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Freedom Fest a Success!

10 Jul 2023 9:07 AM | Kelita Alberts (Administrator)

We are ever thankful for the small rain showers, however brief because it gives us hope! Every person that saw the rain shower was smiling. It repeated Thursday at lunchtime. Just a brief rain shower that fell and gave us hope. Then the humidity kicked in and we were suffering again from the summer heat. It is July, so we can expect those higher temperatures during the day. Any cloud cover is greatly appreciated and is a relief. I am glad that I mostly work indoors! 

Our work outside is usually associated with events like the Freedom Fest which was held on Monday night at Veterans Park. It was a great night with local musicians and food. The splash pad was a huge hit with the kids and every time I looked over at the cornhole games they were full. I can honestly say that Freedom Fest was a huge success! We counted over 500 in attendance, and probably missed some. We had kids of all ages dancing, visiting, and enjoying the music. The City of Giddings Parks and Recreation Department really did a fantastic job of getting everything ready for the event. Kenny Ray and his department were awesome to work with and they are planning more improvements for the future. 


Watch for more fun things at Veterans Park in the near future.

Upcoming events and activities -

Saturday, July 8 - Downtown Giddings Plaza Street Vendor Show from 9-1, Second Saturday Street Dance from 6-10pm across from the Gazebo.

Saturday, July 29 - Christmas in July Sip & Shop at The Silos on 77... 40 vendors, cold tropical drinks, and start Christmas shopping early!

Saturday, August 5 - Back to School Backpack giveaway at First Assembly of God Church parking lot.

Tuesday, August 8 - Community Awards Banquet at The Silos on 77 from 6-10pm. Tickets and Sponsorships available, call for more info. 

Friday, August 11 - Rotary Club Fun Night at American Legion Hall 

Wednesday, August 16 - Community Blood Drive at Giddings Public Library from 12-6pm

Saturday, August 19 - Sharity Productions presents Marty Haggard and Mary Sarah at The Silos on 77. Showtime 7pm. 

Saturday, August 19 - Jigsaw Weaponry presents A Girl and A Gun training

Saturday, August 26 - Denim & Diamonds Gala presented by New Horizons Lions Club at The Silos on 77. Tickets and Sponsorships available.

Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
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