Around Katy Texas, News and Info, May 2010

| May 1, 2010

Cameron’s Starry Night by Cameron James was on display at the show.

MAKING A MARK TOURING CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBIT COMES TO LACENTERRA. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, in Partnership with Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center, welcomed Making A Mark, the Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service’s touring art exhibition presented by The Periwinkle Foundation. The extraordinary display featured the work of young artists whose lives have been touched by cancer and blood disorders and provides a unique focus on their personal issues. KVPAC will have the art work on display until May 21 when the show culminates with a final showing geared for kids and a performance of Cinderella on the same night.
Making A Mark encourages all patients and their siblings to participate in sharing their feelings through applied art or creative writing. Every participant is a winner because so much has been gained in the process, and all submissions for the show are exhibited at the opening each September at Texas Children’s Hospital and then a selection of artwork travels to various locations throughout the year.
Guest are invited to fill out a “Postcard from the Road” that will be sent directly to the artist or the artist’s family to let the artists know the effect that their artwork has had on the lives of others and to offer them encouragement.
While this exhibit serves to shine a light on these amazing artists, it also highlights KVPAC’s “Healing Arts” programs and commitment to Texas Children’s Cancer Center by way of volunteer art lessons at the Texas Medical Center campus and the future Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.
More than 400 patients and their siblings from the Texas Children’s clinic participate, free of charge each year. Making A Mark is open to children from all pediatric cancer treatment centers, and has attracted art and writing submissions from around the world. To highlight Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Texas Children’s Cancer Center and Hematology Service and The Periwinkle Foundation has displayed more than 200 entries each year since the first exhibit in September 1991. Past exhibits have been shown in Japan, Washington, D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, and numerous cities throughout the state of Texas.

The 2010-11 Katy Elks Lodge officers Coy Helton, Dan Tass, Bo Williamson, Bary Frizzell, Scott Sypert, Ron Gall, Norma Coston, Mike Diddey, Marsha Olson, Walter Olson and Phil Stoltz.

KATY ELKS LODGE HOLDS INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS. Katy Elks Lodge 2618 installed new officers including Exalted Ruler Scott Sypert, Leading Knight Ron Gall, Loyal Knight Gary Frizzell, Lecturing Knight Norma Coston, Tiler Ray Wormack, Secretary Marsha Olson, Treasurer Mike Diddey, Esquire E.L. (Bo) Williamson, and five-year Trustee Phil Stoltz.
Chef David Ryberg and Wayne Harper, along with assistance of a number of dedicated helpers, cooked a prime rib dinner with desserts prepared by “Mama” Boyd, mother of the lodge’s DDGER Ken Boyd.
Following dinner it was time for the annual Elk awards, along with a number of “one-of-a- kind” surprises, which were presented by outgoing Exalted Ruler Walter Marx.
The following awards and recipients were announced: Police Officer of the Year, Chief Deputy Craig Davis; Committee Chair of the Year, Ann Powell; Committee of the Year, Youth, Ron and Cindy Gall; Committee of the Year, Hoop Shoot, Rick and Shirley McCool; Special Recognition, Greg Schroen and Bill Powell; Lady of the Year, Janet Sypert and Cindy Gall; New Elk of the Year, Daniel Garza; Elks of the Year, Mike and Darlene Crisamore; Elk Officer of the Year, Scott Sypert; Outstanding Member of the Year, Gary Frizzel and Norma Coston; and Special Appreciation to Junior Elks members, Trey Marx, Kayla Harnar and Michael Garza.
Final awards went to a group self-labeled as “Slackers,” which is the exact opposite of their actions, Van Poorman, Greg Schroen, Jim Clark, Forbie Harper and Jim Muller.
Additionally, the past lodge sweetheart and current District Sweetheart Kelli Frizzell presented awards of appreciation to John and Linda Penkivich, Coy Helton, David Hernandez, Greg and Debbie Schroen, Tony Stoltz, Betty Frank, Kayla Harnar, Trey Marx and Michael Garza.
Walter Marx announced that the incoming sweetheart is Joan Stoltz who immediately began her fundraising.

MOMS Club volunteers with donations for the Pregnancy Help Center.

MOM’S CLUB HOSTS SUCCESSFUL PRESCHOOL FAIR. The MOMS Club of Katy – SE held its 7th Annual Preschool Fair at Crosspoint Community Church. The event was a huge success with many area preschools in attendance and many donations were collected for the Pregnancy Help Center of Katy.

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