Around Town October 2011
HERITAGE TRAILS CHAPTER DAR RECEIVE AWARDS OF SERVICE. The Heritage Trails chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution received many Awards of Excellence during the 2011 Texas State Conference and NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. NSDAR President General Merry Ann Wright and DAR Texas State Regent Joy Dabney Hagg presented the 100 percent participation in the President General’s Project to the chapter for excellence in promoting historic preservation during the Texas State Conference.
Leaders of the community were honored during the annual awards luncheon. Retired Capt. Daniel Moran, a combat decorated veteran who served in the Global War on Terror as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marines, was the event’s speaker and was honored for his service.
The Heritage Trails chapter is very active in the DAR Service for Veterans Committee. Linda Hughes is the state vice chairman for the Library of Congress Oral History of Veterans Project, where many of the interviews are conducted. Heritage Trails members Ann Jones and Kandy Davis conduct the interviews and Houston area DAR members take part in many activities as service to Veterans and active military.
Terri Jaggers was presented with the Heritage Trails DAR Community Service award for her strong commitment to child advocacy as a foster parent and member of the Montgomery County Child Protective Services Welfare Board. She teaches at Sam Houston University and has been a vital part of the Montgomery County Community, having been recognized by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society as its Outstanding Community Service winner in 2009 during the annual Mardi Gras Ball, as well as numerous other awards, including the Texas State Child Advocate Volunteer.
CYPRESS WOODLANDS JUNIOR FORUM MEMBERS VOLUNTEER AT HAND ME UP SHOP. Members of Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum volunteer at the Hand Me Up Shop on a regular basis. Proceeds from the sales benefit the programs and services department of Interfaith. The shop, located at 25018 Spring Ridge Drive, offers everything from infants to a wide variety of school-age clothes through adult sizes, as well as household items and furnishings.
DRT MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN DEDICATION OF LONE STAR MONUMENT. Four members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the Judge Nathaniel Hart Davis chapter took part in the dedication and unveiling ceremonies of the Lone Star Monument and Historical Flag Park in Conroe. Pat Spackey, past president of the chapter and descendant of Dr. Charles B. Stewart unveiled the bronze bust of her great, great, great grandfather, which was created by artist Craig Campobella. Members Carol Hicks, Lady Dalton and Virginia Murray took part in the flag processional when the 13 Revolutionary flags were raised. New officers for the 2011-2013 term for The Judge Nathaniel Hart Davis DRT chapter are: Carol Hicks, president; Paula Dossett, vice president; Pat Spackey, secretary; Sheran McCants, treasurer; Linda Ludecke, registrar; Clara Duckers, chaplain; Christina McMinn, historian; Virginia Murray, parliamentarian; and Mollie Weber, Charles B. Stewart CRT sponsor.
INTERFAITH HOSTS FALL CLERGY COFFEE. Interfaith of The Woodlands held its Fall Clergy Coffee at Trinity Episcopal Church in September. Clergy representing a number of Interfaith’s 48-member congregations met to interact and discuss the Interfaith Community Clinic.
CHAMBER’S NEW MEMBERS EVENT. The South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce held a Meet the New Members event at Jack’s Place in Oak Ridge North.
GRIEF RESOURCE CENTER HOSTS OPEN HOUSE. The Grief Resource Center hosted an Open House for prospective board members at its Woodlands office. The nonprofit agency helps those who have lost loved ones and are suffering in their grief.
“We provide a place for grievers to heal in a Christian environment of caring and peace,” said Trish Anderson, executive director for the agency. “We connect people together who have experienced a similar loss, for instance, the loss of a child, loss of a spouse, or loss of a sibling.”
The agency has been in existence for 10 years and is enlarging its board and is seeking donations to support the number of clients the agency serves. The Grief Resource Center is now enrolling for the Children & Teen Grief Support Program. For more information on support groups or to make a donation, go to tgrconline.org or call 281-292-6800.