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July 30, 2014
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Bolivar Peninsula Mardi Gras

Mardi GrasMardi Gras (French for "Fat Tuesday") is the day before Ash Wednesday, and is also called "Shrove Tuesday" or "Pancake Day". It is the final day of Carnival. It is a celebration that is held just before the beginning of the Christian liturgical season of Lent. Carnival traditions were brought over to North America from Europe along with the first colonists.

The krewes are the actual carnival society organizations. The membership pay in dues to maintain the society, finance the krewe's activities including parading, organizing and staging the carnival balls, and funding the construction of their costumes and props.

The lighthouse krewe of bolivar peninsula mission is to perpetuate and continue mardi gras and traditions on our bolivar peninsula and to raise money for our community charities.

Our first parade was in 1991 and Anne Willis, the Queen, rode parade style as A.C. Hilton, our Sheriff, drove his convertible through the subdivisions of Crystal Beach, calling on all to join in the festivities, then our second parade consisted of a few floats and the Krewe Official Float, with six Revelers in the back of a pickup truck, prancing and dancing the whole course of the Parade to Cajun Music! And we started our Parade that year in Bolivar- 10 miles to Crystal Beach! The cows in the pastures were amused. Since then it has continued to improve each year to our current Mardi Gras celebrations which are as good as they get anywhere.
Bolivar Peninsula Mardis Gras
Crab Festival

Cars on BeachThe Texas Crab Festival is held in Crystal Beach on the Bolivar peninsula and is an annual event held on Mother's Day weekend in the spring. It is a great small town carnival-like celebration, and it seems that the whole local community is in attendance all 3 days!

You find endless amounts of food such as boiled crawfish, fried gator, corn dogs, and of course, crab meat prepared in numerous different fashions! There are small carnival rides and events for the kids, and throughout the day and evening there are live bands playing, generally of the country or classic rock variety.

Admission is only $8 for adults, and free for kids under 12. Or buy a 3 day wristband for $15. And all of the refreshments and rides are very cheap. If you enjoy small town and local festivals, this one is not to miss!
Summer Bash
   
Crystaland Christmas

Bolivar ChristmasCrystaland Christmas, Beach Parade and Christmas Party & Lighting Contest on the Bolivar Peninsula every December to celebrate Christmas on the shores of Crystal Beach.

It's a great time to be on the peninsula with mostly locals for the friendliest coastal Christmas experience you'll ever have.

Since this time of year is in the off-season rental period, you can find oceanfront vacation home rentals available at much lower prices and actually find homes available - even for a spur of the moment visit to the coast. During the summer season most vacation home rentals are booked for the year by February.
Crystal Beach Family
Major Events
Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 14
   
Texas Crab Festival - Mother's Day Weekend
 May 8-10
   
   

Adopt a Beach - September, 2014

 

 
Jane Long Festival October 11, 2014

Trunk or Treat October, 2014
 
   
Crystaland Christmas Parade - December 13, 2014  
Local Church Directory

BayVue United Methodist, Crystal Beach: 1441 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX.  www.bayvueumc.org Sunday Worship, 9:00 am, Sunday School, 10:30 am

Bolivar Peninsula Church of Christ, 2800 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach: Sunday School 9:00am, Church Service 10:00am, Wednesday Service 7:00pm. New Pastor - Jerry Nelson, 409-782-2305

Crystal Beach Community Church: Sunday Service 10:30 am, Music - Contemporary Praise & Worship; Thursday 6:30 Bible Study. 409-392-6565, Inter-Denomination Church. Pastor Kaye & Jimmy Sims. 1020 Diamond Rd. (by The Eagles & Kite Store), Crystal Beach, Tx.

First Baptist Church, Crystal Beach: 1260 Hwy 87, Sunday School 9:30am, Church Service 10:30, Tuesday(Kids for Christ)3:30-5:30, Wednesday Service 7:00pm. Pastor: Terry Westerman
[email protected] 409-684-4413
Youth Leader: Steve Arthur [email protected]

First Baptist Church, High Island: 1368 Weeks Ave, Sunday School 9:30am, Church 10:30am, Wednesday Service Dinner 6:30pm, Adult/Youth Services 7pm. www.fbchi.org                            Pastor: [email protected]

First Baptist Church, Port Bolivar: 523 Nelson Street, Port Bolivar, TX. 409-684-8976
Pastor: Dennis Allen [email protected]
Sunday School, 10:00 am, Sunday Services, 11:00 am, Sunday Evening, 6:00 pm, Wednesday Evening, 7:00 pm

High Island Methodist Service: Sunday Service 11am

Our Lady By the Sea Catholic Church, Crystal Beach: 2400 Hwy 87, Sunday Mass 8:00 am. www.holyfamilygb.org Port Bolivar United Methodist: 12th & Madison, Port Bolivar, TX. 409-684-7510. Sunday Worship, 2:00 pm

Pentecostal Church of High Island: Sunday Service 10:00 am



BayVue United Methodist, Crystal Beach: 1441 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX.  www.bayvueumc.org Sunday Worship, 9:00 am, Sunday School, 10:30 am

Bolivar Peninsula Church of Christ, 2800 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach: Sunday School 9:00am, Church Service 10:00am, Wednesday Service 7:00pm. New Pastor - Jerry Nelson, 409-782-2305

Crystal Beach Community Church: Sunday Service 10:30 am, Music - Contemporary Praise & Worship; Thursday 6:30 Bible Study. 409-392-6565, Inter-Denomination Church. Pastor Kaye & Jimmy Sims. 1020 Diamond Rd. (by The Eagles & Kite Store), Crystal Beach, Tx.

First Baptist Church, Crystal Beach: 1260 Hwy 87, Sunday School 9:30am, Church Service 10:30, Tuesday(Kids for Christ)3:30-5:30, Wednesday Service 7:00pm. Pastor: Terry Westerman
[email protected] 409-684-4413
Youth Leader: Steve Arthur [email protected]

First Baptist Church, High Island: 1368 Weeks Ave, Sunday School 9:30am, Church 10:30am, Wednesday Service Dinner 6:30pm, Adult/Youth Services 7pm. www.fbchi.org                            Pastor: [email protected]

First Baptist Church, Port Bolivar: 523 Nelson Street, Port Bolivar, TX. 409-684-8976
Pastor: Dennis Allen [email protected]
Sunday School, 10:00 am, Sunday Services, 11:00 am, Sunday Evening, 6:00 pm, Wednesday Evening, 7:00 pm

High Island Methodist Service: Sunday Service 11am

Our Lady By the Sea Catholic Church, Crystal Beach: 2400 Hwy 87, Sunday Mass 8:00 am. www.holyfamilygb.org Port Bolivar United Methodist: 12th & Madison, Port Bolivar, TX. 409-684-7510. Sunday Worship, 2:00 pm

Pentecostal Church of High Island: Sunday Service 10:00 am



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Local Organization and Group Meetings


AARP - Library: Opened Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm. Located at The Joe Faggard Community Building.

AARP- Local Chapter: Meets 1st & 3rd Mon, 6pm @ The Joe Faggard Community Building, Crystal Beach. Please bring a covered dish. Dinner starts at 6pm. Open to members & people who are interested in becoming a member. Contact Donna Sims 713-206-4585.

Bolivar Peninsula AA: Meets Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 7pm. Location: 343 Hwy 87, across from Crenshaw School. Contact 935-404-3401 or 281-728-8408.

Bolivar Chamber of Commerce: Meets 1st Tues of most months, either 2 PM or  7:00pm at 1750 Hwy 87, Joe Faggard Center or the Courthouse, Crystal Beach. Open to members and the public. Contact 409-684-5940 to become a member or click here

Bolivar Peninsula Cultural Foundation: Eve Bradford 409-556-4586.

Bolivar Peninsula Lions Club:  2nd Tuesday, 6:30 @ Joe Faggard Community Center. Contact Georgia [email protected]

Chicks with Sticks: Mondays, 9:30am-1:30pm @ Joe Faggard Community Center. Donna Sims 713-206-4585. [email protected]

Crystal Beach Fishing Club: Meets 2rd Fri each month, Covered Dish at 6:30pm. Contact Robert Daniel, 832-233-7246 to become a member.

Crystal Bees Quilting Club: 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Wednesday 9am-2pm. 2nd Saturday of month 9am-2pm @ Joe Faggard Community Bldg. Contact Linda Hollier 409-749-0236. [email protected]

Eagles F.O.E.: Aerie Meetins 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7pm. Women's Auxilliary Meetings 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 7pm. Contact 409-684-3719

Galveston County ESD: Meets @ 3pm on 2nd Wednesday of each month @ the New Fire Station.

Games Galore: Meets every Tues. and Fri. afternoon - 1pm-4pm @ The Joe Faggard Community Center. Mah Jongg, Rummikub, Dominoes, etc. Contact Minnie Sanders @ 713-927-6358 or email [email protected]m

Gilchrist Community Association: 1st Monday of each month, 7pm @ FantaSea BBQ, Hwy. 87 in Gilchrist. www.rolloverpasstexas.com  

Lighthouse Krewe: Meets 1st Saturday, 11am @ 1750 Hwy 87, Joe Faggard Community Bldg. For more information, contact Rob Byus, President - 281-332-8452, or www.lighthousekrewe.com

LOL Ladies Luncheon: 2nd Thursday, 11:30am at an area restaurant. Call Jammie for location 409.766.0513 or email: [email protected]

Painted Ladies: Meets every Thursday at Joe Faggard Center from noon - 4pm. Contact Jammie Blackstock 409-766-0513. [email protected]

Peninsula Garden Club: Meets 1st Wed, 10:00am at 1750 Hwy 87, Joe Faggard Center, Crystal Beach. Contact Alice Hurlbert 409-351-1399 to become a member.

Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department: 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 7pm @ Port Bolivar Fire Department. Malcolm Comeaux 409-684-7307

Water Aerobics - Monday, Thursday, Friday - 9am-10am @ Lazy D&D. Wednesday - Water Zumba $5. Contact Patsy Horn 281-684-4219.

Yoga: FREE! Meets every Monday, 2-3pm at Bay Vue Methodist Church on Hwy. 87. NO CLASSES JUNE 9th and JUNE 23rd. Contact Lani Fuller @ 832-722-8312.

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Surf Conditions - Flag Warning System
The flags are located on the Highway in front of Kites Unlimited and the Remax Real Estate Office.
Businesses, please stop by the Chamber office between 10am-2pm to pick up your Surf Conditions cards.


Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

2014 Chamber Meeting Schedule 

Chamber meetings are generally held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at The Joe Faggard Community Bldg. However, this schedule is tentatively set. Times to be announced, time and dates may change to accommodate guest speakers.


FEBRUARY 4th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

APRIL 29th - Annual Awards Banquet - Stingaree at 6:30pm

JUNE 3rd at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

AUGUST 5th at 5pm, Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 930 Carl Noble Drive

OCTOBER 7th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

NOVEMBER 4th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

ADDING TO THE MEETING AGENDA: If you would like to add a topic to be discussed at an upcoming meeting you must submit in writing by the Thursday before scheduled meeting. Submit to: Chamber Office at 1750 Hwy 87 Crystal Beach, TX 77650. Or email [email protected]


 

Barefoot Bill’s American Grill - "Go Barefoot All Year Long"

Poker Run, Saturday, August 2, 8 to 10:00am
                Breakfast Taco Bar Buffet $6 
Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas, Screwdrivers, Beer and  Bottled Water
 
Daily Lunch Specials

 

Barefoot Bill's NEW HOURS:
Monday - Thursday from 11am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 9am to 9 pm
Breakfast will be served Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Buffet or Menu) from 9 am to noon
Lunchtime delivery service, coming soon to businesses on Bolivar.
For Coupons - Go to Restaurant.com/Barefoot Bill's


Lanette & Bill Pacheco (409-684-2626)

1021 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX

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Weekend feature:

Hours:
Wed-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Sun- 11am-9pm

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Ask about our drink specials!!!
 

Be sure to check out our website for hours & events:

 

Visit our Website

 

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Breakfast Saturday & Sunday

* Daily Lunch Specials *  

Thursday Night - Steak Night  
Friday Night - Chicken or Beef Fajitas

Saturday Night - Fish & Shrimp Fried, Baked Potato & Salad 

"Best Burgers on The Beach"


Limo

Tiki Limo Service 409-504-5276

 

 

 FantaSea BBQ & Grill, 1951 Hwy 87, Gilchrist, TX. Karaoke beginning at 6pm every Friday and Saturday night. Facebook


 

 

Surf Conditions - Flag Warning System
The flags are located on the Highway in front of Kites Unlimited and the Remax Real Estate Office.
Businesses, please stop by the Chamber office between 10am-2pm to pick up your Surf Conditions cards.


Bolivar Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

2014 Chamber Meeting Schedule 

Chamber meetings are generally held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at The Joe Faggard Community Bldg. However, this schedule is tentatively set. Times to be announced, time and dates may change to accommodate guest speakers.


FEBRUARY 4th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

APRIL 29th - Annual Awards Banquet - Stingaree at 6:30pm

JUNE 3rd at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

AUGUST 5th at 5pm, Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department, 930 Carl Noble Drive

OCTOBER 7th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

NOVEMBER 4th at 5pm, Joe Faggard Community Center

ADDING TO THE MEETING AGENDA: If you would like to add a topic to be discussed at an upcoming meeting you must submit in writing by the Thursday before scheduled meeting. Submit to: Chamber Office at 1750 Hwy 87 Crystal Beach, TX 77650. Or email [email protected]


 

Barefoot Bill’s American Grill - "Go Barefoot All Year Long"

Poker Run, Saturday, August 2, 8 to 10:00am
                Breakfast Taco Bar Buffet $6 
Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas, Screwdrivers, Beer and  Bottled Water
 
Daily Lunch Specials

 

Barefoot Bill's NEW HOURS:
Monday - Thursday from 11am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 10 pm; Sunday from 9am to 9 pm
Breakfast will be served Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Buffet or Menu) from 9 am to noon
Lunchtime delivery service, coming soon to businesses on Bolivar.
For Coupons - Go to Restaurant.com/Barefoot Bill's


Lanette & Bill Pacheco (409-684-2626)

1021 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, TX

Facebook

 

 


Weekend feature:

Hours:
Wed-Thur 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
Sun- 11am-9pm

Facebook

downunder

 
Ask about our drink specials!!!
 

Be sure to check out our website for hours & events:

 

Visit our Website

 

Facebook
Breakfast Saturday & Sunday

* Daily Lunch Specials *  

Thursday Night - Steak Night  
Friday Night - Chicken or Beef Fajitas

Saturday Night - Fish & Shrimp Fried, Baked Potato & Salad 

"Best Burgers on The Beach"


Limo

Tiki Limo Service 409-504-5276

 

 

 FantaSea BBQ & Grill, 1951 Hwy 87, Gilchrist, TX. Karaoke beginning at 6pm every Friday and Saturday night. Facebook


 

 

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