The W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. All tours begin at the entrance through the Carriage House at 610 Main Avenue. Regular admission for a full tour of the House is $5 per adult (ages 18-64) and $2 per senior ages 65 and older and per youth ages 10-17.
For more information on The W.H. Stark House or to make a tour reservation, call
409.883.0871 or visit www.whstarkhouse.org.
Retired Teachers to meet
The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 10 a.m., Monday, April, 14, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange.
There will be a Silent Auction. Bring an item of your choice.
The membership drive is in process for 2008-2009. Please consider joining early.
Door Prizes will be given and refreshments served.
For more information contact Wanda Wood 883-5907
Stark class of 1953 reunion planned
Plans have been finalized for the upcoming 1953 class reunion to be held on Saturday, April 26. An invitation has been extended to also include the 1951, 1952, 1954 and 1955 graduating classes.
The schedule starts with an early morning breakfast for alumni only, 9 a.m., at the Sunset Grove Country Club, 2900 w. Sunset.
At 5 p.m. the group (with their spouses and/or companions) will gather at the Lutcher Stark High School Memorial on the corner of Green Avenue and 13th St. for a memorial service for deceased graduates.
Following the service everyone will meet across the street at the cafeteria from 6 to 10 p.m. for a catered dinner, program, and socializing.
For further information and reservations, contact Bobby Vincent at 738-2577 or Darrell Wiley at 738-3679.
Orange County Democratic Convention Saturday
The Orange County Democratic Party Convention will be held starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 29, at the VFW Hall on Hwy 87, in Orange. All delegates are urged to attend.
There will be silent auction items to bid on so be sure to bring some money.
The public is invited.
For more information contact Flo Edgerly at 735-3480.
Band Boosters raising funds
The Bridge City Band Boosters will be having a car wash, bake sale, and link sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 29, in the KC Hall parking lot next to St. Henry’s Chruch.
Barbeque cook off planned
The Orange Boating Club will be hosting its 5th annual barbeque cook off fund raiser Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The cook-off is limited to 15 teams and a club member must be on any team emtering.
Schedule of events: sign-up begins at 6 p.m., Friday for the 7 p.m. moon tournament. Sign-up starts at 10 a.m. Saturday for the washer and horseshoe tournaments. Washers start at 11 a.m. and horseshoes starts at 1 p.m.
For more information contact Mike Murphy at 313-3929 or a boat club board member.
Relay for Life meetings scheduled
The Orange County Relay for Life will hold team captain meetings on Monday, March 31 and Monday, April 21 at Lamar State College – Orange. The meetings will be in the Wilson Building, Room 125.
Relay team captains and individuals who would like to be a part of Orange County Relay for Life 2008 are welcome to participate.
Team captain meetings will begin at 6 p.m.
Orange County’s Relay for Life will be held at Bridge City High School May 2 and 3, 2008. The event will begin at 6 p.m. May 2 and end at 6 a.m. May 3.
Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers the community to opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.
For more information, contact Becky Grant at 883-3563 or Jackie Burleson at 835-2139.
Aauw booksale Saturday
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Orange Branch will have the annual used book sale Saturday, March 29, in conjunction with Orange’s Art in the Park.
The book sale will be set up under the covered portico at the Lutcher Theater.
The organization sells thousands of books each spring for low prices. The books range from like-new hardbacks to old, hard-to-find editions, and paperbacks. The selection includes all types, including children’s books, mysteries, histories, classic and popular novels, romances, cookbooks, gardening books, and how-to-books.
The book sale is the group’s main fundraiser each year to raise money for scholarships. Every May, the local AAUW awards a college scholarship to a female graduate from West Orange-Stark High School and one to a female graduate from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School.
Cancellation of Programs
Due to unfortunate circumstances the Texas AgriLife Extension Office Orange County will have to cancel the following programs. Private Applicators Course & Exam, April 8, 2008; Fencing Program April 5, 2008 and Budding & Grafting Citrus Workshop, April 22, 2208.
The Extension Office appreciates all the inquires into the programs and hope to reschedule in the near future.
If you have further questions, please contact the Orange County Extension Office 882-7010.
Thrift & Gift Spring Fling scheduled
Thrift & Gift Shop of Orange will have its Spring Fling, Friday, April 11, through Wednesday, April 30, 350 37th Street, Orange (The Old Salk School).
Nelda, Evelyn and Mary will assist vendors in checking in their items on Wednesday, April 9 and Thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Items must be clean and good condition to sell. Number each item with a ticket in red, bring a list for the binder and one for yourself.
For further information, contact the shop from 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Friday at 886-7649.