Community Calendar and Briefs 8.29-9.1.18

Published 7:22 am Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cancelled meetings

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 has cancelled their September 3rd meeting and the auxiliary has cancelled theirs for September 4th so members can enjoy the Labor Day extended weekend with family and friends.  The next meetings will be Post-September 17th and the auxiliary-September 18th.  Both meetings will take place at 7 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North. VFW Auxiliary  Garage Sale


VFW Auxiliary Garage Sale

Orange VFW Auxiliary Post 2775 will host their fall garage sale on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North(5303 N. 16th St) from 7 am until 2 pm.  Vendors will be able to set up on Friday, October 12th from 5 to 8 pm.  Rental for tables and/or space is $10 each.  Reservations can be made by sending a check for the proper amount to: MARY SNAPP; 29 SANDRA LANE; ORANGE, TX 77632.  For further information contact Mary between 10 am and 5 pm at 409-658-5423


Rachael Ware Benefit

Childs Ace Hardware will host a benefit for Rachael Ware who was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in March of this year. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. or we sell out, on Saturday, Sept. 8, we will sell plate lunches for $10. The plates will consist of leg quarters, links, potato salad, and beans. We are pre-selling tickets at the store as well as that day.


Blue Star Gold Star mother’s search

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Auxiliary is looking for Orange County Blue Star and/or Gold Star Mothers.  The Auxiliary President and Americanism Chairman are hoping to compile a list for an upcoming recognition program at a later date.  All information will be kept in strictest confidence.  If you fall under one of these categories, please either call or email the information to one of the following…we would be glad to take the information over the phone or however convenient.  Please contact one of the following by August 31, 2018 so we may update our records.

Auxiliary President Cathie Duhon; 1716  37th Street in Orange. PH: 409-553-6180;  EMAIL: wjcdduhon@yahoo. com.  OR  Americanism Chairman Jeanette Clark; 3705 Martin St.; Orange, TX 77630;  PH: 409-883-0264 or (that is a lower case L after the c).


Hand Quilting Demonstration

Thrift and Gift Shop holds a free Hand Quilting demonstration from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., every Tues. and Thurs. at 350 South 37th Street in Orange (located in the old Salk School). For more information call 409-886-7649.


Parenting Class

Wells of Agape is holding a Parenting Class from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Life Church Orange located at 18389 Hwy. 62 in Orange. Lunch is provided. Requirement to receive a Certificate of Completion is $30 per person, cash only. One must attend from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to receive the certificate. To register or more information, Call Donna Wells at 4099-221-5425. If no answer, leave a message or text. Childcare is not provided.


CASA informational meeting

The second Tuesday of each month, CASA holds an information meeting to answer questions on how to become a CASA representative. The meetings are at 6 p.m. at the CASA office located at 2120 Gloria Drive in Orange. To reserve a seat, call 409-886-2272.


Pumpkins and Pearls Fundraising Gala

Wells of Agape is hosting the Pumpkin and Pearls fundraising gala from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. Tickets are $60. This event will be adults only. The guest speaker of the night will be Mayor Larry Spears Jr. Dress code for the event is “after 5” attire. The event will take place at The Garden District located at 7536 Highway 87 N. in Orange. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information visit or call 409-263-0132.


Orange County senior citizens meeting

Orange County senior citizens are meeting on the 2nd Monday every month at 9:30 a. m. at Salvation Army Bldg. on corner of MLK and Highway 90 in Orange. Bingo, Prizes, Pot luck Lunch. All are invited to attend. For more information please call, Dermal at 730-5722.


Noon Lion’s Club meeting

Noon Lion’s Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Domino’s Meeting/Party room located at 2107 MacArthur Drive in Orange.


Wednesday, August 29

Blood Drive

LifeShare Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29th at Lamar State College – Orange located at 410 West Front Street in Orange.


Golden K Kiwanis meeting

Golden K Kiwanis meets every Wed. from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Salvation Army Building, corner of MLK and Strickland, across from the Shell and fire station.  The public is welcome to attend, and coffee is always served. Orange County Court at Law Judge Mandy White Rogers will discuss wills and probate.


Thursday, August 30

Blood Drive

LifeShare Blood Center is holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 30th at First Financial Bank located at 812 North 16th Street in Orange.


Saturday, Sept. 1

Seeing is Believing

Selected group of pictures $1, shoes (boots excluded) $1, men’s and women’s blouses, shirts and pants $1, lingerie $1, coats and jackets $1, children’s clothes 50 cents. Bargain Room has some new donations. Next First Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 6, will include outdoor sales. Rent a space for $10. Thrift and Gift is located at 350 37th Street in Orange. For more information call 886-7649.


BBQ Benefit

BBQ Benefit for Riley Carter and family will be held from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. at VFW Post 2775 located at 5303 North 16th Street in Orange. Riley experienced a stroke due to blood clots in his brain on June 30 while doing what he loved – fishing with his dad. He was airlifted to Texas Children’s Hospital, where he has been in Cardiovascular Intensive Care ever since. Riley has had two open heart surgeries since July 26 and had an LVAD and pacemaker placed on August 1. All funds raised will go towards the expenses associated with Riley’s hospitalization and recovery.