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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber

Happy Thursday!

Join us for Tri-County Independence Day Blast sponsored by CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties on the 4th of July at Broach Park in Pittsburg from 7:00 to 9:30. There will be FREE fun booths for the kids, concession stand, music, parachute bingo (tickets on sale now), and fireworks will begin at dark. Please help support abused and neglected children in Titus, Camp and Morris Counties by purchasing Parachute Bingo Raffle Tickets for $5 or 5 for $20 for your chance to win $1000! These kids deserve your support! CASA Advocates, CASA Board Members, CASA Staff are selling tickets or call the CASA office at 903-767-3679.
FUMC Pittsburg youth and Tweens have completed two weeks of mission trips, and all we have left is District Camp at Lakeview, Monday through Friday (July 9-14). We are sending 22 youth and teens to camp this summer, and we need your help to finish covering the cost of camp. Many of our kids live in households that cannot afford the $400.00 tuition, especially the families with more than one child. One of our families participating in camp is sending four kids, and that’s $1,600. In addition to a 12-month payment plan and ‘The Kathy Wootten Camp Scholarship Fund,’ we are hosting two more meals before camp in hopes to raise $4,000. Please plan on attending and invite your friends. Let us do the cooking this Sunday and Wednesday (Jul 2 & 5), and you can do the eating!

The Pioneer Peach Queen contest kicks off Saturday (Jul 1) with five area young ladies vying for the honor to claim the title of Pioneer Peach Queen for 2017. Each contestant is selling tickets to the Queen’s Pageant set for Wednesday (Sep 13) at the newly renovated Pittsburg High School Auditorium. They are also selling tickets to the Leaders Luncheon held on Thursday (Sep 14) at noon at First Baptist Family Life Center. Also, there are tickets for the Pit Bar-B-Que Cook-off held on Saturday (Sep 16) from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Rusk Street. The contestant who raises the most money from the ticket sales, fundraisers and donations to her candidacy determines the Queen. The winner will reign over this years’ Pioneer Days festival. Camp County/Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor of the event. This years’ contestants are:

Sydney Hope Reynolds

Miss Sydney Hope Reynolds is a 17-year-old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Rotary Club. She is active in basketball, softball and Spirit Corps. Sydney has received district recognition awards in softball and basketball, two times Softball MVP; Basketball Offensive MVP; 4A State 3-point Leader; PHS 3-point record holder; 1st Team All-District Softball; All-District Basketball; All-East Texas Honorable Mention Basketball and Softball. She also has been recognized as Academic All-State; All-State Honorable Mention and is a member of the National Honor Society. Her future goals are to attend college and pursue a degree in Journalism. Sydney is the daughter of Mike and Robin Reynolds of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Don Reynolds, and the late Mary Reynolds of Pittsburg and Weldon and Margaret Peek all of Pittsburg.

Aniya Nykole Davis

Miss Aniya Nykole Davis is a 17-year-old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Camp County Chapter of National Association Advancement of Color People (NAACP). She is active in band, choir, and track. Aniya has received regional and district recognition awards in All-Region Band and All-Region Choir, along with participating in Area Track Relays. Her future goals are to attain a Juris Doctor degree and practice Criminal Law Defense. Aniya is the daughter of Alisha Searcy and Michael Wilson of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are the late Connie Dennis of Greenville and Anthony Searcy of Pittsburg.

Sydney Claire Waldrep

Miss Sydney Claire Waldrep is a 17-year-old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Lions Club. She is active as a Varsity Cheerleader; Varsity Volleyball and Basketball, Varsity Softball, DECA, and First Baptist Youth. Sydney has received recognitions as 4-time All-American Cheerleader, Cheer Leadership Award, Honorable Mention Volleyball and Basketball, 1st Team All-District Softball. She is on the A-Honor Roll, a member of the National Honor Society and recipient of the AP World History Award. Her future goals are to attend college and participate in cheer on a college level while pursuing a degree in nursing. Sydney is the daughter of Terry and Ann Waldrep of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Ina Lou Waldrep and the late Jerry E. Waldrep; and, Venita Smith and the late Turner Smith all of Pittsburg.

Taylor McKenna Bullock

Miss Taylor McKenna Bullock is a 17-year-old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Kiwanis Club. She is active in Varsity Basketball and Varsity Softball; is a Varsity Cheerleader and First Baptist Youth. Taylor has received district recognition awards as 1st Team All-District Softball; and 1st Team Academic; All-Area East Texas 2nd Team Volleyball; National Honor Society and maintains a position of being in the top ten percent of her class. Her future goals are to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field. Taylor is the daughter of Jeff and Amy Bullock of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Floyd and Anita Henderson, along with Marvin and Ann Bullock all of Pittsburg.

Miss Asia Dalyse Palmer

Miss Asia Dalyse Palmer is a 17-year-year old Pittsburg High School senior, sponsored by Douglass Alumni Association. She is active in Athletics, Debate Team, and Metropolitan Baptist Church. Her accomplishment is being a member of the National Honor Society. Asia enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Her future goal is to attend the University of Texas-Arlington and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor degree to practice law. Asia is the daughter of Trevor and Rosita Palmer of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Alta Palmer of Dallas, Texas; and Norris & Rita Smith of Pitts burg; and the late George “Pee Wee” Bates of Pittsburg.

We are announcing the soft opening of Anvil Brewing and the Pittsburg Feed and Seed Dance Hall. We will be opening our doors at 3:00 pm Tuesday (Jul 4). We will be doing sample tastings of our beer, and we will have our kitchen open with a limited variety of food from our new menu. We will have lots drinks and live music. Entertainment will include Daniel Foster, David McElhaney, and Page Risk, all acoustic musicians some from as far away as Utah. Come and enjoy the Fourth of July with us, on our porch. Come before or after the fireworks, will be open until midnight.


Have a great weekend and a safe holiday!

Be sure to check the Chamber website for more things going on in the area www.pittsburgchamber.com

Allen Weatherford
Camp County Chamber of Commerce