Trash Bash II set for Oct. 10 at White Rock Lake

The Second Annual White Rock Lake Trash Bash is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 10, and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to plan the event, secure sponsorships, serve on committees and participate in the cleanup.

Last year, more than 300 youth and adult volunteers cleaned trash from the lake shore in an effort to improve the 754-acre park and lake, says spokesman Tracey New.

Participants will be honored at a party following the cleanup, with door prizes to be awarded.

At least one local company already has begun cleaning up a portion of the lake: Lambert Gardens has donated a five-man crew to prune trees in an area near West Lawther and Hillgreen, on the lake’s west side, says owner Harold Spiegel.

The crews worked several days on the pruning during July and expect to complete the job in October, Spiegel says. The pruning is part of the White Rock Lake Reforestation Master Plan, with the area being addressed one of the plan’s priority areas.

For information concerning the Trash Bash, contact Diane Leggett (670-0280) or Charles Boseman (670-8281). The event also is sponsored by the Texas General Land Office.

Beaman Named Historic League Volunteer of the Year

East Dallas resident Mary Jane Beaman has been named the Historic Preservation League’s Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her 10 years of league service.

“Being a volunteer is the best non-paying job there is,” says Beaman, who received the award at the league’s recent membership meeting.

Beaman has represented the Swiss Avenue Historic District in the Dallas Homeowners League since 1983, and she is active with both the Greater East Dallas and Lakewood chambers of commerce. She also has been active with Clean Dallas Inc. and Clean Dallas East – groups dedicated to improving our neighborhoods.

“I wish I could clone volunteers like Mary Jane,” says East Dallas Chamber executive Judy Summers.

“People don’t realize just how much she quietly does, either. She is not self-serving. She is a jewel, and unsung hero of East Dallas.”

The Historic Preservation League, located at 2902 Swiss, is a volunteer group dedicated to preserving historic buildings in Dallas.

The group recently elected 1992-93 officers. Selected were Virginia McAlester, president Gail Patterson, vice president; Peggy Riddle, secretary; and Deb O’Brien, treasurer.

New trustees selected to three-year terms are Robert Foster, Dorothy Garland, Mabel Johnston, Josephine Jenkins-Mitchell, Craig Melda, Paula Peters, Ann Piper, Joe Rucker, John Stinson, Frank Welch, Rachel Wells and Susan Wright.

Lakehill Student Attends National Leadership Council

Hayley Wester, a senior at Lakehill Preparatory School, attended the National Young Leaders Conference last month in Washington, D.C.

Wester was one of the 350 outstanding high school students from throughout the country selected for the conference, which was sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.

Highlights included meeting senators and representatives, visits to foreign embassies and a policy briefing by senior government officials. Wester was selected based upon her academic achievement, leadership and citizenship.

“I learned that running the government is a really difficult job,” Wester says. “People who complain about the system really don’t know how the system works.”

Wester plans to attend college, possibly pointing a career in public service.

“Before (the conference), I hadn’t thought about going into politics; I wanted to be a doctor, for sure. But now, I’m thinking about government.”

Two more Lakehill students – Bethany Miller and John Lewis – will be attending the conference in November. Wester is the daughter of Gastonwood Heights residents Alan P. and Judith Wester.

YWCA Yard Sale Planned for Aug. 15

The Metropolitan YWCAs second annual yard sale will be held Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., says YWCA spokesman Sharon King. The sale will be held at the YWCA’s East Dallas location, 4621 Ross.

Among the items to be sold are children’s toys and clothes, patio furniture, a ping-pong table, men’s and women’s clothing, computers, small appliances and household items, books and other items.

Proceeds benefit YWCA programs, particularly child-care and counseling scholarships available at the East Dallas location.

To donate items for the sale, call 821-9595. If the sale is rained out Aug. 15, King says, it will be held Aug. 22.

Pre-School PTA Begins Drive for New Member

The Lakewood Pre-School PTA, and organization for mothers of pre-school age children, will host new members coffees Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 10 a.m., says member Ruthie Kelly.

New members are encouraged to bring a friend and attend the coffees, which will provide information concerning the pre-school PTA and its activities.

More than 200 women belong to the group, which meets monthly to foster fellowship among neighborhood mothers, as well as support Lakewood Elementary School. Among the group’s activities are regular play-group meetings for mothers and children, holiday activities for children, and the annual Lakewood Home Festival in November.

For information, call Carol Hazlett at 328-4829 or Ruthie Kelly at 824-6206.

Several other pre-school PTAs supporting neighborhood elementary schools also have been organized; call the schools for additional information.

Woodrow, Adams Students Plan Bath House Concerts

A vocal recital featuring voice students from Bryan Adams and Woodrow Wilson high schools is scheduled Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Gallery of the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther.

The performers include gold and silver medalists from the Texas State Solo & Ensemble competition, as well as winners of the DISD “Outstanding Performer” Award. Classic and musical theater repertoires will be presented.

Tenor Henry Price, who spent eight seasons with the New York City Opera, has worked with the students.

Students participating in the concert include Neki Davis, Kelly Grandjean, Tate Henderson, Ryan Looper, Melissa O’Neil, Sarah Marrs, Tony Mayes, Quentin Mendoza, Holli Moore, Jason Peacock, Henry Price IV, Alex Rawdah and Anne Thompson. Accompanists are David McClinton and Gary Okeson.

The concert is free; call 670-8749 for information.

News & Notes

MURAL IN PROGRESS: Dallas artists Carlos Vargas Jr. and Vincent Morin Jr. are artists-in-residence at the Bath House Cultural Center through Aug. 29 as part of the 1992 quincentenary mural project. Vargas and Morin are working on the mural at the Bath House, which is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from noon-8 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, hosts on Aug. 6 panel discussion following the 8 p.m. performance of “A Narrow Bed”, a drama dealing with families affected by the Vietnam War. Panel participants will include photographer Roy Cirigliana, a Vietnam veteran whose slides of Vietnam are featured in the play; Dr. Charles Pharis; and Kent Farquhar, founder of the Friends of the Vietnam Era, Inc. Call 824-3183 for information.

MT. AUBURN REUNION: The Mt. Auburn Elementary School is celebrating the school’s 70th birthday by hosting a reunion for all former students, teachers and principals Sept. 26 from 2-6 p.m., says Barbara Greer Cumnock. The reunion is being hosted by the Class of 1945. For additional information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mt. Auburn Reunion Committee, 2604 Lemmontree Lane, Plano 75074.

RUMMAGING FOR DOLLARS: Harry Stone Recreation Center, 2403 Millmar, will be sponsoring a “Rummage Bazaar” Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., says recreation leader Tyrone Thurman. Individual booth spaces are available for rental at $15 per space in the center’s two gymnasiums. For more information, call 670-0280.

TRAVERSING THE CITY MAZE: East Dallas resident Craig McDaniel is compiling a “how-to” workbook to help residents “make the City work” for them, McDaniel says. Topics will include issues such as how to request a street light for your street, how to obtain sidewalk and curb replacement service, and how to upgrade water and sewer service. Send suggestions for issues to be included in the workbook to McDaniel at 6000 Junius, Dallas 75214. The workbook will be available this fall, says McDaniel, who is active in the Junius Heights Neighborhood Association, as well as several other neighborhood groups.


In the East Dallas/Lakewood Advocate’s July story, “24 Hours with ‘C’ Shift,” the following quote was incorrectly attributed to fireman Walter White: “Do I ever want to run? Damn right I do.” The reference related to job stress experienced by Dallas Fire Department paramedics. The Advocate regrets the error.

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