This historic community, located in the heart of Texas, offers an ideal setting for homes, ranches and businesses with beautiful scenery, rolling green hills, tranquil lakes, historic Texas landmarks and country charm, yet the "big city" is less than an hour away. Chappell Hill is situated in the southeast portion of Washington County, which lies halfway between Houston and Austin on US Hwy. 290.
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We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, may your holidays be filled with peace and good will. We thank you for your membership this past year and look forward to your continued support in 2018.
Because of your support during 2017, the Chamber was able to sponsor several community events, and promoted our local businesses throughout the year. We continued with many historical events, such as our 4th of July Parade (Best small town parade in Texas), which included the ever popular Cool Rods car show, and the 2nd annual EMS Crawfish Boil.
The Chamber hosted several Business after Hours and Ribbon Cuttings, and promoted Adventure 290, which is a new campaign to promote small communities such as Chappell Hill, and drive traffic to our local businesses. We also partnered with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and held a Buy Local campaign, which we will continue to host throughout the year. All of these were enjoyable and added educational opportunities for businesses and our community. These events provided a platform to promote Chappell Hill now and facilitated discussions for the future. The ever popular Teddy Bear Parade, with story time, visit and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus has a 36 year history here. We maintained signs, lights and decorations for the community including: July 4th, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Christmas, highway event signs, and "Welcome to Chappell Hill" signs. Joel Romo has put out the flags with support of his family members for the past several years. Thanks to a group of volunteers and numerous donors, we were able to purchase new Christmas decorations and lighting for downtown Chappell Hill this year which were enjoyed by all residents, businesses and tourists.
We were unable to obtain HOT grant funds this year that are used to offset costs on our chamber website, which is an excellent way to advertise our community. Please continue to promote our website www.chappellhilltx.com
The Washington County EMS station has been a life saver for several residents here, their service and response time is critical in Chappell Hill. I personally have witnessed the lifesaving actions of the EMT’s in the field and the 911 dispatch team. We cannot stress how important the strategic decision was that put them here.
Our agreement with Washington County is to fund $11,500 annually, which we must deliver by May 29th, 2018. Be on the lookout for a fundraising envelope in the mail and contribute what you can. The Chamber will sponsor the 3rd annual EMS Crawfish Boil on April 28, 2018. Carol Salah of Brown Eyed Girl and Terry Harris of Premium Roofing Systems, along with friends & Carol’s Ice House, will coordinate the Washington County EMS fundraiser for the Chappell Hill location by accepting cash donations, and items for the silent auction. We have a long way to go and a short time to get there, but I know we can do this.
All of these member services and events were provided thanks to your membership, volunteers and dedicated community leaders. Again, thank you for your membership and support of the Chappell Hill Chamber of Commerce, and we look forward to working with you in 2018.