Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PDF Print E-mail

and nighttime lighted parade!

SAVE THE DATE!   Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

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Plan to kick off the Christmas holidays in charming small town style in Smithvilles very special Festival of Lights celebration.  The air is festive throughout the day with live entertainment at the gazebo, plenty of food, drinks, shopping, fellowship and fun as “Whoville takes over Smithville”!

Lots fun to be had at this family friendly event – from the early morning run/walk to the theatrical play after the lighted parade.

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WELCOME TO SMITHVILLE TEXAS PDF Print E-mail

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"It's possible in Smithville!" That's what we say and that's what we do.

Highlights of our fair town include: centrally located between Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Bryan-College Station. Community-minded town, great shopping, lodging, dining, art, film-making and pure fun. Historic buildings and homes. Easy access technology.

Places of interest to tourists like the Texas Veterans Memorial Park.  Great moments, such as our five-day Jamboree, and our Texas Photo Festival. World class biking and hiking trails, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, dog park, antiques/vintage shopping, rodeo arena, World Record holder and more.

No matter what time of year, we look forward to being with family, seeing old friends, and to meeting you, the friend we have not yet met.  Come borrow our scenery.

 
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WEEKLY CHAMBER EVENTS:  Support your fellow Chamber members!

  • THURS, Nov. 27 & FRI, Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving holiday. Chamber office closed.
  • SAT, Nov. 29 - Small Business Saturday. Shop local to support small businesses.
  • TUES, Dec. 2 - Deadline for "Turn Smithville Into Whoville" Business Window Decorating Contest.
  • SAT, Dec. 6 - FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS CELEBRATION.  See article related page.

Each morning, check out the CALENDAR at TOP RIGHT. To have a community event added to the calendar, email kathy.lynch@smithvilletx.org.

HAPPENINGs HERE and THERE:

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS: For more members’ specials, real estate, and job openings.  CLICK HERE

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 22:01
 
SCHOOLS & YOUTH PDF Print E-mail

SISD websitewww.smithvilleisd.org

SISD Smart Phone App: http://bit.ly/1i91fGF.

 

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

Through the TIGER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM, Smithville ISD partners with area businesses to foster positive, mutually beneficial relationships. Employees

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receive extra services or discounts as a thank you from the businesses for their efforts to ensure an exemplary school district for our children. Businesses benefit through additional exposure to their 250+ dedicated team members. As businesses and organizations support the SISD employees with offers of free and/or reduced prices for services or goods, SISD will promote those businesses and offers to their staff through employee communications. To become a partner, contact Ana Murray, Parent & Community Liaison at amurray@smithvilleisd.org.

 
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HOLIDAY FUN

Decorating contest for business
"Turn Smithville into Whoville!"

fol14_peopleofwhoville_theaterThe holidays are around the corner. It’s time to get festive, dress our windows and bring out the winter cheer.   This holiday season, the Festival of Lights theme is the colorful, fantastical “The Grinch Who Stole Smitty.”

In conjunction with the festival, the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the “Turn Smithville into Whoville” Decorating Contest for businesses in the 78957 zip code.

There will be two winners chosen in the following categories: Best in Theme and Best Use of Lights.  Winners will receive a full year membership in the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and this year’s Festival of Lights keepsake ornament.

There is no charge to join the contest.  ENTRY FORM Send in your entry form no later than Monday, Dec. 1 to the Chamber office by email at chamber@smithvilletx.org or in person at 100 NW 1st St.

Your business window must be ready for judging by Tuesday, Dec. 2.  Let’s make Dr. Suess proud.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 November 2014 21:59
 
HISTORIC DISTRICT PDF Print E-mail

CHARMING AND HISTORIC

Smithville boasts a large number in national register

One of Smithville's historic homes.  Photo courtesy of Fran Hunter.Smithville, Texas, a town of under 4,000 according to the Census, overflows with historic charm in its downtown district.  Both in commercial and residential, Smithville has 206 properties listed in the National Historic Register.  How's that for special!

 

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P.O. Box 716
100 NW 1st St.
Smithville, TX 78957
512-237-2313
chamber@smithvilletx.org

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