Nonprofits get boost from Newcomers Club

August 2, 2014

THIS SHOULD HELP: Area nonprofit agencies received contributions from the Lake Granbury Newcomers Club. Accepting the donations (from left) are: J.T. Winn, Boys and Girls Club; Becky Mauldin, Ruth’s Place; Kerrie Stannell, Children’s Advocacy Center; Sandi Miller, Special Olympics; April Mitchell, Mission Granbury; Susan Meche, Habitat for Humanity; Marilyn Spivey and Getta Stephens, Friends for Animals and Ann Dunn, Christian Women’s Job Corps.

The Lake Granbury Newcomers Club is an active bunch that extends a philanthropic hand to many organizations in our community. At a recent meeting, Newcomers presented checks totaling more than $8,500 to eight different groups who serve the residents of Hood County.

Accepting donations on behalf of their organizations were J.T. Winn, Boys and Girls Club; Becky Mauldin, Ruth’s Place; Kerrie Stannell, Children’s Advocacy Center; Sandi Miller, Special Olympics; April Mitchell, Mission Granbury; Susan Meche, Habitat for Humanity; Marilyn Spivey and Getta Stephens, Friends for Animals and Ann Dunn, Christian Women’s Job Corps.

Newcomers’ publicity co-chair and Pecan resident Diane Williams report that a new meeting year begins in September, and more members to the group are welcome. All ladies in Hood County are invited to join Newcomers no matter how long they have been local residents.

Newcomer members meet the first Thursday of each month collectively, and special interest groups, such as supper clubs, Bunco groups, book clubs and many more, meet at designated times.

For more information on Newcomers, contact Diane at [email protected]

PLAY PERFORMANCES

Today marks the end of weeklong rehearsals for the youngest actors in Pecan with the Missoula Children’s Theater. The curtain goes up on “Treasure Island” with performances at 3 and 5:30 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC).

BREAKFAST CLUB

Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club will welcome retired law professor Marilyn Phelan who will address attendees on priceless art treasures stolen by the Nazis. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.

CRAFTS FAIR

Pecan’s Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service Auxiliary calls all vendors interested in renting space at the annual arts and crafts fair to be held on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PAC. Prime spaces go quickly, and table reservations have begun.

Applications are available at the PAC and also from Judy Hankins: 830-832-3391. All proceeds from the day benefit our emergency service groups.

AQUATIC AEROBICS

Deep water aerobics at the clubhouse pool has three more weeks of class, meeting Tuesday through Friday until Aug. 22 from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. Participants should bring a noodle. Contact Tal Hogue for more information: 817-559-2816.

GOOD SHOTS

Congratulations to Tim Matthews for taking first place in the July 2D/3D archery tournament.

More congratulations go to the champions of the children’s air gun camp: Andrew Bazzone, Luke Ledford and Chelsea Young. Eleven participants enjoyed the three-day camp which ended with a hot dog celebration on the final day.

SUMMER CAMPS

Mini cheer/dance camp for girls ages 5 – 9 comes to the PAC on Aug. 7 and 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Instructor Sarah Switzer will lead the class in learning a cheer, dance and chant which participants will perform at the close of camp.

A crayon art class for children ages 8 to 12 is scheduled for Aug. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the PAC. Bonnie Chilcutt will instruct the class.

Ceramics camp for ages 7 to 14 is on the calendar for Aug. 11, 12, 14, and 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. also at the PAC. Instructor is Maria Ward.

Pre-registration is necessary for these activities: 817-573-7952.

FINAL CAMP

The final session of golf, tennis and swim camp comes Tuesday through Friday from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Sign up at either the golf or tennis pro shops.

SYMPATHY

Our sympathy goes to the family of Chuck Farra, who passed away July 20, and to the family of Paul Masters, who passed away July 25.

[email protected] | 817-579-9360

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