The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on September 22, 1968 · Page 28
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 28

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, September 22, 1968
Page 28
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PAGE «, BMM*I* cow*y, THE BftAzowoirf r Act•, MM**, T»«M, Mfcr. ft*, II, mi LOCAL RESIDENTS GIVE NEW • CLUTE LIBRARY BIG WELCOME CLUTE - The new Clute Library, which was opened the Utter part of 1067, has re- celved tremendous and over•whelming acceptance by Clute residents, This first public library for the city Is housed In an attractive brick building on the corner of Shank* and Marian Streets. The Interior of the building his lights olored wood p«n«llngtndthew»lls«re covered with bookshelves, which it the present rate of ^ '£<' FLOWERS JUST FOR YOU Stop Wtsf 2ri 233-3S31 A NEW TWO STORY educational building has been added to the Temple Baptist Church in Clute. Pastor Warren McAllster said that the new building and also a remodeling program was necessary because of the large growth in the area. The new building was placed between both wings of the old U-shaped structure. It completely blocks from view the older building and the front of the two wings were remodeled to match the new structure. The church has also built a new parish home and future plans Include a new auditorium. At the present time the church will accommodate 600 people. A WELL LIGHTED MODERN INTERIOR welcome visitors to the new Clute Library. The building was opened the latter part of last year and usage Is already growing by leaps and bounds. The attractive building provides a quiet and restful place for students or adults to study and read or Just to browse through some of their favorite magazines. growth will soon be Inadequate for the number of books housed there, The librarian, Mrs. Josephine Martin, said that there are plans for additional shelves to be addwt when this occurs. Tlie Increase In books since the library opened has been from 3,234 to more than 6,000 and this number Is growing each week. The books are acquired by the library from the County ' and through a number of Individual donations by persons who are very enthusiast Lj about the program. Previous to the opening of the Library, local residents had to go out of the city to borrow books. The opening of ft library In town has been greatly appreciated by youngsters, many who are now within walking distance. Mrs. Martin reported. There were 120 youngsters signed up for the Sum me^ Heading Club, she added. Tho library Is currently subscribing to approximately 20 top magazines and Is beginning to have a substantial file ot magazines on hand. Future plans include landscaping the grounds surrounding the bul 10Ing and replacing the catalog files which art- tut becoming too small. 's MANAGERS r. f FOLLOW THE CROWD I SHERMANS WHARF for the finest ORCHESTRA INSTRUCTION has now been a part of the Brmzosport Schools music education program for the past three years. Here a croup of youthful musicians assemble for a rehearsal. Orchestra plays 2 full concerts OSCAR MUDD fishing at Surfside! FAYE MUDD For the fourth straight year the Brazosport Community Orchestra has provided area residents with a symphony season. The orchestra, under the direction of Karrell Johnson, played two full formal concerts during the year, one at Christmas and one In the Spring. Sections of the 55-plecc group have provided music for many of the Important functions throughout Brazorla County. The string section made an appearance at the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce Banquet and also provided the background music for the coronation of the Brazorla County Fair Queen. An ensemble from the orchestra participated in the playing of a Mozart concerto, directed by the assistant concert master from the Houston Symphony. This was part of the prize won by B. J. Hunt 111, winner of the Texas Music Teacher's Association contest. The group has also met in rehearsal every week during October and March. Johnson has been director of the group for the past four years, and It was at his inauguration that the Brazos- port School System started a string program for Its students. His resignation, to further his education at the University of Illinois, left the orchestra temporarily without aconduc- tor. A string section of 35 pieces make up the focal point of the orchestra's 55 Instruments. Most of the musicians participating are amateur, but a goodly number are semi-professional and professional musicians from around the county. Mrs. J. Leu Clarku Isplaa- Ist wild tho group, and Bryan Cooncy Is business manner. Mrs. Dorothy Coonuy Is concert master. TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH 400 EAST MAIM, CLUTE Organized July 20, 1947 This church came Into bolng through the vision of 13ro. Marshall R. Vance, It Is the first Southern Baptist church ol Clute. The first building, was built In 10-18. In 1900 the tlrst parsonage was built, in 1050 the church bought the tile building and built the educational building. The present auditorium and educational building began In December 1951 and was moved Into In July 1952, November 1965 the present parsonage was started and finished in March 1966, The most recent addition Is the educational space built east of the auditorium which began January 15, 1908. OPEN 24 HOURS YEAR 'ROUND FISHERMAN'S WHARF •RIDOE ROAD-SURFSIDE •LIGHTED NIGHT FISHING • TACKLE RENTAL • FINEST FOODS ANYWHERE! •COMPLETE FISHING FACILITIES FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! PHONE 233-5014 PROGRESS Wf GO All'OUT rOI ANYTHING TO FUITHII PIOGIISS Ari or* boppy to have grown with BRAZORIA COUNTY For the past 15 years Allied Fence Co. IIU rtUMMil ONNII To b« don* w*U leaciaf if our 430 GULF IIVP. FIHfOIT 233-5751 933-4771

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