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Happy birthday to Grimes County Courthouse

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    Anderson News Gail Sowell

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Take me out to the ballgame! Fr. Eli Lopez, pastor of St. Stanislaus in Anderson and Christ Our Light in Navasota, is a huge Astros fan. Last year he rented a bus and lots of fans hopped along with him to go to a game. It was a big success so he’s doing it again this year. The game to be attended is the Astros versus Seattle Mariners Friday, June

28. Gather some friends and hop aboard, but hurry there are only 20 tickets left. Cost is $50 per person which includes the Astros ticket and bus trip. The bus will leave St. Stanislaus at 4 p.m. and return after the game. To reserve your tickets, contact Carol at the parish office, 936-873-2291. Join other Grimes Countians for a fun evening.

Don’t miss the 125th birthday party being thrown for the Grimes County Courthouse. In honor of this milestone event, friends, neighbors and community-wide residents are invited to a Birthday Celebration in Historic Anderson Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This celebration will feature a variety of activities such as a pancake breakfast, antique car exhibit with vehicles from the turn of the century, guided tours of the courthouse, a history display inside the courtroom, kids’ korner, hot dogs and an ice cream social courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries. Music will be provided by a barbershop quartet and a brass band. Dignitaries at the event will include Texas State Senator Charles Schwertner as well as local officials. The day will culminate with the dedication of a time capsule to be sealed for 25 years and opened again at the Courthouse’s 150th birthday celebration.

Vacation Bible School will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Anderson Monday through Thursday, June 17, through 20 from 6 p.m. till 8:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 12 years old are eligible to attend. Register at the door or online at You can also email Cathy Wheaton for more information at

The St. Stanislaus Summer CCE program will be held June 24 through 28 from 9 a.m. until noon at the parish hall. Go online at to find the link to register. Adult volunteers are needed. For more information or to volunteer, contact Kirby Borski, 936-661-5699.

Kelley Anne Sullivan, daughter of Gerald and Susanne Sullivan, and George Bogdan Georgiades, son of Jerzy and Izolda Georgiades, were united in marriage Saturday, June 8. The event took place at the Santa Rosa Ranch in Navasota, the ranch home of the Sullivan’s. The ceremony took place on the front porch and front lawn area while the reception was held in the courtyard area. The couple will make their home in Millican.

Happy birthday this week to Emily Borski, June 13; Fr. Eli Lopez and Lynn Deaton, June 14; Hoyt Wichman, Ernest Lee, Jaxton Mooney, Carley Mock, Jessica Zonneveld and pastor Kermit Bostelman, June 15; Janel Patton and Angela Collier-Seager, June 16; Peyton LeFlore and Cindy Busa, June 17; Rayma Simons and Thomas Finke, June 18; and Eric Giles, Rilee Szymanski, Aaron Cannon and Bayleigh Countryman, June 19.

Happy Anniversary this week June 13, Clark and Pam Whitten, 20 years; June 13, Ben and Amanda Ghazi, 10 years; June 13, David and Jesslyn Borski, 4 years; June 14, Chase and Stacey Smith, 11 years; June 14, Ed and Linda Marek, 50 years; June 16, Kookie and Kay Myers, 40 years; June 16, Otis and Filma Dorsey, 12 years; June 16, Justin and Lauren Seifert, 7 years; June 16, Bryant and Marlene Wells, 7 years; June 18, Richard and Ruby Grissett, 65 years; June 18, Bradley and Shannon Wehmeyer, 8 years; June 18, Aaron and Stephanie Musgrove, 4 years; June 18 Eddie and Jennifer Parrott; and June 19, Jeff and Kim Backhus, 20 years.

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