Posts Tagged ‘Volunteers and Charity’

By Bruce Felps

The monthly Second Saturday Shoreline Spruce-up at White Rock Lake, organized by For the Love of the Lake, fans out to clean up this weekend.

The volunteer service organization takes it upon itself to clean up trash and litter — seemingly redundant, yes, but subtly different — along the banks and wherever else individuals can reach at the lake. Continue Reading »


Welcome to Lake Highlands Oktoberfest — All photos courtesy of the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands

Community Contribution

Lake Highlands was treated to the first community Oktoberfest Oct. 1 sponsored by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands.

The festival took place at the Lake Highlands Town Center site. The weather was beautiful the entire day and it is estimated that more than 4,500 people attended. Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

Speaking of Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, and we were just this morning, the Patient Access Services team pooled their respective carpentry talents to benefit Family Gateway, an Old East Dallas agency that provides housing and services to homeless families.

The access sevices staff built, with their very own hands, a children’s table and two stools for the charity. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

A pair of canine-centric events take place tomorrow and present a doubled-up opportunity for anyone looking to add a dog to the domicile.

Operation Kindness takes to Flagpole Hill from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 1, to put on Dog Day Afternoon.

The event, according to the website, features “vendors with samples, free goodie bags, K9 contests with great prizes, a free pet psychic, an alumni parade, free face painting, live music by GT Texas, and complimentary microchipping for the first 50 dogs.” Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

J.L Long Middle School organizers need more, even more volunteers to help make next week’s Long Run a success.

The 15th annual Long Run takes place Oct. 6, starting and finishing at the school. Continue Reading »

Community Contribution

Through the fundraising efforts of the Stonewall Jackson PTA, the school upgraded this year to a new white “blacktop” on which students play and learn.

A ribbon cutting ceremony takes place at 8:30 a.m., Oct. 4, at the school to officially acknowledge the completion of this two-year long PTA-commissioned project.

Students, staff, parents, and state Rep. Dan Branch, acting as Principal for the Day, will all be in attendance. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

The Lakewood Elementary School dads club, known officially as Friends of Lakewood, kicks off this school year’s installments of the Math Manias meetings early next week.

The educational club that includes chapters for each grade level, first through fifth, save kindergarten starts at 7:30 a.m., Oct. 4, in rooms designated for each grade. Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands puts on its first community celebration of Octoberfest just as the calendar changes over to October. Timing is everything.

The near-daylong festivities run from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Lake Highlands Town Center, southeast corner of Skillman Street and Walnut Hill Lane.

Admission to the party is free, and tickets will be available for food, beer, and games. Continue Reading »

By Bruce Felps

The Stonewall Jackson Elementary School Math Club gets under way Thursday morning for the new-ish school year.

Organized by Stonewall’s Dad’s Club, the Math Club helps students sharpen their ciphering skills through engaging game-like lessons.

The club convenes at 7:30 a.m., Sept 29, in classrooms designated for specific grades. Continue Reading »

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By Bruce Felps

This year’s fall fundraising luncheon organized by the Lakewood Service League benefits the Promise of Peace Community Garden, which works to prevent teen pregnancy and gang involvement among Woodrow students.

The fundraiser and social event — dubbed Harvesting Hope — takes place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 14, at Victor Tangos restaurant along Henderson Avenue. Continue Reading »

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