Lavaca Chamber Mixes Business with Pleasure

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   The Lavaca Area Chamber of Commerce met last
week at Mi Casita Restaurant in Lavaca for their June meeting.  The food was ordered and then Jack James
called the meeting to order and led a prayer for the meeting and for the food.

   The members present were most of the
faithful with a few who were otherwise detained or got confused  by the meeting date change and location.
Dorothy Lawrence, Leanne Ellison, Lorie Robertson, Ken VanDusen, Angela
Gillooley and Jack James.

   The minutes of the May meeting were passed
unanimously.

   The financial report was sent earlier by
email due to the Treasurer, Holly Creel, having massive damage from the
flooding.  We tabled the report until
next meeting when she could be with us.

   Leann
Steffey Ellison spent quite a lot of time discussing our plans for helping with
the Lavaca Centennial which will be on October 5.  Leanne ordered and received the banners that
the Chamber voted to purchase.  She
brought one with her and it looks amazing! 
We will be getting them placed on electric poles shortly along our Main
Street.  We are working, along with the
City of Lavaca, to make this a memorable event for all ages.  The Chamber voted to pay for the band that
the Mayor has coming to play in the City Park during the celebrations there,
including free lunch and drinks on the grounds and the burial of a time
capsule.  Other plans will be reported
soon.

   Lorie Robertson discussed and reported on
the Barn Quilt project.  Soon we will be
contacting some citizens in the area to allow us to place painted quilt
blocks  on their property that has a
historic background of our community and area. 
Each block will be put up only with their written and signed permission
for this event.  Lorie was good enough to
come to the LACC meeting which was scheduled just before the City Council
meeting so she left early to fulfill her duties as a city councilman.

   Leann Ellison discussed the upcoming Cruise
Night, scheduled on October 12.  The
cruise night has been so successful and so much fun for the community in the
past.  It also draws customers to local
businesses, which is our goal as a Chamber. 
A live band, food and activities will be set up, as always, so get your
lawn chairs dusted off and make plans to attend.

   The vendors are lining up to be at our
annual LavacaBerry Festival. Vendors have already started paying for their
spaces and looking forward to a successful day. 
November 2 is the date of the Festival this year.  That is just one week later than we had it
last year but so much is happening in the county that we chose a later
day.  It will be perfect for those
attending to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends at this date too.
Applications for a booth are available at lavacaberryfestival@yahoo.com
or lavacaareachamber@yahoo.com.
 

   Angela Gillooley announced that the Movie in
the Park will be June 28, beginning at dusk. 
The movie shown this time will be the classic, The Wizard of Oz.  She is already preparing for the fall
Back-to-School Bash coming up in August.

   With no other business to discuss, and with
dinner complete, we adjourned full and fulfilled!  Make plans to attend our July meeting on July
1 at 6 pm in the City Hall.                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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