Forty-five members of the Junior League of Richardson call Lake Highlands home, according to member Vicki White.

Members of the women’s service organization – more than 50 percent of whom work outside the home, White says – aid numerous area charitable and non-profit groups, including:

  • Network of Community Ministries, a Lake Highlands cooperative ministry assisting needy families and individuals;
  • Go Van Go, a Dallas Museum of Art outreach program for third-graders;
  • Kids on the Block, a puppet show promoting awareness of disabilities and differences among elementary school children through the use of disabled puppets, with topics including Down’s syndrome, mental retardation and arthritis.

Other service areas include adult literacy, childhood immunization and vicims outreach.

Junior League members have contributed volunteer hours and more than $100,000 to these community programs annually, White says.

Among the group’s annual fund-raising projects are the “Rummage Rampage” sale of donated goods, which is scheduled Nov. 5-7 at Richardson Civic Center, and the annual Charity Ball scheduled April 16, 1994, which attracts more than 1,000 guests, White says.

For information, call 341-3690.

White Rock Trash Bash Set for Sept. 25 at 9 a.m.

The annual White Rock Lake Trash Bash, during which volunteers clean up the lake shore, is scheduled from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Bathhouse Cultural Center park and Fisher Point, 3500 W. Lawther, according to Jennifer McRorey, the City’s community program coordinator.

The event will feature children’s activities, door prizes, entertainment, a free lunch for volunteers and free T-shirts to the first 100 volunteers who bring a full bag of lake shore trash, McRorey says.

Volunteers are asked to bring gloves to the event and register by Sept. 15, if possible, although registration will be held the day of the event from 8-9 a.m.

The event is sponsored by the Texas General Land office, the City Parks and Recreation Department, the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council, Coors Pure Water 2000, the Cross-Country Club of Dallas, the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce and KEGL Radio.

Call 670-8940 for information.

St. Bernard’s Carnival Scheduled Sept. 17-18

Games, prizes, a silent auction, ethnic food, music and dancing will highlight the St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church carnival from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1404 Old Gate Lane near White Rock Lake.

A bingo tournament kicks off the event Friday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., and the annual 5K run begins the following day at 9 a.m. in the church parking lot. The carnival begins at noon.

Among the prizes are an Isuzu truck or $15,000 in savings bonds, with the winner announced at 7 p.m.

Admission is free; call 321-0454 for information.

‘Police Room’ Opened in Fair Oaks Apartments

The Dallas Police Department has opened a “police room” in the Market Apartments, 7001 Fair Oaks, Suite 205, for beat officers who need space to complete paperwork or use a telephone.

The office will be staffed by a community relations officer, police say.

The department expects that the “police room” will make officers more accessible to neighborhood residents. Approximately 25 similar offices have been located throughout the City.

Area Kiwanis Club Notes 50th Anniversary

The Kiwanis Club of Lakewood recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at Lakewood Country Club featuring Art Swanberg, president of Kiwanis International, according to I.W. Santry Jr., past president of the Lakewood club.

The Lakewood club was formed when two existing clubs – East Dallas and South Dallas (later the Cotton Bowl club) – merged in 1991 after sharing meetings and events, Santry says.

The only area clubs older than the Lakewood club are the Dallas, Oak Cliff and North Dallas-Park Cities clubs, Santry says.

Club officers include Dick Smith, president; Rev. Vernon Pecht, first vice president; Anne Snodgrass, secretary; Cletis Matthews, treasurer; and Ron Burch, past president.

Board of directors members include Norm Benson, Felix Domas, Bob Finklea, Rev. Harold Meissner, Sal Rotondo, Bob Rowe and Chris Wechter.

For more information about the club, call 827-9967.

News & Notes

ROTARY SEEKS APPLICANTS: North Texas Rotary clubs are seeking four business and professional people to spend five weeks in Southeast India Jan. 5-Feb. 9, 1994, as part of an all-expense-paid goodwill trip, says Wally Lynch, governor of Rotary District 5810. Applicants must have two years experience in their occupation, be U.S. citizens and residents of Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman or Rockwall counties. Write to Rotary Group Study Exchange, P.O. Box 824091, Dallas 75382 for more information.

BAILEY BOOK SIGNING: Neighborhood resident and author Brad Bailey will be signing copies of his latest book, “The Madman in Waco,” about David Koresh and the Branch Davidian standoff, at Dick’s Last Resort in the West End Sept. 8 from 6-8 p.m.

YWCA CHILD CARE: Fall child care sessions sponsored by the YWCA feature computer activities and CD-ROM Interactive Educational Computer Video activities, says programming director Dr. Phyllis Newman. YWCA child care is available weekdays from 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at seven area locations; transportation is available from area schools. Some scholarships are available for qualified families. Call 827-5600 for information.

STUDENT HONORED: Neighborhood resident and recent Hockaday School graduate Portia Watson Elmer recently was nominated by the National Arts Council to “Who’s Who Among American High School Students.” Elmer will be studying liberal arts at Reed College in Portland, Ore., beginning this fall.

BEAUDRY SELECTED: Neighborhood resident G. Ward Beaudry has been selected for inclusion in “Who’s Who in American Law.” Beaudry is a partner in the Downtown law firm Winn, Beaudry & Winn.

CLARIFICATION: The proposed rezoning of the vacant lot behind the Plaza Rios Shopping Center at the Audelia-Skillman-LBJ intersection is not part of the Plaza Rios Shopping Center. A story in the July Advocate intimated that the land was part of the shopping center proper.