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July 27

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Verizon in Pittsburg  is planning an appreciation luncheon for all our Pittsburg First Responders on 8/11/17 and would like to reach out to ALL our chamber members and small businesses.  We need to raise about  $800.00 to help is accomplish this task.  I am asking for donations from everyone and no donation is too small. My number is 903-855-0092 and this is Queenie. Your donation no matter how small will be publicized on our event flyer and our Facebook and website and much appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your support in making this a success



Camp County Habitat For Humanity will hold an Open House at the new house, 401 Second St, Pittsburg,on Monday July 31 from 11-1.  We'll have hot dogs, chips and drinks.  Join us to celebrate what a great community we live in!

Thunderbird Point Crime Watch Meeting,Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm at TVFD Firehouse, Guest Speakers, Light refreshments. See you

there!!!!

June 29

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Join us for Tri-County Independence Day Blast sponsored by CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties on the 4th of July at Broach Park in Pittsburg from 7:00 to 9:30. There will be FREE fun booths for the kids, concession stand, music, parachute bingo (tickets on sale now), and fireworks will begin at dark. Please help support abused and neglected children in Titus, Camp and Morris Counties by purchasing Parachute Bingo Raffle Tickets for $5 or 5 for $20 for your chance to win $1000!!! These kids deserve your support! CASA Advocates, CASA Board Members, CASA Staff are selling tickets or call the CASA office at 903-767-3679.


FUMC Pittsburg youth and Tweens have completed 2 weeks of mission trips and all we have left is district camp at Lakeview July 9th-14th.  We are sending 22 youth and tweens to camp this summer and we need your help to finish covering the cost of camp.  Many of our kids live in households that cannot afford the $400.00 tuition, especially the households with more than 1 child.  (One of our families participating in camp is sending 4 kids, that's $1,600.)  In addition to a 12 month payment plan and The Kathy Wootten Camp Scholarship Fund we are hosting 2 more meals before camp in hopes to raise $4,000.  Please plan on attending and invite your friends.  Let us do the cooking this Sunday and Wednesday and you can do the eating!



The Pioneer Peach Queen contest kicks off July 1st with 5 area young ladies vying for the honor to claim the title of Pioneer Peach Queen for 2017.  Each contestant will be selling tickets to the Queen’s Pageant set for September 13th at the newly renovated Pittsburg High School Auditorium; they will also sell tickets to the Leaders Luncheon to be held on Thursday, September 14th at noon at the First Baptist Family Life Center; along with tickets for the pit Bar-b-que cook-off held on Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 to 1:00 on Rusk Street.  The Queen will be determined by the contestant who raises the most money from the ticket sales, fund raisers and donations to her candidacy. The winner will reign over this years’ Pioneer Days festival.  The event is sponsored by the Camp County/Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce. This years’ contestants are:

Sydney Hope Reynolds

Miss Sydney Hope Reynolds is a 17 year old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Rotary Club. She is active in basketball, softball and Spirit Corps.  Sydney has received district recognition awards in softball and basketball, 2 times Softball MVP; Basketball Offensive MVP; 4A State 3 point Leader; PHS 3 point record holder;  1st Team All District Softball; All-District Basketball; All East Texas Honorable Mention Basketball and Softball.. She also has been recognized as Academic All-State; All-State Honorable Mention and is a member of the National Honor Society.   Her future goals are to attend college and pursue a degree in Journalism. Sydney is the daughter of Mike and Robin Reynolds of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Don Reynolds, and the late Mary Reynolds of Pittsburg; and, Weldon Peek and Margaret Peek all of Pittsburg.

Aniya Nykole Davis


Miss Aniya Nykole Davis is a 17 year old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Camp County Chapter of  National Association Advancement of Color People (NAACP). She is active in band, choir and track. Aniya has received regional and district recognition awards in All-Region Band and All-Region Choir, along with participating in Area Track Relays.  Her future goals are to attain a Juris Doctor degree and practice Criminal Law Defense. Aniya is the daughter of Alisha Searcy and Michael Wilson of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are the late Connie Dennis of Greenville and Anthony Searcy of Pittsburg.

Sydney Claire Waldrep

Miss Sydney Claire Waldrep is a 17 year old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Lions Club. She is active as a Varsity Cheerleader; Varsity Volleyball and Basketball, Varsity Softball, DECA, and First Baptist Youth. Sydney has received recognitions as 4-time All-American Cheerleader, Cheer Leadership Award, Honorable Mention Volleyball and Basketball, 1st  Team All District Softball.  She is on the A-Honor Roll, member of the National Honor Society and recipient of the AP World History Award. Her future goals are to attend college and participate in cheer on a college level while pursuing a decree in nursing. Sydney is the daughter of Terry and Ann Waldrep of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Ina Lou Waldrep and the late Jerry E. Waldrep; and, Venita Smith and the late Turner Smith all of Pittsburg.


Taylor McKenna Bullock

Miss Taylor McKenna Bullock is a 17 year old senior at Pittsburg High School, sponsored by Kiwanis Club. She is active in Varsity Basketball and Varsity Softball; is a Varsity Cheerleader and First Baptist Youth.  Taylor has received district recognition awards as 1st Team All-District Softball; and 1st Team Academic; All Area East Texas 2nd Team Volleyball; National Honor Society and maintains a position of being in the top ten percent of her class. Her future goals are to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field.  Taylor is the daughter of Jeff and Amy Bullock of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Floyd and Anita Henderson, along with Marvin and Ann Bullock all of Pittsburg.

Miss Asia Dalyse Palmer

Miss Asia Daiyse Palmer is a 17 year year old Pittsburg High School senior, sponsored by Douglass Alumni Association. She is active in Athletics, Debate Team, and Metropolitan Baptist Church. Her special accomplishment is being a member of the National Honor Society. Asia enjoys hanging out with family and friends. Her future goal is to attend the University of Texas-Arlington and pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctor degree to practice law.  Asia is the daughter of Trevor and Rosita Palmer of Pittsburg. Her grandparents are Alta Palmer of Dallas, Texas; and Norris & Rita Smith of Pitts burg; and the late George "Pee Wee" Bates of Pittsburg.

June 15

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

A Night at the Casino, Saturday, June 10 At Princedale Country Club was a huge success, thank you to everyone who came out for this annual event.

Here's what's going on at the Pittsburg Library. Thursday, June 15th & June 22nd at 4:00 pm, we will be having special Storytimes provided by Capital One Bank! There will be stories and crafts. Also, sign-ups are still going on for our Summer Annual Reading Program! So come sign up today. Books that are read at Storytime will count towards your goal for the Summer Reading Program. Hope to see you there!

The Camp Republican Party will meet on June 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Hanson-Sewell Center, 237 College Street in Pittsburg.  Our State Representative Cole Hefner will attend the meeting to discuss the issues in the past legislative session and what to expect from the special session just called by Governor Abbott.
You don’t want to miss this meeting!  Hope to see you on Saturday, June 17!


Rustville Essentials has been invited to showcase our products, along with 39 other small businesses from around the world, at a Giftig Suite, Red Carpet event, honoring the Americans Music Awards, in Hollywood this November!
We are having a raffle to raise money for this huge opportunity. Only $5 per ticket. 3 chances to win!  1st Place wins $100 gift basket from Rustville. 2nd Place wins $50 gift basket from a Rustville. 3rd place wins $20 gift certificate from Rustville. Tickets can be purchased at Rustville's Soap Shop on Main Street. We are also accepting monetary donations at Guaranty Bank in Pittsburg. The account is named: "Rustville Essentials Special Account". We also are offering incentives for Sponsorships. Anyone that wants to sponsor our trip can get in touch with Shelby Rust cell: 903-434-6699.
We need ALL the help we can get!   Our goal is to raise around $5000


Quake on Town Lake and BBQ on the Bank! Join community businesses and individuals on Saturday, July 15th at Town Lake and compete for the BEST brisket in Northeast Texas! Prize money will be awarded for 1st-3rd place briskets, and a traveling trophy will be awarded to the "People's Choice" Champion. Registration fee is $75 plus a required 10lbs. of brisket and the choice of providing an additional 10lbs. of cook's choice including chicken, pork, or ribs. All net proceeds benefit hospice charitable care. For questions, please contact Niki Haynes at 903-577-1510.

We are still looking for a trailer for a permanent home for the Queen float.  It needs to be an old style hay-trailer type.  Keep an eye out, ask of farmers and rancher friends.  It would be nice if someone could donate one to us.

The Independence Day Blast celebration will be packed with many fun activities including music, great food, free activities for children and an amazing fireworks display at dusk. This event will be an evening of fun and celebration for all ages. All proceeds will fund the mission to support CASA of Titus, Camp and Morris Counties and will directly impact the children served in all three counties.

We need volunteers. Please have them contact Beverly Austin at 903-305-2277 for details.


Last week I mentioned that we had a new member, Unfortunately I misspelled her last name and gave you the wrong Phone number. So I will try again, Terrie Runnels, please call Terrie and welcome her to the Chamber of Commerce and let her tell you about her Business, 214-293-5658




FRONTIER COWBOY CHURCH will host  “COWBOYS FOR THE CURE”, a fund raising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 17, 2017.   The TRAIL RIDE will leave FRONTIER COWBOY CHURCH, 2791 FM 593, Gilmer, at 1:00 p.m. and travel to GILMER YAMBOREE GROUNDS, 1925 N Wood Street, Gilmer.  The trail ride is open to all participants that would like to participate in the ride.  Release of responsibility forms will be available for signature by riders.  Under 18, must have a signed release from their parent/guardian. The activities will start at the Yamboree Grounds at 5:00 pm.  Events will include a silent auction from 5:00-6:30 p.m., a live auction from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., food, live music, bounce house, and a petting zoo.  If you would like to donate items for the auctions, please contact Larry Sewell @ 903-790-4026.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL.    For more information, please call Frontier Cowboy Church @ 903-762-1277 or email info@frontiercowboychurch.org

June 8

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

A Night at the Casino, Saturday, June 10 At Princedale Country Club 6:30pm- Doors open at 6:00pm
Tickets are $25 per person. Come out and play some games of chance, win some prizes, enjoy an adult beverage and eat some great food.


Here's what's going on at the Pittsburg Library. June 5th started our Summer Reading Program. You can sign your child up anytime. A small prize will be given at sign-ups! Our first program of the year will be Thursday, June 8th at 3:00 pm. Mark Shelton is a solo percussionist that tells jokes and stories throughout his performance. Refreshments provided by Deja Vu Consignments. Monday, June 12th, we're having The Creature Teacher at 3:00 pm. The Creature Teacher offers entertaining and educational live animal programs for schools and libraries. Refreshments provided by Fruit Fiesta. All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there!


Rustville Essentials has been invited to showcase our products, along with 39 other small businesses from around the world, at a Giftig Suite, Red Carpet event, honoring the Americans Music Awards, in Hollywood this November!
We are having a raffle to raise money for this huge opportunity. Only $5 per ticket. 3 chances to win!  1st Place wins $100 gift basket from Rustville. 2nd Place wins $50 gift basket from a Rustville. 3rd place wins $20 gift certificate from Rustville. Tickets can be purchased at Rustville's Soap Shop on Main Street. We are also accepting monetary donations at Guaranty Bank in Pittsburg. The account is named: "Rustville Essentials Special Account". We also are offering incentives for Sponsorships. Anyone that wants to sponsor our trip can get in touch with Shelby Rust cell: 903-434-6699.
We need ALL the help we can get!   Our goal is to raise around $5000


Quake on Town Lake and BBQ on the Bank! Join community businesses and individuals on Saturday, July 15th at Town Lake and compete for the BEST brisket in Northeast Texas! Prize money will be awarded for 1st-3rd place briskets, and a traveling trophy will be awarded to the "People's Choice" Champion. Registration fee is $75 plus a required 10lbs. of brisket and the choice of providing an additional 10lbs. of cook's choice including chicken, pork, or ribs. All net proceeds benefit hospice charitable care. For questions, please contact Niki Haynes at 903-577-1510.

We are still looking for a trailer for a permanent home for the Queen float.  It needs to be an old style hay-trailer type.  Keep an eye out, ask of farmers and rancher friends.  It would be nice if someone could donate one to us.

The Independence Day Blast  event is CASA's annual fundraiser in support of our mission to help abused and neglected children. We are asking the local churches to assist us by requesting 2 or 3 volunteers from your church to help with the activities. Contact:
Beverly Austin or Michelle Cobern, Executive Director CASA 903-305-2277

We have one new member this week, Terrie Runnel, please call Terrie and welcome her to the Chamber of Commerce and let her tell you about her Business, 903-293-5658




FRONTIER COWBOY CHURCH will host  “COWBOYS FOR THE CURE”, a fund raising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 17, 2017.   The TRAIL RIDE will leave FRONTIER COWBOY CHURCH, 2791 FM 593, Gilmer, at 1:00 p.m. and travel to GILMER YAMBOREE GROUNDS, 1925 N Wood Street, Gilmer.  The trail ride is open to all participants that would like to participate in the ride.  Release of responsibility forms will be available for signature by riders.  Under 18, must have a signed release from their parent/guardian. The activities will start at the Yamboree Grounds at 5:00 pm.  Events will include a silent auction from 5:00-6:30 p.m., a live auction from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., food, live music, bounce house, and a petting zoo.  If you would like to donate items for the auctions, please contact Larry Sewell @ 903-790-4026.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL.    For more information, please call Frontier Cowboy Church @ 903-762-1277 or email info@frontiercowboychurch.org

June 6

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

The Pittsburg Art & Wine Fest was a huge success. Thank you Amanda McCellon and all the workers at the City.

A Night at the Casino, Saturday, June 10 At Princedale Country Club 6:30pm- Doors open at 6:00pm
Tickets are $25 per person. Come out and play some games of chance, win some prizes, enjoy an adult beverage and eat some great food.


We are in the planning stages of this years Pioneer Days, We are adding a lot this year to make it better. this means we will need more volunteers than ever before, if you would like to help  grow this  into one of the major events in North East Texas, Please contact Allen at the Chamber office 903-856-3442.

We are still collecting applicants for Pioneer Peach Queen contest. If anyone knows of a young lady that would like to be a contestant for Pioneer Peach Queen please contact James Wallace at jameswwallace@msn.com.  Must be a beginning senior for fall 2017. 

  We are still looking for a trailer for a permanent home for the Queen float.  It needs to be a hay-trailer type.  Keep an eye out, ask of farmers and rancher friends.  It would be nice if someone could donate one to us.

The Independence Day Blast  event is CASA's annual fundraiser in support of our mission to help abused and neglected children. We are asking the local churches to assist us by requesting 2 or 3 volunteers from your church to help with the activities. Contact:
Beverly Austin or Michelle Cobern, Executive Director CASA 903-305-2277

May 25

Posted by Pittsburg-Camp County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday 10 am until 5 pm, Pittsburg Art & Wine
  North Ave. and Marshall Streets surrounding the newly constructed Pilgrim Plaza.

The Patrons will be at Jerry's Bar & Grill, Saturday, May 27. From 9:00pm-1:00am, live music, drinks, and food!
$5.00 cover charge at the door.

We are in the planning stages of this years Pioneer Days, We are adding a lot this year to make it better. this means we will need more volunteers than ever before, if you would like to help  grow this  into one of the major events in North East Texas, Please contact Allen at the Chamber office 903-856-3442.

We are collecting applicants for Pioneer Peach Queen contest. If anyone knows of a young lady that would like to be a contestant for Pioneer Peach Queen please contact James Wallace at jameswwallace@msn.com.  Must be a beginning senior for fall 2017. Deadline is May 31st.

A Night at the Casino, Saturday, June 10 At Princedale Country Club 6:30pm- Doors open at 6:00pm
Tickets are $25 per person. Come out and play some games of chance, win some prizes, enjoy an adult beverage and eat some great food.

We are still looking for a trailer for a permanent home for the Queen float.  It needs to be a hay-trailer type.  Keep an eye out, ask of farmers and rancher friends.  It would be nice if someone could donate one to us.
We have 2 new members this week, Pine Church,284 FM 1522 and  Happy Camper Shaved Ice 506 S Greer, Go by and welcome them to the Chamber of Commerce.



Barbara Smith Conrad Passed away this week.
Barbara traces her musical roots to her family's home in the tiny east Texas community of Center Point, where she and her siblings explored a variety of musical genres on the family piano and in their local Baptist church. It was in this community, to which she still maintains ties, that her love of the spiritual first developed.



FRONTIER COWBOY CHURCH will host  “COWBOYS FOR THE CURE”, a fund raising event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 17, 2017.   The TRAIL RIDE will leave FRONTIER COWBOY CHURCH, 2791 FM 593, Gilmer, at 1:00 p.m. and travel to GILMER YAMBOREE GROUNDS, 1925 N Wood Street, Gilmer.  The trail ride is open to all participants that would like to participate in the ride.  Release of responsibility forms will be available for signature by riders.  Under 18, must have a signed release from their parent/guardian. The activities will start at the Yamboree Grounds at 5:00 pm.  Events will include a silent auction from 5:00-6:30 p.m., a live auction from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., food, live music, bounce house, and a petting zoo.  If you would like to donate items for the auctions, please contact Larry Sewell @ 903-790-4026.  ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL.    For more information, please call Frontier Cowboy Church @ 903-762-1277 or email info@frontiercowboychurch.org

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