With gathering restrictions continuing to be lifted for the state of Texas, many of our local community groups are beginning to resume their regular activities.
Our Linden Lion’s Club had its first meeting since the shutdown last Thursday and they are resuming their regular schedule of weekly meetings at noon on Thursdays at the County Seat Café. If you’re interested in meeting some of your neighbors and getting involved in one of our most active community groups, consider attending to learn more about what the Lion’s do for our city.
Our public library also had its grand reopening this last Saturday. Under the management of its new librarian, Denise Haas, the library is taking on a wholly revitalized energy with new programs and activities soon to come. The reopening was extremely well attended and it was fantastic getting to see so many Lindenites out and about and enjoying each other’s company. I’ve known Mrs. Haas for the past couple of years and I can say confidently that she’s the perfect person to take our public library to the next level. I would highly recommend that you follow Linden Public Library on Facebook to keep informed on all the wonderful events and activities that are in development.
The Linden Garden Club was also in attendance at the library’s reopening. They’re currently accepting donations to put toward repairing damage done by recent storms to their club building’s roof. They’re organizing multiple fundraisers to collect said donations with the current fundraiser being a raffle for a charming gardening wagon containing a multitude of gardening supplies. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at the Olde 1852 Market Company located downtown at 124 S. Main St. They will be conducting the raffle drawing on July 11th so there’s still time to get tickets. For more information, you can contact Shirly Baker at 903-399-0572.
Speaking of reopenings, our local VFW is also opening back up for business this week starting on Monday, June 22. I’ve personally seen the tremendous amount of hard work and care that the new leadership of the VFW has put into renovations on the building and this “new” VFW is looking like it will have a whole new aesthetic appeal while still retaining its position as a valuable piece of our community infrastructure. As each day passes, Linden feels more and more like the place it was before the shutdown. Last week I went into detail on how we’ve economically survived and thrived through this pandemic. However, the struggle that we’ve all been through over the past few months was not a purely economic one, but a social one as well.
With more opportunities springing up each day to go out and interact with your neighbors, local organizations are working extremely hard to bring us back to the friendly, welcoming community that we’ve always been characterized as. Don’t miss out on these opportunities!