CCL Chamber hosting a brand new Back-to-School event on August 18

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For a great family night out to celebrate the end of summer and back-to-school, look no further than the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Back to School Bash, slated for 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. on August 18 at Mabank Pavilion.

This brand new event is being planned as a fundraiser for both the chamber and the Mabank Athletic Booster Club and the highlight of the evening will be a fried fish (or chicken) dinner with all the trimmings for $10 per tickets. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the chamber office or from any Mabank Athletic Booster Club member.

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Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth recognized at State Conference

The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls attended their annual state conference in Waco, Texas, June 28-July 1, where the theme was “Journey to Neverland.” The Gun Barrel City Assembly was recognized for participating in Boxtops for Education, donating pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House, and for their many hours of service. Samantha Ramos earned her proficiency certificates; and three girls, as well as their Mother Advisor, participated in the ritualistic lectures and assembly room set-up competitions. Tara Trimmins was recognized for her 8 years of membership in Rainbow, and Samantha Ramos and Emily Currey for their 5-year memberships. Emily took part as Sister of Patriotism in the Memorial Service and served as a Grand Page. The Assembly was very excited and proud when the following appointments were announced: Samantha Ramos as Grand Patriotism, Emily Currey as Grand Representative to Alabama and Mississippi, and Tara Trimmins as Junior Member of the Grand Executive Committee. The girls were also treated to an evening at SkateWorld (skating and laser tag).

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Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls install new officers

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The Gun Barrel City Masonic Youth Rainbow Girls installed new officers on June 16. Emily Currey was installed as Worthy Advisor, and the theme for her term is “Live Life in the Moment with No Regrets.” Her motto is “Live life for the moment because everything else in uncertain;” colors are the hues of dusk and dawn; flower, the Plumeria; mascot, the Phoenix bird; and her scripture is “Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.”–Esther 4:14.

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Chamber to host Elements of Style Luncheon & Style Show

For those ladies (and gentlemen) looking for the latest summer styles for 2018, you need look no further than the upcoming Elements of Style Luncheon & Style Show presented by the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce on June 4 at the Comfort Suites Hotel Mabank.

The doors will open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 11:30 and around noon, the presentation of fashions from Kathy’s Boutique Athens, The Nest on Market Street, Reigning Jewels Fine Jewelry Athens, Lake Escape Boutique and Lakeside Outfitters Decorating Den will begin.

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Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club meeting

Club Secretary Kathryn Conner, left, confers with Treasurer Jeff Irion at a recent ham radio meeting. (Courtesy photo)

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Nothing works in communications without an antenna, your cordless phone, even your cellphone have internal antennas that reach their target. Without antennas their signal would go nowhere.

So it is with ham or amateur radio. Hams need antennas to reach their target as well. There are literally thousands of choices and that’s the subject of the next meeting of the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club. There the virtues of the end-fed antenna will be illustrated. You only need one support to hold it up. Most wire antennas require at least two support points. The antenna can also be shorter and lighter than many other types.

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