Around Katy Texas Nov 2013

| November 1, 2013

(L-R) John Hamilton recognizes Peyton Lumpkin for his achievements.

(L-R) John Hamilton recognizes Peyton Lumpkin for his achievements.

KATY VFW District Commander  Earns Honors. After being elected as Commander for Texas Veterans of Foreign Wars District 17 for 2012-13, Peyton Lumpkin subsequently led District 17 to rank No. 1 both in the state of Texas and at the National level. At the State level, his District achieved All State and top District honors.  Lumpkin, a retired Air Force colonel, was also awarded the J. T. Rutherford Award, the highest award achievable in the state of Texas. The State awards were presented at the Texas VFW Convention in Corpus Christi.

He was also recently recognized by the National VFW Cmdr. John Hamilton at the National Convention in Louisville, Ky., for his top-ranking district. The district was No. 1 in its national division, ranking above the 99th percentile in the nation, and earned the honor of All American District. He has recently been appointed as the VFW Department of Texas State Inspector and is currently running for the position of junior vice commander for the State of Texas VFW.

Lumpkin led a District of over 3,100 VFW members and 1,200 Auxiliary members which included 16 VFW Posts, 11 Ladies Auxiliaries, two VFW Texas Motorcycle groups and one VFW Men’s Auxiliary in 11 Texas counties. All 16 Posts and 11 Auxiliaries attained 100 percent of their membership goals. Five VFW Posts achieved Honor Roll status, four posts earned Texas All State Honors and three posts were awarded National All American status.
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The Grand Parkway H-E-B adopted Community Fire Station No. 3.

The Grand Parkway H-E-B adopted Community Fire Station No. 3.

H-E-B Partners serve local fire stations. H-E-B honored the nation’s firefighters for their dedication and selfless service with the ninth annual company-wide volunteer program Helping Heroes on Sept. 11. More than 1,200 H-E-B Partners (employees) from 85 H-E-B stores in the Houston region visited local fire stations to serve breakfast and lunch to firefighters and help with around-the-station chores. Statewide, more than 3,900 H-E-B employees from over 300 stores and manufacturing and support centers visited their local fire stations.

Locally, the H-E-B at 1621 South Mason Road adopted the “Mighty Mason” West-I-10 fire station and the H-E-B located at 6711 South Fry Road adopted the Community Fire Station No. 3 in Richmond.
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(Back row) Dan Tass, Ron Gall, Al Zuniga, Michael Callahan, Gary Abshire, Ilene Abshire, Jane McKinley; (front row) Sherry Austin, Norma Coston, Patty Trimingham, and Robert Ybarra, event chair.

(Back row) Dan Tass, Ron Gall, Al Zuniga, Michael Callahan, Gary Abshire, Ilene Abshire, Jane McKinley; (front row) Sherry Austin, Norma Coston, Patty Trimingham, and Robert Ybarra, event chair.

Gulf Coast District Elks Assist in Houston Annual Veterans’ Stand Down. The Gulf Coast District Elks lodges participated in the Houston Veterans Affairs-sponsored Stand Down at Emancipation Park in Houston by supplying and serving meals to homeless Veterans who come to the park for the event as well as volunteers there to help. Approximately 300-350 people were served a meal.

Services offered to homeless Veterans on this day included medical exams, job advice, gifts of backpacks or other supplies, legal advice and a barbecue lunch and sack lunches provided by area Elks.

Clear Lake, Houston and Katy Elks lodges were represented at the Stand Down. Prior preparation of the meat and purchasing of supplies was handled by members of the Houston Elks Lodge with their Auxiliary preparing sandwiches for the sack lunches. The motto “Elks Care – Elks Share” was quite apparent. Some assistance was also available for rent, employment and job finding in addition to the medical and legal assistance.
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Monica Cerda-Juarez, nurse navigator at the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy, with breast cancer survivors Yvette Lara and Linda Stone.

Monica Cerda-Juarez, nurse navigator at the MD Anderson Regional Care Center in Katy, with breast cancer survivors Yvette Lara and Linda Stone.

Lacenterra goes pink. MD Anderson lit LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch pink to celebrate cancer survivors and spread hope throughout the community. Guests enjoyed complimentary souvenir photos, live music, and free educational materials from the on-site MD Anderson physicians. This event was the second of four breast cancer awareness events to be held throughout the Houston area in October.


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