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Pittsburg Chamber News


Greetings, from the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce –

Giggles and the Kazoo Crew are coming to the Tri-County Independence Day Blast!

Despite only having a few weeks to plan, the Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that this year’s Tri-County Independence Day Blast will be bigger and better than ever! All of this year’s festivities will be at Broach Park (Loop 179). While activities for the children will begin at 6:30 pm, we invite you to arrive as early as 5:00 pm to enjoy a delicious “ballpark” dinner, offered at the concession stand. Foot long hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and extra-large nacho trays are all available for sale. Also, we’ll have sodas, snow cones, and ice-cold slices of watermelon.

The Grand Marshall, Giggles, and the Kazoo Crew will lead this year’s Inaugural Red, White, and Blue Children’s Parade. The parade will begin at 7:00 pm at the playground. Children are encouraged to dress themselves and their transportation mode of choice, bicycle, tricycle, or wagon, in their favorite Patriotic decorations. We are awarding medals and ribbons.

Also, new this year, the fire department will feature a Fireman’s Waterworks Splash Area. Kids, wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. The fire department will set up a giant “water sprinkler” for kids to enjoy. We’ll have booths offering face painting, games and more.

At approximately 8:15 pm, a plane will fly over Broach Park and several parachuters, including Mayor Shawn Kennington, will drop from an aircraft to determine this year’s $1,000 Parachute Bingo Winner. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. We are selling only 2,196 tickets. That’s pretty good odds! We’re less than one week out. Buy your tickets today at one of the following businesses: City Hall, Big Earl’s, Guaranty Bond Bank, Mayben’s, Pilgrim Bank (downtown & Brookshire’s branch), Texas Country Farm Supply, Pittsburg Insurance, Benny’s Smokin BBQ, Rustville Essentials Soap Shop, Ma’s Café at the Leesburg Store, Anvil Brewing, and Wallace Law Firm. The fireworks will begin at dark. It is a night you and your family won’t forget for years to come.

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. Your tent should be set up by 6:00 pm as the events begin at 6:30. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. 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 utility vehicle, you would be willing to loan, please, contact the Chamber.

We want to thank our sponsors who have made this year’s fireworks show possible.

The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce was pleased to help celebrate a ribbon cutting for one of Pittsburg’s newest businesses, Texas Rust Remodeling. Vice President of the Chamber, Golden Murphy (far left), Marci Parker, Community Development Coordinator, Niecy Baum, Kristin and Byron Aldridge, Texas Rust Remodeling co-owners Tony Herrera and Carrie Thomas, Christine Jackson and President of the Chamber, James Wallace (far right), as well as many family members, gathered on Friday at Anvil Brewing for the ribbon cutting.


Deadline Extended: 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 Wednesday, June 27. 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.

Wesley House Assisted Living Gilmer will be hosting a Job Fair on Friday (Jun 29) from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at their facility. 231 Quail Drive, Gilmer. Positions available include housekeeping, attendants, and an activity attendant.

MDI-Verizon in Pittsburg has free hums for your car, Vivint Smart home security for your home and business, an excellent promotion with tablets starting at $49.99, home/office phone service for $20.00 a month includes unlimited calls anywhere in the US. For questions call Queenie at 903-855-0092 or text 903-833-7260.

Hershel’s Restaurant has management and hourly positions available. Please stop in the store to apply or email your resume to marykatherinemilam@yahoo.com.

The campgrounds at Bob Sandlin State Park will be closed Monday (Jul 9) through Labor Day so that staff can make needed repairs. The rest of the Park will remain open so you will still have access to the boat ramp, playground, fishing pier, and pavilions. For more information, please contact the Park at 903-572-5531.

The Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce’s Senior Services Committee is currently holding a Fan Drive. Seniors and others without air conditioning receive fans. Please bring a new box fan to Southern Wind Assisted Living, Pittsburg Nursing Center or God’s Closet. For questions, please contact Courtney Grigsby at 903-563-1608.

Upcoming Events:

Do you have a next event you would like featured in the weekly newsletter or our Facebook page (Pittsburg Chamber)? Please email your information to info@pittsburgchamber.com or call Facebook Administrator Tammy Heckenberg at 903-434-2565.

Saturday (Jun 23), the Winnsboro Center for the Arts is excited to announce that they are coming back! DSQ Electric – an international music sensation. It is a fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. With the 2016 release of their fourth album “DSQ,” they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio. DSQ performs intimately as a quartet or with a full accompaniment of drums, guitar, and piano. The Wall Street Journal, A&E, WFAA-ABC, and ESPN have all featured the Dallas String Quartet. In addition to performing internationally, DSQ has played “at home” for Presidents Obama and Bush, the College Football Playoff, NBA, and NFL organizations. DSQ has sold out concert venues like the House of Blues and symphony halls alike. They have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Comprised of composer and violist Ion Zanca, violinists Tatiana Glava and Melissa Priller, and bassist Young Heo, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like Beethoven and Bono collide. For tickets, call 903.342.0686.

The Pittsburg Rotary Club will be hosting a Triple Salad Plate Luncheon on Wednesday (Jun 27) from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm 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.

Bob Sandlin State Park is offering “Reading with a Ranger” on Thursday’s at 10:00 am in their day use area. It is a free event for children 12 and under and runs through Thursday (Aug 23). Looking for something to do this coming Saturday evening? The State Park is offering a Night Time Hike with a Ranger. Come and enjoy the nocturnal side of life at the park. Ranger Cliff will take you on a guided hike through the woods to learn about the experience that happens in nature at night. It is a chance to learn about the sounds you hear at night in the woods around you. Please bring a flashlight and a bottle of water to stay hydrated. The hike begins at 9:30 pm. For more information, contact the Park at 903-572-5531.

Cub Scout Troop 210 will be hosting a Pinewood Derby Outlaw Race on Saturday (Jun 23) at the Pittsburg ISD Ag Building, 402 Broach Street. Weigh-in is from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and the races begin at 3:00. There is a $5 fee to enter a car. Concessions will be available. For more information, please contact Karen at 903-588-2397 or 903-285-3350.

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 am until 12:00 pm at Texas Country Farm Supply.

Cypress Basin Hospice hosts the Ninth 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. Tennison United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant – June 28-29, 2018, 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.