Chamber and Education Foundation Honors Smithville’s Top 10% Graduates

The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Smithville Education Foundation had the honor of hosting the annual Top 10% Honors Banquet for the Smithville School District’s top 10% graduates last week. The seniors also chose a “guest of honour”, ie an educator or an employee of the SISD who meant a lot to them during their schooling. It was a great evening spent with proud families and community leaders celebrating these students and their academic achievements. Many thanks to title sponsor Bluebonnet Electric, event sponsor First National Bank and venue sponsor First Baptist Church of Smithville.

We were thrilled to celebrate the grand opening and inauguration of the Brookshire Brothers renovation. We encourage you to check out the amazing new offerings from Brookshire Brothers Smithville.

The chamber partners with the Smithville Public Library to bring another “Storybook Trail” to Smithville’s central business district. The book, titled “Who Loves the Dark” by Sheri Phillabaum, is the charming story of a young child lost in the woods who is helped by a wise old owl and learns to love nature and the dark. The new storyboards will be in place by the first week of June. Hop off to read this tale with your kids as you progress from page to page in historic downtown Smithville.

The chamber, in partnership with the Bastrop and Elgin chambers, hosted members at the BEST Countywide Mixer at Roadhouse Paige. Many thanks to Elgin and Bastrop Rooms and Roadhouse Paige for the wonderful food and camaraderie.

Save this date

Mixer: Join us for the monthly House Mix in Smithville, hosted by the Ralph Land Group/All City Real Estate at 300 Short St., from 5-7 p.m. May 26.

Ribbon cutter: Join us for the grand opening of Chevron as we welcome its new owners to our community and learn about new dining options including pizza and Mexican cuisine. Released May 25 at 5:30 p.m., 709 Texas 71 in Smithville.

Room 101: Are you a new chamber member or a member who would like to know more about the benefits of your membership? Join us on June 2 at noon at Chamber 101 where we’ll tell you all about your chamber member benefits and answer your questions about how to access them. Lunch is provided, so call 512-237-2313 to RSVP.

Independence Day Celebration: The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Smithville, Smithville VFW, Smithville First Baptist Church and partners at Smithville, TX Memorial Park, are planning a July 4 celebration. Meet at the Leisure Center at 9am on July 4th for a fun ‘freedom’ run, followed by an 11am parade downtown and a noon lunch (free for all) at the VFW. Then head to Riverbend Park for live music, a children’s water park and a fun party, vendors, beer stand, tournaments and games. At 5pm the VFW will host an event honoring veterans, followed by more live music, food, beer and vendors until 9pm when we have a 20 minute fireworks display! Call 512-237-2313 if you have any questions or to register as a volunteer or supplier or visit us online at

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