The Groves Chamber of Commerce would like to ALERT all Groves Businesses that there is a well-dressed man who has been walking around downtown Groves businesses and did enter Hannah Bay’s on Lincoln Ave. the evening of May 4th and again yesterday morning, May 5th , around 10:20 am. He is in his late/mid 40’s, blonde hair, heavy set, tall, with thick, large glasses. He also had a British accent. When he left Hannah Bay’s, it was discovered that he had stolen (1) YETI 20 qt. blue ice chest and (2) YETI 20/30 qt. bag ice chests. He also told a downtown merchant that he was going to have a meeting with or had a meeting with the Chamber. The Chamber has not had a meeting with this person nor do we have a meeting planned. We feel he is using the reference to the Chamber as a ploy to make himself seem more genuine. He drives a blue 4-door sedan, possibly a Honda, with a white circular sticker on the back. The Groves police have been informed of this situation. Please be alert and keep your eyes open for this person.



Groves Pecan Festival

2016 Queen’s Scholarship Pageant


Sign-Up to Begin


Sign-up for this year’s 2016 Groves Pecan Festival Queen’s Scholarship Pageant will begin on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 and end on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Girls age 3 years to 12th grade who reside in Groves may pick up applications at the Groves Chamber of Commerce. Completed applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Each category will be limited to 15 contestants. Once the category is filled, no more applications will be accepted. Categories go by grade. This year’s pageant will be held on Saturday, September 17th.

Contestants in the Queen’s Division will compete for the following scholarship amounts:

Queen - $1,000.00 Scholarship

1st Runner-up - $750.00 Scholarship

2nd Runner-up - $500.00 Scholarship  

Applications must be picked up and returned completed with registration fees by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 to the Groves Chamber of Commerce office.  No late applications will be accepted. Contestants must live in Groves.

For further information call the Groves Chamber of Commerce at 962-3631. The Chamber office is located at 4399 Main Ave.


* 2015-2016 Groves Pecan Queen – Makinsey Nicole Chipman (For all pageant results, go to the “Groves Pecan Pageant” page)






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