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Shopping, Sweet Stuff, and a Super-Raffle at Trinity Place

Trinity Place Apartments in Round Rock kicked off the holiday season with their annual bazaar last Saturday, and the tables were loaded, Santa’s elves [aka the residents] were out in force, and the joint was jumping.

I was there, and couldn’t resist the great BARGAINS: homemade baked goods, quilted placemats, needlepoint, knitted, and crocheted items … all at 1950 prices! Take a look at some of the residents’ wonderful wares:

The “Christmas in November” goofy inflatable turkey outside the community center became the center of family photo ops as the crowd came and went throughout the morning. Everyone had at least one bagful of purchases or Christmas presents-to-be, all benefiting the resident’s fund at Trinity Place. Funds raised at the bazaar are used to purchase items for their monthly birthdays, holiday activities, bingo prizes and community service projects. In the past they’ve made donations as a group to victims of wildfires and hurricanes.

The Trinity Place event ended with the grand finale – a mega-raffle drawing. At just $2/ticket, the jar was FULL and property manager Sherry Houston drew and called out the lucky winners, 64 in all. Raffle items included a Kindle Fire HD Tablet, Canon 16 MegaPixel digital camera, Samsung Galaxy Player, an Asus Netbook, original artwork, and about 60(!) gift baskets, many of them specially themed: for boy babies, girl babies, cat lovers, veterans, teddy bear collectors, the list goes on.

The last prize drawn was a 42” flat screen TV. I held my breath, crossed my fingers, but alas, didn’t win it. Ah well, there’s always next year!

Trinity Place Apartments is community for the elderly and handicapped who qualify for HUD 202/8 program and are able to live independently.

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