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Covid, Pandemic, and Quarantine seem to be the buzz words of today, and while we have all been trying to abide by our new social standards, the Comanche Chamber of Commerce has been working hard for you. From the Food Truck Rodeo to the Pow Wow things continue to be very unusual.

During the shutdown, the Chamber partnered with Totelcom, Willis Towing and Recovery, Hill Gas and Durham’s Pecans to support our local restaurants by providing meals to essential businesses and its employees. We proudly served over 800 meals to the valuable folks while supporting the food industry in Comanche County. Our thanks to Gary and Shana Bear along Bo Lacy for helping us deliver the meals to the businesses. The out pouring of support from all the community was an inspiration.

As the restrictions begin to get lifted, we are working hard to provide some much-needed entertainment. We are diligently planning more activities in town as well as on the square during the summer months to help the shops increase foot traffic while keeping everyone safe. The activities will be structured following the guidelines set by the Governor of the state of Texas. It is important during this unchartered time to remember to shop locally to support our community and keep everyone safe

Jams in June is to be set on Tuesdays this year on the north side of the square, with raffles, food, and discount coupons to The Soda Shop. Bring your lawn chairs, umbrellas and coolers, to enjoy live music, featuring Clint Janisch, Matt Smith, Jonna Mae and Billy Holder. Get there a little early to get your spot, so you can sit by your car or in your car and listen to the music. There will be strict social distancing guide line in place. The music kicks off at 6:00 pm so come enjoy some safe family fun.

We are still planning the 39th annual Pow Wow and hoping it will be the best one yet. The scheduling of vendors, activities, and the Barnie McBee Bar Be Que Cook off are still taking place. We are looking forward to being able to celebrate as a community again. Please contact the Chamber of Commerce if you are a vendor or need information about the Barnie McBee Cook off, or any of the other activities that take place every year.

The newest addition to our down town square is the new digital marquee, I hope that everyone has seen the new marquee. The Comanche Chamber has been charged with keeping it up to date with all the community fundraisers and local activities. Please take a minute to stop by and read the names of the graduating class of 2020 and help us celebrate these seniors. If you have a fundraiser or community event the you would like displayed, please do not hesitate to contact the Chamber of Commerce. We ask that we get at least a weeks’ notice when posting events on the marquee. While it is digital, there are several steps that must be followed to get the message on the marquee. We would like to thank Allen Robinette and the City of Comanche for relocating our old historic marquee to the community center building. It can be seen from Highway 377/67 by visitors coming into Comanche.

It is also being used to display happenings in Comanche so visitors to our great community know what is taking place in town.

Remember to wash your hands, social distance, and stay safe. Even though more cities are lifting restrictions, please think local and shop local, our community must stick together during these uncertain times. The Comanche Chamber of Commerce is working for you, while working with you in Comanche County.

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