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Boys & Girls Club First Annual Breakfast of Champions

B&GHillCountyYOUR INVITED!

You are invited to the first annual Breakfast of Champions to be held Thursday, April 9th , at the First United Methodist Church (Family Life Center) in Hillsboro, from 7:30-9am.   Join your peers to learn how the Boys & Girls Club of Hill County is impacting kids in your community.

The keynote speaker is former Dallas Cowboy D.D. Lewis who grew up as a club kid in Knoxville, Tennessee.   D.D. will share the impact the Boys & Girls Club had on his life, and the influence a local club has its youth and community.

The Hillsboro Independent School District and The First Baptist Church of Hillsboro have both demonstrated a champion’s spirit in their efforts to positively impact Hill County youth.  We are pleased to honor both groups during our breakfast.

Individual tickets for the breakfast are $25, and $200 to sponsor a table of six.  Table sponsors will receive recognition at the event.   We hope you will come and invite others who share our passion for the youth of Hill County.

Seating is limited, so you must RSVP before April 3rd.    You have four methods to purchase tickets:

  • Email: pavelkse@gmail.com to order tickets before April 3rd
  • Mail: Mail your check to Boys & Girls Club of Hill County, PO Box 554, Hillsboro, TX 76645 before March 30th
  • Chamber: You may visit the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to purchase tickets before April 3rd
  • Call: Sarah Pavelka at 254.707.7337 or Bill Siddons at 254.582.1436 before April 3rd

Sincerely,

Bill Siddons, III CVO

Free Concert Dr. Tony Evans Along with Israel & the New Breed

FreeconcertFree Concert with an 800 + Choir, Dr. Tony Evans, speaker   Bring canned goods for admission to be donated to Missions at Waco Gov. Abbott to attend along with Israel & the New Breed leading the music worship. Baylor’s McClane Stadium  Palm Sunday March 29th. 5pm to 7pm.  Plenty of parking with shuttle service.

Hewitt’s Annual Dog Days of Summer

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Hewitt — The dogs will have their day at Hewitt’s annual Dog Days of Summer Canine Event sponsored by the City of Hewitt, Hewitt Public Library and the Friends of the Hewitt Public Library. The weekend will kick off with music provided by the Morticians on Friday night June 19th, at 7:30 PM. Then on Saturday, June 20th from 9am until 1pm we will host a morning filled with demonstrations, education, music, fur-photographs and a lot of fun activities at 801 Hewitt Drive, Hewitt Park.

Waynette Ditto, Library Director for Hewitt Public Library said “this free event will provide the local and extended community with a fun family day where they can enjoy a variety of activities, learn from experts, and connect with other dog lovers.”

The celebration will include the traditional doggie fun and a Winnie dog race contest. The Houston Disc Dogs will present three performances throughout the morning as well as herding demonstrations. Attendees will enjoy a canine fashion show, performances by canines, “Glam fur” photographs, canine contests, and a vendor area. Pet rescue groups, pet care information, and pet adoptions will be available.

It is a fundraising event for the library, but most importantly it’s about getting the pet owners to celebrate with their dogs. Admission for visitors is free. But, there will be a small fee to enter dogs in the various contests. We will also accept donations of dry dog food to be distributed to participating shelters. We are seeking sponsorships as well as vendors to participate. We are also asking for participation from local organizations and clubs too.

Anyone interested in volunteering or sharing ideas should call 254-666-2442 or visit our Facebook page at Hewitt’s Dog Days of Summer.

 

LWPL March Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contains a lot of great information including news on LWPL being selected as one of four libraries in Texas as a recipient for the 2015 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award! As always, feel free to download the attached copy and distribute as you see fit.  For copies of our previous newsletter, be sure to visit our website here!

Amanda Suiters
Lake Whitney Public Library
P.O. Box 1158
602 E. Jefferson Ave.
Whitney, TX 76692
254-694-4639

News from Laguna Park Library

Happy New Year to all our Friends in the Lake Whitney area.

We have Wonderful news! Beginning this month and every month this year we are hosting Sustainable Living Workshops. Come join us and learn how to make cheese; create decedent chocolate deserts (live sustaining to all choc-o-holics); soap making; food handlers certification; container gardening; community gardening; kids zip-lock gardening; financial planning for sustainability and much more.

The workshops, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Laguna Park Community Church and Laguna Park Library, will have a minimal charge to cover supplies and are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the topic offered.

January’s Workshop – CHOCOLATE MANIA

 Join us on January 20th from 9:30a.m. to 12p.m. at the Laguna Park Library. Beginners and advanced cooks will learn exciting recipes and techniques for all things chocolate – just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Mark your calendars now for this event and be sure to RSVP in order to save your spot. Cost is $10.00

For further information, please contact Cynthia Choate at Laguna Park Library 254-622-2665 or Jen Ellis at 254-266-2110

FIRST DAY HIKES LAKE WHITNEY STATE PARK

Lake Whitney State Park Offers New Year’s Day Guided Hike

Lake Whitney State Park, Hill County, Texas –  Lake Whitney State Park will offer a guided nature hike on New Year’s Day from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Participants will meet at the trailhead for the Two Bridges Trail, next to the Recreation Hall.

          The hike will be Lake Whitney State Park’s contribution to the nationwide First Day Hikes program.  First Day Hikes brings awareness of healthy lifestyle alternatives that include state parks.  This program is directed by the National Association of State Park Directors.

          The topics of the guided hike will include local flora and fauna, as well and a discussion of how state parks can contribute to physical fitness and wellness.  According to Park Superintendent Luke Stucker, “We hope that park visitors and our neighbors will join us in starting the New Year off on the right foot by joining us for our First Day Hikes program.  This is a great opportunity to take part in an activity, work off holiday food and meet like-minded people in a beautiful natural environment.”

          The guided hike is free for any participant who has a valid entrance permit for the day.  Entrance permits are available from Park Headquarters for $5.00 per person for everyone 13 or older.  Children 12 or under are free.  Entrance fees are also covered by a valid Texas State Parks Pass.

          Lake Whitney State Park is a 775-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.

                        For more information about Lake Whitney State Park or this release, please contact Luke Stucker, (254) 694-3793, email –luke.stucker@tpwd.texas.gov, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.

Everyone’s Christmas Story

 How do you tell an old story in a new way, especially when it’s the most important story of all?  A young writer tries to liven the annual church Christmas play with pop stars, superheroes, gangsters and circus performers.  She comes to realize how amazing the actual Biblical account really is…just the way it is, was and always will be:  a truly everyone’s story. Find out more »

 

New Food Bank Building

Land Acquiring for new food bank building. Click here to read more…

 

OUTLETS AT HILLSBORO ANNOUNCES NEW TENANT

 

 

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HILLSBORO, TXApril 28, 2014 – Just in time for Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day, Outlets at Hillsboro announces that Coach, a global leader in premium handbags and accessories for women and men, will be opening an approximate 7,000 square foot store in Space 158 across from the Gap Outlet store.  The store will open at 10 AM on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

West – Parker’s Park Project – Storage Wars-TX – Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, April 26

As many of you know, the City Park in West was destroyed by the explosion at West Fertilizer on April 17.  A couple months after, then 4-yr. old, Parker Pustejovsky wanted to raise money to help rebuild the park.  Parker is the son of our friend, Joey Pustejovsky, a West volunteer fireman who gave his life in the explosion.  With the help of his family, friends, and lots of volunteers, the Parker’s Park Project hosted a hot dog fundraiser last July.  The support received that day was amazing and to date, we have raised approximately $120,000.  Please take a look at our website at www.ParkersParkProject.com and learn the whole story.  Now, after meeting with different vendors for playground equipment and looking at numerous options, Parker’s Park Project would like to announce our GOAL of $200,000.  We want to provide our children with the best playground we can get.  

Recently, we were contacted by some of the cast members of A&E’s show Storage Wars-Texas, about helping with another fundraiser to help us reach our goal.  We are excited to announce that on Saturday, April 26, some of the cast members are coming to West and helping us with an Auction Fundraiser.  We are now soliciting donations of items that could be auctioned off to help us reach our goal.

Attached is a flyer promoting the event at the West KC grounds.  There will also be a fundraiser horseshoe tournament that day, so please make plans to attend.

If you, or someone you know, would like to make a donation towards this worthy cause, please contact one of us that are copied on this email.  We will be glad to arrange pick up of the donated item, to have in the auction.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to help out.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Matt Thomas

254-582-1637

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