The Cuero summer has been sizzling with activity and new business.
The Green Cow Creamery opened its doors just in time to kick off summer. This unique ice cream parlor is home to the now famous life-size green cow named Emmy. The green cow had record sales in its first week of opening in June and the children’s ice cream classes are sold out for the summer.
Make sure the Green Cow Creamery is on your Cuero bucket list, they have so many homemade flavors to choose from and even have adult flavors.
New company Amherst Studio Built held a job fair on June 23rd. The new home manufacturing company has purchased the old Mount Vernon Mills building in Cuero and will build manufactured homes shipping them all over Texas. The company will eventually hire more than 160 employees and plans to build four to five houses a day.
Residents of Cuero were able to enjoy summer nights with live musical events under the downtown main street pavilion each month. May kicked off the first summer music night for hospital employee appreciation street dancing with the emotions, Main Street hosted karaoke in June to celebrate the art of entertainment with DJs Shane and Rene Total Entertainment and Turkeyfest hosted the annual Ruby Selection on July 23 with the Matt Bande Moeller.
There were plenty of activities for the kids throughout the summer with summer library events, free wading and pool days, and movie nights on the hill in Cuero Municipal Park. There will be two more movie nights this summer, July 29 and August 12. Visit cityofcuero.com for more information on summer stays.
Area churches have hosted several VBS’s throughout the summer, First Presbyterian Church will be hosting a free back-to-school movie night on August 5 at the Chapel Without Walls For more information, go to fpcuero.com.
Famous turkey Ruby Begonia from Cuero Turkeyfest held a special training day on July 23rd. They enjoyed an evening of live entertainment, food trucks and the 5D Travelin’ Tavern on Historic Downtown Main Street and the Downtown Market Pavilion. The new Ruby will travel with her racing team to Worthington, Minnesota in September for the first round of the Great Gobbler Gallop.
Cuero Regional Hospital will present the Summer Weekend Wind Down Dueling Pianos event from 7-11 p.m. on July 29. Advance tickets only. For tickets or reserved tables, contact 361-524-6103.
The Cuero Downtown Farmer’s Market continues on the fourth Saturday of the month through October. Be sure to stop and buy organically grown produce. Other items include eggs, meat, preserves, plants, wine, crafts and more. The Farmer’s Market is a program of the City of Cuero’s Main Street Department and is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 200 block of East Main Street, just outside of City Hall.
Save the date for the World Series of Cuero. Now is the time to start warming up for the 14th annual World Series of Cuero Texas Hold ‘Em event. The event will once again take place at The Venue on Church Street on August 6 with lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 seats. Proceeds from the event help fund scholarships for graduates of Cuero High School and other House programs. This year, a Casino Night will take place following the tournament. For more information, visit the Chamber’s website at cuero.org or call 361-275-2112.
The Chamber of Commerce has a new face to welcome visitors and members. We are delighted to welcome the new administrative assistant Sara Blain. Sara is from Meyersville, married to Britton Blain, has three beautiful daughters, will be a great addition to the chamber and is excited about her new role.
New Chamber members for June and July are TQMS, Green Cow Creamery, Amherst, Balloon People of Texas and Overstreet Good Eats & Treats Catering. Congratulations to Lane Insurance’s Business of the Month for July. Visit our website at cuero.org for more information and to view our member directory.
We hope you will take a stay and visit us this summer enjoying all that Cuero has to offer.
Angie Cuellar is the executive director of the Cuero Chamber of Commerce.