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DPVFD's Gift of Christmas campaign underway

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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For nearly 30 years, the Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department’s Gift of Christmas has brightened the holidays for countess local families. From gifts for under the tree to a fully furnished meal and more for the holiday season, the fire department has relied on the community’s generosity to complete its Christmas mission.

Library to host lecture on WWII-era internment program

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The internment of civilians in America during World War II remains controversial. How did these camps begin and what was life like for the people who lived there? On Thursday, Oct. 20 Dr. Abbie Grubb will speak about the origins, development and experience of internment during World War II. The program will begin at 7 PM in the library’s meeting room.

After the Imperial Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order #9066 authorizing the designation of Military Areas for the purpose of exclusion. Both houses of Congress passed Public Law 503 to carry out the enforcement of the order. More than 120,000 people of Japanese descent were relocated to internment camps, along with several thousand individuals of German or Italian descent. The majority of those interned were American citizens.

Ending child abuse starts with love

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Houston author Sheila Aron visited the Deer Park Rotary Club to talk about child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment resources. Through The Thread Alliance, Aron has helped victims, parents and community members unite to stop the abuse cycle one child at a time.

Shell Rotary bicycle ride set for Feb. 25

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community


One of the region's fastest growing and most popular bicycle rides is set for Feb. 25, 2017. The Texas Independence Bicycle Tour powered by Shell Deer Park winds through Deer Park, the Bay Area and the historic San Jacinto Monument. Registration and ride sponsorship are underway.

Deer Park, Spencer animal hospitals raise funds for A New Dawn

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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Deer Park Animal Hospital hosted the eighth annual Spooktacular Howl-loween Family & Pet Extravaganza recently at the Ella and Friends Dog Park in Deer Park.

The event allowed families to bring their pets for a costume contest and other fun activities. It was held in conjunction with Spencer Animal Hospital with matching donations by both animal hospitals to raise a total of $3,043.00 donated to A New Dawn, a no-kill animal shelter.

A New Dawn is a non-profit adoption agency and shelter, providing homes and foster care for animals that would otherwise have been euthanized. The organization depends on donations, volunteers, and third-party special events, like the annual Spooktacular event.

WW II survivor to speak at DP library series

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The Nazis invaded her city when she was only 14 years old. She heard explosions and witnessed the actions of the Gestapo first hand. On Nov. 11, Johanna Wycoff will speak about her experience in Holland during World War II. The program will begin at 11 a.m. in the Deer Park Public Library’s meeting room.

Johanna de Wilde was a resident of Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands and the first Dutch city to fall under Nazi control. The area was targeted in Operation Market Garden, a controversial Allied military action. At the suggestion of her father, she kept a diary to document her family’s struggle. She translated her diary 65 years later and published it under the title Dancing in Bomb Shelters.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St. For more information, call 281-478-7208.