Housing needed for Thunder Over CCL pilots

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(UPDATE Monday, June 24: Housing has been found for the pilots! Thanks to everyone who helped.)

By Michael V. Hannigan

Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake has a popularity problem.

The annual show has become so big — the third largest air show in the state, according to organizers — that they have run out of housing space for the pilots.

Organizers are looking for houses for the pilots to stay, preferably around the lake.

“People in the past have offered to host the pilots, but we’ve never needed it until this year,” said Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation (CCVF) Co.President Gayle Robinson.
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Mabank students talk Grader-Good program

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PWC press release

The Pinnacle Women’s Club welcomed as speakers for their June meeting two charming and ambitious young ladies, Marisol Gallegos and Hannah Thai, who are recent graduates from Mabank High School. The pair described their experiences as co-founders of the Grader-Good Tutoring Program.  This program is a free, year-round, student-led tutoring service which has been available for the last two years at the Cedar Creek Lake Library.  These two young ladies initiated this service as a DECA project, which is a nationwide club for high school students that focuses on the development of entrepreneurial and management skills.  In order to achieve their program’s goals, they accepted advice from retired teachers at the library, prepared lesson plans and recruited other high school students to help as tutors for about two hours per week. In 2012, their program won 1st place in the district as a DECA Community Service Project.

The PWC members were delighted and amazed as these two young ladies described their pride in watching their young students thrive and even excel in their studies.

Marisol Gallegos is currently the local president of DECA. She plans on attending North Texas where she will major in Bilingual/Elementary Education with a minor in International Studies.

She said, “My hopes are to study abroad in foreign countries, such as Italy and China, and someday become a public speaker to troubled teens and young adults.”

Hannah Thai is the 2013 Mabank High School Valedictorian, and served as president of the local Beta Club, a service club that encourages achievement, character and service.  She plans to attend Yale University where she will major in Economics.  “My mission is to not only help struggling students, but to provide other high school students with a more direct method of serving and bettering our community,” she said.

DAR presents scholarship to Thai

Vice Regent Suzanne Fife (right) presents the DAR scholarship award to Hannah on behalf of the Sarah Maples Chapter of DAR. (COURTESY PHOTO)
Vice Regent Suzanne Fife (right) presents the DAR scholarship award to Hannah on behalf of the Sarah Maples Chapter of DAR. (COURTESY PHOTO)

 

DAR press release

Each year the Sarah Maples Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presents a scholarship to a student in the Tri-County area. The process of choosing a student is long and drawn out. It goes through at least two panels of Sarah Maples members and it is so hard to choose because we would like to give one to each student.

This year the members chose Hannah Thai. Hannah is the valedictorian of the Mabank High School Class of 2013. She is the daughter of Kenny and Sim Thai. She has one sister, Eileen, who graduated from Mabank High School in 2011 and currently attends Baylor University.

Hannah has been involved in Pre-AP and AP classes during her whole high school career and has maintained a 106.328 grade point average. Hannah serves as president of the Mabank High School Beta Club, copy editor of the Mabank High School Yearbook Staff, and president of her senior class. She is also a member of the Mabank UIL Journalism team. This is her second consecutive Continue reading “DAR presents scholarship to Thai”

Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts set

The annual Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts, hosted by the Mabank Chapter of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to open to the public on historic Market Street in downtown Mabank at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. (COURTESY PHOTO)
The annual Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts, hosted by the Mabank Chapter of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to open to the public on historic Market Street in downtown Mabank at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. (COURTESY PHOTO)

 

CCLACC press release

The annual Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts, hosted by the Mabank Chapter of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled to open to the public on historic Market Street in downtown Mabank at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. The event is free of charge to the public and boasts “something for everyone.”

According to event chair, Scott Confer, “There’ll be something to suit every one’s taste in arts, crafts, music and food.” He went on to say that every effort is made every year to guarantee quality vendors, musical offerings and reasonably priced food and this year is no different.

The 2012 Festival of the Arts featured approximately 80 vendors and this year’s event is shaping up to be every bit as large, with interest and participation from returning artists, as well as new ones that have heard about Continue reading “Cedar Creek Lake Festival of the Arts set”

CCL Area Chamber ribbon cutting: The Telephone Connection

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Members of the Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Club welcomed Shannon and Mitch Rose/The Telephone Connection back to the chamber at a ribbon cutting last Friday. Contact The Telephone Connection at 903.778. 2694 or calltcc@aol.com.