Seeking Sponsors for the 142nd Annual 2021 Leonard Picnic!

If you would like to sponsor the Picnic, here is a quick online form http://form.123formbuilder.com/5253746/form.  Or, below is a sponsorship form you can email to [email protected] or contact Blaine Alexander at 903-587-0300

Please join these outstanding local businesses and citizens and sponsor Leonard’s biggest event!

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142nd Annual Leonard Picnic Planning underway!

It doesn’t seem possible, but we are rounding the corner and coming up on the Picnic already!  But we are excited that we will be able to have the Picnic this year!  We have been busy booking bands, the carnival, a jeep, car and sxs show, craft vendors, food trucks, parade, fireworks, and much much more!

July 15, 16, 17th 2021

Thank you to all of our sponsors so far for our 142nd Annual Leonard Picnic (see below for a list of sponsors)!  It is because of you that we have been able to include more activities and make this picnic bigger & better, thank you all for hanging with us last year!

Please join these outstanding local businesses and citizens and sponsor Leonard’s biggest event! Click here for details.

Thank You Leonard Picnic Sponsors!

2019 Leonard Chamber of Commerce Awards

These awards were presented at the 2019 Leonard Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.

Time to register for Halloween on the Square

It is almost time for Halloween on the Square in Leonard, TX!! This year’s event will be on Saturday, October 31st from 5 PM to 7 PM. We hope everybody will be able to participate. We would love for your company/organization to set up a candy booth or game. Will you consider participating this year?

This event is sponsored by the Leonard Chamber of Commerce, but open for participation by ALL Leonard businesses! Individuals are not permitted to pass out candy for safety reasons. Your business/organization must be registered with us before permitted to set up a candy booth. Follow this link to register online – http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5595498/form – Or complete the attached registration form and return by email or mail. Please let me know if you can help us with this year’s event! We appreciate your support.

**UPDATED RULES/REGULATIONS**
 
1. Candy booths will be spaced out around the square as much as possible and we will try to keep people moving in ONE direction
 
2. All candy needs to be individually packaged (a few pieces per baggy)
 
3. Candy bags can be placed on top of the booth tables, spaced out so that there is little contact between the businesses and kids
 
4. Individuals at candy booths will be required to wear a mask
 
5. We would like to limit the booths this year to CANDY BOOTHS ONLY. No games or extra activities allowed, just to keep the trick-or-treaters moving around the square rather than congregating in one area
 
We will not have bounce houses or food trucks this year to try and maintain social distancing and keep everybody safe! We will still have kids that dress up and come up here for lots of candy – so we hope we can still get plenty of participation from the businesses and organizations!
 
Please let us know if you are interested in participating this year or if you have any questions!! We appreciate your continuous support!

Halloweeen-2020 Registration Form

Update on Canceled Events and Plans

Good Afternoon Chamber Members,

I hope you all had a lovely Easter even if it may have been a bit different this year.

It seems like a lot of what we do on the Chamber is plan, but this is something that nobody was planning for. Things are tough right now, we aren’t getting to be together for our regular meeting today, the kids aren’t in school, businesses are shut down, and businesses that are open are having to change up their operations. But from what I have learned about growing up, going to school, and running a business in Leonard is that this community supports its own like very few others. Leonard is resilient, we will make it through this together. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to help.

Since we last met the officers and directors have been in almost constant contact (at a safe distance!) because as you know we voted to first postpone the banquet, and then to cancel the rest of the events in April, including the Egg Hunt and our monthly meeting. At this time we do not have a whole lot of new information to report to you all. We have still been hard at work planning the Picnic July 16-18th! And we are looking at dates for the banquet that works around school sports and other events.

The next big thing that we usually do as a Chamber is vote to give 3 scholarships to the school. If in the event that we are not able to have our monthly meeting in May, the officers & directors will hold a vote to give these scholarships so that we are able to still provide this support in time to the 2020 Seniors, who have already been through a pretty rough year.

Thank you for your continued support of the Chamber. Stay safe, stay healthy, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

President – Blaine Alexander

Vice President – Marla Burks

Secretary – Elizabeth Christman

Treasurer – Brandi Treadway

& Our Team of Directors: Sheryl Stanley, Charlotte Garner, Kacey Blackerby, Linda Beckham, Kelli Blackerby, & Gaye Doyle

All Chamber Events Canceled through End of April

Good Afternoon,

The Leonard Chamber of Commerce Officers and Directors have decided to cancel all of our events through the month of April. While we are planning on rescheduling our Annual Banquet that was scheduled for 4/3/20, we have now decided to cancel the banquet, our annual Easter Egg Hunt that was scheduled for 4/11/20,  and finally we have decided to cancel our monthly meeting that was scheduled for 4/14/20.

We have not made these decisions lightly, we have taken the health and safety of the community into account, as well as recommendations from the CDC and now the declaration from Governor Greg Abbot.

We will make sure and send out an email to the members with a chamber update, the minutes from the last meeting, and the treasurer’s report on the 14th.

Thank you for your understanding at this unprecedented time. We hope that you, your family, and your business are all safe, and healthy.

Sincerely,

Blaine Alexander and the Officers & Directors Team

April 2020 Banquet Canceled

UPDATE: The banquet has been canceled. See you in April, 2021.

Dear Chamber Members,

We regret to inform you all that our Officer and Directors team have decided in light of current events to postpone our upcoming Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony due to CDC recommendations of limiting crowds of over 50. While we would all love to have a night of celebration of the past year with all of you, the health and safety of Leonard and the surrounding community is our first priority. We want to do everything we can to protect our members and their businesses.

At this time, we do not have another date scheduled, however, we will be having the banquet as soon as possible! We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. If you have already purchased tickets please hold on to them, they will still be good for the rescheduled banquet! For the people who have donated silent auction items, thank you so much we will hang on to them! We will be working with Magnolia Grace to plan a date that works with everyone.

Thank you all for your understanding,

President Blaine Alexander and the Officer & Director Team