Fall Fest Saturday

A Fall festival will be held 9 a.m. until, Sept. 28 at Nan’s Florist at 1537 Strickland. Several vendors will be participating. Items include crafts, benefit bake sale for Team Angel, floral designs, jump castle for kids, music and food.

WOS Homecoming Parade to be held Monday

The WO-S annual Homecoming parade will be Monday, Sept. 30, beginning at 6:30 p.m. by Calvary Baptist Church on Western Ave. The parade will travel down Western Avenue to Newton Street and will end at the high school with the community pep rally to follow in the main gym. Anyone interested in participating can call the high school, 409-882-5570, and leave a message for Meri Elen Jacobs. Parade participants can begin gathering there or around the water tower at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a canned good to the pep rally to support the food bank. “Can the Hawks!”

Vendors sought for Christmas at the Browns

Christmas at the Browns is seeking vendors. The event will be held noon to 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1. Booth Rental is $100 and applications are being taken now through Nov. 1. Space is limited, so call early.

To register or for more information, please call 409-883-2939.

The Brown Estate is located at 4205 W. Park Ave., Orange.

Drive 4 UR School

David Self Ford welcomes the public to come and support all seven Orange County Schools with the annual Drive 4 UR School program. Take a test drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 to earn money for these local organizations: Bridge City Strutters and Cheerleaders, WOS Band, Community Christian School, LCM Band, Vidor FFA and Criminal Justice, Orangefield  Cheerleaders and the Deweyville Drill Team.

This event can raise up to $6,000.00.  For each test drive the school earns $20.00.  The driver has to be 18 years old, have driver license and an insurance card that has good expiration date.

David Self Ford is located at 1601 Green Ave. in Orange. For more information call 409-781-7028.

Fish fry fundraiser Friday

A fish fry fundraiser will be held 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday at 780 Pinchback Road, Beaumont for World of Color Childhood Development Center. Pre-sale and same day tickets are available for $8. Meal includes: Fish, rice, green beans, dinner roll and bottled water. Will deliver 6 or more dinners in the Beaumont area only. Call 409-866-7164. Proceeds will be used for uniforms and other needs of students that can’t afford them.

Garage fundraiser at Mauriceville MS

Mauriceville Middle School PTO will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. until 12 noon on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the MMS Roundtop Gym. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the Eighth Grade Banquet, which will be held in the spring.

For additional information, contact Ronda Sunderland, at 745-3970, or rsunderland@lcmcisd.org.

Orange VFW September events

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host the VFW Day Video at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North (5303 16th Street). The public is invited to attend. The program is not long, but very informative. For more information, please contact Chairman John Clark at 883-0264.

Krisanne Hall to speak on the Constitution

Self-proclaimed Constitutional Missionary Krisanne Hall travels the country refreshing, re-educating and instructing all who will listen of the providential hand that guided our founding fathers in drafting our constitution.

Learn about the founding of this great nation on two nights you don’t want to miss. Come hear why our founding documents are as relevant today as they were in 1779. Hrs. Hall will captivate and hold your attention the entire event. Her fervor and love for this country will be evident throughout her presentation. She will bring to life the men and women who gave their all for the freedoms we enjoy today.

A service connected disabled veteran, Krisanne Hall is also a former assistant district attorney in Florida and a Constitutional lawyer.

She will be in Orange for a two-night event. Hall will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the VFW located at 5303 16th St. and at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Palms Event Center located at Interstate 10 at the Martin Luther King overpass. Admission is free. Talks are different each night. For more information call 409-745-1279.

OC Democratic Party to meet Sept. 26

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Democratic Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom, located at 123 S. 6th St. in Orange. Those interested in serving as precinct chairs may contact the county party chairwoman at deborahmitchell553@gmail.com.

LCM classes of ‘70-’76 to host reunion

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Classes of 1970-1976 are planning a reunion, with the Class of 1973 hosting the plans since it will be their 40th Class Reunion, on Sept. 27-28.

Activities include a tailgating party before the LCM HS football game from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at Bear Park (LCM HS Football Parking Lot), and attending the football game afterwards.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, a reception with snacks/appetizers/non-alcoholic beverages/set-ups will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 2610 Lutcher Dr. in Orange with music and dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. BYOB if you prefer alcoholic beverages. Music will be provided by Jimmy Jams and the cost is $35 for couples and $20 for singles. No reservations are needed but contact Sherry Sharpton Stalnaker if you have questions at (409) 313-0774 or sherryd43@aol.com.

Come and join us for walking down memory lane with our former classmates and remembering fun times from 40+ years ago.

LCHS reunion for classes of 1953-1970 set

The Little Cypress High School Graduating Classes of 1953 to 1970 have scheduled a reunion for Oct. 5. Reunion events will include an LC Alumni Reception, dinner and dance at the VFW Post 2775 Hall Ballroom at 5303 16th St. (Highway 87) in Orange.

The LC Friends’ Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with Music and Dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

A fee of $35 per person includes appetizers, drinks, dinner and dance, although all teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks for $35 per person should be made payable to and mailed to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Organizers are searching for alumni from the classes of 1963 to 1970. For details on the event, go tohttp://bit.ly/15Bj2yn. For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.

Service League of Orange seeks community projects

The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests from non-profit organizations only for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs Committee. The Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of all of the entire Orange County community. Non-profit status verification is required with the application to qualify. All documentation must be turned in by Oct. 1. Applications can be obtained by contacting Rosemary Higgins at 409-735-6472, Carolyn Lemons at 409-779-0208 or email requests to info@serviceleagueoforange.com.

OISD football Senior Citizen passes available

Dr. Stephen Patterson, Orangefield ISD Superintendent, has announced that residents of Orangefield who are 60 years of age and older qualify for a Senior Citizens Pass. The OISD school board approved these passes in 1993 and it entitles senior citizens to free admission to home activities and events sponsored by the Orangefield Independent School District.

Residents wishing to obtain these passes should go to the superintendent’s office, located in the administration building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proof of age and residence will be required for all Senior Citizens Pass requests.

Eagles to host pool tourney

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The two tables are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun.

For more information leave a message for Shon Branham after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

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 6:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday

The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

Chervon Retirees Assoc. to meet Oct. 14

Retirees of Chevron, Texaco and Unocal, please note. The normally scheduled September meeting of the Chevron Retirees Association has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 14. A notice of the meeting will be posted as the new date approaches.