WEEKLY WRAP UP for Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

A message from your Chamber
    We have had numerous questions about the trees that are being planted in Taylor on 79 and 2nd St, 79 and 4th St. and 79 and 95 so that we thought we would give you all the information we could get our hands on about it.
    It's called the Green Ribbon project and it is being done by the Texas Department of Transportation. We learned that and more from our local newspaper. You can read what the Taylor Press said about it in September here .
   That story pretty much wraps up what you need to know but if you are a nerd, like I am, it's fun to learn even more. So I searched the internet and found stories from lots of communities where this project is going on or has been done over the last few years. I found lots and lots of information here some of which is reflected below.

Every one loves a parade!
   ...especially a lighted Christmas Parade!
   Don't miss your chance to get into the fun and represent your business, organization, family or church as Taylor welcomes the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 7. Click HERE for registration information and rules for parade entries.

Christmas Bazaar
    The Taylor Main Street Association will host the annual Christmas Bazaar 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at City Hall and Heritage Square Park. Click HERE to learn more and download a vendor application.

Know a GREAT woman?
    Taylor Area Businesswomen are looking for a person who has shown dedication to the Taylor community to win this year's Woman of the Year award. Click HERE for guidelines and to learn how to nominate someone. Nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 27.

Citizen of the Year
    The Taylor Rotary Club is searching for its next recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award. Criteria for the award include   
  • Engagement in a variety of community activities over an extended period of time
  • Recognition as a caring and sharing person who donated his or her time and talents for the betterment of the community.
  • Motivation to do for others and secured results that benefited the community at large, not just one particular group, organization, project or segment of the community.
  • Active participation in service or civic clubs, church groups, community committees or other organizations working for the betterment of the community.
If you know someone you would like to nominate, download the form HERE and inform Regina Carlson of your intent. She can be reached at   512-365-0068. Nominations should be sent via email to bgraypcb@sbcglobal.net or by mail to Regina Carlson, P.O. Box 289, Taylor, TX 76574 by Dec. 27.

Chamber News & Calendar 

Ambassadors for the Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce named HEB's Matthew Munoz the winner of October's Customer Service of the Month award. It was presented to him on  Oct. 22. Munoz was selected for helping a patron in the parking lot with a possible medical issue. The nomination letter lauded Munoz for running to help his customer who had fallen and then staying with her until he knew she was OK and could return to her shopping. Want to nominate someone for this award? Let us know your story at 512-352-6364 or info@taylorchamber.org.

 Chamber Calendar
  • Saturday, Nov. 9, 11 a.m. -- Local Athlete Recognition by the City of Taylor: Heritage Square
  • Monday, Nov. 11 -- CHAMBER CLOSED for Veterans Day
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4 p.m.-- Tourism Committee: Chamber
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 5:15 p.m.--Chamber Board Meeting: Sirloin Stockade
  • Monday, Nov. 18, noon -- Chamber Luncheon: Sirloin Stockade. Tiffany Price from Life Park and Kelli Becerra from Healthy Williamson County
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4 p.m.--Ribbon cutting: Pierce Park, 200 W. 4th St.
  • Wednesday, Nov 20, noon--Ambassador Luncheon: Gatti's Pizza
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 a.m. -- Funding Committee: Holiday Inn Express
  • Thursday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m.--Finance Committee: Chamber
  • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. -- Christmas Parade of Lights: Want to be in the parade? Download this information.
  • Monday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.--Chamber Board Meeting: Sirloin Stockade
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.--Tourism Committee: Chamber
  • Monday, Dec. 16, noon--Chamber Luncheon: Sirloin Stockade
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, noon--Programs & Services: Chamber

Member News and Events

Plant trees at the park
    The  City of Taylor  Tree Board invites the community to help plant trees at the annual Arbor Day celebration at 9 a.m.  Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex. Holes are dug and just waiting to be filled with 10 trees, each a different variety. 

Honor veterans
    The Moody Museum invites the public to attend a special event at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, that will honor veterans and commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day. D-Day is the day (June 6, 1944) in World War II on which Allied forces invaded northern France by means of beach landings in Normandy. The Museum is at 114 W. 9th St.

Veterans breakfast
    Veterans, relatives of veterans and community members who support them are all welcome to the annual Veterans Day Breakfast, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Graham D. Lund Chapter of the American Legion at  1310 Sycamore St. in Taylor's Murphy Park. The event begins at 7 a.m. with a flag raising and the meal is free.

Dr.James Lee Dickey Day
   The Dr. James L. Dickey Day Parade and Health Fair will be Nov. 16. The downtown parade will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the health fair at the  at the TISD Main Street Event Center 3101 N. Main. Click here to download an application for the parade and here to download an application for a free booth at the health fair. Contact Jennifer Harris at 512-296-6109 for more information. 

Be A Census Taker 
If you would like extra income, flexible hours and training contact 1-855-562-2020.

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:   November'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