The Annual Chamber Membership Banquet held at The Venue on Church Street, Thursday, Jan. 9th. Awards presented for Business of The Year, Agriculture Award, Citizen of Tomorrow and Larry Carter Award. Business of the Year awarded to Cuero H-E-B. Citizen of Tomorrow nominees were: Kesli Pratka, Brady Watson, Morgen Patek and the winner was Kesli Pratka. Each student nominated and the winner will receive a scholarship presented by the Chamber at the annual Cuero HS Awards Assembly in May. The 2019 Agriculture Achievement Award presented to Mr. Harvey H. Mueller. The Larry Carter Community Service Award is a very special award recognizing an individual who has served and volunteered countless hours giving back to their community. This year’s award presented to Emily Davis. The Chamber of Commerce congratulates all of its winners and thanks all the attendees, sponsors, table sponsors and table decorators for making our “Luau into the New Year” Chamber Banquet a success this year.
Business is good, we have had a busy start to the New Year with six new Chamber members in the month of January. Our newest members are: South Texas Air Conditioning and Heating, John & Cynthia Hamilton, Superior Town & Country Realty, Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst, Revere Resources, and Lifeway Church. Welcome and Thank You for investing in the Cuero Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Bureau, represented Cuero at the McAllen Winter Texan Exp, Jan. 14th-15th. There were over 9,000 Winter Texan that attended the two-day event. Many Winter Texans are interested in visiting Cuero as they head back north at spring. On Tuesday, January 28th we attended the 13th Annual Coastal Ben Travel Fair in Port Aransas, visiting with about 100 Winter Texans interested in day trips around the Coastal Bend area.
The Cuero Development Corporation and new Executive Director Bobby Seiferman, welcomed State Representative Geanie W. Morrison, R-District 30 to speak at the Community Leader’s meeting on Friday, Feb. 7th. Thank you Representative Morrison for visiting Cuero and keeping us informed of all the legislative updates. The Chamber is looking forward to working with the new CDC Director and collaborating with him on future projects.
Cuero Regional Hospital hosted the Heart & Sole Walk 2020. They had a great turnout. Many community members attended the event and walked for heart health! Thank you to all those that showed their support and helped sponsor the event. Everyone was encouraged to Go Red by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 7th for National Go Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women. Post pictures wearing red for a chance to win an HEB gift card and one-month membership to Cuero Wellness Center!
The Cuero Chamber hosted their annual Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser at the VFW Hall on February 13, 2020. Over 300 tickets sold. Guests enjoy 14 games of bingo, food catering by Smolik’s Meats and BBQ, and adult beverages served. Brian Gomez from Cuero State Farm did a great job emceeing the event. Devyn Whittington’s musical talent entertained guests for social hour and intermission. A special 15th Bingo game dedicated to those that reserved and decorated their table. Donations collected for a silent and live auction. We would like to thank all those that attended, donated items and our Chamber Board of Directors for their assistance. This is a major fundraiser for the Chamber and helps with scholarships and other community development activities.
A Ribbon Cutting hosted by Lifeway Baptist Church and School on Wednesday, Feb. 19th highlighting the beautiful new playground. Lifeway School offers classes for children birth through pre-k4 and offers an after school program for kids through 5th grade. The new playground was and made possible through grants and fundraising efforts.
The Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County held their annual Gospel Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 16th at the Venue on Church Street. The Brunch is one of the Club’s biggest events of the year! Money raised helps with the Club’s operating budget.
Cuero is gearing up for the 71st Annual Cuero Livestock Show! A Ribbon Cutting held at the Friar Ag Center, Cuero Municipal Park on Saturday, February 29th at 10:00 am to kick off the DeWitt County Livestock and Projects Show March 3-6th 2020. We are very proud of the 4H and FFA students entering projects in the show and wish them the best of luck!
The Miss Cuero Court will be hosting their first Father Daughter Dance Saturday, Feb. 29th 6 pm- 9 pm at the Cuero Municipal Park Club house. This is a great chance for that male figure to be the Prince Charming for that special young lady! Ages 4-18 are welcome. Tickets are $20 a couple and $5 for additional children. Proceeds will go toward the 2020 Miss Cuero Scholarship Pageant. Can food donations are accepted at the door donating to the CAMAL House, Cuero’s local food bank. Call the Cuero Chamber for more information. 361-275-2112
Upcoming spring events in Cuero … include; CISD Cuero Automotive Technologies Open House and Show-N-Shine Saturday, Feb. 15th 10am-4pm, Coffee with The Mayor Tuesday, March 10th at 9:30 am hosted by the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, Downtown Farmers’ Market Saturday, March 28rd 9:00-1:00pm 210 E Main Street, and the Wildflower Bike ride on March 28th at the Friar Ag Center. Bike routes of 8-60 miles around DeWitt County, hosted by the CHS Anchor Club. Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum 20th annual Taste of The Trail held Saturday, April 18th. Miss Cuero Scholarship Pageant Saturday, May 30th 5:00pm at the Cuero Performing Arts Center.