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Friends, I’ll be spending the week of October 1st – 7th in Crystal Beach. I’ll be setting aside time to meet with constituents on the Peninsula. If you need to meet in person, please contact Grant Rains and he can schedule a time. Grant’s number is (409) 789-5240. I will also be holding my regular community coordination meeting the night of October 2nd. I look forward to visiting with you soon.
The Texas Crab Festival will be featured again on TV in ‘Carnival Eats’ episode 7! Scheduled to air Monday, October 6 at 9:30pm CT on Cooking Channel (232 on Direct TV, 113 on DISH).
Jane Long Festival, Saturday Oct 11
Jane Long Festival RAFFLE
Tickets are available at Swede’s Real Estate and the Chamber of Commerce office.
Famed Texas singer/songwriter Brian Burns will headline the entertainment - Click for More Information
DOUBLE ELIMINATION Tournament. Entry fee $15.00 per TEAM. Cash prizes.
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Jane Long Festival Needs Sponsorships
The Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation is again hosting The Jane Long Festival
on October 11, 2014. Celebrate the spirit of Jane Long in the historical and newly renovated Fort Travis Park in Port Bolivar. History, art & music join together in an entertaining tribute to Jane as “the Mother of Texas.” You can support this fantastic event by becoming a sponsor at one of the following levels:
Organizers of the annual Texas Crab Festival are already making plans for the May 2015 event, which will be a celebration of the festival's 30th year. Every Mother's Day weekend since 1985 festival-goers have headed to Crystal Beach, Texas to enjoy a taste of some of the finest and freshest music, art and crabs the Gulf Coast has to offer. USA Today recently called it one of the "10 Best Food Festivals to Dive Into". The Texas Crab Festival features a Crab Dish Cookoff, Crab Races, a Crab Legs Contest and an assortment of vendors serving up local seafood specialties like crab gumbo, BBQ crabs, crab poppers, stuffed crab and more. The festival also includes a 5K Run, a Washers Tournament, a carnival midway, arts & craft booths and a full schedule of music and entertainment designed with the whole family in mind.
T-Shirt Design Contest
Crab Festival 30th Year Quilt
The Crab Festival Committee is planning to make a commemorative quilt containing each of the T-shirt designs from the 1st to the 30th year of the Texas Crab Festival, and offer as a Silent Auction item at next year’s festival. Committee Chairperson Sid Jackson explains, “Our goal is to have it made from the actual t-shirts. I realize that we may not be able to come up with all of the t-shirts. Hopefully, we can come up with a copy of the design for the missing years.” Currently, they have located t-shirts from the following years: 1995, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009 (Bolivar is back), 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
“If you have a shirt for the missing years (1986 to 1994, 1996 to 2000, 2003 and 2004), but want to keep it and not donate it for the quilt, please allow us to get a picture of the design so we can have it put on a piece of material to be used in the quilt.”
Texas Crab Festival T-shirt designs from 2010-2011-2012
Contact Sid Jackson for more information, [email protected]
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Surf Conditions - Flag Warning System
The flags are located on the Highway in front of Kites Unlimited and the Remax Real Estate Office.
Businesses, please stop by the Chamber office between 10am-2pm to pick up your Surf Conditions cards.
Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
2014 Chamber Meeting Schedule
Chamber meetings are generally held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at The Joe Faggard Community Bldg. However, this schedule is tentatively set. Times to be announced, time and dates may change to accommodate guest speakers.
FEBRUARY 4th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center
APRIL 29th - Annual Awards Banquet - Stingaree at 6:30pm
JUNE 3rd at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center
AUGUST 5th at 5pm, Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 930 Carl Noble Drive
OCTOBER 7th at 7pm, Joe Faggard Community Center
NOVEMBER 4th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center
ADDING TO THE MEETING AGENDA: If you would like to add a topic to be discussed at an upcoming meeting you must submit in writing by the Thursday before scheduled meeting. Submit to: Chamber Office at 1750 Hwy 87 Crystal Beach, TX 77650. Or email [email protected]
The Bamboo Beach Bar is located Upstairs @ 1021 Hwy 87.
Stop by and say Hi to Robyn & Ellen!
1945 Hwy 87 in Crystal Beach
Crystal Beach, Texas
Weekend Feature: Redfish Louie
Game Day Specials on Appetizers!!!!
* $1.00 sliders
* Bucket Specials
October 4, 2014 College Football!!!
October 5, 2014 TEXANS Football!!!
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Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
* Daily Lunch Specials *
Thursday Night - Steak Night
Friday Night - Chicken or Beef Fajitas
Saturday Night - Fish & Shrimp Fried, Baked Potato & Salad
"Best Burgers on The Beach"
Tiki Limo Service 409-504-5276
FantaSea BBQ & Grill, 1951 Hwy 87, Gilchrist, TX. We will be closing for the season and will reopen in Late April/Early May 2015 to have all this fun all over again...Thank you all for your support, couldn't have done it without each of you!!
409-286-2160 or 832-265-8691.