Over 200 attend Spring Fling


A number of the area’s churches participated in the 10th Annual Spring Fling event at the Kimbro Center on Tuesday.

There were 18 featured vendors that provided more than 200 women a variety of shopping. Those who attended enjoyed an evening filled with fun, fellowship and shopping. This year’s speaker was Dr. Rhodena Brooks, Ph.D, principal of Madisonville Elementary.

Brooks is a graduate of Centerville High School and Sam Houston State University. She received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University-Prairie View. She has been an educator for 39 years, 38 of which she has spent at MCISD. She is also a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Centerville and a talented musician.

She encouraged the women present to apply the following tools in their daily lives: connect with others, get involved where you are now, answer a call to serve those around you in your church and community, work on creating joy, lead a physically fit lifestyle and spend less time on electronics.

She closed on a positive note by applying Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Dr. Brooks also performed a song on the piano entitled “When We All Get to Heaven.”

The attendees enjoyed a meal prepared by Ms. Betty Coleman, Michelle Mock and Allison Basinger. A spring style show was presented by Bubba Stanton, owner of Heart-to-Heart, and Nancy Gilmore, owner of the Mule Barn. They showed off clothes, accessories and purses from their shops.

The Madisonville First Baptist Church youth helped serve and cleanup and Jessie Jaenicke was in charge of the audio visual.