December was one to remember for the town of Cuero! The Cuero Gobblers made history again, bringing home the 2018 4A-Division II state championship title. This is the first state championship title in 31 years, and the community of Cuero couldn’t be prouder.

The community welcomed the Gobblers home the night of the game by lining the streets and honking as they came back into town. Jan. 12, the City of Cuero honored the team with a Gobbler Parade ending at the Cuero Municipal Library pavilion. There were guest speakers and performances from the Trotters, Gobbler Band and CHS cheerleaders. Mr. Spencer led the crowd with his famous “Go Mean Green” chant!

The Cuero Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Visitors Bureau welcomes our new members: Smith Hydromulching, The Hardwood, Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Blanca McBride and Diamond K Services Inc. We are excited to have these new members join the chamber.

Our chamber membership social, “No Time for Siesta, Let’s Fiesta,” was held Jan. 10 at The Venue on Church Street. Tables were beautifully decorated by local businesses and individual chamber members. GVEC sponsored the social, and the dinner was catered by Werner’s.

During the event, our Citizen of Tomorrow award was presented to Cuero High School senior Julia Henneke. Other awards included Business of the Year for 2018, Cuero National Bank; Larry Carter Community Service award, Linda Henderson; Agriculture Award, Richard Goebel; and a special award for preservation to Robert Oliver. The chamber would like to extend a big thank you to the sponsors, decorators, attendees and board members who all help to make our event successful.

We invite you to come and join our Amore “Designer Purse Bingo” at the Cuero VFW Hall. Benefiting the Cuero Chamber of Commerce, we will offer 15 games, snacks, adult beverages, non-alcoholic beverages and door prizes. The cost for tickets is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. VIP tables seating eight are available for $375. Our theme is “Love is in the Air!” There will be a Vintage Louis Vuitton Raffle; tickets are $20 each, and only 250 will be sold. The winner will be drawn the night of purse bingo. Check out our Facebook page or contact the Cuero Chamber of Commerce at 361-275-2112 for more information.

The Boys and Girls Club of DeWitt County will hold its annual Gospel Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at The Venue on Church Street. Entertainment will be provided by The Lion King Singing Ensemble and Cuero Community Choir. There will also be a live and silent auction. Tickets are $50 each, or table sponsorships are available. For more information, call the Boys and Girls Club at 361-524-0005 or visit bgcdco.org.

DeWitt County youth are gearing up for the 70th Annual Livestock, Homemaking and Projects Show set for Feb. 26-March 1 at the Friar Ag Center in Cuero. We encourage everyone to come out and support our youth exhibitors. Many hours of hard work go into preparing for this show. Youth will be exhibiting chickens, goats, heifers, pigs, rabbits, sheep and steers. Entries in the homemaking and projects show include photography, metal arts, quilting, Lego constructions, baked goods and canning projects. Please come and visit the show to see our very gifted youth in the 4-H and FFA programs. The auction will be held March 1.

The Cuero Turkeyfest Association will host is IBCA Ragin’ Cajun BBQ Cook-off in Cuero Municipal Park on March 1-2. They will have a kids’ cook-off, vendors and more. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday. RV campsites are available. Entry fee will be $150, which includes brisket, pork, spare ribs and chicken. Other categories include beans, chili, gumbo and margarita. For more information, contact Brenda Martin at 361-243-6114 or email ctfbbq@hotmail.com. Additional information can be found on their Facebook page, facebook.com/cueroturkeyfest, or at turkeyfest.org.

Cuero Main Street will hold its Market on Main and Farmers Market in Market Pavilion 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 23. Vendors will be set up selling arts, crafts, fresh produce, artisan goods, homemade items, plants and herbs. Come visit and shop in beautiful Cuero.

Angie Cuellar is the executive director of Cuero Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture & Visitors Bureau.

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