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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.



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6th Annual Discover Downtown Whitney And Classic Car Show

Hill College Rebels

Members of the Hill College marketing and communications team recently unveiled the college’s new athletic mascot to students and staff members prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

Hill College Director of Marketing and Communications Derik Moore said the new mascot will take the place of Rowdy Rebel, which had been around for a little over a decade.

“Based on survey results from 2015, no one really cared for the Rowdy mascot,” Moore said, “so we formed a focus group to help oversee a new athletic identity for the college.”

Moore said six individuals were hand selected by college administration to be part of the focus group, which consisted of faculty and staff from Cleburne, Hillsboro, the Cleburne Technical Center as well as a Hill College freshman student.

The focus group worked closely with the graphic designer – answering questionnaires and proofing two rounds of concepts before the current mascot was selected. Some of the non-negotiable items the focus group and designer had to keep in mind were the colors red and blue must remain the same as well as the name “Rebels.”

“Throughout the entire re-branding process, our Board of Regents and President Dr. Pam Boehm were kept in the loop,” Moore added.

Moore said the actual mascot was approved in early June, but it was kept a secret until students and staff members returned for the fall semester.

“Please keep in mind that the original Hill College ‘square’ logo is the official image of Hill College,” Moore added. “The new image will be primarily used as the college’s athletic identity.”
Flags, signs and banners containing the college’s news mascot are already prevalent at each of Hill College’s campuses and centers. Also, additional items have been ordered – such as apparel – and will be available for purchase at the Hill College Campus Stores.


Thank you Providence Hospice for hosting the LWC Meet & Greet! Thursday, June 16!

Everyone enjoyed your hospitality and the coke floats by Margie’s Old Fashioned Soda Pop Shoppe.
Pictured in front of the soda shoppe are Chamber Directors Vanessa Meyer, Judy Taylor, Providence Hospice staff and friends.


Hill College recognizes three ‘Pillars of the Community’ at Friday’s annual gala

Hill College recognized three “Pillars of the Community” recipients at Friday’s 11th-Annual Boots and Suits Gala at the Cleburne Conference Center.

Art Mann was named the “Pillar of the Community” for Hillsboro; Patsy Dumas for Burleson; and Cathy Marchel for Cleburne.

“We looked for individuals who are essential to the life of their communities,” Associate Director of Development. “This year’s three recipients were also recognized not only for their hard work, but also for their giving back to their communities.”

The Boots and Suits Gala is an annual event for Hill College in which proceeds go toward student scholarships as well as improvements to both the Hill County and Johnson County campuses and/or programs.

Photos by DERIK MOORE/Hill College

You Could Win a Lake View Home Grand Prize for an Essay Contest – Start Dreaming and Start Writing

In 300 words or less, tell us “YOUR DREAM FOR LAKEHAVEN” and YOU COULD WIN this fabulous home overlooking beautiful Lake Whitney, Texas!!!


Jo Ann and Elmer Mulhausen, owners of Lakehaven Bed and Breakfast Retreat, will award their 6,880+ sq. ft. property debt free and fully furnished to the winner of a persuasive essay contest.

Full contest details and property description can be found at: www.LakehavenDream.com


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

“SANTA SHOOT OUT” Golf Tournament

A great time was had by all on Saturday, December 12th. at the White Bluff Resort Golf Course with hosts Steve Reband, Golf Pro, Jennifer Oliver, Manager of The Trophy Grill & The Lighthouse Restaurants, BOSSIERS Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hillsboro, TX and Dixon Golf of Houston, TX.

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 and for all 32 golfers who not only showed up but helped us ward off the rain until the entire tournament was over and even after they had eaten their lunch. 

Chamber Director Bob Wilson presented Golf Pro, Steve Reband, with our gift of thanks from the Chamber.

Two large boxes of toys were delivered to the Whitney Police Department on Saturday as part of the contributions from the Chamber and the golfers for the “Toys for Kids” drive by the Whitney Police and Whitney Volunteer Fire Department.  Those pictures are posted on Face Book at the Whitney Police Departments site.  So happy we could help out this worthwhile cause and give the gift of happiness to a local Whitney girl or boy for Christmas time.

We will have another tournament at the White Bluff Resort on the new course on Saturday, April 2, 2016 before the spring golfers take over the two courses.

We are very grateful for this invitation from our member, White Bluff Resort.

We have kept the sponsor signs, unless you ask for them back, in hopes we can keep our sponsors for the 2016 tournament.  THANK YOU AGAIN to the following sponsors:

Bossiers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Dixon Golf, HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc., Gary Bob Wilson, Sauer & Associates, Inc., Brazos Street Market, Lake Whitney Dental, Bosque Real Estate @ Lake Whitney, Divine Living Assistance Services, Gene’s Auto Service, American Self-Storage, Citizens State Bank, Texas New Mexico Power Company, Homestead Long Term Care, Darren Hayes Insurance Agency, Hill County Title Company, Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, First Central Credit Union &Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry.  A very special thanks for the plaque from Business Supply Center and to The Lakelander and The Reporter for their generous coverage of this event and support of our Chamber.  What great members we have!!!!!

Although we didn’t have a Hole in One Winner and Bossiers gets to keep the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we hope to persuade them to donate another vehicle for the 2016 tournament.  They were so generous with 3 other hole in one prizes and the Jeep and we are very grateful for them.  Thank you, Randy Pretzer, General Manager, owners and staff.



1st. Place Winners with a score of 57 and a $240.00 cash prize winner Team #2: John Price, Mark Taylor, Jeff Feyerherm & Rex Taylor. Jeff Feyerherm also won the Dixon Gift certificate for Closest to the Pin and Mark Taylor won the HILCO gift basket for the Longest Drive. Congrats to all!


2nd. Place Winners with a score of 61 and a $120.00 cash prize wimner Team#6:  Mark Carmona, Mike Solorzano Dan Barber & Barry Bailey.  They donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation.  Barry Bailey also won a $349.00 Aurelius Dixon Drive for hitting a golf ball 300 yards into a Hula Hoop.

2nd. Place Winners with a score of 61 and a $120.00 cash prize wimner
Team#6: Mark Carmona, Mike Solorzano Dan Barber & Barry Bailey. They donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation. Barry Bailey also won a $349.00 Aurelius Dixon Drive for hitting a golf ball 300 yards into a Hula Hoop.


3rd. Place Winners with a score of 62 and a $60.00 cash prize winner Team #3:  Billy Grizzle, Joel Landingham, Ronny Mena & Sidney Freeman. As you can see the golfers had a great time. A second $349.00 Dixon Aurelius Driver was awarded to Ronnie Upchurch, Team#1 from HILCO, who won their raffle contest.

3rd. Place Winners with a score of 62 and a $60.00 cash prize winner
Team #3: Billy Grizzle, Joel Landingham, Ronny Mena & Sidney Freeman.
As you can see the golfers had a great time.
A second $349.00 Dixon Aurelius Driver was awarded to Ronnie Upchurch, Team#1 from HILCO, who won their raffle contest.


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.

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