at 6 p.m. for all the firefighters, auxiliary and families. Sandwiches on first Saturday will be Sept. 3 and the business meeting is Sept. 12, since Labor Day is the first Monday of the month. I cannot believe school is just around the corner. My Somerville kids are already practicing their sports. There a several new coaches coming to town and I am excited to see what happens. Band camp is keeping Chucky on the move, too. Friday Night Lights will be here beginning this month.

Please continue to keep our sick and homebound friends on your prayer list. These friends include Mary Martin, Leon Gorney, Lois Bell, Jean Fleischhauer, Margaret Schultz, Nelda Shive, Lynette Frenzel, Sue Kolojaco, Mary Bauer, Rosa Finke, Marilyn Frenzel, Delores Mitschke, Mary Whatley, Billie Wittenbach, Beth McGinty, Gabriel Goode, Amy Simon, Glenn Binder, Pastor Schultz, Art Courville, Glenda Druckhammer, Robert Frenzel and Alexander Hanna.

Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries: Aug. 14 – Samantha Perry; Aug. 15 – Bradley Paxton Offutt; Aug. 17 - Betty Feldmann; Aug. 18 - Chucky Lawrence, Mike & Judy Cotter; Aug. 19 – Ivo Djambov, Nellie Finke. Congratulations to each of you!

Upcoming Calendar Events:

Aug. 13 – Benefit for Otis Greenwood medical expenses.

Aug. 18 – Sonshine Sisters, 10 a.m., Salem Educational Bldg. Aug. 18 – Grimes County VFW Post 4006 and Auxiliary, meal and monthly meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 20 – Craft show at the VFW Post. Aug. 27 – VFW Auxiliary Training at the Bryan Post. Aug. 27 – Union Grove free seeding class. Aug. 28 – Installation for Pastor at Salem Lutheran.

Aug. 29 – Potluck at WHCVFD.

Sept. 3 – WHCVFD sandwich sales, 11 a.m. until sold out. Sept. 5 – Labor Day.

Sept. 12 – WHCVFD Business meeting.

If you have any information you wish to share, please feel free to call at 936-870-5284 or email me at and I will be happy to add to my column.