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Learn about Fanthorp Family Cemetery

September 07, 2022 - 00:00
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The Grimes County Mobile Food Bank will be open Thursday, Sept. 8 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in the back-parking lot of the Grimes County Fairgrounds in Navasota. Any resident of Grimes County will be served and only need to show their driver’s license when they complete the once-a-year Client Assistant Intake form. For more information contact Chris Albright, or 713-962-2144.


Friends of Grimes County is putting on their annual “Bubba Can Cook” music festival and barbecue cook-off event Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Grimes County Expo Center in Navasota. This event was planned some years back to encourage people within Grimes County to assist with scheduled projects within communities throughout the county and keep their donations “here at home” for projects benefiting children, seniors and community projects. So, mark your calendars now and plan to come out and enjoy all the festivities.


Fanthorp Inn’s focus weekend is set Sept. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The focus this month will be on the Fanthorp Family Cemetery. For over 180 years the Fanthorp Family Cemetery has served as the final resting place for Fanthorp family members and some of the most notable figures in Texas History. On this weekend, proper cemetery care will be demonstrated and the lives of those interred there will be explored. The Inn is located at 579 S. Main St. in Anderson. For more information, contact Chandler Wahrmund, or call 936-873-2633.

Plantersville Town Hall is hosting a 52-gun raffle. All proceeds benefit Plantersville Town Hall, which is a 501-C3 charitable organization. Plantersville Town Hall supports the Plantersville and surrounding communities with student scholarships, maintains the historic Plantersville Town Hall building, barbershop, hosts various civic events and maintains the community playground. Tickets are $100 each and went on sale Sept. 5. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Every ticket drawn will be put back in the drum for more chances to win. Each ticket sold has 52 chances to win. Drawings will begin the first Tuesday of the month following the last ticket being sold. Members of this organization will be selling tickets at Plantersville Town Hall Thursday, Sept. 15 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. 


Luke Alan Schroeder, first born of Lance and Jenna Schroeder, was baptized Sunday, Sept. 4 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson by Father Giovanni Hung Nguyen. Luke’s Godparents are Chase Barrick and Lindsey Schroeder and was welcomed into the church in front of lots of family and friends. Luke’s paternal grandparents are Carl and Tina Schroeder and his maternal grandparents are Mike Ince and Jeff and Terry Barrick. A barbecue luncheon was served immediately following the service in the parish hall.


Just a month ago, the grass was brown and dead as well as shrubs and plants. The drought also took a toll on trees – only time will tell to see how many trees we will actually lose. But looking around now, the grass is green and lush, and everything has perked up. I have watered and watered and watered to no avail. Then the rains came and its amazing how rain water works 10 times better than city or well water. God is good.


Happy belated birthday to Frank Smith, husband of Velma Smith, who celebrated his special day Sept. 1. Somehow, I overlooked his birthday on my calendar. Sometimes it’s late at night and I’m in a hurry and things like that just happen!


Happy Birthday to those celebrating this week: Sept. 8 – Betty Pavlock, Lauren Barnfield and Tucker Sowell; Sept. 9 – Marshall Calhoun, Amanda Arrington, Brandon Cook, Diane LeFlore, Zane Moriarty, Tessa Kitkoski, Virginia Sellars and a special birthday wish to Booker T. Paulhill who will be 105; Sept. 10 – Rosie Calhoun, Gaston Lamascus, Alejandra Olguin, Kynlee Stephens and Austin Lavergne; Sept. 11 – our uncle Harry Brennen, Kelley Tagudin, Payton Igo, Marinela Prado and Sofi Teston; Sept. 12 – Marian Lyde and Hanna Walkoviak; Sept. 13 – Kim Abatie, Austin Derrett, Ray Wood, Zack Hurst and Pastor Dan Schoessow; and Dalton Sechelski, Demi VanHorn and twins Aidan and Eli Backhus.


Happy Anniversary to those celebrating this week: Sept. 9 – Jason and Melissa Marek, 16 years; Sept. 10 – Bradley and Rachel Klawinsky, 11 years; Sept. 11 – Dennis and Joanie Wehmeyer, 46 years; Sept. 11 – Lavearne and Geralyn Backhus, 18 years; Sept. 12 – James and Kayla Ellis, 12 years; and Sept. 13 – Sloan and Bailey Sechelski, 8 years. 


If you have special news about what goes on in your family or life, let me know by calling 936-870-6842 or email me at