With the 1st Annual Flour Fest under their belts, the members of the Flour Bluff Business Association Board of Directors, have deemed the event a success!
“It took all of us to pull this huge effort together, and I believe is was hugely successful,” said Melanie Hambrick, President of the FBBA. “We have talked about the importance of getting together while the event is fresh in our minds to talk about what went as we envisioned and what we’d like to improve upon.”
FBBA President, Melanie Hambrick, opens Flour Fest
FB NJROTC presents the colors with CSC Bruce Chaney
Dr. Tom Hollingsworth, FBBA Director, sings “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Flour Bluff Elementary students, directed by FB music teacher, Mrs. Williams, as they sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas.”
Greg Smith, lifetime FB resident, treated the attendees to a little bit of Flour Bluff history.
Dr. Lloyd Stegemann and Taylor Zamora watch as kids take a free spin on the roulette wheel for Keep It in the Bluff t-shirts, koozies, and stress balls filled with flour. Other prizes included $25 Walmart gift cards, food coupons for Whataburger, toys from Funtrackers, video game cards, and free ride cards to the first 200 kids 8th grade and below.
Coastal A’s and Rods delighted the crowds with some beautifully restored vehicles.
Attendees of Flour Fest waiting for the festivities to begin!
Jo Ann Barta Miller, lifetime FB resident and member of one of the first families, beats the heat as she enjoys the day’s events.
Visiting the booths
Jonathan Vela, FBBA Director in charge of Flour Fest and special events, makes sure all is running smoothly.
Ruby Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator, brought a great team from Ethel Eyerly Community Center to help at the event.[/caption]
It was hot outside, but not too hot for Owen Beseda to take a few whacks at a junker to raise money for the FBFD Santa float. His dad is doing a little bragging to a fellow firefighter.
If it had gotten too hot, these fine county firefighters were on the scene to douse the flames. These folks make Christmas special by preparing and manning the Santa float each year, an event unique to Flour Bluff.
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer a glimpse into the past and present of the little community of Flour Bluff. She wrote for The Flour Bluff Messenger, wrote and edited for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper that existed from December 2017 to April 2020, served as copy editor on three books, and continues to tutor students of all ages in the lively art of writing.