The Flour Bluff Business Association would like you to join us on Friday, December 8, 2017, in welcoming Santa and his elves to Funtrackers Family Fun Center located at 9605 S. Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6:00 p.m., and he is coming with gifts! Every kid will get a chance to meet Santa for a picture and a present. We will have entertainment throughout the evening including a Cake Walk sponsored by the Children’s Center, face painting, a community sing-along, and much more!
“We love this community where we live, and we want to give back by giving to the children who are here. We are so happy to announce that HEB Plus will be donating $1500 toward the purchase of toys for the kids. We hope all business owners will consider setting out a toy box at your place of business to collect toys for the kids or will join us on the 8th to help with the event,” said FBBA President Jennifer Welp.
Since the announcement, others have donated to the toy drive. Grace Community Church gave $1000. County Commissioner Brent Chesney made a personal donation of $500, and Commissioner Mike Pusley donated $250. Funtrackers is not only co-hosting the event, but they are donating lots of toys for the little ones.
For anyone who would like to make a toy donation, FBBA toy boxes are located at Colonia del Rey on Waldron Road, Edward Jones on Waldron next to Papa Murphy’s, the Children’s Center on SPID, Navy/Army at SPID and Flour Bluff Drive, Maybelle’s Market at Turtle Cove Shopping Center, and Funtrackers on Flour Bluff Drive. The FBBA wants to thank all who have generously given time, talent, or donations to make this fun-filled, community event possible.
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.