Last week, the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce took a moment to honor E.H. “Bud” Henry for his many contributions to the community. Mr. Henry recently moved out of Henderson County. As a retired Army Colonel, Mr. Henry was a natural working with Leadership Cedar Creek Lake for the chamber and also served as the GBC City Manager and the ECCFWSD General Manager during his time at the lake. Pictured presenting him with a plaque is Chamber President Jo Ann Hanstrom.
Leadership Cedar Creek Lake, class of 2017-2018, sponsored by the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is forming a new class for the eleventh year. The purpose of leadership classes of this type is to develop new community leaders and enhance the skills and community awareness of existing leaders, plus teach techniques to become better team players and to form bonds in business, civic, and personal dealings. Participants in these classes graduate better prepared to take on the role as members of boards of directors and in elected positions such as city council and school boards.
Chamber President Jo Ann Hanstrom said, “We’ve always purposefully keep the cost low ($350) for our classes without compromising content.” She went on to explain that the chamber’s Leadership program is planned to keep the time away from work to around three hours, one day a month and experience has shown that this works nicely for their class size.”
Members of the Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club recently returned from the 99th Annual Texas–Oklahoma District Convention held in Abilene, Texas. The following members attended Marty Mullins, Allison Greenville, and DeAnna Browning. The same served as voting delegates.
By Ed Busch/Special to HCN
Fifteen years ago about now, a bunch of us, led by Dr. Glen Campbell, ventured out into the world of non-profit spay/neuter at Cedar Creek Lake … 38,000 surgeries later, we have become a force to be reckoned with!
Founded by Sandy Ward, Ed Busch and Sydney Busch, Friends of the Animals has so many wonderful volunteers and staff, plus the addition two-years ago of Dr. Robert Garcia to handle the non-surgical services from 10-2 and with the expansion of the space – well, we are a force! We have several volunteers and staff who have been with us since Day One: Joy Simmons, Janice Hunt, Lou Wiley, Leslie Kelly, and vet tech Holly Press.
We now know what has been a closely guarded inside-story about the upcoming Whiskers & Wags fundraiser. Of course, they will have tremendous auction items like a Hilton Grand Resort one week Vacation-2 bedroom Villa. These are accommodations in some of the most famed destinations in the world. And they have that autographed 2016 Dallas Cowboys team football and many other not-available-anywhere-else items.