Students from Lake Highlands High School and the Forest Meadow and Lake Highlands junior highs will perform with the Vocal Majority in a joint concert Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Highlands High School auditorium, 9449 Church.

The Vocal Majority is the chorus of the Dallas Metropolitan Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. The chorus has won the society’s “Best in the World” competition six times.

The LH pop group Espree and 185 students from the LH A Cappella Choir and the Forest Meadow and Lake Highlands junior high chorales also are on the program.

Reserved tickets are $6 for students, $12 and $18 for adults. Call 696-1340 to order tickets.

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is sponsoring the event, which benefits the Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Institute for Logopedics and the Dallas Ronald McDonald House.

For more information, call Bob Eckert at 340-0030 or 349-3231 or John Irwin at 977-6224 or 348-2709.

LH Social Service Agency Requests Donations for Clients

Volunteers and donations of food, money and children’s clothing are needed at the Lake Highlands office of the Network of Community Ministries, executive director Ginger York says.

The agency, which serves needy persons living primarily in the RISD, has a Richardson office at 1236 Executive Drive West and a Lake Highlands office at 10233 E. Northwest Highway in the Northlake Shopping Center.

Volunteers will be assigned to interview clients, help in the food room or clothes closet, pick up donations, answer phones or work on a computer.

“If someone has an interest in helping others, we have a way to use them,” York says.

Powdered milk, peanut butter, and canned meat and fruit are needed most, she says. New and gently used children’s clothing, particularly boys’ and girls’ blue jeans sizes 4-12 also are appreciated.

The Network of Community Ministries is a non-profit, benevolent cooperative comprised of 66 member organizations – 48 churches and religious groups and 18 social, civic and service organizations.

The agency typically provides food, clothing and referrals for medical and dental assistance and counseling.

If circumstances warrant, York says, “there isn’t anything we can’t do. We’ve bought a car battery. I’ve rented a heart monitor for a baby. We’ve paid medical insurance.”

Clients’ needs are determined by comprehensive, confidential interviews, York says. People needing assistance should call the Lake Highlands office, 341-7065, for information.

White Rock Lake ‘Trash Bash’ Cleanup Set for Oct. 10

The second White Rock Lake Trash Bash kicks off Oct. 10, with games, seminars, lunch, children’s activities and a closing party to celebrate this volunteer effort to clean up the lakeshore.

Registration for volunteers begins at 8 a.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther (at the corner of Buckner and Northcliff) for east side volunteers, and at the Fisher Road parking lot, 3800 W. Lawther, for west side volunteers. The cleanup is scheduled from 9-11:30 a.m., followed by entertainment and events for volunteers.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes or nets to help collect “hard-to-reach” trash, according to organizers. Volunteers also are encouraged to wear protective shoes and gloves during the cleanup, which is intended to help spruce up the lake’s shores.

Throughout the day, games, seminars, door-prize giveaways and lunch (for volunteers) will be offered. Among the seminar topics are fruits/nuts, planting, design, soils, tree pruning and tree care. Children’s activities include a “Trash Treasure Hunt.

The event will close with the “Trash Bash” party, featuring a live band.

“Without the commitment of Dallas-area volunteers,” says Jacklyn Kayne, district manager for the Dallas Park and Recreation Dept., “the White Rock Trash Bash project cannot succeed.”

For information, call 670-8281 or 670-0280.

Event sponsors include the City, the Texas General Land Office, Clean Dallas East, White Rock Kiwanis Club and the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Rec Center Hosts Family Halloween Carnival Oct. 31

The Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, 9401 White Rock Trail, hosts its annual Halloween carnival Oct. 31, underwritten by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands. Activities are designed for families of pre-school children through the eighth grade; admission is free.

More than 20 carnival booths will be designed, built and staffed by 400 Lake Highlands High School student volunteers.

Food and refreshments will be available; tickets will be sold (five tickets for $1) as payment for the booth activities.

Carnival hours are 6:30-10 p.m. Call 670-7793 for information.

The Exchange Club is a community service organization that sponsors a variety of projects and events in Lake Highlands.

Football Season Tickets Sell Out; Games on Radio and Television

Reserved seats for each Lake Highlands High School home football game were sold out prior to the Wildcats’ first home game, marking the first time such a large number of tickets have been sold prior to an RISD team’s first home game, says RISD athletic director Bob Stamps.

In another first this year, all RISD high school football games will be broadcast live on KSKY-660 AM, and several games will be broadcast as KRLD’s Game of the Week, Stamps says.

Richardson Telecable also plans to carry several games on Channel A35 on a tape-delay basis the Saturday following the game, Stamp says.

Realtors Plan to Paint the Town Oct. 2

Greater Dallas Association of Realtors members and volunteers plan to paint at least 15 homes owned by elderly, handicapped and needy citizens as part of the group’s 9th Annual Paint the Town program Oct. 2, says Madge Green of Ebby Halliday Realtors. (In the event of rain, the program will be rescheduled to Oct. 16.)

Participants will receive free lunch and a Paint the Town T-shirt for helping with the project. Neighborhood paint and hardware stores have donated materials, and Pepsi-Cola has agreed to supply soft drinks for volunteers.

Coordinating the effort in our neighborhoods are Carol Werther of Ebby Halliday, Jay Gavit of Provident Bank, Barbara Hollingsworth of CTX Mortgage Company and Jerry Scott of American Federal Bank. Call 368-9958 for information.

News & Notes

KIWANIS HONORED: Three members of the Kiwanis Club of White Rock recently were recognized for their club contributions at the group’s district convention. Mike McKinney was honored for his work with the Sponsored Youth Committee, Joe Lorraine for efforts as Interclub chairman, and Jack Morgan as editor of the Kiwaniroc. The group meets each Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.; call Ruth Tisdale at 327-1542 for information.

ST. JOHN’S RIBBON-CUTTING: The new Middle School wing of St. John’s Episcopal School was dedicated recently, with Parents Council president Sandy Secor cutting the ribbon. The Parents Council raised more than $60,000 through a crafts fair, silent and live auctions, and a carnival, to fund completion of the art room. Others present at the ceremony included Patria Richardson, Grace Cook, Martin Delebano, Carol Graham and Cory Brummett.