2014 News and Events from our Chamber Members!

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Mondays and Fridays – The public is invited to participate in a Coffee and Chat group which is held at TASCA every Monday and Friday morning from 9:30-11:00 AM. Coffee is free; sodas and bottled water are $.50 each. Meet new people, chat, and enjoy socializing. For more information, call (903) 871-3217 or email TASCA at info@tasca.org.

Wednesdays – Whitehouse Recycle Center is open Wednesdays from 7-10 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to noon. Bring your recyclable paper, newspaper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum cans and tin cans. The Recycle Center is located on Railroad Avenue

Thursdays – The public is invited to a community Bible Study, hosted by On The “GO” Mission.org at Dillon’s C Store on Hwy 110 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm beginning Thursday, April 10th and every following Thursday night thereafter.  The topic of Grace will be discussed.  Bring a Holy Bible if you have one, if not, one will be provided for you.  All are welcome!  For more information, contact Holly at 903 530-3955.

Thursdays - TASCA now offers Country & Western Dancing—to the tunes of the Willowridge Connection—every Thursday morning from 10 a.m. until noon. A great opportunity to dance without having to go out after dark. Admission is free for TASCA members and $1.00 for guests. For more information, call (903) 871-3217 or send an email to info@tasca.org.

1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month - TASCA now offers free dance lessons on the first and third Saturday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Join instructor Hugh Wallace for some great Country & Western dance tips and steps. Then stay to practice your skills during the first & third Saturday C & W dances from 7:00-9:30 PM. Don’t miss the fun! For more information call (903) 871-3217.

April 24 – The public is invited to a Town Hall meeting, hosted by Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith and held at TASCA in Whitehouse on Thursday, April 24th from 6pm until 7:30pm.   He will provide Smith County residents updates regarding improvements and changes in the Sheriff’s Office and there will be time for questions and answers.   Light refreshments will be served.

April 25-26 – The Whitehouse High School First Ladies Drill Team will present their annual Spring Spectacular show on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, at the high school auditorium. Both shows will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door and prices will be $7 for adults (includes a program), $5 for children ages 3-12, and free admission for children 2 and under.

April 26 – The 5th annual YMCA Run For Your Life 5K is held at the Whitehouse YMCA.  The 1/2 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30am, and the 5K begins at 9:00am.  Registration is open until April 24th, at the Whitehouse YMCA.  For more information, call 903 839-9622.

April 26 - The public is invited to TASCA’s East Texas Country Dance Cavalcade competition to be held on April 26, 2014 in the TASCA Activity Center ballroom. Twelve couples will compete for prizes in three Country dance categories. Come and watch the competition, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and open dancing during the intermission and help raise needed funds to support TASCA programs. Tickets for the Cavalcade are $12.50 per person in advance or $15.00 at the door. For more information, contact the TASCA Activity Center at (903) 871-3217.

April 26 – The annual Waterton neighborhood garage sale will be Saturday, April 26th.  Homes within the Waterton community off of FM 346 in Whitehouse will be holding individual garage sales, starting from 7-8am.  You will be able to find almost anything under the sun!  Happy shopping!

April 26 – The Opening Day ceremony, including fireworks and ballgames, for the newly renovated Whitehouse Sports Complex located at the intersection of Main St. (FM 346E) and CR 2133 is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 @ 11:00 am. The public is invited to the festivities for free, and local businesses are encouraged to set up tables or booths at 10am. Contact Don Branam, City of Whitehouse Parks Director at 903 839-4914 X227 for information on setting up a business table or booth.

April 26 – Camp Tyler hosts the 2014 Earth Day East Texas on Saturday, April 26th from 10am until 4pm.  Sponsored by Republic Services, and run by the Whitehouse High Student Council, the event will feature scavenger hunts, jump houses, possible fishing, nature trail walks, recycling and composting information as well as booths from local businesses. In addition, there will be zip line rides for $10 and even canoe rides. All food and refreshments will be provided by Snow Coney Island. Admission is free. Located on Lake Tyler between Tyler and Whitehouse off of FM 848 at 15143 Camp Tyler Road, Whitehouse.

May 3 – First-Saturday C & W Dance Make a date to meet at TASCA for an evening of Country and Western Dancing on the first Saturday of each month. The next dance will be held on May 3 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m. in the TASCA Activity Center Ballroom. Music provided by “Ben Lowery & Texas Express.” Bring a snack to share and have fun. Admission is $5.00 per person. For more information call (903) 871-3217 or send an email to info@tasca.org.

May 5 – Whitehouse Booster Club will sponsor the first of its kind 2013-2014 All Sports Banquet. The banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Green Acres Baptist Church in the Crosswalks Conference Center. A buffet dinner will be followed by the program at 7pm with Bryan Houston acting as Master of Ceremonies for the banquet. The program will next go alphabetically through each sport and a short speech will be given about each sport. After the awards portion of the program, scholarships will be given by each of the booster clubs.
Tickets are available for purchase at the Whitehouse High School athletic office through Wednesday, April 23, and will not be available for purchase at the door. Tickets will cost $15 each, which includes dinner.

May 10 – Music In the Park is scheduled for Saturday, May 1oth at Whitehouse City Park from 4pm until 6pm.  Listen to the great music of the Fancher’s.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music.  Sponsored by the Whitehouse Parks and Recreation Commission.

May 16 –  The annual Roy Lawrence Memorial Golf Tournament will by Friday, May 16th at Oakhurst Golf Course, sponsored by The Whitehouse Parks and Recreation Commission, benefiting The First Tee Program Scholarship for Whitehouse ISD students.  The public is invited to be sponsors, and/or enter team to play.   Please call Maria Davenport at 903 871-2542 or Don Branam at 903 839-4914 X227 with any questions.

May 17 – The Annual Kids Day in the Park is Saturday, May 17th at Whitehouse City Park beginning at 9am.  There will be a magician, bounce house, vendor booths, as well as the Opening Day of the Splash Park beginning at noon.  Kids get in free to the Splash Park during Kids Day, and adults pay half price.  For those businesses interested in setting up a booth at this event, contact Don Branam at 903 839-4914 X227 at the City of Whitehouse.  Sponsored by the Whitehouse Parks and Recreation Commission.

 

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