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Annual Summer Reading Program at the Van Community Library



Van Area Vacation Bible Schools Scheduled – updated


The Church of Garden Valley 

Annual “Mega Sports Camp”
June 13 – 17, 2016
6 pm to 9 pm
Kindergarten through 6th grade
Register online at

Colfax Baptist Church VBS

June 20 – 24, 2016
6 pm to 9 pm
Kindergarten through 6th grade

Heritage Trail Cowboy Church VBS

Cave Quest” VBS
June 20 – 22, 2016
6 pm to 9 pm
Nursery to 6th grade
Contac Debbie Chapman – 214-546-4984

Van United Methodist Church VBS

Cave Quest” following Jesus the Light of the World
June 27 – 30, 2016
9 am to 12 noon
3 years to 6th grade
Register online at   
or click on Register for VBS now!

Van United Methodist Church

VBS for Special Needs
All Ages – children and adults
July 6 – 8, 2016
9 am to 11:30 am
Contact Angie Hullum with questions at 903-571-3620 or registration
Or register online at or click on

Van First Baptist Church VBS

Submerged” – finding truth below the surface
July 18 – 21, 2016
9 am to 12 noon
Kindergarten through 6th grade
More information on line at

Van Community Library Movie Night

Library poster

2016 Annual Van Chamber Banquet

Chamber Logo 2011

The Annual Van Area Chamber Banquet

Theme – “Van – Bouncing Back”

April 19, 2016

First Baptist Church

5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets – $25 ea. – come by the Chamber office or call 903-963-5051

Catered by the Van Healthcare Country Kitchen

This year we will have a LIVE AUCTION (no speaker) with Auctioneer Kevin Sherrard from Canton Auction.

The Chamber will also be honoring the Volunteers of the Year, Business of the Year, and the Citizen of the year.
Van ISD will be honoring their Teacher’s of the Year, one from each campus.


February Cartoon Saturday!!!!

cartoon poster (1)

Van Soccer Association – Spring Registration Dates


January 9     10 am to 2 pm – Van Community Center

January 16    10 am to 2 pm – Van Community Center

January 23     10 am to 2 pm – Van Community Center

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American Pickers coming to East Texas !!!


TEXAS is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and Antique Archeology to the area. The team will film episodes of their hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout Texas. Filming is scheduled for February 2016.

AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.

AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore what you may have. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items.  Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing, pre-50’s western gear.

AMERICAN PICKERS is produced by Cineflix Productions for History. New episodes air Wednesdays at 9pm ET on History.

If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank, email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to: 855-old-rust.
American pickers poster

4th Annual Spirit of Christmas Lighting, Parade, Derrick Lighting & Movie in the Park

4th Annual poster

Van Fall Soccer Season Registration – July 11, 18, 25, 2015

VSA 2015 Fall Soccer

Van Parks & Recreation Raffle Opportunity for You


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