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Saturday, October 3, 2015.

We are in need of sponsors for this wonderful event. The sponsorship levels are as follows: $100.00 and $200.00. All sponsors will be recognized at the event and their names will be printed on the back of the T-shirts. For the $200.00 sponsorship the business logo will be printed on the T-shirts.

Please contact Mr. Jason Holloway, of First Security State Bank, at 254-633-2803 to become a sponsor for this 3rd. Annual Pioneer Day 5K Fun Run. Call the Chamber for more information or register online atwww.raceit.com


West Fest parade in West, TX.


On Saturday, September 5, 2015, the 2015 Miss, Jr. Miss & ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Queens represented the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce and Whitney in

the West Fest parade in West, TX. The new Dodge Ram truck was donated by Randy Pretzer, General Manager of Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep & Ram of Hillsboro and driven by Chamber Secretary

Jan Campbell and her husband Fred. Miss Pioneer Day Montana Aspen Dawn Meyer is the daughter of Toby & Tiffany Meyer of Whitney, the Jr. Miss Pioneer Day is Jordyn Barsh, daughter of Candice & Brandon

Barsh of Aquilla and the ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day is Brynlie Vantreese, daughter of Ray & Stephanie Vantreese of Hillsboro, TX. Their next outing will be at our own Pioneer Day festival on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Photo by:  Jan Campbell

Pioneer Day 2015


Tickets: $10.00

Includes one wine goblet, 8 tickets to taste and a ballot to vote for the


Best Red Wine

Best White Wine

Best Blush Wine

Wine sold separately by the individual wineries.

In booths #117 and #118 we will have the following wineries participating in the 3rd. Annual Wine Tasting Event during Pioneer Days. Red Wing Dove Winery, Hamilton, TX.;, Big Rock Winery, Morgan, TX., Lily Lake Vineyards, Lorena, TX and Valley Mills Vineyards, Waco, TX. It has always been held inside so this is the first time for an open event. Time: 11am to 5pm right behind the stage.

**You must be 21 yrs. Of age to participate!!!

Pioneer Days

We still are signing up vendors for Pioneer Days, we are almost sold out please contact the Chamber for booth space.

Baby Photo Contest

The Baby Photo Contest with applications at Brazos Street Market in downtown Whitney.

FIRST ANNUAL “CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE” Sponsored by Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce the Brazos Street Market.

The City of Whitney allows two garage/yard sales per year. This is in addition to their rules but this new event has the approval of the City of Whitney.

The fee is $5.00 to display your items for sale. These fees will be used to cover resident addresses, maps, promotions and advertising so everyone will know where all the Garage Sales are located at.

There are two types of sale:  Inside City Limits people will register their personal  address and have the sale there from 7am to 2pm.  The second kind of sale is for those living OUTSIDE the City limits.  Those spaces will be at First Bank & Trust and the same hours will apply.  Shops downtown Whitney are encouraged to sell in front of their stores to add to the Car Show and to take advantage of all the general public traffic this day will generate.

For set up times and places call 254-694-3833 or stop by Brazos Street Market.

DEADLINE to turn in your address and pay for $5.00 fee is OCTOBER 15TH.  The Chamber of Commerce can answer your questions but the Brazos Street Market will handle this extra work.  WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PARTICIPATE.

5th Annual Discover Downtown Whitney and Classic Car Show


Fun Run Registration

Pioneer Day’s Fun Run Saturday, October 3rd 2015

Location: Whitney Elementary School

Check In Time and race day registration: 7:00 – 7:45 AM 5K

Start Time: 8:00 AM Awards:  9:30 AM

Registrations received by September 19th, 2015 will be guaranteed a T?shirt.

Registration Fees: Before 9/19/2015 $20     After 9/19/2015         $25

Make checks payable to Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 604, Whitney TX, 76692 Or Register online at www.raceit.com

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

Registration form2015FunRUN


2015 Pioneer Day Pageant Winners

On Saturday, July 25, 2015, the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held the 5th. Annual Miss, Jr. Miss & ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day pageant at Lake Whitney Arts in Whitney.

An overflow crowd was on hand to see Montana Aspen Dawn Meyer, daughter of Toby & Tiffany Meyer of Whitney, crowned the new 2015 Miss Pioneer Day.  She is 17 yrs. old and will be a senior in the fall at Whitney High School.  1st. runner up was 19 yr. old Danielle Mooney, daughter of Kim & Billy Mooney of Whitney and a 2014 graduate of Aquilla ISD..  2nd. runnerup was 15 yr. old Caitlyn Paige Moore, daughter of Angela Moore & Jeffrey Moore of Whitney and an upcoming sophomore at Whitney High School.   3rd. runner up was 17 yr. old Emily Cecil, daughter of Debi Cecil and the late Charles Cecil of Whitney, who will be a senior in the fall at Whitney High School.

The 2015 Jr. Miss Pioneer Day is Jordyn Barsh, 13 yr. old daughter of Brandon & Candice Barsh who is in the Junior High at Aquilla ISD. 1st. runner up was 11 yr. old Reagan Pavelka, daughter of Dwayne & Amy Pavelka.  She will enter the 7th. grade at Whitney Middle School next month.  2nd. runner up was Trista Michelle Charo, 14 yr. old daughter of Marc & Tanya Moore and Manuel & Patricia Charo. She will be a freshman at Aquilla ISD in the fall.

The 2015 ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Brynlie Vantreese, 5 yr. old daughter of Ray & Stephanie Vantreese of Hillsboro.  She will be entering kindergarten in the fall.  1st. runner up was 8 yr. old Kyla Sneed, daughter of Jason & Kara Sneed who will enter 3rd. grade at Whitney Intermediate School next month.  2nd. runner up was 5 yr. old  Ashlynn Grace Northcutt, daughter of Chad & Veronica Payne and she will be at Whitney Elementary school this year.  3rd runner up is 5 yr. old Taryn Anne Ross, daughter of Joshua Ross and Dallas Merrill.  She starts kindergarten in the fall at Whitney Elementary.  4th. runner up is 5 yr. old Kaylee Michelle Liberto, Ashlee and Michael Liberto are her parents and she will be in kindergarten at Blum ISD.  There were six Honorable Mention contestants:  Layla Oliver, 9 yr. old daughter of Jason & Jennifer Oliver of Whitney,  Julianna Lattin, 9 yr. old daughter of Cinderella & Scott Lattin of Whitney, Cheyenne Wright, 6 yr. old daughter of Crystal Wright of Whitney, Sydney Jimenez, 8 yr. old daughter of Angela Dodd Dill & Jeremy Dill of Whitney, Abigail Valero, 8 yr. old daughter of Chad & Michelle Valero of Abbott and Alysa Ward, 6 yr. old daughter of Emily & Larry Ward of Whitney.

Also honored were previous pageant winners from 2011 to 2013:  2011 Miss Pioneer Day, Samantha Infante, 2011 Junior Miss Pioneer Day Kaylee Dilworth, 2012 Jr. Miss Pioneer Day Sierra Cox, 2012 ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Kandyce Dilworth.

Outgoing winners were 2014 Miss Pioneer Day Kendra Ramsey, daughter of Kenny & Kadra Ramsey, 2014 Jr. Miss Pioneer Day Kaylin Hooten, daughter of Chad & Kristen Hooten and 2014 ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Camy Barsh, daughter of Brandon & Candice Barsh.   During their final walk, before crowning their successors,  these former winners were singled out for their work this past year and their grace in honoring their titles.

The 2015 Miss, Jr. Miss & ‘Lil Miss winners will reign over the 40th. Annual Pioneer Day Festival on October 3, 2015, plus ride in the Sept. 5th. West Fest parade, pass out trophies and gifts at the 5th. Annual Classic Car Show, ride in the lighted Christmas parade on December 12th. and be honored at the 2016 Chamber Awards banquet in February.    We congratulate all the winners and thank the sponsors, volunteers and parents/guardians for their participation in making this pageant such a success.


Pictured left to right:

Jordyn Barsh, 2015 Jr. Miss Pioneer Day, Montana Aspen Dawn Meyer, 2015 Miss Pioneer Day & Brynlie Vantreese, 2015 ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day.


“Spa Day” For Circus Elephants in Whitney


For Immediate Release – The Pampered Pachyderms of the Carson & Barnes Circus are looking forward to their upcoming stop at Whitney’s W.I.S.D School Bus Barn, 1501 N. Brazos St, 4:30 & 7:30 P.M.  The Circus is sponsored by The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce.

On March 12th at 3:00 pm, the biggest stars of the Circus are scheduled to receive full “Spa Treatment” from head to toe, and the public is invited to watch.

The Whitney Fire Department and The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce has joined efforts with the Carson & Barnes Circus to honor the prestigious elephants. The Whitney Fire Department will host an elephant shower when they aid the mighty Carson & Barnes Circus in bathing their amazing animals

Lisa, Becky, and Tracy will be lathered, scrubbed, exfoliated, moisturized, and pedicured, so they look and feel their best when they greet fans at that afternoon’s big top performance. The process takes gallons of specially formulated “beauty soap” and hundreds of gallons of fresh water.

The all-new 79th Edition of the Carson & Barnes Circus also features a giant menagerie of exotic animals from around the world, which can be seen free of charge before each scheduled performance.  Elephant and pony rides are available for a small charge on the Circus midway, along with many other exciting pre-show activities. Carson & Barnes Circus is affordable for the entire family. Advance tickets are just $12.00 for Adults and $6.00 for Children under age 12.  Prices are $16.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children under age 12 when purchased on Circus show days.  Show times are 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  at the AT THE WHITNEY HIGH SCHOOL BUS BARN PROPERTY..

Contact the Carson & Barnes Circus Publicity Department at (580) 326-2233 for media information, photos, or to schedule interviews with Circus performers Complete tour and ticketing information is available on the Carson & Barnes Circus website: www.BigTopShow.com or by calling (580) 743-7292


The Circus Is Coming To Town!!!


Dear Chamber,

         Come out and support the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce and see the World’s Biggest Big Top Circus appearing for one day only, Thursday March 12, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  at the Whitney High School. The Carson and Barnes Circus celebrates 79 years of excitement and laughs under The Big Top. Don’t miss this chance to see the circus you remember as a child. For more information visit www.BigTopShow.com or call (580) 743-7292.

Get one free Child’s ticket when you purchase any Adult ticket online at www.BigTopShow.com or from your local Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce!!

         Please forward this letter to your members and your community and help support the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you,

Carson & Barnes Circus           



Christmas Open House


Citizens State Bank   Wed.  Dec. 17th. All Day

First Security State Bank  Thurs.  Dec. 18th. 1-3pm

First Bank & Trust   Fri. Dec. 19th. 9-3pm

Please stop and visit their Christmas celebrations with refreshments and entertainment.



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