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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber News

Greetings! The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce –

The Chamber needs for Pittsburg’s Independence Day Blast Celebration on Fourth of July

As you’ve heard, the night sky will fill with fireworks at Broach Park on Wednesday (Jul 4). To make the event a huge success, we are still looking for churches, school groups, community groups, etc. who would like to offer activities for the children. We encourage your group to set up a tent and provide free face painting, games, craft activities, etc. The tents need to be set up by 6:00 p.m. because the events begin at 6:30. If your group would be interested in setting up a tent, please call the Chamber at 903-856-3442.

We are also in need of golf carts and utility vehicles that evening. Volunteers will be driving through the crowds selling parachute bingo tickets, water, and glow sticks. If you have a cart you would be willing to loan us; please contact the Chamber.

Mayor Shawn Kennington (far left) and Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce Board President, James Wallace (far right), were among the many who attended the Grand Opening of Pittsburg’s newest business, Domino’s Pizza. Mack McKonnen, Domino’s Franchisee (center), Joe Gorman, VP of Operations for Domino’s (holding plaque), and Andy Keener, Domino’s District Manager, have been very pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response they’ve experienced from Pittsburg in the past few weeks.

Do you sing, Dance, or Play a Musical Instrument? Pioneer Days are just around the corner (September 15), and the Chamber is currently scheduling entertainment for our two stages in downtown Pittsburg. We are looking for individuals and groups who would like to entertain the audience. Do you sing, dance, tell jokes, or play a musical instrument? We’d love to hear from you. For more information, contact Chamber Board Member Kristin Aldridge at 903-926-7741 no later than Friday, June 22. (Please note that at this time we are looking for entertainers who are willing to perform at no cost. We have already secured our professional performers.)

Below is a form for advertising in this year’s Pioneer Days Festival Guide. We are distributing the festival guide to over 2,000 people, so it is exposure for your company. Advertising prices are quite reasonable. If you would like to advertise in the Festival Guide, please complete the form below and return it to the Chamber office no later than Friday, June 29.

Upcoming Events:

Cypress Basin Hospice hosts the 9th annual Camp Brave Heart presented by Everett Toyota of Mt. Pleasant. Camp Brave Heart is a day camp for children ages 6 – 12 who are dealing with grief from the death of a loved one. Camp Brave Heart is a safe place for campers to explore: Feelings, Emotions, Experiences, and Fun in a supportive community setting. Campers will be involved in arts, crafts, conversation, play, food and fellowship, and a memorial service to help them experience a sense of belonging and support in a welcoming environment.
Mt. Pleasant – Tennison United Methodist Church – June 28-29, 2018 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

The Texas Rust Rally is this weekend (Saturday, June 16) at Anvil Brewing. It is a FREE event. The Texas Rust Foundation hopes to raise money to help families in Camp County who can’t afford and need emergency construction or remodeling for their homes. It will be a daylong event, beginning at noon. Car show, mini bike races, pinup contest, fantastic trophies, dancing, fun for the entire family!

Fun in the “Son” – First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg will host a Family Vacation Bible School, Tuesday through Thursday (Jun 19-21) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a time for families to come together to share a meal, arts and crafts, grow in worship and participate in fun family games.

The Pittsburg Rotary Club will be hosting a Triple Salad Plate Luncheon on Wednesday, June 27 from 11:00 – 1:00 at the NTCC Hanson-Sewell Center. For only $10, you’ll enjoy a green salad, chicken salad, pasta salad and a slice of melon. Dine in/Carry Out and Delivery available. To reserve tickets or schedule a delivery, call 903-767-0961.

Who doesn’t love fresh veggies and fruits this time of year? The Pittsburg Farmer’s Market is now open! Support our local farmers on Saturday’s from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Texas Country Farm Supply.

Upcoming Events in East Texas:

Marshall- In East Texas, tacos are more than a Tuesday night special – we’ve got a whole festival exalting the handheld tortilla treat. On June 23, the inaugural East Texas Taco Fest will fill downtown Marshall with heavenly spices and Mariachi music. Tons of tacos, Chihuahua racing, professional wrestling, and a margarita pour-off will all be on tap.

Are you looking for something to do in the coming weeks? Here are several excellent resources.

* www.tourtexas.com
* www.countylinemagazine.com– sign up to receive weekly emails featuring upcoming events
* www.texasforesttrail.com
* www.winnsborocenterforthearts.com – features lots of great artists coming to Winnsboro