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Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11

November 08, 2023 - 00:00
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Thanks to White Hall Grocery, White Hall Café, White Hall Community VFD along with Salem Lutheran Church for inviting children to do their trick or treating in a safe environment. The Truck or Treat at the VFD had more visitors than last year. I like visiting with the children and parents. My great-grandson Kohen looked cute in his bull rider outfit. He had to have new boots, vest and jeans because he is getting so tall. My homemade chaps were just the right length. He ditched the big black cowboy hat for a plastic VFD hat and wanted to check out the fire trucks. Ken Cox invited him to sit in one and he was excited. For volunteers who worked to make this all happen, thank you.

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, will be celebrated with a parade, fundraiser drawings for Grimes County VFW Post 4006 Auxiliary and the Chamber of Commerce Reds, Wheats & Blues Festival from 3-8 p.m. There will be several bands. Tickets are $30 at the door and $25 presale. Visit www.navasotagrimeschamber. com for more information.

Line-up for the parade is 9-10 a.m. on Brosig Avenue and the parade begins at 10 a.m. All veterans are invited to be in the parade, Auxiliary members, and others. It doesn’t matter if you are a member of the VFW, American Legion or unaffiliated. The only request per the National VFW is no political groups or political candidates with marked vehicles.

Grimes County VFW Post 4006 Auxiliary is selling tickets for their fundraiser for $2 each or $5 for three. Monies will be used to help veterans and their families. We try to help our county veterans when we learn of a need. We will accept checks and cash. Tickets will be available prior and during the Festival at the Post. All prizes were donated, and businesses have been generous. Since we were unable to have our fundraiser last year, we would appreciate your help. Prizes will be drawn at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Post. The Auxiliary will also sale tickets for the bucket raffle during the festival.

The 150-year White Hall anniversary celebration is Nov. 18. Please contact former residents and current residents to come celebrate this special occasion. There are plans for music, food trucks, bounce house, cornhole, time capsule, face painting and more. Feel free to bring copies of pictures or notes for the time capsule. We also have notes available to write on. Bring your lawn chairs and additional friends to celebrate. Admission to the event is free; however, vendors will charge. If you are interested in assisting in some way, please feel free to contact me.

This event is not a money- making event for anyone except the food vendors and the Courtney-White Hall 4-H group who are working towards their Forey Frenzel Scholarship, which they do each year in the fall. If you are interested in donating monies for a cause, please write your check to White Hall Taxpayers Association.All money remaining and special donations will be given to them to assist with maintenance projects.

If you have preorders for the Courtney-White Hall 4-H contact Kaitlin Mikulin, 936-870-5242 or Linda Robbins, 979-219-0579 for your special requests. All their goods are donations only.

There will a special POW/ MIA ceremony Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. at Whiskey Tango Bar and Grill. Spread the word and come to join.

Wreaths Across America for our veterans is Dec. 16. The Ladies Circle of Salem Lutheran Church voted to assist with this event again. The price is $17 per wreath. If you wish to help cover all the veterans in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, please let me know by Nov. 19, so I can collect money and place the order. If you wish to purchase a wreath for your own veteran who is not resting at Salem, call me.

Please add our sick and homebound friends to your prayer list. They include Frank Surovik, III, Lois Bell, Jean Fleischhauer, Sue Kolojaco, Mary Bauer, Rosa Finke, Mary Whatley, Billie Wittenbach, Suzie Rimes, Alexander Hanna, Troy Weigand, Shawn Welch, Delores Mitschke, Glenn Binder, Von Herring and Betty Feldmann.

Upcoming Birthdays andAnniversaries

Nov. 12 – Barbara Courville; Nov. 14 – Karl Collins; Nov. 16 – Bonnie Cox, Chris Finke, Lawrence Finke; Nov. 17 – William C. Schroeder, Audrey Malek; Nov. 18 – Tyler Martin. Congratulations to each of you.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Clothes Closet each Monday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Grimes St. Joseph Hospital. Clothes may be dropped off Monday-Friday at the hospital.

Each Tuesday, FREE Bingo at the VFW Post, 5:30 p.m. Food is available for purchase.

Nov. 11 – Veterans Day parade and Blues Festival.

Nov. 16 – Sonshine Sisters, 10 a.m.

Nov. 16 – Grimes County VFW Post 4006 and Auxiliary, meal and meeting Nov. 18 –White Hall Community 150-year celebration.

Nov. 19 – POW/MIA Recognition at Whiskey Tango Bar, 3 p.m.

If you have any information you wish to share, call me, 936.870.5284 or email, and I will be happy to add to my column.