Jul
7
Thu
LWPL Summer Reading Program 2016
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
LWPL Summer Reading Program 2016

*Thursday June 9th – 10:30 a.m.

Native Plants by Texas AgriLife: Inter-active viewing trailer with hands

on experiences! Learn about the plants we see growing in our own neighborhood.

Hosted by Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District, City of Cleburne Parks & Recreation & Water Dept.

 

*Thursday June 16th  – 10:30 a.m.

The Bookworm by Margaret Clauder – The Bookworm is a life size, lovable character who loves reading.  Dust off the library card because the Bookworm inspires readers!  With ventriloquism, storytelling, and fun magic, Margaret brings children’s stories to life

 

*Thursday June 23rd  – 10:30 a.m.

Hometown Heroes – Come and join our firefighters, police officers, emergency crew Hilco Electric and Corp of Engineers! You get a chance to view the ambulance, fire truck, police vehicles and receive water safety tips!  Come meet the men and women that keep us safe and help us when we need it most! Watch the water cannon!

 

*Thursday, June 30th  – 10:30 a.m.

Cool School – Where education is number 1 & your children are the stars of the show!  Ms. Maria interacts with the kids: singing, dancing, and reading in

Spanish and English. Join the fun! “Read- Rousing, Energetic, Adventurous, Dynamic” describes this show!

 

*Thursday, July 7th – 10:30 a.m. 

Bucket Truck:  The Texas Electric Company is coming to the Library!  They will demonstrate how electricity works and give safety tips. It will

make your hair standup!

Rachel Matthews, member of Texas Palomino Exhib.Assoc., is bringing horses and demonstrating how to saddle, brush,etc.

 

*Thursday, July 14th – 10:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Valley – Exciting adventure with dinosaurs!  Come look at artifacts, find out what there is to do at Dinosaur Valley, and discover how dinosaurs lived! Karen Jungman –Hill County Extension Agent

 

*Thursday, July 7th – 10:30 a.m. 

Bucket Truck:  The Texas Electric Company is coming to the Library!  They will demonstrate how electricity works and give safety tips. It will

make your hair standup!

Rachel Matthews, member of Texas Palomino Exhib.Assoc., is bringing horses and demonstrating how to saddle, brush,etc

 

*Thursday, July 14th – 10:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Valley – Exciting adventure with dinosaurs!  Come look at artifacts, find out what there is to do at Dinosaur Valley, and discover how dinosaurs lived! Karen Jungman –Hill County Extension Agent

Jul
14
Thu
LWPL Summer Reading Program 2016
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
LWPL Summer Reading Program 2016

*Thursday June 9th – 10:30 a.m.

Native Plants by Texas AgriLife: Inter-active viewing trailer with hands

on experiences! Learn about the plants we see growing in our own neighborhood.

Hosted by Prairielands Groundwater Conservation District, City of Cleburne Parks & Recreation & Water Dept.

 

*Thursday June 16th  – 10:30 a.m.

The Bookworm by Margaret Clauder – The Bookworm is a life size, lovable character who loves reading.  Dust off the library card because the Bookworm inspires readers!  With ventriloquism, storytelling, and fun magic, Margaret brings children’s stories to life

 

*Thursday June 23rd  – 10:30 a.m.

Hometown Heroes – Come and join our firefighters, police officers, emergency crew Hilco Electric and Corp of Engineers! You get a chance to view the ambulance, fire truck, police vehicles and receive water safety tips!  Come meet the men and women that keep us safe and help us when we need it most! Watch the water cannon!

 

*Thursday, June 30th  – 10:30 a.m.

Cool School – Where education is number 1 & your children are the stars of the show!  Ms. Maria interacts with the kids: singing, dancing, and reading in

Spanish and English. Join the fun! “Read- Rousing, Energetic, Adventurous, Dynamic” describes this show!

 

*Thursday, July 7th – 10:30 a.m. 

Bucket Truck:  The Texas Electric Company is coming to the Library!  They will demonstrate how electricity works and give safety tips. It will

make your hair standup!

Rachel Matthews, member of Texas Palomino Exhib.Assoc., is bringing horses and demonstrating how to saddle, brush,etc.

 

*Thursday, July 14th – 10:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Valley – Exciting adventure with dinosaurs!  Come look at artifacts, find out what there is to do at Dinosaur Valley, and discover how dinosaurs lived! Karen Jungman –Hill County Extension Agent

 

*Thursday, July 7th – 10:30 a.m. 

Bucket Truck:  The Texas Electric Company is coming to the Library!  They will demonstrate how electricity works and give safety tips. It will

make your hair standup!

Rachel Matthews, member of Texas Palomino Exhib.Assoc., is bringing horses and demonstrating how to saddle, brush,etc

 

*Thursday, July 14th – 10:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Valley – Exciting adventure with dinosaurs!  Come look at artifacts, find out what there is to do at Dinosaur Valley, and discover how dinosaurs lived! Karen Jungman –Hill County Extension Agent

Jul
23
Sat
6th Annual Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce Pageant
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
7
Sun
Everyone is cordially invited to a Four Hand Piano Concert @ First Baptist Church of Whitney
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Everyone is cordially invited to a  Four Hand Piano Concert @ First Baptist Church of Whitney

Hosted by:

First Baptist Church of Whitney

Sunday evening, August 7th, at 6:00 pm

Featuring: Alice Hancock & Chris Pillsbury

Chris has been the Minister of Music at First Baptist Church Clifton since 2013 and Alice has served as pianist since 2000.  They really enjoy playing four hand piano duets together as part of their worship services and have also performed at several events including at The Bosque Arts Center.  Most recently, they were honored to be at the Alleluia Conference at Baylor University and be included in the Master’s Class with famed composer and writer, Heather Sorenson

Aug
11
Thu
Open Range Cowboy Church 3rd Annual Youth Rodeo!
Aug 11 – Aug 13 all-day

Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 pm
Friday, August 12th at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 13th at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

Lake Whitney Garden Club meeting @ Lake Whitney Library
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lake Whitney Garden Club  meeting @ Lake Whitney Library

The program will be presented by Kathy Weaver from Weaver’s Nursery in Cleburne.

We will have a shared salad lunch

Aug
20
Sat
NWTF Banquet (Blackland Prairie Chapter) @ KC Hall – West, TX
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
NWTF Banquet (Blackland Prairie Chapter) @ KC Hall – West, TX

Rick Brooks – 254-315-3686

Richard Sewall – 254-855-2902

Aug
27
Sat
Motorcycle Ride
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Motorcycle Ride

benefitting the Hillsboro & Parker County Habitat for Humanity

Ride begins 10:00 a.m.

at the Iron Skillet, 2001 Santa Fe Dr., Weatherford

Pre-registration at HillsboroChamber.org til Aug. 15, 2016.

For more information visit site or call 254-582-2481 or 817-757-2750

Sep
21
Wed
Upcoming Blood Drive Notice: Whitney High School @ GYM
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Upcoming Blood Drive Notice: Whitney High School @ GYM | Whitney | Texas | United States

To schedule your appointment:

Visit www.redcrossblood.org – search sponsor code whitneyisd. You may also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or CLICK HERE.

Did you know? September is National Preparedness Month. Among other preparations, the Red Cross urges blood donors of all types to give blood this September to ensure a readily available supply for patients in need. Like the emergency room of a hospital, the Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient blood needs 24/7. It’s the blood already on the shelves that helps save lives in an emergency.

Don’t forget to save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation ready and health history online before you come to your appointment.

More info: redcrossblood.org/RapidPass

Sep
29
Thu
Carnival Downtown Whitney
Sep 29 – Oct 1 all-day
Lake Whitney Public Library & Family Home Health Care @ Lake Whitney Public Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lake Whitney Public Library & Family Home Health Care will host a seminar on electrical safety and tips on saving money and energy at home.

Speaker will be Jason Clift from Texas New Mexico Power.

Refreshments will be served 10:30 to 11:00.

Contact Karla Clift 254-707-0385 with any questions.

Oct
1
Sat
41st Annual Pioneer Days Saturday, October 1, 2016
Oct 1 all-day
5K Fun Run
Oct 1 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
5K Fun Run

A beautiful race through Whitney in conjunction with Pioneer Days. This is a 5K event. Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome. The race is timed and awards will be given out for age group winners.

Check-In Time: 7:00-7:45 a.m. ¨ Start Time: 8:00 a.m. ¨ Awards: 9:30 a.m.

Race Fee: $20.00 – before 9-19-16  /  $25.00 – after 9-19-16
Register online at www.runsignup.com or at the Chamber office – 106 N. Colorado St.,Whitney

Registration ends September 30, 2016 at 2:59 p.m.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pioneerdayfunrun

If you are interested in sponsoring this years’ event, please contact the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 254-694-2540. We will print the sponsors name on the back of each shirt and recognize them during the race. Sponsors may include any coupons or promotional material in the runners packets.

Entry Form

http://www.lakewhitneychamber.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/5K-Run-Run-Entry-form-2016.pdf

 

Lake Whitney Jr. Chamber of Commerce Pet Photo Contest
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All proceeds are for the Lake Whitney

Jr. Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund.

Entry forms available at: Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce – 106 N. Colorado St. or Sauer & Associates/The Happy Stitch – 600 S. Bosque St.

It’s that time again to show off your favorite photo of your special pet friend. The Lake Whitney Jr. Chamber of Commerce will have the 7th annual pet photo contest during the Pioneer Day celebration October 1.   We invite you to attach your photo to a jar of any size or shape then create an opening in the jar so that your pet can receive votes throughout the day.  Voters will place money in the jar to vote for their favorite dog, cat, horse, fish or any pet that you love at Booth #84.  After the parade the money will be counted and the winner will be announced from the grandstand.  Pet owners need not be present to win.  The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Pet Smart.

Decorate your jar any way you like by September 30th and bring it to: Sauer & Associates/The Happy Stitch at 600 S. Bosque Street or the Chamber office

Oct
12
Wed
Give Blood @ Whitney Brookshire’s Parking Lot
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
14
Fri
Flu Shots Available @ Hill College Campus
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oct
22
Sat
Lake Whitney Marching Festival & Clinic
Oct 22 all-day
Lake Whitney Marching Festival & Clinic

Entries Due By October 10

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM

THOUSAND TRAILS HAUNTED TRAIL RIDES
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

Open to the Public
Saturday, October 22nd & October 29th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$5.00 per person to enter the park which includes the Haunted Trail Ride 

Haunted Trail Ride will be scary, full of ghost, goblins and surprises. Whitney High School Drama Department and Volunteers will be in the Haunted Trails Concessions will be sold by the Whitney High School Drama Department. All proceeds from the concessions and ½ of all entry fees will go to the Whitney High School Drama Department May not be suitable for small children, use your discretion (Other activates available: putt-putt, horseshoes, ping pong table, pool table) Come and support your school and enjoy the evening

Oct
29
Sat
Saturday Oct 29th Events
Oct 29 all-day
Trunk Or Treat
Oct 29 all-day
6th Annual Discover Downtown Whitney & Classic Car Show
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
6th Annual  Discover Downtown Whitney & Classic Car Show

Sponsored by Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nov
5
Sat
Community Wide Gathering
Nov 5 all-day
Community Wide Gathering

November 5th, 9 a.m. – ?, Downtown Whitney

AGlow International
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Nov
10
Thu
Garden Club Meeting
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov
12
Sat
WHS Band Garage Sale Fundraiser
Nov 12 all-day

Come support the band by selling your old stuff!  2 Parking spaces are $25.  Concessions will be available in addition to Free gourmet coffee.  Sign up for the Garage Sale by checking the Band webpage at http://www.whitney.k12.tx.us/Page/1968.

Dec
3
Sat
Christmas Bazaar
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Christmas Bazaar

Downtown Whitney * Saturday, Dec. 3 * 10:00am–5:00pm

Sidewalk Vendor Space is available for a $20.00 donation and will be donated to the Whitney Area Food Bank.

Arts ~ Crafts ~ Baked Goods ~ Etc. ~ Plus all the Merchants will have holiday specials! Food downtown all day at the End Zone and Cattle Guard Steakhouse.

Dec
10
Sat
Santa Shootout Golf Tournament
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Santa Shootout Golf Tournament

Sign-ups are now underway for the Santa Shootout Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, December 10, at White Bluff’s New Course.

The tournament is open to men and women golfers and is limited to the first 72 players to sign up.

Entry fee is $250 per team or $70 per player. The cost includes green fee, cart for two and lunch at Trophy Grill.

The four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. and deadline to register is Monday, December 5.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams, longest drive and closest to the hole.

Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Hillsboro is offering a hole-in-one prize.

Sponsorships are also available. To inquire about a $100 hole sponsorship or to make another donation, contact the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 254-694-2540.

Jan
20
Fri
January 2017 Major Employer Breakfast – Exhibits Building Fundraiser @ Exhibits Building Fundraiser Hillsboro Fair Grounds
Jan 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Feb
2
Thu
Lake Whitney Annual Awards Dinner “Blast from the Past”
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Save the Date! The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Awards Dinner themed “Blast from the Past” on February 2, 2017. The main purpose of this dinner is to give chamber members an opportunity to recognize those members of our community who give of their time and talents to make our community a great place to live.

Auction: Your donation of items for the live auction and silent auction will help the chamber keep up the good work of promoting Lake Whitney and supporting other projects that make the city and lake area a better place to live, work and play.

We want to make sure that your organization will get much deserved publicity for the items that you donate. Early donations will have their item listed and pictured in the newspaper, newsletter, on our website and Facebook each week. Please turn in your item to the chamber office by January 30, 2017. If you need to have someone pick up your item, please call the chamber office at 254-694-2540.  If you would like to donate money rather than merchandise, it is most welcome. The chamber will see that the cash donation is also recognized.

Promote your business: The LWCC would also like to give you an opportunity to promote your goods and/or services. You may turn in 20-50 “gimme” items (e.g. pens, caps, cups, notepads, rack cards, brochures, etc) to the chamber office. These items will be available on the hall tables for the guests to see and take.

Tickets: Tickets for the Awards Dinner will go on sale January 15, 2017 and are $24 each. Tickets purchased at the door will be $30 each.

Tables:

  • Premium table for eight – $200
  • Regular table for eight – $175
  • Corporate table for eight – $225 (closest to front)

Don’t delay there are limited tickets and tables and these will go fast! You may contact the chamber office to buy your tickets or tables with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover card.

NOMINATION FORM 

Sincerely yours,

Janet Sanders, Executive Secretary