June 14, 2021 - Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Owner Connie Brinson at The Seafood Shack and More’s New Member Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, June 22 at 12-noon. The Seafood Shack and More is located at 411 Hurst Street.The public is invited to attend and celebrate. Free samples of the delicious food will be offered.
June 11, 2021 - The “Kid Murals” are back on display at the EnviroKids Lot/Putting Down Roots lot, repainted and beautiful. Join Ms. Fannie Watson at the Re Dedication of these murals on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 2:00pm.
June 9, 2021 - Plans for the 45th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, are well underway. This year’s Festival will be October 7th, 8th and 9th. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your creative side in art, quilting, canning, crafts, woodworking, metal art and photography.
All creative art divisions and are open to Youth (6th through 12th grades) and Adults (17 and older). The art division will also be open to Elementary (K – through 5th).
May 10, 2021 - Don’t forget to join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and the staff at Raymond Motor Company on May 11th for a Business After Hours from 5:00pm until 6:30pm. Raymond Motor Company is located at 301 San Augustine Street in Center. There will be refreshments and raffle prizes which include a free oil change and tire rotation, free car inspection, gift cards from local businesses and a flat screen tv.
April 27, 2021 - The public is invited to attend a cook out in honor of Dr. Robert Hughes, Hughes Veterinarian Clinic, on Tuesday, April 27th from 11am until 1pm on the Center downtown square. The cook out is hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Farmers State Bank, and the Center Rotary Club.
April 26, 2021 - The Shelby County Grill Fest Barbecue Cook-off was held Saturday, April 24 at the Rodeo Arena in Center, Texas, with cook teams from across east Texas and western Louisiana vying for prize money and bragging rights.
The barbecue cook-off was presented by Farmers State Bank and sanctioned by the Lone Star Barbecue Society. The event featured six categories including chicken, ribs, brisket, beans, dessert, and beverage.
We are pleased to announce the winners in the six categories are:
April 23, 2021 - Join the Fun at Grill Fest next weekend, April 23 and 24. In addition to sampling great barbeque you can participate in the Washer Pitching Tournament and the 42 Tournament, both Sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank.
Both events will be held on Friday evening this year. The Washer Pitching Tournament will begin after the cook meeting (approximately 7:00pm). Exact start time will be announced soon. It is $10 per person to participate and the winner takes the jackpot prize.
April 12, 2021 - Fire up your grills, start working on your bean recipes and start mastering your signature drink. In addition to the meat and bean categories, there will be a Beverage category at Grill Fest this year. It may alcoholic, or not. We are also bringing back the dessert category. There is a $10 registration fee for the beans, dessert and beverage categories. Winner takes the pot.