Tira News – Sept. 15, 2021: Tira Food Pantry Receives Boost From Community, Elementary Students

Dodd, Lewis Unopposed In Bids For Reelection To Tira City Council

By Jan Vaughn

The Tira City Council met on Sunday afternoon, September 12, 2021, at the Tira Community Center and conducted routine business. A few residents from the Dike community were also in attendance to observe. Joyce Dodd reported that the Tira Food Pantry had received some generous donations. I received an anonymous donation this week, as well. Sherry Smiddy Clair informed us on Monday that the North Hopkins Elementary School is collecting non-perishable items for the pantry. We appreciate everyone who contributes to the cause!

Tami Joslin reported that there have been a few instances of items being left on the ground outside near the pantry. The council would like to remind everyone to contact Tami, 903-268-2496, or Joyce Dodd, 903-348-8754, to arrange to deliver your donations, so that food is not left out in the weather. Just a reminder that ours is a small pantry, so there is no room for large food items. Also, we don’t have a clothing pantry, so those donations will need to be given to another organization.

Janie Lewis wasn’t in attendance, but she sent a report on the Community Center rentals. If you are interested in putting your event on the calendar, please contact Janie at 903-945-2395.

I, Jan Vaughn, Tira City Secretary, reported that Tira Mayor Allen Joslin and council members Joyce Dodd and Janie Lewis are unopposed for another two-year term. We appreciate their commitment to the community.

Robert and Yvonne Weir had visitors from Montana and Granbury Tuesday night, Ray Hall and Dave and Eileen Misener. Yvonne reports, “We had a good visit and played Mexican train. They left Wednesday morning headed for Tennessee.”

I always need and appreciate input from my friends to help keep me informed of news in our community. If you have any news pertaining to Tira residents, past or present, please contact me, Jan Vaughn, at 903-438-6688 or [email protected].

Tira Community Center, location for Tira City Council meetings

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