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CASA to Host Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Memorial Vigil

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8 New Volunteers Sworn in as Advocate for Kids in Foster Care

CASA of the Sabine Neches Region invites the entire Orange County community to join us as we remember those children who lost their lives in Texas due to abuse and/or neglect in 2020 and renew our commitment to do all we can to prevent future abuse, neglect, and loss of life. The vigil is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM at 801 W Division Ave. in Orange.

Local officials and partners are invited to join. If someone with your organization would like to speak a few words of support and/or encouragement during the vigil please let CASA know and they will add you to the schedule. Contact Kristie Veillon, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for CASA at  (409) 886-2272.





Depot Days Are Back

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Depot Days Are Back

Mark your calendars and grab your kiddos for some fun at the Orange Train Depot for Depot Day 2021. Scheduled for May 1 from 10 AM – 2 PM at the Orange Train Depot at 1210 Green Avenue in Orange, Depot Days will feature a kiddie train, bouncy house, petting zoo, balloon artist, pony rides, and drawings for a girl’s and a boy’s bicycle.

Food and drink will also be available, and entertainment will be provided by The Orange Community Players and The Orange Blossom Dancers.

Admission is free, but tickets are required for the attractions. Tickets are $1 or 6 for $5.

For more information, visit their Facebook page or call(409) 330-1576.

Chosen Weeds Farm Hosting Family Homesteading Classes

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Chosen Weeds Farm Hosting Family Homesteading Classes

Learning how to be more self-sufficient by discovering how a  farm works and where food comes from is the goal of Chosen Weeds Farm’s new Famly Homesteading Classes.  Owner/farmer Stephanie Harren will teach families:

  • How to raise chickens and ducks.
  • How to plant your own veggies with your family’s own veggie plot and all the produce that comes with it
  • Milk goats
  • Taste goat milk
  • How to use herbs
  • Product samples including eggs, soaps, and veggies

All classes will be held at the farm in Bridge City. Dates and times of the classes are:

  • April 17: 10-12
  • April 17: 2-4
  • April 24: 10-12
  • April 24 1-3

The cost is $150 per family. There is a non-refundable $50 deposit to hold your spot. You can register here for the program.

The homesteading class includes:

  • One-on-one instruction from a REAL farmer
  • Access to the farmer to ask questions after the class is over via text, email, and/or phone calls
  • Farm products at the time of class
  • Family garden plot plus all the produce that comes with it
  • Farm Tour which includes milking goats
  • Learn how to raise ducks and chickens including egg collection, incubation, and using a brooder.
  • Some surprise kids’ activities!

For more info, call Stephanie Harren at (409) 749-0184 or visit their website.

BASS Master Elite and Sabine River Festival This Weekend Releases Schedule of Events

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BASS Master Elite and Sabine River Festival Announces Concert Lineup

BASS Master Elite Series/Orange County River Festival is happening in downtown Orange from April 8-11 at the Simmons Drive Boat Ramp. Come out to see the beautiful new Riverside Pavilion, too. On Thursday night, the entertainment will be Joey Greer. Friday night entertainment is Bag of Donuts, and Saturday night features Neil McCoy at 7:30 pm.

There will be a fish tank for children a carnival for the family, and lots of food and cold drinks and lots of fun! The full schedule of events can be seen here.

If you are a business owner who wants to help welcome the series to town,  use your marquee or message boards and show them our Small Town U.S.A. Southern hospitality!

For more information, visit the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce’s website or Facebook page.



Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Offering Several Children’s Summer Camps

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offering Virtual Canning Classes

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will be hosting several children’s summer camps. The summer camps include:

  • June 21-24 Summer Youth Cooking Camp, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm daily, registration fee $50
  • July 13-16 Kids Beginning Sewing Camp, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm daily, registration fee $20
  • July 27-29 Clover Day Camp Adventures, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm daily, registration fee $25

Each of them will be held at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442 in Orange.  More details for each camp are located in the flyers below.

To register for any of these camps, visit their website. For more info about the camps, call (409) 882-7010,



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