Posted by : May 11, 2013| On :
ATHENS–The Henderson County Spring Rendezvous, a two-day event, introduced county fifth graders to six areas of outdoors interest the first week of May.
The hands-on educational outreach is organized by the Henderson County Wildlife Committee along with volunteers from the Texas Parks and Wildlife, Henderson County Game Wardens and the N.R.C.S.
It was held at the Henderson County Fair grounds with an estimate of 400 to 500 kids attending annually.
Buses started to arrive at 8:45 a.m. dropping students off from Athens Intermediate and Athens Christian Academy on May 1. The next day fifth graders from Cayuga, Cross Roads, Eustace, LaPoynor, Malakoff, Trinidad and Murchison arrived.
The students divide into six groups and rotated throughout the day to various stations.
The stations included Archery, Rifle, Reptiles, Game Wardens, Fishing and Natural Resource Conservation.
The Spring Rendezvous is a lot of fun for the kids, offering new experiences, making for an exciting day.
Midday activities break for a sack lunch resuming and finishing in time for buses to get back them back to schools for dismissal. This is an event that the Wildlife Committee and all volunteers look forward to every year.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that make this a success every year.
You can view more pictures and information at www.facebook.com/HendersonCountyWildlifeCommittee.
Posted by : May 8, 2013| On :
Special to The Monitor
EUSTACE–An estimated 300 to 400 Cedar Creek Lake residents gathered at the Eustace Fire Department for the Angela’s Hope 5K Walk and Festival May 4, in support of Angela Richardson’s fight against brain cancer.
The event began at the Eustace Fire Department, taking a lap along Henderson, Weakes and Oak streets, behind the schools. Approximately 100 people worked the event in some capacity, including vendors.
“Cash and check donations total approximately $2,000, but we still have to collect all of the money from the silent auction,” Angela’s Hope Founder and event organizer Tonya Smith said.
It is hoped that payments from the silent auction will bring in another $1,000. All of the proceeds were given to the family to pay Richardson’s medical bills.
“We had a great day at the Angela’s Hope 5K Walk and Festival. Donations came in, people had lots of fun and most importantly, the Lord was glorified,” Smith said. “Thank you to everyone that made this day possible, and a huge thank you to the Eustace Police Department for all of your help.”
In November 2012, Angela had an MRI to determine if she had possibly had a stroke and revealed a large mass on her brain. She was transported to ETMC Tyler for emergency surgery. The surgery was a success but test results indicated the presence of brain cancer.
In January 2013, Richardson was told her type of cancer is rare but very aggressive and could be a life long battle.
She is not alone in her fight, as evidenced by the outpouring of support shown at Angela’s Hope 5K Walk and Festival.
“This community, and the big, caring hearts of those who came out to walk with Angela will continue to walk with her every step of the way,” Smith said.
Posted by : May 7, 2013| On :
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The work of the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation culminates in the Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake air show July 6. VIP tickets are available for $50 per seat for a front row seat complete with narration about the planes, pilots and their part in guarding American freedom. Proceeds from the golf tournament and Pilots Party leading up to the air show go to U.S. Navy and Marine Charities, Help for the Warrior and to fund Fisher House, a home for families of those receiving treatment at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Tickets can be purchased online at tocclair.com or by calling (903) 451-5054, or 1020.