The Twelve Days of Toy Giving
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The Twelve Days of Toy Giving
Tue Dec 1st - Sat Dec 12th Boat Parade Night
It’s the second annual Friends of the River Toy Drive where gifts of toys, hats, gloves, slippers and socks will be donated to the “His Hands and Feet” organization of foster kids and needy families in Brazoria, sponsored by J. Delune.
During the "twelve days of giving", unwrapped items can be dropped off at these locations:
- The Depot Furniture Store, 101 South Brooks, Brazoria
- Dido’s Restaurant, 2922 CR 519, on the San Bernard (Brazoria side of the river)
- Or the night of the boat parade Dec 12th, Dido’s Restaurant Parade Watch Party
- Or toys can be picked up from a residence, email or call Cathy to give directions
San Bernard Santa Toy Drive Chairman Cathy MacDonald, Ph: 703.595.6198 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Merry Christmas! and thanks y’all!
Christmas Boat Parade and Toy Drive
Posted on Posted on Nov 27th, 2020 Comments (0)
In celebration of the holidays this year, Friends of the River San Bernard is combining its 34th annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade and its 2nd annual San Bernard Santa Toy Drive on Sat Dec 12th.
- Open to all holiday decorated boats, no fee, no registration
- Starts 5:30 pm just above FM 521 bridge. Ends 8:00 pm just below FM 2611 bridge
- Home decorating contest, winner's party and cash prizes have been postponed till next year due to co-vid19
- New unwrapped toys go to needy local children. Collections spots to be announced.
- Viewing areas - FM 521 boat ramp; FOR Community Center 20450 CR 510 B; Dido’s Restaurant 2922 CR 519; Churchill Bridge boat ramp FM 2611
- Boat Parade Chairman Kevin Henry - Ph: 979.236.6511 / Email: email@example.com
- San Bernard Santa Toy Drive Chairman Cathy MacDonald - Ph: 703.595.6198 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t Jump - it’s not worth it!
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Photo Jimmy Brown River Resident. Contributed by Jack Muskopf FOR Scholarship Chairman
This death-defying possum was spotted sitting atop the Churchill Bridge recently. What do you think was the possum’s motivation?
A. Was he/she despondent over the results of the recent election?
B. Had he/she just broken up with another possum after a long relationship?
C. Does he/she have relatives living on both sides of the river and can’t decide who to visit?
D. Or was he/she simply enjoying a birds-eye view of the river while desperately avoiding bridge traffic?
Update On Opening the Mouth of the San Bernard
Posted on Posted on Nov 21st, 2020 Comments (0)
Photo A.G. “Bert” Smith, 6-20-20
The permit to open the mouth of the San Bernard has FINALLY made it to the the last step in the long process of getting it done.
On Friday Nov 20, 2020, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) was reviewing the 401 certification for the San Bernard River project of reopening its mouth. The Clean Water Act (CWA), a federal agency, may not issue a permit or license to conduct any activity that may result in any discharge into waters of the United States unless a Section 401 water quality certification is issued.
Once the 401 certification is completed, it goes back to the USACE for finishing touches and then sent to Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta for his signature. After which, It returns to USACE for final approval and signing. The estimated timeline for completion of this action is early December of this year.
The next step is for the Corps to award bids on the project which take place according to bid specifications. Watch for updates on when the work is scheduled to begin.
The mouth of the San Bernard was first dredged open in February 2009 but due to lack of planning to maintain the opening by the original planners, it silted shut by the end of 2012. Port Freeport and Brazoria County have a 25-year interlocal agreement to split the cost of future periodic maintenance dredging of the mouth of the San Bernard River to keep it open and flowing to the Gulf.
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