The hottest ticket on Saturday Oct. 17 for anyone with a hankering for the roar of a well-tuned motor, the sheen of polished chrome, and the faint smell of exhaust in the cool autumn air will be the 5th Annual Fall Foliage Car Show.
Headwear can announce where we live, who we are, what we believe, and where we fit into our communities. It is more than a piece of clothing—it is a vehicle for expressing an individual’s identity and place in the world. It can be a badge of social rank, a symbol of faith and values, a personal aesthetic statement, and more.
Dr. Tony Cook was going to be our program, but a last-minute conflict kept him away. County Judge George Briant graciously stepped in as the program. His talk was very informative about budget adoptions and setting of the tax rates for taxing entitles, scheduled to be adopted on Oct. 1.
Leaves are already turning on the GMA’s cottonwoods, chinaberry, hackberry, and persimmon trees. Adding color to the fall landscape will be wild plum bushes, sumac, and wild grapevines. The colorful pallet will add to the nature oriented activities offered to guests of all ages.
Canadian’s River Valley Pioneer Museum acts as a steward for Canadian’s heritage. The museum’s exhibits cover keystones in Hemphill County’s history, from the Neogene period to Spanish conquistadores and Indian battles to railroad and oil booms, and offers historic interpretation of the settlement period in the eastern Texas Panhandle.
Things are bustling at Canadian’s Community Center. Director Ike Julian said the CCC has many exciting events and programs planned for the fall, and lots of activities are already underway. The center is fulfilling its mission, “to improve the health and vitality of our community,” by providing programming for all ages. Here are some highlights.
Wreaths Across America is a national movement with a mission to remember, honor, and teach through wreath-laying ceremonies—covering all veterans’ grave markers with a Christmas wreath. The observance is designated annually on a Saturday in December by Congress. The Comancheria Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution is inviting community members to join in this observance by purchasing a wreath to honor and remember local veterans interred at the Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery in Canadian. Wreaths may be purchased by visiting www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/tx0874. Wreath sponsorships can also be mailed to: Cindy Bowen, 16750 County Road S, Canadian, TX 79014. Available wreath sponsorships include: one wreath for $15; two wreaths for $30; five wreaths for $75, the most popular; and 10 wreaths for $150.