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Registration underway for Independence 5K, Patriot Mile

Written by Holly Galvan. Posted in Community

focus flagwavingThe Independence 5K, 10K Run/Walk and Kid's Patriotic Mile will be July 2 at the Deer Park Community Center, 610 E. San Augustine.

Parks and Recreation organizes this event in honor of Independence Day. Pre-registration prices for the event are $20 for the 5K run/walk, $30 for the 10K run & $10 for the patriotic mile.

Registration will close at 5 p.m. July 1. Race day registration is $25 for the 5K run/walk, $35 for the 10K run/walk and $15 for the Kid’s Patriot Mile. Registration will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 a.m. for the 5K and 10K on the morning of race day. Registration for the Kid's Mile will remain open until 8:30 a.m.

Rotary begins its new year with new president

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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For 50 years, the Deer Park Rotary Club has been a beacon for charity, service and humanitarian aid. Last week, the club rang in its second 50 years with its annual installation banquet. New President Beckie Stockstill-Cobb said she is focused on keeping Rotary an avenue of Service Above Self.

Workout, BBQ events to help local family

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Friends and family are organizing two benefits to help the family of Barrett Michalik with funeral expenses. The 11-year-old was active in local youth baseball and swim leagues. CrossFit Deer Park is hosting a special workout and fundraiser on Saturday while a barbecue cook-off is slated for late July in Pasadena.

The Arcades hit the stage for Concerts in the Park

Written by Holly Galvan. Posted in Community

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Concerts in the Park returns Thursday night at 7 p.m. with The Arcades. The Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department's music series continues at Dow Park. Admission to the show is free. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and lawn chairs for seating. Concessions are available.

Shell FCU announces Garrison scholarship recipients

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Community

Shell Federal Credit Union awarded 10 graduating high school students its John Garrison Scholarship. Recipients were selected based upon academic performance, communal involvement, extracurricular activities, and response to the application essay. The topic for this year's essay asked applicants to explain the difference between a bank and a credit union, as well as why a young adult would use a credit union over a bank for their financial needs.

More than 70 students from 29 different Harris County high schools submitted applications for the John Garrison scholarship this year. Ten deserving high school seniors were selected as recipients for the John Garrison scholarship award; each of the ten students will be awarded $2,500 to the college, university or vocational-technical school of choice. Below is a list of the 2016 selected scholarship recipients and the college of their choice for Fall 2016.

  • Hannah Jones of Clear Horizons Early College High School; Texas A&M University
  • Miguel Serrano of La Porte High School; University of Texas-Austin
  • Navya Sankoorikkal of Cypress Woods High School; Brown University
  • Ashlyn Campo of Deer Park High School; Texas A&M University
  • Trevor Ruffaner of Clear Horizons Early College High School; Lamar University
  • Lacia Engels of Deer Park High School; Texas A&M University
  • Lauren Taylor of Deer Park High School; Texas A&M University
  • Candice Johnson of Deer Park High School; Texas A&M University
  • Montserrat Tijerina of Pasadena Memorial High School; University of Chicago
  • Shalini Lakshmi of Alvin High School; University of Houston

Since 2000, Shell federal Credit Union has awarded 98 students with the John Garrison Scholarship award totaling $237,500. The scholarship was established in memory of John Garrison, a dedicated volunteer Board Member of more than 50 years.

Entertainment, fun set for 4th Fest 2016

Written by InsideDP.com staff. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department will host the city's annual 4th Fest celebration at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center on July 4. The free event features family entertainment, food and fun. This year's 4th Fest opens at 5 p.m. and will have performances from the Skyline Band and Big Richard. The fireworks are slated to begin at 9:15 p.m.