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Lake Whitney Annual Awards Dinner “Blast from the Past”

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.


  • 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.


Sincerely yours,

Janet Sanders, Executive Secretary

Attention Pet Owners!!


Download Flyer Here 


7th Annual Pet Photo Contest

Entry fee: $5.00

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 and bring it to Sauer & Associates/The Happy Stitch at 600 S. Bosque Street or the Chamber office at 106 N. Colorado Street.




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.

Congratulations To the new 2016 Pioneer Day Queens!



2016 MISS Pioneer Day Trista Charo Daughter of Marcoas & Tanya Moore of Aquilla and Manuel & Patricia Charo of Alvarado

Photo by Hundley Photography


Reagan Pavelka - Copy

2016 JR. MISS Pioneer Day Reagan Pavelka Daughter of Amy & Dwayne Pavelka of Whitney

Photo by Hundley Photography

Claire Schneider - Copy

2016 ‘LIL MISS Pioneer Day Claire Schneider Daughter of Jeremy & Cheryl Schneider of Whitney

Photo by Hundley Photography


The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce is proud of all the winners and contestants of the 2016 Pioneer Day Pageant. For more information on the pageant see the Lakelander & Tacklebox and Hillsboro Reporter papers next week.

A very special thank you to the following sponsors and contributors. This pageant would not have been possible without their generosity and support of our Chamber events.

Contributing Sponsors:

B & C Exteriors – Whitney

Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – Hillsboro

Country Club Retirement Community – Whitney

First Bank & Trust – Whitney

First National Bank of Central Texas – Hillsboro

Enger Farms – Cleburne

Gary Bob Wilson, Chamber Director

HILCO Electric – Itasca

Hill County Title Company – Hillsboro

Lake Whitney Arts Association – Whitney

Lone Star Alignment & Frame – Aquilla

Mustard Seed Marketplace – Whitney

Park Plaza Nursing Home – Whitney

Pavelka Custom Cabinets & Construction – Whitney

Silver Star Concrete – Hillsboro

Sims Home Center – Whitney

Specialty Restoration of Texas – Waco

Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry – Whitney

Tiger Mart #83 (Whitney Petroleum) – Whitney

Tractor Supply – Hillsboro

Trendy Bae Boutique – Whitney

Gift Sponsors:

Brookshire’s Grocery – Whitney

Devlyn Fine Candles – Whitney

Happy Stitch – Whitney

Hundley Photography – Whitney

Mustard Seed Marketplace – Whitney

Providence Hospice – Whitney

Qwik Pack & Ship – Whitney

Salon 110 – Hillsboro

Tan Your Hide – Whitney

Publicity Sponsors:

The Lakelander & Tacklebox Publications – Whitney

KHBR & The Reporter – Hillsboro

Spring Scramble Golf Tournament 2016

Chamber Secretary Janet Sanders presented Golf Pro, Steve Reband

A great time was had by all on Saturday, April 2nd at the White Bluff Resort Golf Course.  Special appreciation goes to White Bluff Resort and the use of their outstanding golf course. With hosts Steve Reband, Golf Pro and Jennifer Oliver, Manager of The Trophy Grill & The Lighthouse Restaurant.

We also want to thank BOSSIERS Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hillsboro, TX and Dixon Golf of Houston, TX for making this tournament so special.

We would also like to expess our sincere appreciation to all the golfers for your participation.

A very special thank you to all the sponsors, donors for gift bags, Business Supply Center in Hillsboro for making the beautiful plaque the Chamber presented to Mr. Reband, Wildcat Signs & Designs for making the sponsor signs. A very special thanks to The Lakelander and The Reporter for their generous coverage of this event and support of our Chamber.  What great members we have!!!!! Chamber Secretary Janet Sanders presented Golf Pro, Steve Reband, with our gift of thanks from the Chamber.

We will have our 2nd “Santa Shootout” tournament at the White Bluff Resort on the new course on Saturday, December 10, 2016. We are very grateful for this invitation from our member, White Bluff Resort.

Although we didn’t have a Hole in One Winner and Bossiers gets to keep the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, we hope to persuade them to donate another vehicle for the 2nd Annual “Santa Shootout” tournament.  They were so generous with three other hole in one prizes and the Jeep and we are very grateful for them.  Thank you, Randy Pretzer, General Manager, owners and staff.

We have kept the sponsor signs, unless you ask for them back, in hopes we can keep our sponsors for the 2016 “Santa Shootout” Golf Tournament.

THANK YOU AGAIN to the following sponsors:

  • Bossiers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Dixon Golf Challenge
  • HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc.
  • Gary Bob Wilson
  • Sauer & Associates, Inc.
  • Eubank Drug
  • White Rock Creek Storage
  • Bosque Real Estate @ Lake Whitney
  • Divine Living Assistance Services
  • Gene’s Auto Service
  • American Self-Storage
  • The Design House
  • TNMP (Texas New Mexico Power Company)
  • Lake Whitney Dental
  • Darren Hayes Insurance Agency
  • Hill County Title Company
  • Bevans Real Estate
  • Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce
  • First Central Credit Union
  • Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry

1st Place Winners with a score of 62 and a $240.00 cash prize winner Team #2: Kent Estes, Bobby Robinson, Mitch Whitehead and Miles Whitehead.



2nd Place Winners with a score of 63 and a $120.00 cash prize winner Team #1: Gene Solis, Kenneth Gilchrist, Donovan Leech and Josh Sonen. They donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation.



3rd Place Winners with a score of 67 and a $60.00 cash prize winner Team #3-Homestead Long Term Care: Dan Barber, Will Dingmore, Sean Campbell, and Scott Rushing. They also donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation.


Dixon Golf gave away two $350.00 Aurelius Drivers


HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc. gave a basket of prizes for the “Longest Drive” to Kenneth Gilchrist, Team #1.


Scott Rushing, Team #3-Homestead Long Term Care, won a $350.00 driver in the “Hula Hoop” contest


Sean Campbell, Team #3-Homestead Long Term Care, won a $350.00 Dixon driver in the raffle contest

Once again I want to thank all the participants for making this tournament special. We look forward to seeing you at the “Santa Shootout”Saturday, December 10, 2016

Janet Sanders, Executive Secretary
Email: bluewater@lakewhitneychamber.com
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce,  P. O. Box 604,  Whitney, TX 76692
254-694-2540   Fax: 254-694-3005   www.lakewhitneychamber.com

RUN for the HILLS 5K – Benefiting Graduating Seniors.

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RUN for the HILLS 5K – Benefiting Graduating Seniors.

The Bosque County Rotary Club will hold the “RUN for the HILLS” 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 23rd in Clifton.   Proceeds from the event will help support scholarships for deserving graduating seniors throughout Bosque County.  In 2015, the Bosque Rotary Club awarded 30 scholarships totaling $23,500.

Our run will take place in Clifton City Park along the banks of the Bosque River.   The course is on a paved road closed to traffic.  RUN for the HILLS is reflective of the beautiful “Hill Country” views, not changes of elevation on the course.  Course has approximately 40 feet of gradual elevation increase in the first half, which you get back for your last half of the 5K.

Registrations received by April 16th will pay a discounted entry fee of $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K.  The registration fee after April 16th will be $30 and $20 for the 5K and 1K, respectively.   All fees are non-refundable.  Registrations will be accepted on race day. Registrations received by April 9th will be guaranteed an event t-shirt.

The 1K Fun Run/Walk is a great way for families with kids of all ages to get involved in this great cause.

Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.  The 1K Fun Run begins at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:00 a. m.

For online registration please visit https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=36660.  Registration forms may also be picked up at the Clifton Chamber of Commerce and the Clifton location of First Security State Bank.  Please contact Robert Phillips at 254.675.2265 for more information.



Lake Whitney Chamber’s new board officers were elected! Say Congrats!!



The new board officers were elected.

Congratulations to……

Divine Living Assistance – Jennifer Kidd, President

Sauer & Associates, Inc. – Paul Sauer, Vice-President

Diana Reed, Member/Retired – Treasurer

Thanks so much,

Janet Sanders
Executive Secretary
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce

Hill College will be pleased to welcome the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir from Baylor University

Instructor of Music
Larry McCord
(254) 659-7883
February 17, 2016



vocal group The Difference will perform at the Oct. 14 Austin City Limits Music Fest.Hill College will be pleased to welcome the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir from Baylor University on Monday, February 29, at 7:30 pm.  Established in 1988, this group of students, sponsored by Academic Support Advisor Ronald English, travel throughout Texas singing and performing community service, effectively touching the lives of others while seeking to grow spiritually themselves.  Their repertoire leans heavily on contemporary gospel, with songs by the likes of Israel Houghton, New Breed and Kirk Franklin with the occasional arrangement by a member of the group.

As always, this performance is provided to the community free of charge thanks to the generosity of college and community donors and will take place in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro Campus.  No tickets are required and seating is first come-first served.  A reception will follow the performance, hosted by the Monday Review Club.

If you would like to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series, you are invited to become a Benefactor ($100), a Sustainer ($50), a Patron ($25), or a Supporter ($10) of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more you can become a LIFETIME BENEFACTOR. Names of lifetime benefactors, benefactors, sustainers, patrons and supporters appear in each program. You may send your donation to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX, 76645.

Whether or not you support the series with a monetary gift, we hope you will support the series with your presence, and invite others to these wonderful evenings of entertainment at Hill College.  For more information on the performers and performances and to view promotional videos of each group, visit the Hill College homepage (hillcollege.edu) and click on “Performing Arts Series” found in the drop-down menu under “Quick Links” in the center of the page.

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