The Temple Chamber of Commerce is excited to host a free community event that will kick off with a job fair in the afternoon followed by an evening of live music, food trucks, an outdoor market, and fun for the entire family.
Coinciding with First Friday Downtown Temple, Summer Sizzle will take place today, Friday, August 6, 2021. The job fair will run from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the Temple Workforce Office located at 201 Santa Fe Way, and the evening festivities will take place from 6:00 – 9:30 pm at the Santa Fe Plaza, 301 Santa Fe Way, in Temple.
“The Chamber exists because of our local businesses, and we are here to support them. After the turbulent year of 2020, and as we persevere through the pandemic, our Board and Staff wanted to plan a safe, family-friendly event that supports all businesses and celebrates our community,” said Chamber President Rod Henry.
The job fair, presented in partnership with Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, includes employers from the manufacturing, distribution, and civil service industries. Featured employers for the job fair include Datamars, Inc., Materials Transportation Company, McLane Company, PacTiv Evergreen, Panel Specialists, Inc., Performance Foodservice, Reynolds Consumer Products, and Wilsonart.
Job Seekers are encouraged to pre-register for the event at MyTXCareer.com and to wear a face-covering/mask during the event.
Food trucks and vendors for the outdoor market will be set up along Santa Fe Way and in the Plaza beginning at 6:00 pm. Live music by Ed Kline Music will take place from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Plaza and the Three4One Band will take the stage at 7:30 pm in the Plaza Greens. Lawn chairs or blankets are welcome to use while enjoying the music.
Arthur Murray Temple will offer a group dance lesson during the band’s break around at 8:15 pm, Dapper & Dashin’ Salon will offer haircuts from their booth, there will be a variety of food trucks with Check Point Germany, KG&D Mobile Foods, and Rossler’s Blue Cord Barbecue, along with an assortment of vendors offering treats like Boozzy Cakes, FoxDog, Jolly Trolley Sno-Cones, and Kona Ice.
Other market vendors that will have their products for sale include Golden Poppy Boutique, Old Stumps & Scrapwood, Simply Smith’s Homemade, Simply Gracie Girl, Vixen Muscle, and West 40 Woodworks.
There will also be various Chamber Members set-up to visit with Sizzle-goers and include the American Legion Post #133, KCEN-TV Channel 6, Pearl’s Place, Reliant, an NRG Company, Reynold’s Consumer Products, Specific Clinic of Chiropractic, State Farm - Veronica Logan, T3 The Gym, Temple Fire Department, Temple Police Department, Total Men’s Primary Care, and Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.
Summer Sizzle is supported by the American Legion Post #133, Cedar Crest Hospital & Residential Treatment Center, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Security Bank Temple, Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, KCEN Channel 6, iHeart Media Waco/Temple/Killeen, Reynolds Consumer Products, Amos Electric, Datamars, Inc., PacTiv Evergreen, Lamar Advertising, and Ludwick, Montgomery & Stapp, PC.
Visit templechamber.com/summersizzle for more information.