Baylor Scott & White on the Hill to Receive Historic Marker

 

 (Temple, TX)  — The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will hold a reception honoring Baylor Scott & White Health as the latest recipient of a Temple Historic Marker. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 12:00 p.m., at the Baylor Scott & White Historical Alcove located at 2401 South 31st Street in Temple.

 

In 1963, a unique radial shape was chosen for the hospital on “The Hill”. Nurses’ stations served as a hub and for the first time in 50 years, the clinic and hospital functions were housed under one roof. The towers on “The Hill” were the most advanced and modern patient facilities. For over 121 years, Baylor Scott & White has offered dynamic growth to the community and continues to grow its commitment to the public and healthcare needs across the world.

 

The historic marker program was designed to recognize historically significant structures and organizations in the city, while encouraging preservation and restoration. For a property or organization to be considered for a Temple Historic Marker, the property owner must apply with supporting documentation to the Historic Preservation Committee.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about Baylor Scott & White Health or the Temple Historic Marker Program is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Temple Visitor Center at 298-5900.


Central Counties Services to Receive Historic Temple Marker

– The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will hold a reception honoring Central Counties Services as the latest recipient of a Temple Historic Marker. The reception will be held inside the historic King’s Daughters hospital building on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., located at 304 South 22nd Street, Temple TX.

 

Central Counties Services moved their headquarters into the King’s Daughters hospital building in 1975 where they currently operate. The 50,000 sq. ft. King’s Daughters Hospital building is over 100 years old with the first fireproof wing built in 1913. In 1957 the hospital received a grant to remodel the old nursing dormitory into 12 patient rooms.  However, the location became inadequate for the growing hospital. In 1983, the land and hospital were deeded to Central Counties Services by the Board of Directors of King’s Daughters. For over 50 years, Central Counties Services has been a recognized service expert in Central Texas for person with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.

 

The Historic Marker Program was designed to recognize historically significant structures and organizations within the city, while encouraging preservation and restoration. In order for a property or organization to be considered for a Temple Historic Marker, the property owner must fill out an application and submit it with supporting documentation to the Historic Preservation Committee.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about Central Counties Services or the Temple Historic Marker Program is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Temple Visitor Center at 298.5900.


CVB SUMMERTIME FAMILY FUN

CVB SUMMERTIME FAMILY FUN
(Temple, TX) – It’s officially the first day of summer and the Temple Convention and Visitors Bureau invites the public to a FREE evening full of summertime fun! Grab your friends and family and head to the Econo Lodge and Americas Best Value Inn in Temple (915 North General Bruce Dr.) starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st.

Enjoy a night out together celebrating summer with a food truck, bounce house and kid’s activities, plus enter to win some cool door prizes including a family pack of tickets to Bell County Comic Con, Encryptux Escape Room gift cards, a pair of passes to Beltonian Theater; and more! Winners Must be present to win.

“We want to help welcome in summer with some fun and free activities for families,” said Nancy Glover, CVB Manager. “We are lucky to have teamed up with some great local businesses including Econo Lodge and Americas Best Value Inn to make this possible.”

For more information contact Nancy Glover, CVB Manager, at nglover@templetx.gov or 254-298-5379. Check out our Facebook event for all the latest information!


Discover Temple Receives State Recognition

The City of Temple’s Marketing and Communications Department’s “Discover Temple” campaign was recently recognized by the Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus.

Discover Temple, the City’s tourism and destination marketing organization, won second place in the “People’s Choice” Idea Fair for Tourism Branding and Advertising. Awards were presented during TACVB’s Virtual Annual Conference on Aug. 12.

Discover Temple is a brand refresh for Temple tourism. It markets several individual sectors of the community including lodging, downtown, restaurants and recreation. Colorful and creative marketing materials are designed to catch the eye and draw in potential visitors.

Discover Temple new Brand
If you are wanting to request Discover materials to be delivered to you please visit here.

“We are actively positioning Temple as a premiere visitor destination,” said Teresa Anderson, City of Temple Destination Marketing Manager. “Development of attractive and branded print materials is part of that process.”

TACVB’s Idea Fair promotes excellence in destination marketing.  Goals of the Idea Fair awards are to generate awareness of the quality work done by TACVB members as they promote their destinations to leisure and business travelers.  “Judges’ Choice” winners are selected by a panel of judges comprised of tourism industry experts.  A People’s Choice competition allows tourism industry peers to weigh in on their favorites as well.

“We had a record 119 entries this year,” said Jodi Willard, TACVB Idea Fair Chairman.  “The winners encountered strong competition and these awards are well-deserved.”


Enjoy City of Temple from home!

Let’s stay healthy and safe! Show your love for the City of Temple by staying at home. We’ll be waiting for you with open arms when life goes back to normal.

How can you support the City of Temple from home? We’re so glad you asked! Show your love by sharing a picture or video of YOU on social media explaining why you love the City of Temple. Be sure to tag @templecvb and use #TempleStrong.

As much as you miss us…We miss you more!

The city of Temple misses your smiling faces! You (our visitors) mean the world to us and we can’t wait to have you back when it’s safe.

During these times, we must remember who we are. We are a strong, compassionate, and resourceful community. At a time when things look completely uncertain, we will reconnect with one another, and rediscover what is important. We will keep our distance but still grow closer together. We will look out for one another. We will take this time to thank our law enforcement, our first responders, our healthcare workers, our grocery store employees, and all essential workers in our community. We will make plans for when these challenges end. We will be positive about our future because we are stronger together. We are Temple Strong. Temple, Texas.


Imagine the Possibilities Tour Showcases Downtown Properties

(TEMPLE, TX)  Discover Downtown Temple and the Temple Main Street Program will host the ‘Imagine the Possibilities Tour’ on Wednesday, May 29th from 5:00-8:00 PM.  The purpose of this event is to let the community know about the exciting transformation that is going on in downtown Temple. The tour will showcase over a dozen downtown buildings that are either for sale, for lease, or about to be rehabbed or restored.
Everyone is invited and taking the self-guided tour is easy.
Guests must obtain a map showing all the tour stops and then travel at their own pace to visit any or all of the buildings that are featured along the route. Tour maps will be available at the following locations:

  • Temple Visitors Center in the Santa Fe Train Depot (315 W. Avenue B)
  • City of Temple Discover Downtown Office in the Historic Post Office (101 N. Main Street)
  • Santa Fe Depot Lobby (315 W. Avenue B) – Maps available only on the evening of the Imagine the Possibilities Tour
  • A Tour map can also be found online at DiscoverDowntownTemple.com

Each stop on the Imagine the Possibilities Tour will offer a reception with snacks and beverages. Building owners or their representatives will also be present to provide information about the building and to answer any questions.
Explore the exciting new redevelopments that are coming to downtown and of course, ‘Imagine the Possibilities.’

 


iResolve Million Step Challenge

Live Well in 2019 by starting off the New Year with a Million Steps! As a part of the Live Well Initiative, the Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau is challenging the entire Temple community to get 1,000,000 steps in January with HealthCode’s free iResolve Activity Challenge. Participants will be encouraged to get moving and explore Temple’s many beautiful walking trails and parks, then log their steps using the iResolve Challenge on HealthCode.org.

Walking 30 minutes every day has a big impact on overall health and wellbeing. According to Prevention Magazine, spending this short time each day will provide the following benefits:

  • Improved overall mood
  • Increase in creativity and higher brain function
  • Smaller waistline
  • Decreased risk of chronic disease
  • Better digestive system
  • Achieving this goal will make others seem reachable

 

“We hope that the entire community will embrace this challenge, especially community leaders such as Baylor Scott & White, Wilson Art and Temple ISD,” said Nancy Glover, CVB Director. “This is the perfect New Year’s challenge, and we think Temple is ready to tackle it!”

Participants in the challenge are also encouraged to take part in the Annual Resolution Run 5K on January 12th or to simply jump on a treadmill at any of the many fitness or recreation facilities in Temple.

Once registered to participate in iResolve, participants can enter their total number of steps each day, week or at the end of the month by visiting the HealthCode.org website or by linking your Fitbit or other fitness tracker to automatically log your activities. The step log will be accessible from the event tab of the CVB Facebook Page – or by visiting our website at DiscoverTemple.com. It is free to participate, however donations to the non-profit that runs the challenge are appreciated.


Live Well Expo

The Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the 2018 Live Well Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. The expo will showcase local vendors, and will feature health and wellness experts and specialists providing information and demonstrations.

Nancy Glover, CVB manager, said this will be the second year for the bureau to host the event.

“Last year we did it on a Wednesday in cooperation with a Baylor Scott & White event, and it was overwhelmingly successful for a Wednesday afternoon,” she said. “So this year we decided to move it to a Saturday to give more people an opportunity to come out, and we’ve partnered with some area organizations that are going to do some really fun activities outside of the Live Well Expo’s main vendor area, so we’re really excited about all the different things we’ll have to offer that day.”

Glover said the vendors will have different things to offer including samples and product information.

“We’re really trying to showcase the businesses in Temple that represent a wellness lifestyle, and we’re really trying to celebrate those businesses and showcase them for the citizens of Temple.”

The expo floor will be divided into three sections: Live Well, Move Well and Eat Well. The Live Well section will focus on overall quality of life. The Move Well section will focus on physical fitness and Eat Well will focus on nutritional wellness.

Throughout the day various demonstrations will be given on the stage by local experts. Glover said these will include a panel on different diet trends, a cooking demonstration from Natural Grocers, and a special presentation during the lunch hour of the Impact Award winner.

“The Impact Award goes to a person who has shown outstanding support for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau over the past year,” Glover said.

This year’s winner is Bennie Walsh, president of Temple NAACP and board member for the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

The lunch hour will also feature a presentation from Billy Riggs, a magician and motivational speaker who will show everyone how healthy living can be fun.

Even more demos and fitness competitions will be going on outside the main ballroom. A 5K hosted by Crossfit DSP will begin at 8 a.m. to kick off the expo. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit organization that mobilizes people to take action against breast cancer.

Glover said there will also be booths for the Cultural Activities Center, the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, and other fun places within the city.

 “It’s not all about just eating healthy and working out,” she said. “It’s also about de-stressing and having those places in town where you can just go and let loose and have some fun, so we’ve got those represented as well.”

More information about the Live Well Expo and links to sign up for the 5K and other competitions are online at discovertemple.com.


Live Well Expo

“The Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the 2018 Live Well Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 20th at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. The expo will showcase local vendors, and will feature health and wellness experts and specialists providing information and demonstrations.

Nancy Glover, CVB manager, said this will be the second year for the bureau to host the event.

“Last year we did it on a Wednesday in cooperation with a Baylor Scott & White event, and it was overwhelmingly successful for a Wednesday afternoon,” she said. “So this year we decided to move it to a Saturday to give more people an opportunity to come out, and we’ve partnered with some area organizations that are going to do some really fun activities outside of the Live Well Expo’s main vendor area, so we’re really excited about all the different things we’ll have to offer that day.”

Glover said the vendors will have different things to offer including samples and product information.

“We’re really trying to showcase the businesses in Temple that represent a wellness lifestyle, and we’re really trying to celebrate those businesses and showcase them for the citizens of Temple.”

The expo floor will be divided into three sections: Live Well, Move Well and Eat Well. The Live Well section will focus on overall quality of life. The Move Well section will focus on physical fitness and Eat Well will focus on nutritional wellness.

Throughout the day various demonstrations will be given on the stage by local experts. Glover said these will include a panel on different diet trends, a cooking demonstration from Natural Grocers, and a special presentation during the lunch hour of the Impact Award winner.

“The Impact Award goes to a person who has shown outstanding support for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau over the past year,” Glover said.

This year’s winner is Bennie Walsh, president of Temple NAACP and board member for the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

The lunch hour will also feature a presentation from Billy Riggs, a magician and motivational speaker who will show everyone how healthy living can be fun.

Even more demos and fitness competitions will be going on outside the main ballroom. A 5K hosted by Crossfit DSP will begin at 8 a.m. to kick off the expo. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit organization that mobilizes people to take action against breast cancer.

Glover said there will also be booths for the Cultural Activities Center, the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, and other fun places within the city.

 “It’s not all about just eating healthy and working out,” she said. “It’s also about de-stressing and having those places in town where you can just go and let loose and have some fun, so we’ve got those represented as well.”

More information about the Live Well Expo and links to sign up for the 5K and other competitions are online or check out our Facebook event. ”

 

Article from Temple Daily Telegram 

By Melany Cox Oct 14 2018


Location Change for Wednesday’s Main Street Fright Fest

Due to forecasted inclement weather, Wednesday’s Main Street Fright Fest has been relocated inside the Temple Mall located at 3111 South 31st. The annual, family-friendly event will remain on Wednesday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and feature costume contests, children’s Halloween activities, vendors, music, and more!

 

As the sun prepares to go down, Fright Fest will be gearing up. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., guests are encouraged to dress up in costume and walk the Temple Mall. Costume contests for all ages will be held with prizes to be awarded and free children’s activities will also take place throughout the night. Children will also be able to trick or treat at all the booths to collect Halloween candy and goodies. There is no cost to attend. Admission is a suggested donation of 2 canned goods per family benefitting Food for Families.

 

For additional details on Main Street Fright Fest or the location change, please contact Sennett Farias at 254.298.5418.