Christmas Tree Auction to Raise Money for Non-Profit Organizations

logo 2012 300Non-profit organizations are decorating Christmas trees this year to help raise money for their organization during the 4th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival.

Non-profits will be displaying fully decorated trees at the Lehnis Railroad Museum from December 1st - 8th, and each tree will be up for auction.   Silent auction bid sheets will be placed at each tree, and all proceeds will benefit the non-profit agency that decorated the tree.   To help the cause, the non-profits have recruited local businesses to sponsor their tree to pay for setup and decorations.

One tree will be selected for the "Best Decorated" award to be given to the sponsoring non-profit and business. An award for the "Silent Auction Winner" will also be given.

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Cleartalk Wireless Joins the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

Cleartaalk450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 1st for Cleartalk Wireless to celebrate their membership with the Chamber.

Cleartalk Wireless is the newest wireless service provider in the Brownwood/Early area. They offer unlimited cell phone service at affordable flat rates without surprises.

For more information visit the Cleartalk Wireless kiosk located inside Heartland Mall across from Chic-fil-A Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Sunday’s 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, visit www.cleartalk.net or give them a call at (325) 300-9963.

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LeAp N LizRd Nutrition joins the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

LeApNLizRdRC450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 25th for LeAp N LizRd Nutrition to celebrate their membership with the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce.

LeAp N LizRd Nutrition offers personal nutrition plans for weight loss, energy & fitness as well as wellness evaluations and personal wellness coaching. For more information on how they can help you reach your health and fitness goals stop by their location at 1516 Austin Avenue, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM or give them a call at (325) 330-2563.

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Photography Contest Announced for 4th Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival

ArtAssociationLogoThe Brownwood Art Association will be seeking entries for the second annual Christmas Photo Contest in conjunction with the 4th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival.

The photos will be on display at the Lehnis Railroad Museum on Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th from 4-8 p.m. during the Christmas Under the Stars Festival.

Cash prizes for first and second place will be awarded in categories of ages 15 & under, ages 15-20, ages 21 & up, professional, and best "Scared of Santa" photo.  A ribbon will be awarded for People’s Choice as attendees choose their favorite photo during the contest.

There is a $5 fee per entry, and photographs will be accepted at the Lehnis Railroad Museum on Saturday, December 1st from 1-3:30pm.   All photos must be framed with wire or hook and be ready to hang.

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"Santa's Sleigh 5K" to Benefit FUMC Weekday Pre-School

ChristmasLogo5kSmallerThe Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the First United Methodist Church Weekday Pre-School for the 3rd Annual Santa's Sleigh 5K.

The event will take place at Gordon Wood Stadium on Saturday, December 8th at 9 a.m., with all proceeds benefiting the FUMC Weekday Pre-school.

The pre-school is located inside the First United Methodist Church in Brownwood, but operates on its own budget separate from the church as a non-profit organization. The funds raised from the Santa's Sleigh 5K will help provide supplies and other educational material for the pre-school over the next year.

Registration is $25 per runner and forms are available now at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce office, most area fitness centers, and the FUMC Weekday Pre-School.  

Packet and t-shirt pickup and last-chance registration will take place during the Christmas Under the Stars Festival on Friday, December 7th inside the Depot (600 E. Depot St.) between 5-7pm. T-shirts will be available to the first 50 to register for the race so early registration is encouraged.

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2012 Christmas Under the Stars Festival

logo 2012 300The 2012 Christmas season is upon us with festivities beginning Thursday December 6th around 6:30 p.m. with the Lighted Christmas Parade presented by Southside Church.

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and KTAB TV present the Fourth Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival Friday December 7th and Saturday December 8th at the Depot Plaza Complex, Adams Street Community Center, and the Railroad Museum. Be serenaded by the sounds of Christmas from local talent and community choirs while you give Santa and Mrs. Claus your wish list.

Funnel Cake, homemade chili, sausage wraps, and hot chocolate are a few of the tasty treats to try while the kiddos build crosses and decorate Christmas ornaments, cookies, and pet food bowls.

Glide around the ice skating rink then stroll to the Railroad Museum and experience Choo Choo Christmas. While you are there, support a local nonprofit and bid on a fully decorated Christmas tree, ride the mini train, and vote for your favorite Christmas photo. If you have a competitive side, enter one of several competitions such as Santa’s Sleigh 5K run, the Amazing Race, the Photo Contest, or Treats for Santa bakeoff.

Bring your four legged family members to the Depot on Saturday for the Best Christmas Pet Costume Contest hosted by the Corinne T. Smith Animal Center. We can’t forget to mention Christmas Karaoke – you know you can’t resist the urge to belt out your favorite holiday tune! With so many activities, we can’t list them all.

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Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Joins the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce

BrownwoodNursingandRehabRC450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 25th for Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Brownwood Nursing and Rehabilitation was founded in 1980. The newly renovated facility offers long and short term nursing and rehabilitation services and are Medicare and Medicaid approved. On Tuesday, November 13th they will be hosting a Grand Re-opening open house from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM to celebrate the updated facility and to give tours of the Transitional Care/Private Medicare Suites. The public is invited and light refreshments will be served.

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Photo Exhibit Open at Brown County Museum of History

ArtAssociationLogoThe Brown County Museum of History is offering a photography exhibit which opened Saturday, November 3rd.

 

The "History Through the Photographer's Lens" features photos taken by the Brownwood Art Association's Photography Group. The group recently held a photo shoot and captured interesting images from within the museum.

 

The exhibit will be open to the public in the Museum Annex - 209 N. Broadway (across from the Old Jail) - during regular museum hours - Thursdays and Fridays 10am-2pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.

 

The photo group will be displaying their best work at the exhibit and will be competing for first and second place awards based on creativity.

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Baird Brothers Express Car Wash Celebrates Membership with Ribbon Cutting

BairdBrosRC450The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, October 24th for the Baird Brothers Express Car Wash.

Baird Brothers Express Car Wash is the newest car wash facility in the Brownwood/Early area. Baird Brothers pride themselves on offering the highest quality products resulting in an excellent car wash, FREE vacuums, and car washes starting at $4 and convenience with 3-minute car washes! Stop by today at their new location at 116 Early Blvd, Monday – Saturday between 8:00 AM and 6:30 PM and Sunday’s 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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