Chamber of Commerce Spring Cleanup Contest

Strawn Spring Clean Fling

Contest Application

Contest ends June 10, 2014

Contest winners will receive a gift card to be used at either Gordon Hardware or Lowe’s.

  • 1st place - $500 gift card
  • 2nd place - $300 gift card
  • 3rd place - $200 gift card

All eligible entries must abide by the following rules & parameters:

Ÿ       Complete property improvements AND submit an application by Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm.

                Applications must be submitted to:

  • Strawn City Hall, City Secretary’s Office (Mon-Fri, 9 am to 4 pm)
  • Strawn Chamber Office (Fridays, 10 am to 3 pm)
  • Mailed to; Strawn Chamber, PO Box 278, Strawn, TX 76475 (postmarked by June 10th)

Ÿ       Property improvements must be completed by Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Ÿ       Properties must be located within the city limits of Strawn OR within one mile of the city limits of Strawn

Ÿ       Multiple properties may be entered on one application

Ÿ       Entries must submit photos of the properties before the clean-up and after the clean-up

Ÿ       Entries must list the improvements that were made to the property (see back page)

Ÿ       The area that is improved must be visible from a public street or road

Ÿ       Applicants must own or lease the property that is improved

 To participate, applicants must clean & improve a property that they own or rent.  This could include:

  • Cutting, trimming and/or removing tall and unsightly weeds, grass, brush and trees
  • Demolishing dilapidated and/or abandoned buildings
  • Removing inoperable and junk automobiles, tractors, trucks & farm equipment
  • Removing debris, junk, tires, litter and trash
  • Landscaping property
  • Removing dirt, grass, brush and weeds from sidewalks and curbs
  • Chamber Board Members and panel judges are not eligible to participate in this contest
  • Grazing land/pasture land greater than 1 acre that is cleared of brush for the purpose of this contest will not be considered.  If brush clearing is included with the removal of debris, trash, dilapidated buildings, junk cars, etc., then property will be considered.

Winners will be chosen and approved by a panel consisting of Chamber members and/or Strawn residents.   The Panel has the sole discretion to determine if improved properties meet the standards of the contest.


List ALL improvements that have been completed on the property or properties from May 1st to June 10th, 2014.  To increase your chances of winning, briefly explain what was improved (Ex. Removed three dead trees; removed two junk cars; mowed/weedeated entire property.)   All improvements must be documented with a before and after photo.

Need help removing old cars, appliances or metal?  We have people that will do it for FREE!    Call the Chamber and we’d be glad to put you in contact with them…..  Ph - 254-595-0197

List of Improvements made to property between May 1st and June 10th, 2014


Name of Applicant_____________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address_______________________________________________________________________

Home Phone_______________________________     Cell Phone________________________________

Email Address_________________________________________________________________________

List Address(es) of Improved Property or Properties below:




Name of Applicant


Signature of Applicant




Received By (City or Chamber Official)



Chamber of Commerce Meeting 5/13/2014

Everyone is invited to attend the next General Chamber Meeting
Tuesday, May 13th – 6:00 pm – Guest Chapel

Chamber Guest Speaker
Margaret Hoogstra
Executive Director, Texas Forts Trail

Join us next Tuesday for the Chamber's General Meeting to learn more
about how tourism impacts the Texas Forts Trail region, Palo Pinto County & how it will impact Strawn in the near future.

If you could please forward this information the the DCOS Board Members and the City Council, that would be helpful. What Margaret has to share is compelling, insightful and very much impacts Strawn, America.


Strawn Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 278
Strawn, TX 76475

Ph 254-595-0197
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Office Hours - Friday, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Georgia Stephen Braun, Executive Director

New Doctor's Office in Strawn!

The Development Corporation of Strawn is proud to announce that Doctor Christopher Tidroski and Doctor Jennifer Tidroski will be opening an office in the Strawn Wellness Center at 119 Central Avenue.  They will start out offering their services on Wednesday's from 1:00 to 5:30 pm with plans to expand their hours if they have enough patients.  You can schedule an appointment at (940) 329-0553.  Come out and support our local Doctors!


City Wide Clean Up 4/5/2014

City Wide Clean up will take place on Saturday, April 5th in conjunction with Texas Trash Off.  Dumpsters will be located on the football field road in the normal location.  City residents and out of town residents with a current Strawn water bill will be able to dump household trash as well as matress' and appliences.  NO PAINT, HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS OR TIRES WILL BE ACCEPTED!Texas_Trash_Off_Slide_2.pdf

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride March 29 & 30, 2014

State Park Trail Ride in MarchPalo Pinto Mountains State Park will be the location of an equestrian or horseback trail ride on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30.  This ride is hosted by the Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association, the North Texas Range Riders, the Brazos Hounds and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  The park is located just 2 miles west of Strawn on FM 2372.  There will be a trail ride on Saturday morning, beginning at 9 a.m.  Following the morning trail ride there will be a barbeque lunch at 1 p.m.  For late arrivals, there will be another ride on Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. or so until about 6 p.m.  For those hardy souls who can't get enough of the trails, there will be a final ride on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.  Friday check-in will begin after 3:00 p.m. and Saturday check-in starts at 7:30 a.m.  Cost for the event is $20.00 for the trail ride, which includes the barbeque lunch or $10.00 for the lunch only for those who are not riding.  Particiapants coming in from out of town may camp in the park on Friday and Saturday night.  Space is available, but no water or electric hookups.  There is a large corral for horses or you may bring your own portable panels.  CURRENT COGGINS PAPERS ARE REEQUIRED FOR ALL ANIMALS! 

Please RSVP so we know how many to plan on feeding.  Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (254) 595-2119.


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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311