Chamber Update for Sept 2020

Hello, we wanted to give a chamber update for the month of September.

Feeding Fannin

Feeding Fannin food and resource distributions have become a very important day for many Fannin County residents. Feeding Fannin is teaming up with the Leonard Chamber of Commerce and Lea’s Restaurant and will be serving our Leonard Community at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17th at the Leonard City Park!

Lea’s Restaurant will be making 150 meatloaf dinners for us to serve.
We are looking for volunteers to help pass out meals and resource bags. We also want to fill up the resource bag with any helpful information your business or organization wants to share with the community. We are excited to lend a helping hand to our local families in need.

Right now we have 6 or so members that have volunteered to help, but we will take all the help we can get. Volunteers need to be out at the Park Pavilion at 4 pm if possible.

Please reach out to Marla Burks by email or phone ( or 903-587-0300) if you are interested in helping or you have any questions.


Halloween on the Square will be Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 pm to 7 pm on the square. The city has confirmed they can help us get roads closed before the event. We will not be needing donations this year because we still have money in the Halloween fund. We have canceled the bounce houses and food trucks this year to try and maintain social distancing.
We contacted businesses and organizations at the end last month – if you are interested in setting up a booth please fill out a registration form or contact us at Here is the link to register online,
This year, we are hoping to work with the Trenton Economic Development Council and their Halloween Committee to advertise both Trenton and Leonard festivities. They plan on scheduling their Halloween event for that afternoon so that people from both communities can attend both events. We look forward to working with them on future events.
We will keep everybody posted regarding rules and regulations of handing out candy. We might have to make a few adjustments due to COVID 19.

i. Candy booths will be spaced out around the square as much as possible and we will try to keep people moving in ONE direction

ii. All candy needs to be individually packaged (a few pieces per baggy) so that kids aren’t digging around in a candy bowl.

iii. Candy bags can be placed on top of the booth tables, spaced out so that there is little contact between the businesses and kids.

iv. Individuals at candy booths will be required to wear gloves and masks

v. We would like to limit the booths to CANDY BOOTHS only. No games or extra activities, just to keep the trick or treaters moving around the square rather than congregating in one area.

Christmas Parade and Festivities

We will begin planning our Christmas parade. There might be a few new rules and regulations, but we will keep everybody posted.
We are trying to work with other Chamber organizations to see how they are going to proceed with activities

Picnic T-Shirts

There are still T-shirts in Bear Creek Country Store if anyone wants one. Those have been marked down to $10 each. We will be posting those for sale on Facebook next week so keep an eye out. We will offer online purchase and shipping.

Banquet Awards

We will be posting our 2019 Chamber Award Winners on our Chamber Facebook page TOMORROW. So keep an eye out.