The next Pearl Bluegrass event will be Nov. 6.

Plan to bring your RV, Camper, or tent on Nov. 5 to join in a Pearl Community Center RV Barbecue, and then stay the night for the Pearl Bluegrass event the next day.

Just bring the meat you would like to put on the furnished grills and some sides. Following the barbecue, I can almost guarantee that there will be a lot of picking and grinning going on.

Actually, there will most likely be picking and grinning going on during the barbeque, too! Don’t forget to call Anji Pearl Day at 325-665-7996 to schedule stage show time if you are interested in performing.

Remember also that there are 32 full hookups if you would like to stay in Pearl for a night or more. First come, first park so no reservations needed. Thirty amps are $20/night, and 50 amps are $25/night. For more information, call 254-865-5864. Come and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Pearl.

The Pearl Cottage Bookstore will be open an extra day this month, Oct. 9th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Junk in Your Trunk event on the grounds of the Community Center.

It’s not too late to load your trunk with items you would like to sell and come to Pearl — and there is no fee to do so. Vendors and food trucks are invited, too. Pass the word.

There will also be a community-wide garage sale on Oct. 8-9. To find the locations for the sales, there will be maps that you can pick up at either the Pearl Book Cottage or at Kay’s Plant and Yard Sale (information below). It is not too late to be a part of the Community-wide garage sale. Just give Kay Pruett a call at 254-865-5864 or Linda Ray at 254-865-9282, and get your name on the list.


Kay Pruett will be having her Giant Plant (many succulents) and Yard sale (many tools) on Oct. 8-9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at her home, too.

There are so many items for sale at Kay’s that they’re too numerous to list. If you have questions about any of these sales, please call Linda Ray at 254-865-9282 or Kay Pruett at 254-865-5864.

An important “mark your calendar” event takes place at Pearl Church of Christ on Oct. 17, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The church will be celebrating its 126th Anniversary. There will be a dinner on the grounds following the church service. So come home to Pearl in your vintage car, horse and buggy, tractor, or however you can actually get there. Bring any old Pearl and/or church pictures you may have and would like to share. Also bring family, friends, and even casual acquaintances. Everyone is always heartily welcomed.

The Pearl Cemetery Association is still accepting donations to build a pavilion to protect attendees from the often-harsh weather conditions during interments and services. You may send a donation or a donation in memory of a loved one to Pearl Cemetery Association, C/O Linda Ray, 1771 CR 152, Purmela, TX 76566. If you have any questions, you can contact Linda at 254-865-9282. Thank you in advance for your support.

Please feel free to visit the local churches in Pearl. You are always welcome at any location. Pearl Community Fellowship meets at 9 a.m., Pearl Church of Christ meets at 10:30 a.m., and Pearl Baptist Church meets at 10 a.m.

The closing verse for this week comes from James 4:10 — Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you. ESV

Betsy Clark

Betsy Clark

To keep up with the latest Pearl news online, you can go to the “Pearl Cottage Bookstore” Facebook page, the “Pearl Community Center” Facebook page, or the “Pearl Church of Christ” Facebook page. The Pearl Community Center also has a website: Or you can contact me at for information or to submit any Pearl news that you might have.