BNI (Business Network International) - Cedar Creek
Professionals - meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at Comfort
Suites, located at U.S. Hwy. 175 and TX 198 in Mabank. Larry
Williams (903) 887-2847 or
Boy Scout Troop #398 meets at the Cedar Creek Bible
Church from 7-8:30 p.m. each Tuesday. (903) 498-5725 or (903)
Cedar Creek Art Society meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the
last Thursday of each month at the Mabank Volunteer Fire
Department. A $3 donation per artist is asked.
Cedar Creek Domino Club meets each Wednesday morning at
the KC Senior Citizen Center, 405 W. Walnut in Mabank. (903)
887-6549 or (903) 887-1514.
Cedar Creek NAR-ANON meets at 8 p.m. on Thursday at 715
S. Hwy. 274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m., Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 715 S. Hwy.
274, Ste. D in Seven Points. (903) 432-2405.
Cedar Creek 49ers Club meets every Thursday for
fellowship and dancing. Doors open at 6 p.m. The club is located
off Arnold Hill Road in Seven Points. (903) 432-3552.
Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club meets at noon each
Wednesday at The Jalapeno Tree in Gun Barrel City, except the
second week of the month, when the club meets Thursday in
conjunction with the area chamber of commerce.
Cedar Creek Optimist Club meets every Tuesday at noon at
the Dairy Queen in Seven Points. Danny Hampel at (903) 778-4508.
Cedar Creek Republican Club meets every fourth Thursday.
Cedar Creek Rotary Club meets at noon each Friday at
Vetoni’s Italian Restaurant. Dee Ann Owens at (903) 340-2415.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 101 meets the second
Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center on Hwy. 31 in
Girl Scout Troop #112 meets at the First United Methodist
Church in Mabank on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kathey Brown
email firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 422-2260 or visit
GriefShare Recovery support group meets at 7 p.m. each
Tuesday at Cedar Creek Church of God, located at 142 Rodney Dr.,
Gun Barrel City. (903) 887-0293.
Gun Barrel Quilter’s Guild meets from 10 a.m. on the
second Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in
Mabank. (903) 451-4221.
Kaufman County Republican Women’s Club meets the third
Saturday of each month at the Farm Bureau Insurance Company,
located at 2477 N. Hwy. 34 in Kaufman. (972) 287-1239 or (903)
Kemp Kiwanis Club meets at noon each Thursday at La
Fuente Mexican Restaurant in Kemp. Dr. Jim Collinsworth at (903)
Lake Area Council of the Blind meets at 6 p.m. on the
second Saturday of the month at West Athens Baptist Church.
Mabank Al-Anon Family Group meets at 6 p.m. on Thursdays
at Mabank First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Families of
alcoholics are welcome. (903) 887-2781.
Mabank/Cedar Creek Area Lions Club meets at 1 p.m. on the
fourth Wednesday of each month at the Tri-County Library in
Mabank. (903) 887-5252.
Mabank Garden Club meets at 1:45 p.m. at the Tri-County
Library on the third Tuesday of every month (different times in
May and December).
Mabank TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 5:30 p.m.
Monday at Mabank First Baptist Church. (903) 887-7700 or (903)
Oak Harbor/Tanglewood Crime Watch meets at 7 p.m. on the
second Tuesday of the month at the R.T. Beamguard Community
Center in Oak Harbor.
Rainbow Girls, Masonic Youth organization meets on the
second and fourth Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Creek
Masonic Lodge. Donna Dean at ddean45@ hotmail.com.
Roddy Masonic Lodge meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday
each month. (903) 887-6201.
RootSeekers meet at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the
month in the Tri-County Library in downtown Mabank.
Southeast Kaufman County Senior Citizens Center Board of
Directors meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each
month at the center, located at 300 N. Dallas Street in Kemp.
Tamarack Ladies Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Wednesday
of each month at the TLC Hall.
Trinity Valley Community College Band meets at 7 p.m.
every Tuesday in the TVCC band hall. Group is open to any
community member who plays an instrument. (903) 675-6222.
Trinity Valley Singles Support Group meets at 7 p.m. each
Monday at Athens First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
on Lovers Lane. This is a support group for singles of all ages.
Jean Love at (903) 451-4697 or Donna Stinson (903) 675-7270.
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Youth WorkCamp participant to be housed at
Mabank High School
By Robyn Wheeler
Monitor Contributing Writer
GUN BARREL CITY–Kiwanis members attending the meeting at the
Jalapeńo Tree Restaurant in Gun Barrel City, Jan. 25, heard from
guest speaker First United Methodist Church Child and Youth
Director Allison Partridge.
Partridge explained FUMC is co-sponsoring the 2012 WorkCamps
with more than 400 teens participating.
The WorkCamp will be held Sunday through Saturday, June 17-23.
Partridge said Mabank School superintendent Dr. Russell Marshall
offered up the high school classrooms and gym for the week-long
camp as well as its food workers, custodial crew and even a
big-rig for supply storage.
The 440 adults and teens must bring blowup mattresses, cots or
sleeping bags as well as change of clothes and necessary
“We’ve had cabanas with cold water hoses for showers in some
locations,” Partridge said, grateful for the high school
“It is a very structured and organized, with three meals and
worship every day,” Partridge said. “Wake up is at 6:45 a.m.,
breakfast is at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. is devotion and then everyone
goes to work.”
The teens work until 3 - 4 p.m. and once back at the school, it
is time for showers, mingling, Frizbee, games and another
devotion around 9:30 p.m. Lights out is at 11 p.m.
The volunteer teens will keep busy each day performing
hands-on-home-repair projects for the elderly such as interior
and exterior painting, mobile home skirting, wheelchair and ramp
repair or construction and weatherization.
The WorkCamp groups are allowed to travel 20 to 30 minutes away
from Mabank to do the home repair. To qualify for free home
repair, individuals must be a homeowner, elderly, low-income or
Send your name, address, phone number, directions to your
residence and an explanation of the work you would like to have
done to FUMC Mabank Youth Group, 501 S. 3rd St., Mabank, TX,
75147 or call (903) 887-0670.
In other news, Kiwanians heard:
• the VFW Senior Dinner Project has been cancelled.
• The Pancake Day Fundraiser is set for March 22 from 6 a.m. to
noon at St. Peter Lutheran Church.
• Eustace Chamber of Commerce is holding a garage sale on the
square April 14. Items that do not sell will be donated to the
Family Resource Center in Gun Barrel City.
• The first annual Kiwanis Krawfish Golf Tournament is set for
April 30 with 15 to 20 teams in a four-man scramble. Cost is $55
per person and includes cart, fees, balls and lunch.
• The Feb. 1 meeting will be a craft session for making 50
valentines for CASA. Bring craft items such as scissors, glue,
glitter and markers and candy to attach to stuffed animals.