By Sarah Naron

Messenger Reporter

GRAPELAND – Looking for a laid-back way to spend a Saturday evening? Look no further than The Station, one of Grapeland’s newest event venues, which is gearing up to host the community for “Coffee and Acoustics” Saturday, March 10.

“The music starts at 7 p.m., but the doors will open at 6 p.m.,” explained owner Tammy Hassell. “So, if you get here before seven, you can come on in and eat in here and then just wait until the music starts, if you want to.”

As Hassell explained, dinner will be available for purchase at the taco truck located in front of The Station.

“You can bring it inside and eat it while the music’s going on,” she said. “Once you’re in here, we have homemade desserts that you can purchase – brownies and ice cream and pies – and we’ll have coffees and tea.”

Musical entertainment will be provided by singer-songwriter Johnnie Helm of Jacksonville.

Hassell said the event will be held on a quarterly basis.

“The second Saturday in June, we’ll have another one, and our four-piece Highway 19 Band will be playing, and we’ll have the coffee and desserts as well,” she divulged.

According to Hassell, a second food truck will be available for the June installment of “Coffee and Acoustics.”

“We’ll have one in September, and I don’t know who’s playing there,” Hassell continued. “And then, we’ll have a Christmas one the second Saturday in December.”

Hassell also mentioned that The Station is available for rent for gatherings such as baby showers and reunions for a price of $140.

“One thing that we’ll be doing this summer is, we’ll start having the option of renting it if you want to have an indoor birthday party for your kids, and we can do an ice cream party,” Hassell said. “We’re able to do milkshakes and banana splits and brownies and ice cream and things like that.”

For more information, contact The Station at 936-687-4903. Those interested in keeping up with future events are encouraged to “like” The Station on Facebook.

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