IN OUR COMMUNITY
The once full shelves of the Interfaith Helping Hands Food Pantry are beginning to empty. According to volunteers, the biggest needs are canned vegetables (except corn), cereal, canned meats and fruits, rice, peanut butter, jelly and crackers.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
The City of Deer Park’s National Night Out event will be Oct. 3, and the Deer Park Police Department and city officials are encouraging neighborhoods, families and community organizations to participate. Neighborhoods can register their party with DPPD.
The Friends of the Library support programs for children, teens, and adults and provide prizes for the Summer Reading Programs. Patrons who wish to support the Library are encouraged to join the Friends. Annual membership dues begin at $5.00 a year for individuals, $10.00 for families, and $2.00 for Senior Citizens. For further details, please call the library at 281-478-7208.
The Battleground Golf Course will be donating 100% of the green fees collected on Friday, September 15 to the Deer Park Opportunity Center, and golfers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to take part.
According to General Manager Rich Earlywine, Touchstone Golf - the entity operating the course – made the decision to organize the fundraising effort to offer direct assistance to residents of Deer Park.
Within every community there are businesses and industrial sites that make the extra steps to improve their local area. In November, the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce will honor two local entities at the Business and Industry of the Year luncheon. Nominations for the award are due at the Chamber office Sept. 29.
Soon after Cheri Hutcherson and her family welcomed their son Will into the world, they learned their lives would change in ways they could never imagine. Through Will’s blindness, Hutcherson and her family have learned to see life’s lessons from a new perspective. His challenges have led the family to become active advocates for the National Braille Press.
The Deer Park business community united to show its support for Deer Park ISD at the annual Salute to Education and New Teacher Luncheon Tuesday. The event, hosted by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce helped kick off the district’s convocation and teachers’ inservice in preparation for the 2017-18 school year.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
A stalwart for community involvement and helping men break the chains of substance died Friday. Community leaders reflected on Ralph Russo’s life, humility and selflessness to Deer Park, its civic organizations such as the Rotary Club and The Wheelhouse. Services for Russo are set for Thursday.
This year, the department will be present at several local businesses on Friday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, from 8 a.m.- noon. The entire Deer Park community is encouraged to stop by, visit with the department and make a donation.
“The Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department is honored to once again have the opportunity to partner with our community to raise money for the fight against neuromuscular diseases,” said Justin Crow, DPVFD Deputy Chief, Station 2. “We typically raise between $8,000 and $10,000 a year, and this is done by everyone coming out to help make the event successful. Please help us continue the tradition and raise money for a very worthy cause.”
On that day, the shelter will waive the standard $50 adoption fee and adopters will receive special packages including coupons for $200 in free veterinary services.
The Deer Park Police Department is rallying support for the daughter of one of its own. Peyton Williams, the 2-year-old daughter of officer Brandon Williams suffers from sickle cell anemia. DPPD is hosting a barbecue fundraiser and blood drive to offset expenses.
One of the region's fastest growing and most popular bicycle rides is set for Feb. 24, 2018. The Texas Independence Bicycle Tour, hosted by the Deer Park Rotary Club, winds through the Bay Area and the historic San Jacinto Monument. Registration information will be announced in the coming weeks.
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