Welcome to Floydada, Texas!
Our community is a great place to live and do business. Floydada is forty-five minutes from Lubbock, Texas and just thirty-minutes from Plainview, Texas. This close proximity to metropolitan areas provides our residents a quiet, safe, rural quality of life with access to the resources of a large city. Take a look at our fair city.
September 30, 2017 - Punkin Days Vendor application deadline
October 13, 2017 - Reagor-Dykes Chevrolet's BBQ Cook-off setup and start
October 14, 2017 - PUNKIN DAYS
7:00am: Reagor-Dykes' CHILI set-up begins
7:30 am: LION'S CLUB Pancake Breakfast
7:30 am: 5K Run/Walk check-in (High School)
8:00am: Reagor-Dykes' BBQ & CHILI mtg with Judges
8:00am: 5K Run/Walk START!
8:30am: Reagor-Dykes' BBQ & CHILI cooking begins
8:30am - 11 am: Car Show registration/set-up
10 am - 6 pm: Arts & Crafts Show
10 am - 6 pm: Punkin Days Hometown Games
11 am - Car Show Judging
4:30 pm: Reagor-Dykes' CHILI Cook-off results announced
4:30 pm: Reagor-Dykes' BBQ Cook-off results announced
7 pm - 10 pm: Free, live concert featuring 108 East Broadway opening for Raised Right Men. Floydada Courthouse Square
August 31, 2017
You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child.”? Well, it takes a whole community to put on a nationally recognized, day-long festival! It’s time for the community’s input. We need contestants in the following activities. If you can’t participate, recruit a relative!
The Punkin Days Car Show is on a roll. Classes for the show: Hot Rod, Race Car, Lowrider, Classic 50’s and older, Truck, Camaro, Muscle Car, Mustang, Import and Pickup. Trophies will be given for: 1st and 2nd place in each category; 1st in Best Interior, Best Motor, and Best Paint; and Best of Show Punkin Days 2017.
Cars will be arriving and setting up between 7:00 am until 9:30 am, and the judging will begin at 10:00 am. Entry fee is $25. For more information, please contact the Chamber or Brian Emert of Brian & Dilia’s Classics at (806)983-9368.
Punkin Days will be featuring Chili and BBQ cook-offs this year. The event will take place under the awning at Reagor-Dykes Chevrolet. Each team will be limited to a maximum of four (4) people. A "check-in” meeting will start at 8:00 am. Set-up and cooking will take place from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm at which time the judging will begin.
CASH prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams. Applications and rules can be found on the Chamber website. Deadline for the applications and entry fee of $25.00 is October 1, 2017. For more information, contact the Chamber.
The 30th Annual Punkin Days Arts & Crafts show already has a fabulous slate of vendors, but we are still taking applications. Food vendors are welcome, as well. The show opens at 10:00 am, so set-up will begin around 8:00 am. An application including your sales-tax number is required. Booth fees vary based on electrical needs. The application can be found on the Chamber website. Application deadline is September 30, 2017.
Applications for each of these activities can be found at www.floydadachamber.com. For additional information, please contact the Chamber (806)983-3434.
August 10, 2017
The KCBD Channel 11 Community Coverage Tour is finally here—in Floydada! This is their third visit over the years, but this time we are aiming for the "BEST” one ever. We need everyone’s help to make it that!
If you are anywhere near Floydada park around 4:30 or 5:00 you will see the hustle and bustle of the set-up crew. Of course, KCBD will have their trucks, but Atmos Energy will also be bringing their infamous trailer grill. In no time those folks will be bringing on the heat and we will be surrounded by the aroma of sizzling hot dogs. Make no mistake! These guys are professionals—they know how to feed a crowd! Donations will be accepted, and all will go to The Spirit of Sharing organization.
The official activities will begin just before the six o’clock live news broadcast from the park. This is the time that we need an overwhelming representative of our community residents. The organizers have made arrangements for the Whirlwind Band to be present and playing, cheerleaders leading the school spirit, athletic teams of all kinds, the Floydada FFA, National Honor Society…really, anyone and everyone. If you’re not planning to be there, you will be missing out.
Don’t think that the show will be over after the newscast—the ten o’clock edition will also be "live from Floydada!” During the break, community officials will be addressing the crowd with the latest information about the new school and the opportunities that will be afforded through that effort.
The highlight of the evening will feature local singer, Evan Johnson accompanied by Josh Reese- known as the Riley Adams Duo. They will be putting on a high energy concert, featuring two hours of musical entertainment. What a wonderful opportunity to support and encourage our local talent.
As the ten o’clock newscast draws near, we want to be able to show our communities vigor and energy one more time. Granted, my bedtime will have already come and gone, but I will be attending all of the activities through to the end. I challenge each and every one of you to dust off those lawn chairs, spray on the mosquito repellant, pick out your grassy spot, and sit back and enjoy an evening honoring Floydada. See you there!
July 26, 2017
I come from a large family—four sisters and one brother. To describe our relationship, we are distant, yet close. Life happens. Jobs transport us or our family members to different parts of the country. Time passes and we look at the calendars and realize that it has been months—sometimes, years since we have been face-to-face with our siblings and their families.
We all congregated in Greeley, Colorado this past week. It was a time of reflection for all involved. Activities were on-going. "Fill-your-plate-when-you-can” style meals were spread out on kitchen cabinets. "Catching a few winks” and "catch-up” naps came in shifts. Organized chaos reigned.
And yet, there was time for getting re-acquainted. With our unique perspectives, our individual personalities, our diverse life paths, the one guarantee is that we will end up around a table laughing at each other’s stories until we get hitches in our side and tears threaten to spill.
That is the beauty of our relationship-apart from one another, both literally and figuratively, we share the good in each other and laughingly relate to life’s experiences. When support is needed, we rally together and get the job done as if we were still in our childhood family unit.
Relationships take so many different forms—some positive, some negative, but always some kind of tie binding us together. As with family, we have a relationship with our community. There may be times that we encounter each other only rarely; or, we make a point to contact and visit regularly, but the common bonds of our experiences in this locality tie us together.
A strong, dynamic Chamber works diligently to provide opportunities for its community members to come together to implement an action, jump-start an idea, or, simply enjoy some fellowship. It is our goal that laughter will sound through the streets, differences will become insignificant, and the relationships within our community will foster unbreakable bonds.
July 8, 2017
As of the writing of this piece, there are fifteen weeks until the 30th Annual Punkin Days! Plans for that October 14th weekend have been in the works for months, and now we are getting down and dirty in the details. We welcome any and all individuals and groups to pitch in and make this one of the best!
I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time this past week, and I got the privilege to meet Hulon Carthel and listen to him expound on some of the planning activities that took place in those early Punkin Days celebrations. Marketing fascinates me, so anytime I can plunder the thoughts and ideas of those that have been successful in such efforts, my day is made.
Which brings up another point. I know that the festival brings in mobs of "outsiders” that seemingly clog up the normal routines of our own residents. I’m right there with many of you that have chosen to leave town in lieu of the experience; however, I challenge this community to do it all a bit differently this year. Stay in town. Get involved. Offer your services whether setting out signs all over town, marking the streets for vendor booths, organizing the Park & Ride system…this festival will benefit from your contribution.
There is a buzz of energy in Floydada these days. I know many of you agree that this is a welcome breath of fresh air. As a community, we need to keep that dynamic alive by attending community events that create opportunities for cooperation and fellowship.
As mentioned above, this is the 30th Annual Punkin Days. The Board of Directors, along with other interested parties, have come up with some phenomenal activities for October 14, 2017. Join with us in showing those "outsiders” just how much fun a close-knit community can be.
June 12, 2017
June Chamber activities are keeping me busy!
The membership drive is still on-going, but is beginning to wind down. In years past, records show that Chamber memberships were upwards of 200. As of last Friday, we have received 29 completed memberships with dues. I have been hand-delivering renewal applications for a few weeks and have received quite a few of those—thank you! If I dropped off your membership application and it is still somewhere in that pile of papers on your desk, please find that form, fill in all the blanks, write your check for the annual dues, and send it all in so we can add you to our membership.
The City-wide Garage Sale is just around the corner-Saturday, June 24, to be exact. Adding your garage-sale address to our list is free this year. Simply text your address to 806-983-3434. We will be printing the address in the newspaper that week, so if you want to be included in that printing, we need word of your garage-sale by Sunday, June 18-Father’s Day. The complete list of addresses will be printed on fliers and available at several Chamber Members’ business locations for pick-up, as well. These fliers will also include the detailed instructions for the Scavenger Hunt. Chamberbucks prizes will be given to the first correct submission of the Scavenger riddle. Get out and enjoy the fun!!
Floydada’s Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. United Blood Services will be setting up at the First Baptist Church as in past years. If you receive a postcard in the mail, please follow the instructions for making your appointment. The need for donated blood is critical in the summertime. Please gather together with friends and neighbors that afternoon. Let’s keep the Blood Services’ staff busy!
May 5, 2017
Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive Begins
The Floydada Chamber of Commerce membership drive is kicking off this week. Commercial memberships begin at $100; however, each entity is encouraged to weigh its impact within the community and pledge respectively. Individuals/families, student or civic groups, and all organizations are invited to become members of Floydada’s Chamber of Commerce with a $35 membership fee. The strongest Chambers of Commerce boast a diverse membership from all sectors of its city, each one contributing to the positive outcomes of the activities and events.
The Floydada Chamber of Commerce is an active and vital part of the community. It is a voluntary organization of business owners and citizens investing time and money to the economic well-being of the city. Through collective efforts, the Chamber Board and manager organize programs and activities that benefit the businesses, clubs, organizations, and individuals that invest in membership. Chamber Members receive referrals and endorsements to those seeking products or services, "new business” ribbon cutting/ground breaking celebration with media coverage, addition to the Chamber’s online business directory at www.FloydadaChamber.com, as well as inclusion in co-operative advertising opportunities.
The future prosperity of Floydada, Texas is dependent on the life-giving energy of its citizens. This community--our hometown--requires a unified duty to contribute with our time and pocketbooks. It is a blessing to live in a small town-to raise our children with down-to-earth values, to build prosperous businesses that benefit the entire community, and to live a rewarding life proud of our ties to our town.
The Floydada Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to creating a vigorous, thriving community, by diligently working to provide its members effective and beneficial advantages.
Current members should be expecting arrival of a membership packet. Any and all information provided on the renewal application will assist us in our efforts to improve communication to our membership and increase accurate reporting.
If you do not receive a membership packet and are interested in becoming a member feel free to call the office (983-3434), or log onto www.floydadachamber.com to download the member application and return it through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail to the Floydada Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 147 Floydada, Texas 79235. Please let us know how we can serve you—we are your Chamber of Commerce.
April 16, 2017
3rd Annual Eggs 'n Flight Festival
The Floydada City Park turned multi-colored on April 16 in preparation for the 3rd Annual Eggs 'n Flight Festival--a community Easter Egg Hunt and Kite Flying event put on cooperatively by the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Floydada. 2000 eggs stuffed with treats, all purchased and donated from Floydada merchants, were scattered over the entire park surface and the playground. A picture says a thousand words...it looks like everyone attending had a "fun-tastic" time!
ATTENTION BBQ COOK-OFF CONTESTANTS!
Contestant camper parking will be available near the cook-off facilities. No water/electrical hook-ups are available.
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