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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

Calendar of Events.................

Oct. 31 - Halloween (Friday)
Nov. 2 - Daylight Savings Ends
Nov. 4 - Election Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 21 - Winter begins
Dec. 25 - Christmas (Thursday)


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Thousands of children and adults in Southeast Texas are hungry and in desperate need of food. During this time, it takes the community pulling together to help feed the hungry. Orange Rotary Club is requesting donations of non-perishable food items to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Donations can be made at the following locations: Cowling & Burtsfield Wealth Management, 1508 W Park Ave, Orange; Mathews Jewelers, 126 Strickland Drive, Orange; Granger Chevrolet, 2611 McArthur Drive; Sabine River Ford, 1601 Green Avenue; Sunset Grove Country Club, 2900 W Sunset Drive, Orange, Only on Tuesdays between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM; Mongolian Grill, 3104 Edgar Brown Drive, Orange, Only on October 21, 2014 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. The Orange Rotary Club will be taking donations October 1st through November 30th. All donations will be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank. By joining others in the fight against hunger, you can make an enormous difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

A Halloween Party at The Fraternal Order of Eagles will have first and second place prizes for best costumes. One of the local favorite bands, Three Legged Dawg, will provide the entertainment. The entry fee is $5.00 a person. The band will start at 8:00 pm. Everyones welcome to come early and socialize. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th Street, Orange, Texas. Call 886-7481 for additional information.

The City of West Orange is happy to report that plans are well underway for the 2014 “Holiday in the Park” festival, which will be held this year on Saturday, November 1st, in the park next door to City Hall, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Booth spaces are going fast, with only seven non-electrical and five electrical booths remaining at the time of this writing. For anyone interested in obtaining a space, rules and regulations are available on the city’s website, www.cityofwestorange.com. You may also stop by City Hall to pick from the remaining spaces. Remember….payment and a completed registration form reserves your space! Food, fun, entertainment, and Christmas gifts!

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church located on the corner of South & Broad Streets in West Orange will have our “Not So Scary Halloween Party” on Wednesday, October 29, 5:30-7:30pm. We will have trunk or treat in the parking lot as well as game and food booths in the gym. You can even have a picture taken by a professional photographer. Everyone is invited to come out and have fun in a safe environment! All activities are free to the public.

The Orange Blossom Dancers hold a ladies' dance class every Monday at the Salvation Army Gym from 6:00-7:30 pm. The classes are free except for a $2 donation to the Salvation Army. Beginning October 6 a new beginner class is being offered. Even if you have never taken a dance class, come and learn the basic steps and simple line dances. For more information call Dayle Gunn-Weatherford at 313-0306.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Nominations can be dropped off or mailed to the Chamber at 150 W. Roundbunch Rd.,Bridge City, TX 77611 in a sealed envelope to the attention of the Nominating Committee. A mail slot is available on the front door of the Chamber after hours. The Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year awards will be given to a deserving business and citizen in recognition of their outstanding contributions directly to the City of Bridge City/Orangefield Area during the past year(s). The award recipients will be honored at the Taste of the Bayou & Annual Chamber Banquet to be held in January 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit our website: http://bridgecitychamber.com/

The Orange County Historical Society will have it's annual dinner meeting on Nov. 4 beginning at 6:15 PM at Roberts Restaurant on West Park Avenue. The after dinner speaker will be Bruce Lockett, minister of the First Pentecostal Church in Vidor and a member of the Vidor Historical Society. Bruce will talk about the Confederate Civil War Fort which was located at Nibletts Bluff with emphasis on the upcoming archaeological expedition to discover artifacts at this site. The public is invited. Please RSVP no later than Oct. 31 by calling 988-5523.

ALL area residents you are invited to New Anointing Church at 6 p.m., Friday, October 31st for an ole-fashioned gospel singing. This is an open-mic singing, so please bring your favorite gospel song on tape and/or CD or if you play a musical instrument, bring it. If you just want to come and listen and be ministered to through gospel music....Come on!!! This will be an evening of worship and praise, lifting up the name of JESUS. The church is located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 (about 7 miles on left from Northway Shopping Center). For more information, call 746-9515. NO refreshments will be served afterwards.

Dr. Clay Christiansen, Associate Organist of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be performing in the Slade Memorial Chapel of First United Methodist, Orange, on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00pm. He will also perform at the 11:00am worship service. Admission is free. This is truly an historic occasion to see and hear this renowned artist perform locally. If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Dr. Christiansen, please call Justin Sanders at 409-434-8597 or email him at justin.sanders@fumcorange.org. This recital is given in dedication of the Slade Memorial Chapel’s 1954 M. P. Möller pipe organ (Opus 8619) as “The Slade Brown Memorial Pipe Organ,” and is also in loving memory of Darby Byrd, Sr.

The Golden K Kiwanis group will meet on Wednesday, November 5th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club. We will have breakfast and a discussion of current events. Our guest speaker will be Judge Carl Thibodeaux. His topic "years in public service". Join us.


Community Christian School's PIE (Partners in Education) will host its annual Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9:00 - 3:00.We will have vendor booth with a wide variety of items from crafts, clothing, jewelery, skin care, makeup and home decor. There will be a silent auction with an assortment of treasures such as professional services, furniture, art, greens fees, sporting events, tours of local cultural sites, gift certificates, and many more.Please come out and join us for a day of fun, food and games for children of all ages. Proceeds from this event will benefit our school with scholarships for graduating seniors and items needed for teachers from K2 to 12th grade. For more information, please contact Alesha Dupre at 409-988-9146 or Linda Cupit at 409-988-9324.

Advocates for Children, Inc. – A CASA Program Presents CASA Superhero 5K. Events include: 5K Run, 1Mile Run/Walk, and a 1Mile Kid Run. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:30 AM at Claiborne Park. All proceeds benefit Advocates for Children, Inc. “A CASA Program." Serving Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Sabine, and Tyler Counties. The CASA Superhero 5K is a certified course with mile mark splits at one and two miles. Computerized timing. Top three finishers in male and female age categories will be winners in 5K run and 1mile walk. All participants in Kids Run will be awarded prizes and will enjoy a bright bouncy house. Packet pick up beginning at 8:00 AM on race day on site – 5K begins at 8:30 AM. Followed by 1 Mile Run/Walk and Kids Run. Entry fee 5K (non-refundable) $25.00 prior to October 31, 2014. Race day registration $30.00. 1K and Kids Run entry fee (non-refundable) $15.00. Race day registration $20.00. Refreshments for all participants. Make it fun – Wear your own Superhero costume. Prizes for Best Male and Female Adult Costume. And Best Boy and Girl Costume. (409) 886-CASA (2272)

Orange County Parks is now taking reservations for the Gould Community Center in Vidor and Claiborne West Park for the year of 2015. For reservations and information, please call: 409-745-2255.

Wesley United Methodist Church is taking pre-orders for Durham-Ellis pecans. Pecan pieces and halves are $9.50 per 1 pound bag. We will also have walnuts for $8.50 per 1 pound bag. To place your order please call Doris at 886-4804 or 670-7703, Jan at 735-5885 or 734-8036 or leave a message at the church office at 886-7276. Orders must be placed by September 1.

2014 Beef Symposium & Trade Show will be held at the Winnie-Stowell Community Building, 225 S. Park Street in Winnie on Tuesday, October 28th. Additional information on the symposium will be posted as received. Sponsorship is available for trade show. Contract the Extension Office for further details 882-7010.

Wesley United Methodist Church at 401 37th Street, Orange, TX is having its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 8, from 9-4. There will be unique gifts, Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, pecans, walnuts, links, taco soup (frozen to go), sweets and much more. Door prizes will be given each hour.

A Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange. The meetings are in the Brother Sun room in the Canticle Building. For those who cannot meet during the day, there is a meeting the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, 6th Annual Electric Light Parade, Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.. For more Information, please contact the Chamber Office at 735-5671, or email bcchamber@sbcglobal.net 

The Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Orange Kiwanis Club and will be December 5, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can pick up your applications at the Orange Chamber of Commerce or the Orange Kiwanis Club Facebook page if you would like to have an entry in the parade. This year's theme is A Story Book Christmas. Each parade entrant chooses their favorite book or film to portray on a float. A list of suggested story book themes will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Facebook page.

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