Denim and Diamonds IV set
for Sept. 24 at Pinnacle Country Club
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Library at Cedar Creek Lake in Seven Points
is announcing Denim and Diamonds IV, to be held Saturday,
Sept. 24 at the Pinnacle Country Club.
The library depends heavily on this event to generate
sufficient operating funds, and last year’s event generated
approximately 50 percent of the annual operating budget.
Without such success, the library would be in dire financial
We depend on area library patrons and friends to make the
event a success, and we encourage your participation.
Sponsorships are currently being sold by the Board of
Directors, as well as the Friends of the Library. These
members have been kind enough to volunteer their time, and
they are available at the library as well.
Jim Taylor is heading the sponsorship effort, and can be
reached at (903) 340-4644.
Gloria Campos, evening news anchor on Channel 8 in Dallas,
has again generously volunteered to serve as Mistress of
Ceremonies at the Pinnacle Club.
A weekend homeowner on Cedar Creek Lake, Campos shares our
ongoing interest in having a well-funded and successful
Participants will enjoy her personality and she is always
available for conversation during the event.
Music and co-hosting duties will be provided by our own Dino
Perelli, who is always entertaining and a great stimulator
of activity during the event.
Dinner will be prepared by award-winning chef Chris Smith
and his staff at the Pinnacle Club and will feature London
broil, as participants remain dressed in Denim and Diamonds
to continue the theme.
Live and silent auctions always feature something for
The live auction will offer gourmet dining in Dallas, as
well as, local, fun trips with a regional to international
range at a spectacular value, along with other offerings.
The silent auction will have about 75 items which also offer
great value, thanks to the generosity of local merchants and
Individual ticket sales should be available beginning the
last week in August.
Participants are encouraged to become a sponsor to reap
Sponsorships begin at $350 and depending on size of the
donation, can include reserved seating, event publicity and
recognition, such as bricks or tiles permanently placed at
the library entrance.
Kemp senior citizens plan
to reopen center
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor staff Writer
50 Kemp residents showed up for a fundraiser benefitting the
reopening of the Center located off 8th Street in Kemp.
After the official closing and moving of the Southeast
Kaufman County Senior Center in Kemp to Mabank, some seniors
plan to open a center in the former location.
A 15-member board will govern the facility.
Mayrene Cline gets set up to play
dinner music for seniors attending the fundraiser Aug. 6.
The board elected Marjie Houston as its
AT LEFT: Board president Marjie Houston greets a crowd of
approximately 50 seniors gathering for a benefit to help
reopen their senior center.
Saturday, Aug. 6, a fundraiser featuring a
rummage sale and covered dish dinner was held.
Another is planned but the date has not yet been set.
A delicious covered dish dinner is
a part of a fundraiser Aug. 6, benefitting the Kemp Senior
Making gas dollars go the
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–Gasoline prices have risen well above $4 a
gallon in most every state across the country. (Locally, gas
still goes for less than that.)
According to a recent study, the average U.S. family with
two drivers is now paying nearly $1,000 more annually for
gas than they were just two years ago.
Although there are practical steps drivers can take to
increase gas mileage, BBB warns consumers to be wary of
gas-saving claims that empty the wallet – instead of saving
Many websites make unbelievable claims for various
after-market automotive devices, such as fuel-line magnets,
air bleed devices, retrofit gadgets and oil and gasoline
additives that supposedly increase gas mileage for
The Federal Trade Commission found many of these claims to
be either false or overly exaggerated.
“Summer travelers should shop around. Many smartphones have
apps specifically for finding the cheapest gas prices in the
area,” president and CEO of BBB Mechele Agbayani Mills said.
“Also, keep in mind that gas stations closest to the highway
are likely to be more expensive than those closer into
town,” she added.
Before adding any fuel savings device to your vehicle, check
with a mechanic.
Drivers may end up with a voided manufacturer warranty not
to mention serious engine problems by adding after-market
devices to the engine.
BBB offers the following tips on what drivers can do to save
• Choose the right octane for your car. Check your owner’s
manual to find out what octane your car requires. Keep in
mind that the higher the octane, the higher the price.
• Keep your engine tuned. Studies have shown that a poorly
tuned engine can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10
to 20 percent, depending on a car’s condition.
Follow the recommended maintenance schedule in your owner’s
manual. You will save fuel and your car will run better and
• Don’t let your engine run at idle any longer than
necessary. An engine actually warms up faster while driving.
With most gasoline engines, it is more efficient to turn off
the engine than to idle for any period longer than 30
• Set the cruise control. Set your cruise control on highway
trips. This can help maintain a constant speed and, in most
cases, reduce fuel consumption.
• Keep your tires properly inflated and aligned. Automobile
manufacturers must place a label in the car stating the
correct tire pressure. If the label lists a psi (pounds per
square inch) range, use the higher number to maximize your
• Anticipate the driving condition. Driving smoothly and
steadily makes the best use of your fuel. If you can, avoid
sudden acceleration or braking.
• Change your oil and replace air filters regularly. Clean
oil reduces wear caused by friction between moving parts and
removes harmful substances from the engine.
Air filters keep impurities in the air from damaging
internal engine components.
For more consumer tips you can trust, visit
To report a fraud or scam, please call the BBB Hotline at
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
have many animals at the
Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
in Seven Points
in dire need of a good home.
Please call or stop by the Humane Society today
and rescue one of these forgotten animals.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
is located on
10220 County Road 2403 in Seven Points.
For more information, please call
(903) 432-3422 after 11 a.m.
We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
information visit our website at petfinder.com