East Dallas and Lake Highlands Boy Scouts participated in the recent 10th annual “Scouting for Food” roundup of food donations from neighborhood homes and businesses.
“I thought it went very well,” says Joe Estes, assistant scout master for Troop 890, sponsored by Lake Highlands United Methodist Church.
“It always amazes you how generous people are,” Estes says.
More than 416,000 cans of food were collected in this year’s drive, resulting in an estimated 832,000 meals made available by the North Texas Food Bank, beneficiary of the drive. Sponsors for this year’s event included WFAA-TV, the Dallas Morning News, Tom Thumb and Roadway.
If you would like more information about Circle 10 Council Boy Scout activities, call 637-1480.
Art Encounters Host Student Art Contest
High school (grades 9-12) and college students are invited to compete in a fine arts competition sponsored by Art Encounter, 325 Northlake Shopping Center.
The competition will include oils, watercolors, photography, sculpture and drawings (pen and ink, pencil or charcoal), and entries must be 35mm slide transparency copies of original artwork conceived and created by the student entrant.
Entry deadline is March 31, with notification of winners to follow in late April. Entry cost is $4 per slide entry, or three entries for $10. Entry fees will be used as cash prizes for winners, with prizes depending upon the number of entries.
Call 340-1595 for information.
Clements, Realtors Plans Seniors Fair
State Rep. John Carona will be the keynote speaker at Clements, Realtors’ second annual Senior Info-Fair, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20.
The program is designed to provide resources and insight for seniors and their families regarding real estate, financial, insurance and tax issues, says Clements’ senior services director Madeline Boedeker.
Among the topics: Banking in the ‘90s, Tax-Exempt Bonds and Annuities; Estate Planning; Social Security and Medicare; Real Estate Issues; and Volunteer Opportunities.
Free vision and hearing screenings also will be offered, Boedeker says. Admission is free to the event, which will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas School, 3741 Abrams.
Other program sponsors include Cochran & Cochran, P.C.; A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.; Hatfield & Hatfield Inc., P.C., certified public accountants; Autumn Leaves/Monticello West Retirement Communities; and Joan M. Gruber Matson, CFP.
Neighborhood Newsletter Display Planned at City
The Dallas Homeowners League and the City of Dallas will display neighborhood newsletters throughout April in the lobby of City Hall, according to Gary Lawler.
The display is designed to allow Council members and City staff to familiarize themselves with neighborhood concerns and projects, Lawler says, as well as provide ideas for other neighborhood groups.
Neighborhood groups are requested to send three copies of one newsletter edition for the display, preferably published since October 1992.
Submissions must be available for display, and articles may be reproduced in other groups’ newsletters.
Forward newsletters by March 24 to Newsletter Display, Dallas Homeowners League, P.O. Box 214822, Dallas 75221. Call 824-2806 for information.
Greenville Merchants Set St. Pat’s Parade
The 14th annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. March 13, with a route north to south from Greenville at Blackwell (just north of Northwest Highway) to Yale Boulevard.
Parade participants will receive prizes donated by area merchants for entries that are the “greenest, stupidest, most outrageous, most fun for kids, most creative, least likely to finish, funniest, best of the best.”
To receive an application to enter the parade, call 368-6722. Deadline for entries is March 5.
‘Dallas Blooms’ Festival Returns to Arboretum
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s annual five-week floral festival, featuring more than 200,000 blooming bulbs and one of the country’s largest azalea collections, will run from March 6-April 11.
More than 90,000 people attended last year’s event, which includes activities such as a garden hunt, landscape painting, tree-ring arithmetic, nature magnet-making and a ladybug and tree giveaway. Weekend demonstrations will feature floral arranging, bee-keeping and fire ant control.
Garden personality Neil Sperry will broadcast live from the Arboretum from 8 a.m.-noon March 13-14, and the Texas State Daffodil Show will be featured throughout the weekend.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children 6-12, and free for all from 3-6 p.m. Fridays. Parking is $2.
Off-site shuttle service will be available from 3-6 p.m. Fridays and noon-6 p.m. weekends. Follow signs on Garland Road for parking information.
Call 327-8263 for information.
News & Notes
SENIORS CRIME PROGRAM: Dallas Police Department assistant chiefs Greg Holliday and Marvin Bullard will present a program outlining “Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens” at 10 a.m. March 2 at the Lakewood Branch Library, 6121 Worth.
The chiefs will offer tips on avoiding purse snatching, fraud schemes and other crimes typically affecting seniors. Admission is free. Call 670-1376 for additional information. The program is sponsored by the Lakewood Library Friends.
KIWANIS MUSICAL PLANNED: The Kiwanis Club of White Rock hosts its annual musical, “Kiss Me Kate,” through March 6 at the Garland Center for the Performing Arts, 5th & Austin.
Featured performers include Debi Goff, Cathy Parks, Ken Hyatt, Jonathan Frank, Daryl Harris, Steve Beene, David Bond, Janet Daves, Morris Baughman, Scott Bardin, Linda Frank, Don Smothers and Mary Dickson.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee March 6. Tickets are $9 and $18. Call 327-1542 for information.
CHILDREN’S DRAMA CLASSES: Lake Highlands North Recreation Center, White Rock Trail and Church Road, offers children’s drama classes at 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Call 670-7793 or 340-0307 and ask for Pat McAuliff’s classes.
LH ALUM PROMOTED BY NEWS: Lake Highlands High School graduate Nancy Barry has been promoted to vice president/community relations of the Dallas Morning News. Barry graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and worked with TU Electric for 10 years prior to joining the News in 1989. She is active in the Dallas Symphony Association, the Dallas Corporate Recycling Council, the Assistance League of Dallas and the March of Dimes.
LH ALUM LAUNCHES RUGBY TEAM: Lake Highlands High School graduate Ted Hill recently chartered Baylor University’s first rugby club in 13 years. The club, which was founded a year ago by Hill with seven members, has nearly 30 members today, according to an article in the “Baylor Lariat” student newspaper.
VANDERBILT HONORED BY RE/MAX: Realtor Missy Vanderbilt recently received the top marketing award at the RE/MAX of Texas Annual Convention for materials she developed to market and promote in the Lake Highlands area. Vanderbilt also received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame award for “exceptional lifetime production” and the “100% Club” award for the sixth consecutive year.
CHI-OMEGA MARKET UPDATE: The recent Chi Omega Christmas Market, co-chaired by neighborhood resident Mary Tabor, raised more than $177,000 for beneficiaries. The total raised broke all previous records. Proceeds will be distributed March 9 to several charitable organizations.
EBBY HONORS REALTORS: Top producers in the Northeast Dallas office of Ebby Halliday Realtors for 1992 included Dan Willems, Grace Geear, Ronda Hardt, Joy Hopkins, Natalia Page, Rose Churchwell, Susan Howard, Debbie Werner and Gloria Young, says office manager Madge Green.