The Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program recently held a raffle drawing during their annual hamburger supper, held April 24th, for a 24" porcelain Lenox "Evening at the Gala" doll.
The winner of the drawing was Lucille Brackett, pictured above with the doll. Latch Key is a United Way organization.
Founded in 1983, the Pearl Griffin Memorial Latch Key Program is located at 2411 Coggin Avenue in the First Christian Church in Brownwood, Texas. The program serves children (Pre-K through 6th grade) who qualify from low income families to have after school care so that the children are not left home alone.
The Boys and Girls Club of Brown County will host their 12th annual Barn Dance featuring “Asleep at the Wheel” on Saturday, May 4th at the Sorrel Canyon Ranch.
Tickets to attend this event are $100 per person and entitle the ticketholder to enjoy a night of dancing to "Asleep at the Wheel," a wonderful meal of Chateaubriand catered by Copper Creek of Abilene, an open bar, and both silent and live auctions. There’s only a couple of days left to get your tickets.
Some of the live auction items include the following:
- 4 Rangers Tickets w/ Parking Pass & Autographed Nolan Ryan Rangers Cap
- Helicopter Hog Hunt 1 gun over Southern Brown County & San Saba County
- 1917 US Smith & Wesson .45 Revolver
- Texas Terrier Puppy 10 weeks old
- 3 nights in a beautiful mountain home in Cloudcroft, NM
- A special item from Brownwood’s very own major league pitcher, Shelby Miller
According to organizers, there are only a handful of tickets left. To order your tickets online, click here
The second annual Brownwood High School Choir "Broadway Revue" will be Thursday, May 9th, in the student center at Brownwood High School.
Tickets are $20 for dinner, catered by Prima Pasta, followed by Broadway numbers performed by students. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the show opens at 7:00 p.m.
Early ISD’s LIFT Program was represented by 31 students at the Texas Future Problem Solving State Bowl the weekend of April 19. The students (fifth to tenth graders) competed over the topic, Ocean Soup. The students who participate in TFPSP are taught by Lori Beck and Peggy Morales.
The 8th grade Creative Drama team of Caleb Callaway, Courtnie Smith, Maggie Yantis, Madison Horton, and Hallie Tyler (pictured at top) won Grand Champion with their creative drama over the topic, Culture of Celebrity. They are taught by Lori Beck.
The Rising Star ISD Education Foundation invites the public to the 1st Annual Wildcat BBQ Cook-off sanctioned through the Lonestar BBQ Society.
The BBQ Cook-off will be located at the Rising Star City Park May 3rd, 4th, and 5th. All proceeds will benefit the ISD Education Foundation. Entry Fee is $80 with an 80% payback. There is also a kids’ cook-off May 4th. Judges will be needed.
Also, on May 4th, the Rising Star Open Air Market will be going on in the downtown area as well as a farmers market in the old market building. Organizers state that there will be something going on for the whole family.
Five graduating seniors in the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom honors program at Howard Payne University were recently honored during the annual Sumners Banquet held on the HPU campus.
The Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholars honored during the banquet included Charity Chambers, of Derby, Kan.; Gabi Guerrero, of Red Oak; Landon Hankins, of Decatur; Kait Kelm, of Lindale; and Kelley Miller, of Paradise. The students dined with members of the Foundation, the HPU Board of Trustees and Academy of Freedom Board of Directors, as well as Sumners Scholar alumni from HPUHPU, before receiving plaques and expressing their gratitude to the Foundation.
Five Brownwood Key Club members attended the 64th annual Texas-Oklahoma Key Club District Convention in Dallas, Texas on April 4th - 7th. An estimated 1100 people from a total of 78 clubs attended this year’s convention.
“While Brownwood Key Club members attended district convention, not only did they gain more knowledge on how to become a better club, they also received several awards,” reported Pamela Rider, BHS Key Club Sponsor.
VFW Post 3278 honored area citizens in an award ceremony on Thursday, April 18th recognizing their service to the community.
During their annual Citizen’s Award Banquet, the VFW honors emergency responders and law enforcement officers for their service to the community, each recipient is chosen by their supervisors for going above and beyond to serve the community while they performed their job requirements.
Bangs High School competed in the Region 1 2A Regional OAP competition held in Odessa, TX on April 19, 2013 and is now advancing to state.
Bangs High School performed “The History of Tom Jones,” by Dennis M. Maganzas. The play is directed by Shannon Lee.
Howard Payne University’s Social Work Advisory Board recently presented the Spirit of Social Work award to Chassidy Carroll, a 2008 HPU graduate and co-founder of Hope Home Ministry of Brownwood. Carroll received the award for “many years of outstanding social work service helping others.”