Make-A-Christmas-Happen event this Saturday at Yankee’s Tavern


The Bedias Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fish Fry and Auction last Saturday, Oct. 15, was another great success. Thank you to everyone who came out, who donated funds and for donating all of those auction items.

 This Saturday, Oct. 22, is the 11th annual fundraiser for Make-A-Christmas-Happen in Grimes County.  This event will be held at Yankee’s Tavern in Carlos. The day will be filled with games, a silent auction, a live auction at 1 p.m., and a bike show. Live music will be playing throughout the day by the Brazos Valley All Star Band. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive a door prize ticket. 

Make-A-Christmas Happen (MACH) is a group of local friends who have been helping nominate families in Grimes County who are going through a tough time. MACH makes sure every child truly does have a happy Christmas. Families are given gifts, new furniture, appliances and everything possible for a great Christmas feast. 

Additionally, donations are given to supply the Sunshine Senior Center, the three Food Banks in Grimes County, various charities, and local organizations.

 Come out and join the fun!  Remember, the more you give, the more they can help. Donations are always appreciated at any time. You may call Becky Whaley for more information, or to donate, 936-577-0993.

 Have you ever had the chance to see “The Maltese Falcon” on the big screen? Here is your chance. Miller’s Theatre and the City of Navasota are offering a free showing of this great classic film this Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m., in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Navasota’s founding. 

Miller’s Theatre offers great movies every weekend. Go to for the latest program information and updates.

 Bedias Baptist Church will host a “Trunk or Treat” event, Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The community is invited to bring your kids to trick or treat in a safe and fun environment. For more information, call Hayley Hoke, 936-395-0129. 

Dianna Satchell shares that the Bedias Women’s Club will sponsor a “Country Market,” Thursday, Nov. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bedias Civic Center. Our market will feature handmade wood and leather items including furniture and purses; homemade jams, jellies, cheeses and baked goods; gourmet coffee; antiques, soaps; guns and ammo and much more.  

We will also offer a boxed supper containing a baked potato with all the trimmings and a dessert. Free admission, free door prizes and a silent auction. Everyone is welcome! 

Proceeds from the Women’s Club Market will help defer the cost of the Women’s Club Annual Veterans Day Dinner and our annual scholarships to Madisonville and Iola High School seniors. Please call Patti Rickard, 936-395-2223, for more information. 

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 Happy birthday to Melinda Chavez, Gene Bracewell, Joanne Richardson, Lynell Wooderson, Richard Taylor, Fred Hinds, Shane Monkhouse, and Zack Lankford. Happy anniversary to Jose and Joan Escamilla, Mark and Rhonda Fowler and Doug and Lynell Wooderson. Congratulations to everyone else celebrating personal and family occasions. Drop us a note if you want to add someone to our birthday, anniversary or concerns list. 

Please hold the Lana Lucas family in your hearts and prayers, on her recent passing. Please take care when driving near schools and in road construction and repair areas. Please uphold our brave law enforcement officers, volunteer fire fighters and other first responders, also, please remember J.D. Mallard, George Newton, Raby Wallen, Aidan Fedor and Betty Darby in your hearts and prayers.                                                         

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