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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


Van is Hosting a Girls Softball 8U Machine Pitch State Tournament

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Van Baseball Softball Association Girls 8U

State Tournament

Community Involvement Requested

We are very excited to be hosting the Texas Teenage 8U Girls state tournament in Van this season.  Please pass the word and help welcome these families to Van.

This opportunity has been awarded to us by Texas Teenage due to our volunteer’s commitment to the children in our community and far beyond.  We are expecting thousands of people in Van all next week.

We will be playing host to teams from all around the State of Texas and we are asking local businesses and individuals from the community to help us make it a wonderful experience for our guests.

We are very thankful to our Chamber of Commerce for stepping up and assisting us with this task.

The families that will be arriving in Van on July 13th 2015 and will be here for a week.

On behalf of the VBSA we are very thankful for any help in making this tournament something special for the girls and their families to remember.

                                       Van Baseball Softball Association

Summertime Reading Program – Wednesdays July 8, 15, 22 & Thursday July 30


Free Books!!!!! for Children Kindergarten through 8th grade

from Van Community Library 


Baseball Boys Advancing to Playoffs!!!



Hi Everyone,

I have recently joined the Education Foundation on the events and marketing committee.  As a member of this community for 32 years I am very excited about this opportunity.

We are going to start bringing back some of that Vandal spirit that we are known for.

I know that we have a lot going on in Van right now, but we would like to show our spirit for the baseball team. They have moved on to the next round in the playoffs this week.  They play on Thursday and Friday this week.  I don’t have any details yet.

We are asking that if you can decorate your business by Thursday in support of them we would appreciate it.

The Foundation members are going to be filling in the gaps!  We appreciate the help and support so much.

Thank you all for everything that you have done and are doing to keep the Vandal Pride going!

Stephanie Harris

Texas Rose Horse Park- ACTHA – Ride for the Tigers ADC I & II, CTC


 Texas Rose Horse Park

July 31 to Aug 1, 2015   ACTHA Six Miles…Six Smiles – see below

Contact Texas Rose for more information:


14078 State Hwy 110 N, Tyler,75704 

Six Miles Six Smiles

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