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Treasures on Main Street Ribbon Cutting

Treasures on Main Street Ribbon Cutting

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.

Royse City Historic Calaboose Project

Royse City Historic Calaboose Project

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 info@roysecitychamber.con

For more Information on this project, contact Julia Bryant, Executive Director of the Royse City Chamber of Commerce 972-636-5000 or info@roysecitychamber.com.

Laramore-Osborne American Legion Post 100 Ribbon Cutting

Laramore-Osborne American Legion Post 100 Ribbon Cutting

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.

Plaque Presentation to New Chamber Members

Plaque Presentation to New Chamber Members

The Royse City Chamber was happy to present plaques to two new members at the luncheon on March 21st.

Left to right:  Jason Castleberry with the Royse City Laramore/West American Legion Post 100, Rachelle Uglade and Alfonso Uglade with Media Marketing Pros.

Welcome to the Chamber Community.

Dinner with the Doc!

 

Dinner with Doc Charlie's #3

Join Dr. Brad Baker at Charlie’s Old Fashioned Burgers, Royse City and hear him speak about some life changing information……Health Talk, Better Results Faster and Learn the Power of Habits. RSVP 972-635-9115. Enjoy your dinner at no cost……bring a friend and both dinners are free.

Rockwall Helping Hands Thrift Store & Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Rockwall Helping Hands Thrift Store & Boutique Ribbon Cutting

The Royse City Chamber of Commerce and the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce joined forces to hold a Ribbon Cutting for the new Boutique of Helping Hands in Rockwall. Cutting the Ribbon is Melody East, VP of Operations and beside her is President and CEO Jon Bailey.

The Helping Hands Thrift Store & Boutique is one of the main revenue generators for the agency’s programs. Money generated by the store goes directly to helping community residents not only when they are in financial crisis but also when there is a need for warm clothing or furnishings, as seen after the tornadoes last year.

Welcome to the Royse City Chamber community.

Ribbon Cutting at Southern Grace Boutique

Ribbon Cutting at Southern Grace Boutique

We enjoyed our visit with Linda Kimbell at Southern Grace Boutique during her Ribbon Cutting. They are located at 137 E. Main Street in Historic Downtown Royse City. Their phone number is 214-704-1426.

Welcome to the Royse City Chamber community.