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Pittsburg-Camp Chamber Of Commerce



Happy Thursday!

This weekend is going to be busy in Pittsburg. Verizon of Pittsburg will host a wireless workshop to answer the typical questions and show you some tips and tricks you might not know. Customers of all carriers welcome. It will be at the Pittsburg-Camp County Public Library, Saturday (Oct 22) at 10:00 am. Call the Library for details at (903)856-3302.

The Ruby Slipper Gala, Habitat for Humanity is hosting a fundraiser Saturday (Oct 22) at 7:00 pm at the Douglas Community Center. Music, dancing, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvre, silent auction, Fun Fun Fun. Come out and support this great organization.

Sunday (Oct 23) from 2:00 until 4:00 pm is Frank Sexton Lodge open house.

October is ‘Food for Fines’ month at the Library. Bring new, non-perishable food items for credit toward library fines. Receive .50 cent credit for every item brought during the month of October 2016. The local food pantries receive all of the items donated. Support the Friends of the Pittsburg Camp County Library! Enter a drawing to win an LG GPad, donated by Verizon of Pittsburg. Tickets are only $5.00 a piece! All proceeds benefit the Library. This item would make a great Christmas present! Tickets are available at the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg Library, Verizon in Pittsburg, and Century 21.
We also have GED classes every Friday from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm. Storytime on Thursdays at 4:00. Join us!

Cypress Basin Hospice Thrift Store has moved from the Ice House to the Town & Country Shopping Center 900 North Greer. They will have an open house/ costume party Saturday (Oct 29). We will cut the ribbon at noon. Please mark your calendars and be there.

Theatre Northeast, the student theater organization of Northeast Texas Community College, will kick off its 2016-2017 season with four performances of The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin. The Boys Next Door is Thursday through Saturday (Oct 27-29) at 7:30 pm, and Sunday (Oct 30) at 2:05 pm. This show was the first one performed by Theatre Northeast on the stage of the Whatley Center back when it opened in 1991. The performance is on the main stage of the Whatley Center, and reservations are not required. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students 17 and under, $5 for NTCC Faculty and Staff, and free for NTCC students with ID. The play is not intended for children under 13 due to language and adult subject matter.

Hey Hey! It’s Shelby over at Rustville Essentials’ “Soap Shop!” We are officially open as of today! It’s been a whirlwind of sawdust and lye, but we have a new floor, a few less walls, and a few new walls; several coats of paint, and whah-la: A rejuvenated, sweet, little, historical Main Street building in downtown Pittsburg, that sat empty for almost a decade! We will have our first full week starting next week, Tuesday through Saturday (Oct 25-29). Starting Tuesday, our full time hours of operation will be Tuesdays thru Fridays, 11:00 until 6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 until 5:00 pm. Our quaint little “Soap Shop” is full of handcrafted bath and body products made right here in “Rustville.” We specialize in all natural soaps, body butters, sugar scrubs, and even bath bombs! We also carry different brands of essential oils and various other personal care items, and offer custom, made-to-order gift baskets with our products. We do have other locally made soaps and handcrafted goods, and hope to be a destination shop for local, and out-of-town shoppers that want a variety of the highest quality, all natural, or mostly all natural bath and body products for the whole family to enjoy! We would love to host soap-making parties and classes in the not-so-distant future, so, be sure to like our Facebook page, Rustville Essentials, LLC, to keep up with our latest handmade goodies, sales, and news!

Be sure to check the chamber website for more things going on in the area, Have a great weekend!

Allen Weatherford
Executive Director
Pittsburg/Camp County Chamber of Commerce