The Coupland Civic Organization will meet on Monday, April 27, in the St. Peter’s Church fellowship hall for “game night.” Board members will host a light supper at 6:30 PM and games will begin at 7 PM. Games such as dominoes and Yahtzee will be provided, or bring your own favorite game.
Submitted by Jennifer Dollins:
The Coupland Civic Organization will hold its official annual meeting on Monday, January 26, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. President Susan Schmidt will report on the activities in 2014, and new board members will be elected. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.; the program will begin at 7.
The Coupland School students will perform Christmas music for the Coupland Civic Organization meeting on Thursday, December 4. There will be guitar music accompanying the students singing. Superintendent Gary Chandler will say a few words about school news. Teachers Mr. Markowski and Mrs. Rumel also will attend. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. Following the performance, cookies and punch will be served.
Submitted by Jennifer Dollins
Reservations must be paid for in advance.
BISTRO CRAB STACK
HERB GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE
CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS
LEMONGRASS CURED SALMON
MUSHROOM AND ROASTED GARLIC STRUEDEL
CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN TACO
SCHMAND CRÈME WITH HIMBERREN
CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES WITH FLEUR DE SEL
ROASTED GARLIC BRUCHETTA WITH TOMATO AND BASIL
TEQUILA CHICKEN SKEWERS WITH PINEAPPLE AND MANGO CHUTNEY
On Friday, October 31, the Coupland Civic Organization will hold its annual Halloween Party at the Depot—the second Trunk or Treat event. Last year, residents decorated vehicle trunks and the backs of SUV’s and pickups, parked them around the Depot grounds, and handed out candy to the children, who trick or treated from vehicle to vehicle. There will also be games and refreshments. This will be a fun and safe event where kids of all ages can enjoy Halloween.
Last year several residents donned costumes, decorated their trunks, and handed out candy to the trick or treaters. This year, we are hoping for even more decorated vehicles. If you’d like to participate, just decorate your trunk or the back of your SUV or pickup, wear a costume if you wish, bring some Halloween candy, and back up to the Depot lot, on Friday, October 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please email Civic Organization President Susan Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org. This will replace the regular, general meeting of the CCO.
That same night, the Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall is having a Family night Halloween with 3 bands and games for the kids. That night, there will be free admission for the kids. For those who are age 15 and older, admission will be $15.Please check back for information on the next monthly meeting, to be held on Monday, October 27, beginning at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland.
(Submitted by Jennifer Dollins and Barbara Worthy.)
Submitted by Jennifer Dollins:
The Coupland Civic Organization will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, September 29, in the Fellowship Hall of St. Peter’s Church of Coupland. Jim Clarno, district engineer of the Lower Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District, will discuss Coupland’s high hazard dam and the November election to fund a two-cent per $100 maintenance tax for the repair of the district’s dams. The Civic Organization board will host a spaghetti supper at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7.
Submitted by Susan Garry:
Choo Choo Fest is a Coupland Civic Organization (CCO) fundraiser. The very first Choo Choo Fest was in 2008 and was held outside, in downtown Coupland, and the funds raised went to restoring the Depot. Then, after skipping a few years, Choo Choo Fest was held again in 2013, this time inside the Old Inn and Dancehall, in partnership with Tim and Barbara Worthy, with the funds raised allowing the CCO to begin restoration of the caboose.
So this 2014 event was the Second Annual Choo Choo Fest. These two Fests that have been held inside the Inn have kept attendees out of the August sun in air-conditioned comfort. Also, serving the meal has been much more convenient inside. Attendees enjoyed the barbecue dinner. For a minimum $10 donation, the dinner included barbecue chicken, pulled pork, beans, cole slaw, potato salad, bread, and iced tea.
This year’s bake sale featured a huge array of homemade desserts, sold whole or by the serving. Also at the bake sale booth, Fundraising Co-Chairs Ruby Wabbel and Judy Downing sold the new Choo Choo Fest T-shirts.
The silent auction was so big, it overflowed its space. During the Fest, people were still bringing in auction items, and some ended up being displayed on the bar. The auction included original artwork, crafts, collectibles, toys, and more.
On the Dancehall stage, volunteer bands provided live music throughout the event, which raised about $6,800!
The CCO thanks all the directors, their families, and other community members who volunteered. And a special big “thank you” to Barbara and Tim Worthy whose generous donation of food, the use of their facility and the help of their staff made Choo Choo Fest 2014 possible.