Category: Community

Local DAR Chapter Presents Good Citizen Awards to Students

The Jonathan Hardin Chapter, NSDAR met at the Gibbs Memorial Library for their April 12, 2017 meeting.  Regent Aleece McBay introduced our guest that were recipients for the DAR Good Citizen Award.  This program recognizes outstanding young people who exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their home, schools, and communities.  The program is open to all high school seniors in Limestone and Freestone Counties enrolled in public or private schools accredited by the state board of education.  The students are then selected with having the  following qualities such as dependability, truthfulness, honesty and punctuality.  The student must also...

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Miss Freestone County Scholarship Pageant June 13th

Miss Freestone County Scholarship Pageant Organization officials announced today the annual Miss Freestone County competition will be held on June 13th at 7:00 PM. The Miss Freestone County Organization is proud to welcome contestants ages 13-18 living in Freestone County to the competition, which will take place at the Fairfield High School Auditorium. Freestone County Scholarship Pageant is now under the leadership of Missy Newhouse and Anne Hunt. “We are very pleased with the local support and the number of intelligent, ambitious, and talented young women who are interested in competing in the 2017 pageant, Newhouse said.” Contestants will compete in 4 phases of competition at the Miss Freestone County Scholarship Pageant, including interview, on stage question, formal wear, and outfit of choice. During the competition, each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large. Contestant entry fee is a $100. Miss Freestone County Scholarships may be provided by local business, a family, or in honor/memory of a loved one. Scholarships will be awarded for Top Interview, Runner Up, and Miss Freestone County Winner- in Miss & Teen division. Young Ladies ages 2-4, will be competing in formal wear & outfit of choice. The 5-12 Year Old Division will compete in 4 phases: formal wear, mini interview, personal introduction on stage, and outfit of choice. Entry...

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Trinity Star Arts Council Presents Richard Dowling on May 5, 2017

Trinity Star Arts Council proudly presents nationally-acclaimed artist Richard Dowling performing “GREAT SCOTT!—A Centennial Celebration of Scott Joplin’s Ragtime Piano Music.” This amazing program will be presented on May 5 at 7:00pm at Lakeside United Methodist Church in St. Elmo. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Mr. Dowling performed the complete piano works of Scott Joplin at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on April 1, 2017, exactly one hundred years after Joplin’s death. He is the first pianist to publicly perform the complete cycle of the composer’s 53 rags, marches and waltzes, several of which were made famous in the 1974 movie, The Sting, such as “The Entertainer” and “Maple Leaf Rag.” The program here will feature these well-known tunes, as well as many others from the collection. Throughout the current season, Mr. Dowling will be performing the all-Joplin concerts nationwide in celebration of this unique genre of music. He has just released a 3-CD set of this music, to be added to his over a dozen CD’s of classical, chamber, jazz and popular music. He holds advanced degrees from Yale and the University of Texas, including a Doctoral Degree in piano performance. As a Piatigorsky Foundation artist since 1994, he has performed over 1,000 recitals across the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is a Steinway Artist, as well, and is actively involved...

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47th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage May 7, 2017

The 47th Annual Queen of the Trinity Star Pilgrimage, hosted by the Fairfield History Club, will be presented on the beautiful grounds of the Moody-Bradley House on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event will include music, melodrama, pageant, and auction. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Armadillo Emporium and Kennedy’s Korner. Or, contact a member of the Fairfield History Club. Adult tickets are $15, children ages 6 – 10 are $7. There is no charge for children 5 and under. The event is generously sponsored by Community National Bank & Trust of Texas – Fairfield. In addition to the Pilgrimage, the History Club presents the Little Miss Trinity Star, for girls ages 3 – 6 and Trinity Star Princess Pageants, for girls ages 7 – 10. To qualify for the Pageants, contestants must attend the Trinity Star Pageant meeting on April 18th at the Moody-Bradley House, located at 318 Moody Street in Fairfield. Contestants must be between the ages of 3 – 10 years old as of May 7, 2017, be a resident of Freestone County, and sell a minimum of five adult Pilgrimage tickets. A special prize will be awarded to the contestant who sells the most tickets! Completed applications must be submitted by April 21, 2017 to Kennedy’s Korner, Armadillo Emporium, of the...

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