Community Happenings for July 20-26
Red Hot Flashers to meet July 21
The Red Hot Flashers of Orange County will meet July 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Bingo will be played. All ladies are welcome. For information, please call 409-886-1609.
BC Strutters to Host Link Sale
A barbecue link sale for the Bridge City Strutters will be Saturday, July 23 , from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Walgreens in Bridge City. Links chips, and drinks will be available.
City of West Orange to host blood drive July 21
The City of West Orange will host a blood drive on Thursday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in the LifeShare Bus. For more information, please call the City of West Orange at 409-883-3468.
Orange Boating Club 2011 Mid-Summer Bash
The Orange Boating Club will have a Mid-summer Bash on July 16. Festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Come and enjoy food, games, drawings and more. Live music featuring Tom Janise will begin at 6 p.m. The boat ramp will be closed for the day but you can still launch at our Lotties ramps. There is no charge to attend for members and invited guests. We are asking for canned goods to be donated to local food bank.
Cardinal Athletic Booster to host link, spirit item sale
The Cardinal Athletic Booster Clubwill be holding a link sale and BC spirit items sale on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bridge City Walmart. All are encouraged to help support the local athletes. Come out and enjoy the big savings on Spirit items!
VFW Post 2775 to host Korean Armistice slide show
VFW Post 2775 will present a Korean Armistice Slide Show on Tuesday, July 26, at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North. The program, which commemorates the signing of the Cease Fire on July 27, 1953, at Panmunjon, will begin at 6:30 pm and is free to the public.
Farmers’ Market open Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.
The following items are now available: Tomatoes, okra, eggplant, peas, cucumbers, banana peppers, frozen blueberry juice, a variety of jellies, fig and pear preserves, squash relish, picante sauce, pickled mixed vegetables, pickled beets, green tomato pickles, tomato juice, fresh eggs, local honey, granola, baked goods, blueberry lemonade, Gulf shrimp, blueberry bushes, and house plants.
The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.
Bayou Boyz Aerobandits R/C Club to host benefit fly-in
On Saturday, July 23 the Bayou Boyz Aerobandits R/C Club of Orange is hosting a benefit fly-in. Free entry to the public and there is a $25 landing fee for the pilots. Rudy’s Kabob’s will be the premier food vendor, Chuck Peterson will be the sno-cone vendor. All proceeds received from this event will go to the Alabama Tornado Victim’s relief efforts being administered by the Gardendale First Baptist Church in Gardendale, Ala.
Our BIG BIRD fly-in is for large scale 35 percent, approximately nine foot wingspans) R/C aircraft. We have invited turbine jets, 3D aerobatic and warbirds to the event. Our skydivers have yet to be confirmed. Donations can be made via paypal www.aerobandits.com/news or at the event itself. Checks can be made out to the Bayou Boyz Aerobandits R/C Club or Gardendale First Baptist Church.
This event starts at 9 a.m. sharp and runs until the pilots get tired! We are located off IH-10 feeder road to Gloria Drive. Turn onto Gloria Drive and we are on the right.
BCISD to administer Credit by Examination
Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion of host pool tournament
The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.
Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings
The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.
Bridge City HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion
The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by June 15. Please go to their web site at http://BCClass1991.classquest.com for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux email@example.com, and Christy Dobranski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Families Sought to Host High School Exchange Students
SHARE! is looking for HOST PARENTS to host international exchange students for the 2011/2012 fall semester or school year. The students speak English, are covered by medical insurance and have spending money for their personal experiences. Host families provide a bed, meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life.
SHARE! families are diverse! Traditional two-parent families (with or without children), single parents or adults, and retired couples are wonderful host families. High school aged boys and girls from over 20 countries will be arriving late August to attend local high schools while living with their host family. Persons interested in hosting or obtaining more information can contact Yvette Coffman at 800-941-3738 or visit www.sharesouthwest.org.
Ad sales open for football program
Submission for ads in the Bridge City Cardinal 2011 football programs are being accepted through Friday, Aug. 12.
Student ad costs: 1/4 page $65; 1/2 page $110; full page $185. Business ad costs: 1/4 page $75, 1/2 page $125, full page $200.
Call Debbie Gregg for more information at 409-735-3390