Under the theme: One Donation Saves Three, Chi St. Luke’s Blood Center and Waller County Commissioner, Precinct 3 – Jeron Barnett presents a Blood Drive on July 8 at the Waller County Community Center, 21212 FM 1098 in Prairie View. The event runs 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Free T-shirts, Cholesterol testing and refreshments will be served. Register at chistlukesdonor.org or contact Commissioner Barnett at 832-483-8900 for additional information.
All men of the community are invited to attend the free breakfast. Please call 936-857-3272 or write to email@example.com and confirm attendance.
The countdown is on for the 43rd National Convention of the Prairie View A&M University National Alumni on July 20-22, 2017 at the Hilton Northwest in Houston and on the university’s campus. More than 500 alumni and friends of PVAMU are expected to attend the four-day event, featuring workshops, seminars, class meetings, campus tour and the awards ceremonies. For information visit: www.pvualumni.org or call 936-857-5817.
As a public service to the community, the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church on 204 Dooley Street in Prairie View will host the Houston FoodBank Mobile unit on July 13, 2017 to distribute Fresh Fruits and Produce. The program marks its first anniversary which began on July 2, 2016. Patrons will also be able to apply/renew essential services: i.e. SNAP, Children’s Medicaid/CHIP and TANF. Volunteers are welcomed to assist with the sign-in and distribution. There are no requirements to receive the free product. Please bring your own bags, boxes, etc. Please share this information with members of the community. For information call the Foodbank at 832-369-9390.
Plans are underway for the 8th Annual Vacation Bible School and 10th Annual Arts/Hand Bell Camp on July 24-28 hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church and First United Methodist Church at in the St. Francis Parish Hall on 204 Dooley Street. The program is free and open to children grades 1 to 8 of the community. The program runs 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with lunch and snacks. To register, TEXT VBS, Parent’s and Child’s name, age (boy/girl) and grade to 713-854.670l. Application will follow the request.
Make plans now to attend the social event of the year: ‘Red Hot Summer’s Night in August’ and the 11th Annual Red & White Fireman’s Ball on August 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Ballroom at Prairie View A&M University. This year’s honorees include Administrative Assistants and two dedicated employees who have gone above and beyond their call of duty in the city. A reception will be held at 6:30 pm prior to the even. The distinguished event is open to the public, with tickets priced at $40.00. Table sponsorships are available. The committee also encourage the patrons to purchase advertisement in the Souvenir Booklet. Monetary donations and Items for the Silent Auction are welcome. For additional questions, please contact Belinda Lewis at lewisbelinda@hotmailcom.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessica Berry on completion of her Internal Medicine Physician Residency Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC. Jessica, a graduate of Waller High School, received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2014 and her bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M University in 2009. While at Howard, Jessica served as the lead resident and provided service at various health centers in the DC area. Berry, who is the fourth medical doctor in the family (father Glenn, sister Nicole and uncle Mark), will take up employment in Baltimore. Dr. Glenn and Mrs. Debra Berry were on hand for the residency ceremony on June 17.
Your prayers and encouragement are welcomed for Ada Beal, Irene Davis, B. J. Freeman, the Clifton Gilliard Family, the Family of Evelyn Jones, Jerry Kellum, Edward and Pearl Martin, Katherine Reed and Family, Willie Smith, Mary Ann Stubblefield, Otelia Watson and Sandra Watson. May God’s peace be with you!
A VIEW FROM THE HILL: On July 6, 2017, Prairie View A&M University kicks of its Summer Outdoor Concert Series at 7:00 pm in the Hollands and Gaines Park featuring Roland Champagne, Joshua Gunn and Brandon Pierre. The Free concert series, sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement, is set for each Thursday in July and is opened to the public. For information on other programs call 936-261-1340.
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