CEDAR CREEK LAKE —
The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club has announced that once again they are offering $5,000 in scholarships for graduating Seniors from the High Schools surrounding Cedar Creek Lake.
They will be awarding $1,000 to a graduating Senior from Mabank, Kemp, Eustace, Trinidad and Malakoff. Application forms are available with the Counselors at each High School and the deadline is April 19th.
In honor of one of our Members - the Mabank High School Scholarship is now the Gary Johnson Memorial Scholarship presented by the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club.
If you know a graduating Senior have them apply!
On March 23rd the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club is holding the First Corn Hole Tournament at the Cedar Creek Brewery in Seven Points to benefit the Cedar Creek Lake Humane Society. Everyone is invited to go out even if you’re not playing and enjoy the Brewery!
The event starts at noon - Entry in the Corn hole Tournament is $20.00 for a two person team - entry forms available at the Brewery or sign up at the event.
The Humane Society will have pets for adoption. In addition to lots of fun there will be hotdogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and water for sale.
The Brewery will be holding tours from Noon until 3 PM - for $7.00 you get a Cedar Creek Brewery glass and get to taste some fantastic beer.
The Parrot Head Club pro Oehlers Landing - the Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier at Tom Finley Park will be dedicated on April 6th at 11 AM and then it will then be open to the public.
This pier was built to honor Disabled and our Military Service Members and is named in honor of a long time Parrot Head, Veteran, and Community Activist - Eddie Oehlers.
Dedication bricks are still available at the club’s website www.cclphc.org for $50.00. Deadline to purchase to have them installed prior to the Dedication Ceremony is March 15th.
Please join us in dedicating this tremendous addition to the Cedar Creek Lake Community!
The club will once again be sponsoring and running the Olympic Village at the Mabank Special Olympic Event – April 13th at the Mabank Jr. High staring around 9 AM.
There will be games, activities, face painting, temporary tattoos and pictures on the USS FLIP FLOP – the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club – Pirate Ship. Many of the members will be volunteering for this event. Parrott Head Robert Render said “We hope the public will come out to support these Athletes!
For additional information on the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club contact Robert Render – 972-898-9493 or visit our website at www.cclphc.org
The Cedar Creek Lake club keeps giving back to local community
CEDAR CREEK LAKE —
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Athens Triathlon this weekend
The Athens Triathlon returns for the 29th time on Saturday with hundreds of contestants competing in the three legs of the annual challenge.
The registration deadline has been extended to Friday. The fee for individuals is $80 and $160 for teams. Contestants will get a distinctive Tek T T-shirt. Online registration is available at www.active.com. The events starts at 9 a.m., Saturday.
Texas Independence Week proclamation
Athens Mayor Jerry Don Vaught presents a proclamation from the City declaring March 2 through March 8 as Texas Independence Week. Vaught is joined by Sons of the Republic of Texas James George Chapter President Clayton Starr and SRT member Dr. Charles Luna.
Slippin’ & sliding
A strange mix of thunder, sleet, freezing rain and snow played havoc with drivers in Henderson County on Sunday.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reports show the dispatchers received a flurry of calls after the county was placed under a severe weather alert at 3:16 p.m. Over the next four hours, the switchboard took 22 calls concerning wrecks, and many others involving motorists stranded on the slush and ice.
Runoff elections set for May
The campaign trail got a little longer for candidates whose tightly-contested Primary elections ended in runoffs.
Henderson County voters in both parties will head back to the polls on May 27. Local Republican runoffs include County Commissioner Precinct 4, with Kelly Harris and incumbent Ken Geeslin.
Several incumbents lose in KC
Tuesday night was a bad night for incumbents in Kaufman County. The unofficial election results are reporting runoff elections in three county races.
The 4-way race in Kaufman County for Judge of the 86th Judicial District will advance to a runoff election in May. The four candidates entered the race after longtime Judge Howard Tygrett announced he would not seek reelection.
Council elections May 10
With the filing deadline past, city elections are set in Henderson County’s two largest cities.
Athens has three city council seats up for election, while Gun Barrel City will elect a mayor and two councilmen.
Election day is May 10. Early voting in the municipal and school board elections begins on April 28. The early voting window closes on May 6.
Mission field on shores of Cedar Creek Lake
Way back in the woods off of U.S. Highway 175, across the street from the boonies, and just a block away from the middle of nowhere, sits a city that many saw as one of Henderson County’s dirty secrets.
It squats on the shores of Cedar Creek Lake, hiding behind the scenery that attracts vacationing movie stars and sports heroes from all over the nation.
Benefits of home care
Sharon Strickland, owner of Home Instead Senior Care, was the guest speaker at the Seven Points/Tool/Kemp branch of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce monthly networking breakfast. Strickland told the chamber members the benefits of having your elderly family members taken care of at home. The Seven Points/Tool/Kemp branch meets once a month at the Dairy Queen in Seven Points. For information on joining the Chamber of Commerce, call 903-887-3152.
County authorizes private resale of Jonathon Street property
The Henderson County Commissioners Court authorized a private resale of property on Jonathan Street in Athens that has been in the county’s possession for about three years.
Nautical Affordable Housing is acquiring the property for an 80-unit low-income development to be called the New Haven Apartments.
National Pancake Day
John Thatcher, left, and Jeremiah Diamond enjoy a hotcake supper at the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day at Cain Center on Tuesday. Hundreds turned out for event that has been a tradition since 1954.
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