WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Sept. 27, 2019

A message from your Chamber

    One of the great opportunities that the Chamber provides is access to meet and visit with our elected Representatives. Texas House District 52 Representative James Talarico visited with citizens and Chamber members at our Sept. 16 luncheon.
    On the schedule for our Oct. 21 luncheon is Williamson County Commissioner Pct. 4 Russ Boles. He will join us at Sirloin Stockade and bring us information about the County's Road Bond Proposal that will be on the November ballot.
    We hope you will join us!
    Between now and then, Talarico will be coming back to Taylor with  House District 21 Representative Dade Phelan to hold a town hall to answer your questions about Proposition 8 which will also be on  your November ballot. The details of that event follow. If you'd like to learn more about the proposed flood control legislation, click here
Proposition 8 Town Hall Meeting with Representatives Talarico and Phelan 
6:30 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
Taylor Public Library, 801 Vance St.

It's time for  a scare on the square!
   Spooktacular returns to Heritage Square 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
    The City is currently seeking organizations, businesses or groups to host free trick-or-treat or Halloween game booths or vendor booths for $25. Click here to learn more about those opportunities.
     As part of that event, Friends of the Taylor Public Library will host a costume contest at 7 p.m. for children in various age groups and a contest for the best themed family group.
    Children and families are urged to register for the contest at the amphitheater 6-7 p.m.
     Judges are also needed for the contest. If you are willing to help, please email Friends of the Taylor Public Library President Tia Rae Stone at president@taylorchamber.org with Spooktacular Judge as the subject line.
    Click HERE to download a copy of the poster (pictured) to put up at your business or to share with family and friends.

More at the Moody
    The Moody Museum will host "A Bit of Taylor History" through photos and interviews at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Barbara Yerby will give the presentation at the museum, 114 W. 9th St.

LEAD Taylor
     The City of Taylor is looking for citizens who want to learn more about their city for the 2020 LEAD Taylor Program. The program is a community-focused, collaborative program that provides participants an in-depth look at government operations, community planning and awareness, and the opportunity to learn about civic culture from the inside. The first class will be Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. For more information and application, visit  https://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/838/LEAD-Taylor . Applications are also available at City Hall, 400 Porter St.

Chamber News & Calendar 

Ribbon cutting

Mistelle "MJ" and Jimmy Weaver with US Health Advisors held a ribbon cutting Sept. 26 at the Taylor Chamber of Commerce.  T hrough its licensed life and health insurance companies, USHEALTH Group, offers quality coverage to our Insured including Specified Disease\ Sickness and Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Life, Dental Coverage, Short-Term Accident Disability Income Insurance, Vision and more. To learn more, contact the Weavers at 512-992-6950 or mistelle.johnson@ushadvisors.com

  Chamber Calendar
  • Wednesday, Sept. 25, noon -- Ambassadors: Gatti's
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 4:30 p.m. -- Ribbon Cutting: US Health Advisors at the Chamber, 1519 N. Main. The event will include light snacks, beer and wine and door prizes. To learn more, call 512-992-6950
  • Friday Sept. 27, 1 pm-- Customer Service of the Month: Public Works Department 1201 N. Main St. 
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 8 am-- AG Awards: at Williamson County Grain and Taylor Compress
  • Thursday, Oct. 3, 3:30 pm-- Ribbon Cutting: Reopening for Coppera 1009 W. 2nd St.
  • Monday, Oct. 7, noon -- Marketing & Communications: Chamber, 1519 N Main St.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 9, noon -- Advocacy: Chamber, 1519 N. Main St.Tu
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Chamber, 1519 N. Main St.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 3 p.m.-- Ribbon Cutting Anniversary: Providence Funeral Home, 807 Carlos G. Parker NW
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m. -- Tourism: Chamber, 1519 N. Main St.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:15 p.m. -- Chamber board: Sirloin Stockade
  • Wednesday, Oct. 16, noon -- Programs & Services: Chamber, 1519 N. Main St.
  • Monday, Oct. 21, noon --  Luncheon: Pct. 4 Commissioner Russ Boles is our speaker at Sirloin Stockade
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding: Holiday Inn Express & Suites
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 11:30 am-- Ribbon Cutting:  2nd & Main Lofts, 100 E. 2nd St.
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 3 pm-- Ribbon Cutting: Phillips 76, 1702 N. Main
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30, noon--Ambassadors: Gatti's

Member News and Events

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Run for a Good Life
    Good Life Taylor, Texas will host its annual fair and 5K Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bull Branch Park.
    The run begins at 8 a.m.  Early Bird registration ends Sept. 30 and costs $25. Registration is $30 after that and $35 on race day. Teams are encouraged to register by Sept. 30 for the team rate of $20 per person for a team of at least four. Pre-registration includes the run and a t-shirt.
    The Fair runs
 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes a free Kids K, a poultry petting zoo, chicken splat bingo and interactive displays. The free Super Epic Confetti Egg Battle is scheduled for 11 a.m.
   To register as a racer or vendor and to learn more go to  http://www.goodlifetaylor.com/

Pints for Polio
    To raise awareness and critically-needed funds to fight the crippling disease polio, Rotary Club of Taylor will host Pints for Polio, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Texas Beer Company.
        Glasses are on sale now from Taylor Rotarians. A $20 donation gets you an "End Polio Now" pint glass and a beer to go in it at the event. The Club will also host a raffle with several chances to win some fun items. The Texas Beer Company is at 201 N. Main St.
       To donate a prize, buy a glass or learn more, contact Rotary Club of Taylor President Regina Carlson at 979-732-4692 or 512-352-4321 or email regina.carlson@tayloredc.org.

Washer & Horseshoe Tournament
     Toss some metal, win some prizes and help Taylor Lions support the Leader Dog program.
    The 21st annual Walter Gonzales Foundation Washer and Horseshoe Tournament will be Saturday, Oct. 19,  at the Taylor SPJST Hall, 5025 FM 619. Register under the tent from 8 to 10 a.m. It costs $20 per team and spectators are welcome. Food will be available.
     For tournament information, callthe Walter Gonzales Foundation:  J.J. Sanchez at 254-217-1993.  For Leader Dog / Lions Club information, call  Greg Teggeman at 512-925-9735.

 LifePark Center will host a family fall festival 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct.  19 at Heritage Square Park. The event will feature a bounce house, petting zoo, Zumba demonstration, farmers market and more. Learn more at  www.lifeparkcenter.com

Entertainment calendar
    WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
    American Legion:  Click here  or here for upcoming events.
    SPJST Post 29:    September's entertainment schedule is here. October's schedule is here.
    Taylor Station Bar: Click here for upcoming events.
    Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
    Marshall's Tavern: Marshall's events are here.
    The Loose Screw: See their events here.

Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
1519 N. Main St.  Taylor TX 76574
512-352-6364          www.taylorchamber.org          president@taylorchamber.org