Sep

21

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 21, 2014

Courtesy Photo Cedar Creek Lake Literary Club President Rosalie Randall dresses in costume for the presentation of “Doc.”

Courtesy Photo
Cedar Creek Lake Literary Club President Rosalie Randall dresses in costume for the presentation of “Doc.”


Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Cedar Creek Lake Literary Club met at The Library of Cedar Creek Lake Community Room in Seven Points Sept. 9.
The business meeting addressed the upcoming Jeanie Hulsey Bridge and Luncheon Benefit set for Thursday, Oct. 23.
Ruth Pimm and Judy Scott will co-chair the event.
Sharron Lucky reviewed the book, “Doc” by Mary Doria Russell. Lucky is a well-known author and speaker in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
The devotional, “God’s Messenger” by Helen Steiner Rice, was read by Jeanne Hight. Hight also read the Literary Club Creed by the late Jeanie Hulsey.
Refreshment hostesses were Connie Hallmark, Patty Raasch, Lucy Smith, Wynell Reeves, Wanda Bell and chairperson Carol Rigali.
Guests are welcome to attend literary club meetings.
For information regarding membership, call President Rosalie Randall at (903) 498-8333.
Literary Club meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

Sep

11

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 11, 2014

Monitor Photo/Ronald Wheeler St. Jude Catholic Church parishioner Cynthia Snyder speaks to Rotary Club members about The Gabriel Project, an organization that helps mothers and babies in need.

Monitor Photo/Ronald Wheeler
St. Jude Catholic Church parishioner Cynthia Snyder speaks to Rotary Club members about The Gabriel Project, an organization that helps mothers and babies in need.

St. Jude Catholic Church to host International Food Festival Sept 12-13

By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake members heard about all the many activities that will take place at the St. Jude Catholic Church Rummage Sale and International Food Festival Friday-Saturday, Sept. 12-13.
“The purpose of the event is to raise money for the church’s Blessed Mother Teresa Outreach (BMTO) and The Gabriel Project and to promote fellowship,” Festival Chairperson Vickie Weaver said.
“We are all wearing matching T-shirts and the 40 community businesses that supported the event have their names printed on the back. A merchant bag with business cards, pens and notepads, will be given out to visitors at the gate,” Weaver said.
The rummage sale is both days and the food festival is Saturday, Sept. 13.
“This is going to be a huge event,” Weaver said.
Saturday’s festival will feature bounce houses, Clydesdale horse rides, a variety of vendors, live music, chuckwagon cooking, cakewalk, tractor-pulled train ride and much more.
The grand prize giveaway is four tickets to a Dallas Cowboys game.
BMTO helps needy Cedar Creek Lake citizens pay utility bills or gas for transportation to and from doctor appointments.
“Sometimes the monetary funds drop near zero,” Weaver said. “We appreciate the support and know we live in a great community that helps its fellow man,” she added.
St. Jude parishioner Cynthia Snyder also spoke about The Gabriel Project program which provides help to women and babies in need.
“The Gabriel Project gives food, baby items, transportation and support,” Snyder said.
“The church acts as a safety net and assures mothers they we will provided for,” she added.
Gun Barrel City Manager Gerry Boren attended the meeting in support of St. Jude, the festival and its projects.
“At this year’s parade (in December), we will ask everyone to bring diapers for The Gabriel Project,” Boren said.
In other news, Rotarians heard:
• Make A Difference Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 25. Electronic recycling and paper shredding will be available at the Mabank Pavilion. However, volunteers are needed for loading and unloading.
• the Rotary Club will give away 600 dictionaries to Kemp, Mabank, Malakoff and Eustace students sometime early this week.
• The second annual Cedar Creek Lake Lawnmower Races in Gun Barrel City are set for Saturday, Oct 4. The event will also feature a brisket cook-off and local young talent.

Aug

28

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : August 28, 2014

Social begins at 9:30 a.m. on second Tuesdays

Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Cedar Creek Lake Literary club’s first meeting of the new season is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the The Library of Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points. Doors open for refreshments and socializing at 9:30 a.m.
Sharron Lucky will review Doc by Mary Doria Russell. Lucky began writing stories for her three children with the help of her musical husband, Dr. Harrell Lucky. Several of these stories have been set to music and published.
Lucky has established herself as an author of children’s books and has spoken for educational conferences for more than 35 years.
She has served on the Children’s Museum Board and was involved in establishing one of Dallas’ most successful literacy programs for adults and children.
The devotional will be given by Samm Singleton.
Hostesses will be chairperson Carol Rigali, Connie Hallmark, Patty Raasch, Lucy Smith, Wynell Reeves and Wanda Bell.
Guests are welcome.
For information regarding membership, call club President Rosalie Randall at (903) 498-8333.
The Cedar Creek Literary Club meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month.