October 2014

KUDOS and Thanks to Happy State Bank

Please allow us to take this opportunity to thank the good folks at Happy State Bank for hosting our last Mix & Mingle. The food and refreshments were fantastic and the hospitality was second to none. We most sincerely thank Happy State Bank for opening it's doors to Chamber members for this outstanding networking event. If any of you would like to host a future Mix & Mingle, please give us a call at the Chamber and we will get you scheduled. Our next one is booked for November and following that, we are booked for February. After that, it is open for any business that would like to host.

Homecoming Tailgate at the Courthouse

We will be having our annual Chamber Homecoming Tailgate at the Courthouse on October 10th from 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. We will be serving sausage wraps and we invite the public to come out and have a great time and free sausage wrap. There will be plenty of room for businesses and/or agencies to have a display booth for promotional purposes and there will be students and teachers on hand to provide the Homecoming atmosphere. Please come and join us for a lot of fun before the Homecoming game on Friday night. Please call the Chamber and let us know if you intend to have a booth. You will be responsible for set up of your own booths and displays. Call if you have any questions at all.

Merchants Holiday Open House

Our retail business chair Carla Purcella is in the process of planning our annual Holiday Open House for our merchants. As information is available, we will do our best to post dates and times for your convenience. Please be watching for that announcement coming soon.

Footballer's Reunion

We have now contacted over 40 former coaches to come and be a part of the 1st Whiteface Footballer's Reunion. On Friday, October 10th at Whiteface Stadium, there will be a special presentation to the oldest players from 1939-1944. Five individuals will be recognized and one of those will receive the honor of being the "Oldest Living Whiteface Player." This will be a special time for them and you will want to be at the game for that part of the festivities. Then on Saturday, October 11th, we will host the first Footballer's Reunion where we will honor the coaches that are able to come. We will start at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Center. We are inviting anyone who ever wore a Whiteface football uniform (not just Varsity) to come by and have a reunion with all of these fellas who had such an impact on the lives of lots of folks. We have additionally added Cheerleaders. If you were a cheereleader at HHS, you are also invited to attend. There will be a meal and the cost is $15 per person. We ask that anyone attending who wants to have dinner with us give us a call at the Chamber (364-3333) and make your meal reservation so we can give the caterer a head count. Pre-registration is also available on the Chamber website at www.herefordtx.org We hope this is a meaningful event for all involved and that it will bring a lot of people back to town for Homecoming weekend. It is virtually impossible to find all the players and send personal invitations so we are relying on "word of mouth" and Facebook. Please help us pass the word and please have those interested in attending call us and let us know they are coming.

Christmas Lighting

We are beginning work on the annual Christmas Lighting with the City and we need to encourage all of you to consider having an entry in the Lighted Parade. It will be held on Monday, December 1st. with the parade starting at dark. The City will conduct the Park ceremonies and welcome in Santa Claus following the parade. Be thinking now about the kind of parade entry you might provide. Let's make this the biggest and best parade ever. You can do it and you'll really enjoy your participation. Its only 60 days away so get started now. More info to come soon.. by the way, there is no charge for entering.
DSC Volunteer - October 2014