Our Congratulations go out to Mayor Janet Nichol as being the recipient of the Community Builder Award for 2017.
Darrell Thomas PM, Secretary of Royse City Masonic Lodge #663 explains that the Community Builder Award is designed to enable a Masonic Lodge to recognize outstanding non-Masons who has distinguished themselves through their service to the community, to the local, state or national government, to their church or Synagogue, or to humanity. Thus, the award will be made available to be presented to individuals who although they have never been initiated into Masonry, have followed the same precepts, ideals and standard that have been established for Masonic behavior.
Every community has individuals who have earned the Community Builder Award over and over again. We may find them in service clubs, in the public-school system, in religious activities, in public office, in military or patriotic organizations, in all sorts of volunteer work, everywhere we look but often do not see.
Mayor Janet Nichol has had an open door to communicating with the citizens of Royse City. Listening to our rants and raves on every aspect of our growing community, and has always had our grand little growing city in your best interests, keeping in mind of what our community needs and wants and remaining in balance”.
The Lodge will present Mayor Nichol with this prestigious award on June 1st, 2017 at the Royse City Masonic Lodge at 6:00 pm. This is a combined awards banquet that the scholarship recipients will attend.
The Royse City Chamber was honored to have the opportunity to hold a Ribbon Cutting for the installation of WiFi downtown Royse City.
This addition was made possible through a collaboration of the Royse City Main Street Program, the City of Royse City and the Royse City Independent School District. It will enable students who may not have internet at home to use their school issued chrome books anywhere within a 2 block radius of downtown. It will also be beneficial to any event that is being held downtown for those who may need internet access, and will ultimately be a tool for better communication with the community.
For more information, contact Paula Morris, Main Street Director at 972-524-4846
The Royse City Chamber of Commerce welcomed three of its newest members with a Plaque Presentation at the monthly luncheon on April 18th at Occasions at Stone River.
Those pictured are (L to R): Larry Lyons, Lyons AC & Heating; Dorothy Hogue, Treasures on Main Street; Nathan Custer, Custer Remodeling.
You can find all of their contact information on our Chamber website. We appreciate your partnership!
Bret Wilson with Wilson Investment Services, LLC was welcomed with a Ribbon Cutting to the Royse city Chamber on April 10th. Bret has been in the financial services industry for 16 years with the mission to build, manage, and protect investment portfolios for investors that want to grow wealth, save for retirement, and/or have income in retirement while staying within their risk levels. Contact him for a free consultation at 972-772-9599.
The Royse City Chamber of Commerce welcomed Treasures on Main St. to downtown Royse City on Saturday, April 8th. This unique shop is owned and operated by couple Dorothy & Justin Hogue.The store has handmade furnishings, décor, fresh and preserved florals, clothing, jewelry and more. It is truly a “shop local” shop as most of the products are made locally. Stop by and see them at 211 E. Main Street.
The Royse City Chamber of Commerce has been working for years to save a historic calaboose within the City limits. Years of weathering and the poor design of its placement have left it in a major state of disrepair. Today a local business will begin work to temporarily shore up the Old Jail. Bobby Gladu, Owner of A&A Granite & Limestone in Royse City, has volunteered his time and materials to give the calaboose added support and temporarily help in the aid of further deterioration.
This structure, built between 1911 and 1921, is only one of a few left in Texas and the only one in Rockwall County. Calaboose is another word for jail. The one in Royse City was used to house less violent criminals and was also used to hold prisoners before making their way into Dallas. Read more at http://www.tinytexasjails.com/texas-calabooses/rockwall-county/
This is a piece of Texas history that should be saved and the cost to repair this structure is in the thousands of dollars. The Chamber has applied for a Grant through the Texas Historical Commission although only one is given a year with hundreds applying. If the Chamber has the honor of being chosen, it is still a matching grant and we must pay the funds up front for the repairs, which we do not have.
The Royse City Chamber of Commerce is working with That’s My Brick to create unique bricks for individuals and businesses to purchase. Your personalized brick will then be used in the landscaping of the area around the Calaboose once it is repaired. Bricks may be purchased at http://thatsmybrick.com/ROYSECITYCALABOOSE
Donations may be made to PayPal at email@example.com
For more Information on this project, contact Julia Bryant, Executive Director of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce 972-636-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber had the pleasure of welcoming the Laramore-Osborne American Legion Post 100 with a Ribbon Cutting on March 20th. We were honored to have David Harvey 1st Division Commander (Left), Jason Castleberry Commander Post 100 (Center, with scissors) and Gene Toohey 4th District Commander (Right) The American Legion is the Oldest and Largest Non-Profit Veterans organization.
They focus on our four pillars Americanism, National Security, Veterans and Youth. They are temporarily holding their meetings at the First United Methodist Church Office, located at 200 Plum St., Royse City, TX. You can contact Jason at 903-274-0702.