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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


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

Photo by Hundley Photography

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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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Spring Scramble Golf Tournament


Download Applications here.

Sponsor Application 2016



Janet Sanders, Chamber Secretary


Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce   

P. O. Box 604, Whitney, TX 76692

254-694-2540   Fax:  254-694-3005   

Lake Whitney Golf Tournament at White Bluff Resort

SantaShootOut_LWWBWe are going to have a Golf Tournament at White Bluff Resort on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. on December 12, 2015 (December 19th. if bad weather).

We are attaching a golf application and a sponsor application in hopes you will play and/or sponsor or both!!

Bossiers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has donated a 2016 Jeep Wrangler, valued at $25,000.00, as the Hole in One prize plus other items for Par 3 holes. We’d like to thank the following members for their advance sponsorship of several of the holes available: 

HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc. for Hole #1, Gary Bob Wilson for Hole #2, Sauer & Associates, Inc. for Hole #3, Brazos Street Market for Hole #4 and Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry for Hole #18.  We have a few left and would be very grateful for your sponsorship pledge.  I can send out a statement for your pledge and the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce will order signs for each hole sponsored to recognize our members and other sponsors.

Hole #15 is the longest hole and has been selected for the Hole in One.

We would be remiss if we didn’t thank White Bluff Golf Resort and their entire staff, including Ms. Jennifer Gibbs Oliver, for offering their grounds to us for this fundraiser.  They will also provide a Hamburger lunch at the end of the tournament.  This is called the “SANTA SHOOT OUT” and is a scramble with a Shotgun start for all golfers.

We are also in need of some “goodies” such as you give us for our welcome bags. I hope to hear from many of you in the next few days and we are limiting our tournament to the first 72 players.  There will be other prizes and awards for Closest to the Hole and the Longest Drive.

The attachments should explain everything else but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

We are very excited about this event and hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you all very much!!



To Register: Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce Santa Shoot Out

Diana Reed
Executive Secretary -Treasurer
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce

“2015 Christmas Bazaar”


Downtown Whitney   Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There will be Arts, Crafts. Baked goods, Plants & Flowers and other items to sell to the Christmas shoppers plus all the Merchants will be having holiday specials.  There will be food downtown all day with the End Zone, Nate’s Colorado Street Grille and Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce.

Call Diana Reed at 254-694-2540, at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, for more information on set up times, vendor applications, etc. 

Sidewalk Vendor space is available for a $10.00 donation or $10.00 worth of food; both which will be donated to the Whitney Area Food Bank.

** 5:00 p.m. the lighting of our downtown Christmas tree with the Country Club Assisted Living Residents and their Christmas Hand Bell Music.

** 5:15p.m. Whitney High School Choir will sing under the direction of Mrs. Sheri Hayes.

5:30p.m. Dance Students of Miss April Aguirre.

** 6:00 p.m. Whitney’s Christmas Parade in Lights sponsored by the Whitney Volunteer Fire Department.  Parade applications can be picked up at the Whitney City Hall offices.


On Saturday the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held it’s 5th. annual Discover Downtown Whitney and Classic Car Show along with the 3rd. annual Halloween Costume Pet Parade.

Approximately 1,000 people braved the sprinkling rain to view the cars and march their pets.  The afternoon weather was great and many awards were given out to the 35 car entries and 20 pet parade entries.

1st. place winner in the pets was Ginger a mix breed shown by Johnny Rowland of Whitney.  Besides a trophy he received a Pet Smart gift certificate.  Pix attached #091

2nd. pace went to Phoebe, a toy poodle with owner Carol Archer of Whitney. 

3rd. place went to T-bone, an English bulldog with owner Debbie Jones of Whitney.  An Honorable mention ribbon award went to Rod, a Yorkie with owner Nan Russell of Morgan.   All the entrants received doggy treat bags for participating.  This has become a very popular event and we look forward to it next year.

A 50/50 raffle was held with proceeds going to Debbie Clay of Whitney and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

In the car show category, may awards were given out.  Top prize of People’s Choice went to Bob Comer of Whitney with his 1957 Cadillac Convertible.  This was strictly judged by the spectators. Pix #074

For the rest of the show, Judges carefully looked at many categories in deciding the winners.  Trophies were passed out to all with door prizes for everyone from Bossier’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Bosque County Classic Car Club, donations from the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce with everyone receiving a prize.  Photo attached of People’s Choice Winner, Bob Comer who was presented his trophy by the 2015 Miss Pioneer Day Montana Aspen Dawn Meyer of Whitney and the 2015 ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Brynlie Vantreese of Hillsboro.

Pre 48’2 and Earlier: Pix#043

1st. G. W. Lanmon of Clifton with a 1941 Ford Coupe, 2nd. place Jerry Mason of Whitney with a 1932 Ford.

49’s to 59’s:

1st. Place to Bob Comer-Whitney with a 1957 Cadillac Convertible, 2nd. place to Bobby Henderson of Whitney with a 1955 Chevrolet and 3rd. place to Johnny Krenek of Abbott with a 1954 Ford Customline.


1st. place Glenn Eastwood of Robinson with a 1965 Dodge Coronet, 2nd. place to Ronny Shiflet of Whiney with a 1969 Ford Cobra and 3rd. place to Clarence Deegan of Laguna Park with a 1966 Dodge Charger.

70’s to 79’s:

Carol Archer of Whitney got 1st. place with a 1976 Triumph Spitfire.

80’s to 99’s:

Bobby Clarkin of Whitney got 1st. place with a 1993 Ford Mustang GT.

2000’s & Up:

1st. place to Bill West of Whitney for his 2002 Corvette Convertible and 2nd. place to Robert Hatherly of Whitney with a 2004 Corvette Coupe.  ***We are holding his trophy as he had to leave early.

Pre 59 Trucks:

1st place to David Clendenen of Whitney with a 1954 Ford Pick Up and 2nd. place to John Brown of Valley Mills with a 1958 Chevy Apache.

60 & Up Trucks:

1st. place to Rick Diefenderfer of Joshus with a 1964 Ford F100 and 2nd. place to Bobby Gardner of Laguna Park with a 1970 Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck.


1st. place to Frank H. Morrow of Clifton with a 1976 White Garden Tractor

Lawn Mower Racers:

Wayne Lancaster of Whitney with his award winner BP Lawn Mower Racer

In the Special Category:

Woody Thomas of Whitney with his 1958 Nash Metropolitan


1st. place to Bobby Clarkin of Whitney with a 2010 Harley Davidson and 2nd. place to Charles Rupp of Whitney with a 1985 Honda Goldwing Ltd.

Best Paint:  Glenn Eastwood of Robinson with his 1965 Dodge Coronet

Best Interior:  Bobby Henderson of Whitney with his 1955 Chevrolet

Best Engine:  Steve Woznuck of Waco with his 1966 Ford Mustang GT

Thank you for this publicity and a special thanks to our sponsors:

Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry of Whitney

HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc. of Itasca

Hill County Title Company of Hillsboro

First Central Credit Union of Waco & Hillsboro

And an extra thank you to all the merchants in Downtown Whitney.

The Discover Downtown Whitney and 5th. Annual Classic Car Show

The Discover Downtown Whitney and 5th. Annual Classic Car Show along with the Halloween Costume Pet Parade and the Safe Trick ‘N Treat and the COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE will be held on Saturday, October 31st. as the weather has changed and it should be sunny and 73 degrees all day. All these events will be downtown with the garage sales starting at 7am to 2pm, the shopping and car show from 10am (trophies for the car show at 2:30pm) shopping until 5pm and the Safe Trick ‘N Treat starting downtown at 6pm. For more information call Diana Reed at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce. Please come out and show your support and drivers, please bring your vehicles for a great day! We originally told the Halloween Costume Pet Parade entrants we would hold it rain or shine at the Chamber but it, too, will be held downtown. SEE YOU ALL SATURDAY!!! 254-694-2540 OR 254-205-0631.


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