OF Athletic Department creating Wall of Honor

The Orangefield Athletic Department is developing a “Wall of Honor” for those athletes who have either been named All-State or have gone on to play at the next level.

Much of the Orangefield Bobcat memorabilia was lost in a fire in the early 1990’s. An effort is being made to rebuild the collection. The athletic department is requesting an 8×10 photo and the year of recognition. Donations to the “Wall of Honor” may be dropped off at the field house between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The boy athlete photos will be hung in the field house and the girls pictures will be hung in the new gym.

The Orangefield Athletic Department is asking for the community’s help to rebuild this “Wall of Honor” that will celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes, past and present. For any questions, please call the field house at 735-4504 or email jsmalley@esc5.net.

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday

Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive.

Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Green beans, sugar snap peas, yellow squash, potatoes, red onions, mustard greens, tender greens, blueberries, blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, homemade jams and jellies, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and granola, fresh bread, and more.

For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-656-3739; Billy Peveto- 409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121.

The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser

The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. The cost will be $8 per plate and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, June 5 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 for orders and deliveries

BC Lady Cardinal basketball camp to be held June 10-13

The Bridge City Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13 at the Bridge City High School Competition Gym and BCE Gym for the little girls. Grades fourth through sixth will meet from 1 to 2:50 p.m. and grades seventh through ninth will meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. This is a girls only event. The camp package will cost $65 and will include a camp t-shirt and a new Baden rubber basketball. Please sign up by May 24 for the camp package. The cost just for the camp will be $60, no deadline to sign up. Just show up the first day of camp. Please make all checks out to Jennifer Willis. Please email Jennifer for applications at Jennifer.Willis@bridgecityisd.net. Forms and checks need to be mailed to Head Girls’ Basketball Coach – Jennifer Willis, Bridge City High School, 2690 Texas Ave, Bridge City, TX 77611.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW taking member dues

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2775 are making plans to attend State Convention. National moved their convention to an earlier date, so Texas had to do the same. The Ladies Auxiliary is now collecting “Early Bird Dues” for the fiscal year 2014 ‘Parade of Transmittals’ at State Convention in June 12-16. Members who have let their dues lapse and wish to reinstate OR remain continuous may send their dues to Jeanette Clark, Membership Chairman, at 3705 Martin St, Orange, TX 77630 or Patricia Kemp, Treasurer, at 4700 London Circle, Orange, TX 77632.

Please make checks payable to LAVFW Post 2775 in the amount of $18. If you are a cancer patient or know of anyone in the Nursing Home or very ill, please contact Jeanette at 409-883-0264. The auxiliary pays these dues with the utmost discretion.

Post members may mail their membership dues to Post Quartermaster Wilbert Duhon at 1716  37th St; Orange, TX 77630. Make checks payable to VFW Post 2775 in the amount of $22.

Mighty Mustang golf tourney to be held June 24

Mighty Mustang GFW Golf Tournament will be held at Babe Zaharias Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. on June 24. Four man scramble costing $50 per player or $200 per team.

The Might Mustang GFW is a 501(c)(3)non-profit corp., supporting extra-curricular activities and academics at West Orange-Stark CISD.

Zummo links, sodas and water will be supplied.

Players can bring their own cooler and beverage. Long drive, closest to hole prizes.

There will be an auction on signed helmets from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Alabama, LSU and the Seattle Seahawks by Earl Thomas. If schedule permitting, Earl Thomas will be in attendance.

Call Ray Hancock at 409-988-6833 to enter or to become a hole sponsors.

OC Master Gardeners monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will be held first or program will start at 6:30PM. They will have a program on hydroponics in July. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of each meeting. The public is invited to attend each meeting. Please visit their website http://txmg.org/orange for more information or to contact us.

New Anointing Church to host gospel singing

Area residents are invited to an old fashioned gospel singing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 at New Anointing Church, located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 in Orange (about seven miles north of Northway Shopping Center, on the left).

Those who sing with a tape/cd or sing live or play an instrument are encouraged to bring it to the singing.

Refreshments will be served after the singing.

For more information, call 746-9515.

St. Paul UMC selling bricks for Prayer Garden

St. Paul United Methodist Church is continuing plans for its Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Prayer Garden by paving the garden with a brick walkway.  The church is selling bricks that will be engraved with a personal note of the buyer’s choice. These bricks would provide a special way honor family and friends with a history at St. Paul’s. Each brick costs $30. Order forms are located in the St. Paul UMC reception area or can be found on stpaulfamily.org. For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.

VBS set for First Baptist Church of Bridge City

First Baptist Church of Bridge City has set its Vacation Bible School for 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-14. Their theme will be “Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Children will study God’s word, sing songs, create crafts and more. Children of the age for Kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend.

Can goods will be collected each day for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.

Early registration will be 10 a.m.- noon, Saturday, June 8 in the church’s west parking lot. For more information call 409-735-8709.