‘Bigs’ helping ‘littles’
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Black Tie Gala fundraiser in October raised about $500,000. More than 200 volunteers (“Bigs”) hail from East Dallas, and about 25 of the “Littles” live in our neighborhood. Pictured: The Schlegel family, represented by Myrna and Bob Schlegel, Kari and Troy Kloewer, Kimberly and Justin Whitman, and Kirby Schlegel and Krystal Schlegel, who served as honorary event chairs.
Sisters in art
Sisters Lynn Reagan and Elizabeth “Sissy” Bingham created a mirrored sculpture, “Timeless,” that was displayed in the Friends of Lottie Sculpture Garden at the State Fair of Texas. Reagan and Bingham run the AB Rockin’ Artists studio in Little Forest Hills.
Lighting up the arts
Peninsula Neighborhood residents recently made a generous contribution to the Bath House Cultural Center theater, providing $18,000 to upgrade the center’s stage lighting system with the purchase of 16 LED lights and related equipment. Pictured clockwise from the top: Theresa Furphy, Bath House Cultural Center technical director; Felix Saucedo, Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center treasurer; Karen Casey, Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center president; Joe Gillum, Peninsula Neighborhood Association president; Judith Trimble, Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center secretary; Marty Van Kleeck, Bath House Cultural Center manager. Photo by Anna Palmer, Friends of the Bath House Cultural Center board member.
Bringing the heat
The Heat basketball team won the Sportsplex sixth-grade division end-of-season championship, defeating the Tigers and Saxons. The Heat team is comprised of players from local schools including St. Bernard and St. Thomas Catholic schools. Pictured from left: Cole Beach, Daniel Packard, Matthew Best, Davis Peck, Josh Garza, Zak Zapletal, Ryan Rodriguez and Michael Bradley (not pictured is Alex Olmedo). Coaches are Doug Bradley, Doug Best and Ted Zapletal.
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