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Chamber News for December 2019
Monthly Business Luncheon
Wednesday, December 18th @ Liberty Center (Liberty City Hall)
1829 Sam Houston Street
Noon - 1 p.m. (serving begins @ 11:45 a.m.)
Enjoy Christmas music from Liberty High School students
Lauryn Mitchell, Faith & Katelyn Singh
under the direction of LHS Choir Director Christie Bean.
Catered by Ezer Catering
(Russell Ezer - 409.267.3763 in Anahuac)
Beef Tips Over Rice, Green Beans, Corn Casserole,
Homemade Banana Pudding, Bread, Tea &Water.

Cost: $12
Registration is needed by 12 noon - Monday, December 16th
You can register for the luncheon in one of three ways:
  • Via e-mail to chamberadmin@imsday (specify the number of persons in your group).
  • Via telephone at 936.336.5736.
  • Online using the Events Calendar (look for the green "Register" button next to the event).
The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Liberty, would like to thank everyone who donated their time and talents to this year's Country Christmas event on December 3rd:

Chamber directors and volunteers, the City of Liberty, Liberty Police and Fire departments, Liberty Walmart, Bill Monk and Cliff Richey for the sound and music, Sharon Sullivan, Iva Votaw and Janice Bodenhamer for the face painting, Katherine Moye ("For the Love of Horses") for providing the children's pony rides, and George Moye for providing the mule drawn wagon rides for everyone.

This year's festivities drew a high number of attendees, and some very nice floats in the parade.
Submitted by: Chris Jarmon, CPM
Assistant City Manager - Economic & Community Development, City of Liberty, TX

On October 8, 2019 the Liberty City Council voted to hire Jeff Blume, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, to complete a master plan for the Liberty Municipal Golf Course. The master plan will be used to plan and prioritize future renovations and improvements at the golf course with the overall goal of improving the playing experience for all golfers.

As part of the master planning process, Mr. Blume will analyze and evaluate items such as the golf course’s site location, property boundaries, vegetation, topography, soils, drainage, course irrigation and aerial photographs. This analysis will take place on a hole by hole basis to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each hole.

The entire master planning process is expected to take 3-4 months to complete.
The City of Liberty is hiring for a Pro Shop Manager to work at the Liberty Municipal Golf Course. A job description and application can be found here: cityofliberty.org/human-resources-department/pages/employment-opportunities
Coushatta Bus Trip
The next trip to Coushatta Resort & Casino in Kinder, La. is Thursday, January 16th. The cost is $15. For reservations contact Eliza Guidry at 936.402.0340. More information on the bus trip can be found at the Chamber website.
Our monthly Chamber radio show, highlighting the latest news and information from the Chamber, can be heard on the third Thursday of the month during the KSHN.COM Partyline program.

To listen online, use the Tunein app available for your smartphone, or visit kshn.com for audio, video, program schedules and further information.

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A few gift ideas for the holiday season available from our Liberty office:

  • Chamber Gift Certificates, redeemable at participating Chamber member merchants. They are like cash, but must be used within participating stores in the Liberty-Dayton area. Member merchants can then redeem them at the Chamber. Five percent of the face value of the certificate is retained by the Chamber for maintaining the program, and the merchant receives the remainder by check.
  • Books by local authors from such names as Frank Jordan, Douglas Moore, Linda Street Ely, Chris Contreras, Kitty Shivers Key and others. Stop by and browse our selection.
  • We have several bottles of olive oil from local producer Southeast Texas Olive, LLC ( setexasolive.com) in Devers. This is a high quality, 100% organic extra virgin olive oil that sells for $15 per bottle (8.5oz) or $140 per case.
  • This month's meeting will be held Monday, December 16th at FLNB Corner on Sam Houston Street in Liberty starting at 5 p.m.
The Chamber wishes to note the passing of Bennie Eugene Prater of Dayton on Saturday, December 7. Mr. Prater was honored as our Citizen of the Year representative for Dayton in 2012. We offer our condolences to the Prater family during their time of loss.
Thank you for your membership and support of the Chamber!
Law Offices at 1821 Trinity
Farrah Harper | Allison Trousdale | Roger Chrisco
1821 Trinity Street | Liberty 77575
Providing legal services for adoptions, family law,
criminal defense, probate and civil litigation.

Fregia & Associates
Milton Fregia (Owner)
212 PR 2055
Hull, TX 77564 | 936.346.9463
Multi-line insurance services.
The Chamber offices will close for the holidays on the following dates:
Christmas: Monday, 12/23 thru Friday, 12/27.
New Year's: Monday 12/30 thru Wednesday, 1/1.
12 - Thursday
  • Santa Claus at Whataburger in Liberty. Have your picture made with Santa. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
15 - Sunday
  • The Canterbury Chorale will present Handel's MESSIAH at 5:00 p.m at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Liberty. Soloists will be Laurie Elliott, Christie Bean, Randy Gunter, and David Hargis. Lonnie Tanner will be the organist, and Jim Sterling the conductor. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The public is invited, free of charge. For details, please call Choirmaster Jim Sterling at 936.336.3716.
16 - Monday
  • Hardin post office dedication ceremony renaming the facility to Lucas Lowe Memorial Post Office. 11 a.m. - noon at 11158 State Highway 146 North. The renaming of the post office came from H.R. 1250 filed by U.S. Rep. Brian Babin and later passed by the U.S. Senate. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Maurice Lowe was a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and lost his life on Dec. 28, 2016 in a military helicopter crash over Galveston Bay.

(Events listed above are those occurring after the newsletter distribution date. Please visit our   online calendar   at libertydaytonchamber.com for additional events and updates added throughout the month).
  • Liberty Faux Real Trade Days, 321 FM 563 in Liberty. 936.391.8600. Many vendors on hand with crafts, clothing, food, antiques and much more. Held on the weekend following the third Monday each month (except October and December).
  • Liberty Street Rally (Cars, Coffee & More) on the square in Downtown Liberty. Meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month (weather permitting), 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. See classic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and more.
  • Coffee with the Mayor. Held the third Thursday of each month (except for holidays or conflicting events). Citizens of Liberty are invited to have coffee with Mayor Carl Pickett and City Manager Tom Warner in the council chambers of City Hall. This is an opportunity to discuss ideas or projects or to voice any concerns citizens may wish to express. 936.336.3684.
On the radar in 2020...
  • 1/15 (Wednesday) - January Chamber Business Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. @ Liberty Center.
  • 2/25 (Tuesday) - 44th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m. @ Dayton Community Center.
From the Board of Directors, Executive Officers and staff of the
Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas
and a happy and prosperous New Year!
Past issues of Chamber News can be accessed  here  on the Chamber website. Copies are kept online for a period of one year.

Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
1801 Trinity Street | Liberty, Tx. 77575 | 936.336.5736 | chamber@imsday.com
109 S. Main Street | Dayton, Tx. 77535 | 936.257.8926 | ldchamber@imsday.com
Visit us online at  libertydaytonchamber.com