Casa Linda Estates Plans First Annual ‘Tour de Garages’

Following on the heels of the Swiss Avenue Home Tour and the Old East Dallas Tour of Homes, the Casa Linda Estates Neighborhood Association is making plans for a June 13 tour of a different type: a tour of select garage sales through Casa Linda Estates.

One official garage sale will be designated for 16 of the area’s streets, says association head John Cochran.

Neighbors up and down the street are encouraged to bring garage-sale items to the designated sale, resulting in a large collection of sale items at each stop.

Maps will be distributed as shoppers enter the residential neighborhood, which is located east of White Rock Lake and Garland Road and north of the White Rock Lake Spillway.

To sample the sales, turn onto Tranquilla from Garland Road just north of Buckner Boulevard (and Casa Linda Plaza). The sale begins at 7 a.m.; proceeds will be used for a garden project in the neighborhood.

Lakewood 4th of July Parade Plans Announced

“Lakewood Goes Country” is the theme for this year’s annual Lakewood 4th of July Parade, says organizer Carol Hensley.

“This is a Lakewood neighborhood parade – kids, parents, pets and residents getting together for a good time,” Hensley says.

More than 500 people participated in last year’s parade, and thousands of spectators lined Lakewood Boulevard from Cambria to Winstead/Tokalon Park, where refreshments, snow cones and entertainment will be available free-of-charge.

Individual and group parade entrants are welcome, Hensley says, but no commercial floats are allowed. Last year’s entrants included everything from parents pulling their costumed children in a wagon to fully decorated floats.

The festivities also include a one-mile fun run, beginning at Cambria and Lakewood at 8 a.m. Parade entrants should assemble at 9:30 a.m. at Cambria and Lakewood; the parade begins at 10 a.m.

If you would like to participate in the parade, contact parade chairperson. Vickie Thompson at 824-7191. Other parade organizers include Bill Duryee, Jim and Sandra Hicks and Bob Brimer.

East Dallas Chamber Announces Education Awards at Luncheon

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce recently honored winners of the group’s annual Community Service Awards for Education, recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that have been active an innovative in improving area schools, says Judy Summers, chamber director.

Among the award winners:

• Elizabeth Zaby, presented a special award for service.
• Individual Awards: Joyce Burress, educational counselor at Lake Highlands Elementary; and Prater Monning III, advisory committee member at the DISD Law Magnet High School. Nominees included Rick Bibby, Mary E. Connors, Nancy Cunningham, Marx Davis, Judy McIlwain, Shirley Moore, Gaye Phillips, Mary Stall, Carol Thoman and Donna Washburn.
• Group/Organization Award: Bishop Lynch High School Student Foundation. Nominees included DISD Allied Youth, Bryan Adams High School Centered Education Council, Bryan Adams PALS, Kiest Elementary PALS, Bryan Adams PASS, Daughters of Penelope at Stonewall Jackson Elementary, J.L. Long Middle Centered Education Social Interaction Committee, DISD Sign Choir, SPARKS (a Stonewall Jackson reading program), RISD Volunteer Mentor Program, and Woodrow Wilson High School’s Athletic Booster Club.
• Business Category Award: Burger King, Fisher Road and Abrams Road. Nominees included M.E.P.C. (Make Every Penny Count, and adopter for Alex Sanger Elementary, and Slaney Santana Group Dallas.

J.L. Long Math Team Earns Honors in City Math Contest

Members of the J.L. Long Middle School’s math team recently were honored during recent DISD math competition, says Sharon Morgan, math instructor and team coach.

Among the pre-algebra winners were Erin Armstrong (first), Jeff Cook (second), Jeremy Liebman (third), David Klien (fourth), Kevin Johnson and Matthew Liebman (fifth), and Caroline Clore and Liz Millbank (sixth). Cook, Scott Donaghe and Liebman placed first in the team competition.

In the algebra category, Joan Dolance (second) and Diana Smith (fourth) were honored, with Dolance, Smith and Lyndsay Wright capturing second place in the team competition.

In the Open Math competition, winners include Knox Peden (third), Fox Holt (fifth), and William McKee (sixth). The students placed second in the team competition.

Habitat Receives $75,000 Grant

The Dallas Habitat for Humanity recently received a $75,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program, which will contribute $5,000 each for the first 15 homes completed by Habitat in 1992, says Wink Dickey, director of the Dallas Habitat.

United Savings sponsored Dallas Habitat and submitted the grant application to the FHLB.

“We were attracted to Dallas Habitat by the broad base of support it has in Dallas and by its focus on one neighborhood where it can make a difference,” says Barry Burkholder, United Savings president.

Dallas Habitat is a non-profit organization providing affordable housing for low-income families through monetary, in-kind and volunteer donations. The Dallas Habitat continues to base its operations in the Garrett Park East neighborhood in East Dallas.

News & Notes

MEYERSON TOURS: Free public tours of the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center are offered most Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Reservations aren’t required, but a Meyerson spokesman says it’s advisable to call ahead (670-3600) because the tour schedule is subject to change. Tours last approximately 60 minutes.

GOLF CLASSIC: The 9th Annual Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic is scheduled June 8 at Firewheel Golf Park, 600 W. Blackburn in Garland. Cost is $100 for individuals. Tournament committee includes Bill Baird, Mark Shank, Gerald McCoy, Pete Sessions, Judy Summers, Malcolm Holland and Jerry Andrews.

REALTORS GRADUATE: Several East Dallas Realtors will be among 36 graduates June 5 of the inaugural Greater Dallas Association of Realtors Leadership GDAR program. Realtors from throughout the City participated in the nine-month program, learning more about the local criminal justice system, health care, education, air and ground transportation, state and local government, and the arts. Area graduates include Barbara Bunton, Madge Green, Cindy Skinner and Kay Weeks of Ebby Halliday Realtors.

STUDENT HONORED: Michelle Murphree, a student at St. John’s Episcopal School, will be honored at Duke University June 8 for outstanding academic achievement. Murphree, the daughter of Jim and Mary Murphree, was among 2,243 students honored as part of Duke’s Talent Identification Program from among 61,000 students participating.

DOT OPENS STOREFRONT: Disciples of Holy Trinity Inc., and East Dallas social service organization staffed entirely by volunteers, has opened a storefront office at 5810 Live Oak. The Dot Stop, a consignment and upscale resale store, uses its revenue to benefit the care of terminally ill individuals, says executive director Jim Davis. For more information, call 826-4091.

DOCTOR HONORED: Presley M. Mock, M.D., a physician at Dallas Medical & Surgical Clinic, recently was named a new Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryrigology. Mock’s practice involves treatment of ear, nose, throat and allergy problems.

COALITION MEETING: The Old East Dallas Coalition will hold a general membership meeting June 29 at Munger Place United Methodist Church, Live Oak and Munger. The meeting, which is open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m.

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