MAR 1 Dentist Tree Ribbon Cutting Noon , 921 S. Erby Campbell, Ste. 150
MAR 1 Ash Wednesday Services
 Noon & 7pm, FUMC ROYSE CITY

MAR 3 Southern Grace Ribbon Cutting
Noon, 130 E. Main Street
MAR 4 Old Town Block Party, 11-4
MAR 7 Helping Hands Boutique Ribbon
Cutting, 1:15, 950 Williams St. Rockwall
MAR 13 Chamber Board Meeting at     11 :30 at HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
MAR 17 Thirsty Bro St. Pats Party
MAR 21 Chamber Luncheon at Noon   OCCASIONS AT STONE RIVER

Feel the Need for Speed!

This June our annual Speeding for Scholarships Go Karting Tournament returns
to Dallas Karting complex! Bring the whole family or form a team at work or school.
Stay tuned for more details.

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Trophies in 3 Age Categories 
Best Team Spirit Award 
“Turtle Cup” for slowest driver 
Overall Race Champion Cup 
Red Carpet Photos 
Event T-Shirts 
Food & Drink 


We were blown away by the participation at our annual Casino for a Cause & Silent Auction on Feb. 17! Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored this event,
donated an auction item, volunteered their time and attended! We had a record number
of people pre-register which helped us greatly. Although we added several more
casino tables than last year, we can see there is a still a need for a few more. What
a great problem to have! Thanks to our partners Southern Junction in helping execute everything and our check in/out team headed up by Carrie Thompson and
Suzette Henry. Good things are coming to your Chamber thanks to your help. 

On Pointe Properties Ribbon Cutting and
Business After Hours

The Royse City Chamber welcomed On Pointe Properties with a ribbon cuttingon Thursday, February 23. Dena Elder and her team of realtors welcomed everyone with appetizers, drinks, dessert and a tour of their new facility. You can contact them at 972-588-8800.

Ribbon Cuttings were held on Monday, February 13 for Jackson Services Heating and Air Conditioning, visit them at; and also for Grass Roots Lawn Services, contact them at (469) 863-1230.
ThirstyBro, Terry Gordon
141 E. Main Street, Royse City


When he was a young boy growing up in Arkansas, WWII Army veteran Sgt. Nick Nichols was asked what he wanted to do when he grew up. His answer was, “Live to be 100!”
Sgt. Nick, now of Plano, Texas, will have done just that on March 20th when he uses his Centennial Celebration to help a charitable cause that is near and dear to his heart.

Patriot PAWS Service Dogs is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Rockwall, Texas that trains service dogs for disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran. Sgt. Nick met the founder of Patriot PAWS, Lori Stevens, last year shortly before his 99th birthday and was so impressed with the organization that he asked for donations to Patriot PAWS instead
of gifts for himself. “My dad knew then that he wanted to use his 100th birthday to raise money for Patriot PAWS,” said Nick’s daughter, Cheryl. “He loves this country, he loves dogs and he is determined to help his fellow veterans who are waiting for a Patriot PAWS service dog.”

Currently, there are over 100 veterans waiting for a Patriot PAWS service dog. “On average, it takes 2 years and costs $34,000 to train a fully-certified service dog,” said Ms. Stevens. “We could not do what we do without the help of our supporters like Sgt. Nick. He is a true patriot and perfect example of why his generation is called The Greatest Generation.”

Sgt. Nick’s 100th birthday bash is on March 18th at the Marriott at Legacy in Plano. The only gifts on his wish list are donations to Patriot PAWS. For more information on helping Sgt. Nick celebrate his 100th birthday and supporting Patriot PAWS, please call 972-772-3282. Tax-deductible donations can also be made through Sgt. Nick’s 
GoFundMe page at: . 

Some of our board members, Executive Director, RCISD and City officials were proud to represent Royse City and Rockwall County
at the State Capitol in Austin this week,
We heard from Senator Bob Hall and Representative Justin Holland plus had Legislative briefings with several elected officials including the water board, small business development, transportation and public transportation. We were also recognized from the Senate and the House floors. If you haven’t toured your State Capitol then you are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. It holds a wealth
of history and is architecturally stunning. We appreciate the opportunity to establish positive working relationships with legislators, legislative staff and agency personnel. 

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