Friday evening, March 15, was Grimes County Night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Don and I, along with County Judge Joe Fauth III and his wife, Sherry, headed for Houston before noon. At the rodeo, we met up with Fair Queen Kirstie Busa, Geralyn Backhus, Bridget Coronado and Kelsey Coronado. We ran into Darryl and Shelly Pasket of Anderson, who also sat with all of us in the Grimes County section. It is a tradition for the county sheriff, county judge and the fair queen to ride in the Grand Entry of Grimes County Night each year. Cody Johnson, a somewhat local boy from Huntsville, was the performer for the evening.
•The St. Mary/St. Joseph ACTS Apostolates will host a seafood gumbo dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the Parish Hall at St. Mary’s in Plantersville. This scrumptious gumbo with all the trimmings will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. The public is invited to delight in this feast.
•Anderson resident Charlie Diggs will host “Classics at the Courthouse” from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 24, on Main Street in Anderson. Entry fee is $20 per vehicle. First and second-place in each class receives a trophy. Classes include: Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Original, Best Truck and Best Car. For more information, contact Charlie at 832-287-2140.
•Clean-up day for the town of Anderson is set for 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, March
30. A dumpster will be placed at the corner of FM 1774 and Main St. Start preparing to do some spring cleanup around your place and take advantage of this dumpster right at your fingertips!
•The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life Team is participating in the canned food drive. Please consider donating canned foods to help “feed the community” and “knock cancer off the board!” A drop off box for the food drive is located in the lobby of the sheriff’s office until April 22. Please contact Michael Briggs or Caryn Searle at the SO, if you need more information.
•Happy birthday this week to Joanie Wehmeyer, Carolyn Kolbasinski, Daryl Alford and Melvin Wehmeyer, March 21; Travis Hughey, Curtis Finch, Samantha Wolcott and Conlee Haynie, March 22; Kayleigh Wagnon, Charlie McDuffie, Elizabeth LeFlore and Hudson Sowell, March 23; Chris Lewis, Rachel Klawinsky and Justin McCoury, March 24; Cynthia Coronado and Alenda Lara, March 25; Bodie Wrobleski, Kara Finch, Carolyn Johnson, Charlie Boggess, Matt Foster, Ashley Seelke and Meg Mock, March 26; and Marti Stephens, triplets Thomas, Macy and Megan Moriarty, Carter Vezurk, Ralph Burzynski, Brittney Wade and Donna Kott Hejny, March 27.
•Happy anniversary this week to: March 22, Dillon and Erin Hughes, 5 years; March 22, Ryan and Megan Rutledge, 5 years; March 25, Scott and Tori Pasket, 2 years; March 26, Thomas and Sonya Floyd, 31 years; and March 27, Santwain and Sylvia Calhoun, 9 years.
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