Brookshires and churches launch October food drive
Monitor Staff Reports
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Mabank Area Good Samaritans have
launched their seventh year of stocking the food pantry for families in
Mabank Brookshire’s and area churches are helping with the October food
drive to collect needed food items that will help make this time of the
year easier for needy families.
Specially marked brown Brookshire’s bags and a list of food items are
being distributed to nine churches, including Mabank’s Central Baptist,
Elm Grove, First Assembly of God, Faith Bible, First Baptist, First
Presbyterian, First United Methodist and Payne Springs churches Harbor
Baptist and Sinners Hope.
Each church makes a monthly monetary donation to the pantry. Donations
are also received from various Sunday School classes and from memorial
This money is used to purchase food products locally and from the East
Texas Food Bank and King’s Storehouse Food Bank in Tyler.
Other food is received from food collections by the schools, along with
ongoing collections by member churches.
The pantry is an emergency food source Monday through Friday.
It is operated on a rotating basis among the above churches. Calls are
taken by the First Baptist Church.
When calls are received between 8 and 9 a.m., the food box will be
available at 10 a.m. the same day.. If the call is received after 9
a.m., the food box will be available the next day.
The pantry has been operating since late 1987.
During the past six years, the number of families helped has increased
from 760 in 2001, to 934 families in 2006.
Community members are welcome to donate the following food items to any
of the listed churches: canned meats, stews, canned or packaged soups,
canned fruits, corn, or green beans, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter,
tuna, cornbread and pancake mixes, jams and jellies and powdered milk.
‘Sounds of Cedar
Creek Lake’ opens with cello concert
Special to The Monitor
TOOL–The Library at Cedar Creek Endowment Board will present “Sounds of
Cedar Creek Lake” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the home of Dr.
Mark and Kathy Hughes of Tool.
The concert will feature cellist Eugene Osadchy, associate professor of
cello at the University of North Texas, principal cellist with the Plano
Symphony and Dallas Chamber Orchestra.
The New York Times hailed him as having “the most refined and balanced
string playing” and the Dallas Morning News noted his “extraordinary
playing.” Among his credits are chamber music performances around the
world, film scores and the release of several CDs.
Performing with him will be pianist Daradjan “Baya” Kakouberi. She is an
award-winning classical pianist, awarded in 2000 the “Most Outstanding
and Distinguished Pianist” in the IBLA International Competition in
She has appeared in solo and chamber performances at the Moscow
Conservatory Great Hall, Steinway Hall, Lincoln Center in New York and
Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
As artistic advisor and artistic director of the “Blue Candlelight Music
Series” in Dallas, Osadchy and Kakouberi perform select concerts at
private homes with no more than 100 people in attendance.
Pre-concert piano music will be provided by Tim Danielson beginning at
6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the
concert with hors d’oeuvres and wine.
Tickets for the event are $100 each. The entire ticket price will go to
the Endowment Fund through the generosity of our sponsors Diane Shaw
(Shaw & Associates), Dr. Soi Sy, (Cedar Creek Health Care), Ed and Nan
Creel (Triple N Ranch), Karen Kennedy (Smith Barney) and our hosts, Dr.
Mark and Kathy Hughes (Cedar Creek Medical Associates).
The board hopes that you will take advantage of this wonderful
opportunity to hear these accomplished musicians and at the same time
support your local library.
For ticket information, contact the Library at Cedar Creek at (903)
The Endowment Fund for the Library at Cedar Creek Lake has been formed
for the purpose of creating and providing a predictable source of
financial support for the library.
Plans for our Spring Concert Series are underway.
The concerts are now scheduled for Feb. 23 and March 29, 2008, featuring
Imperial Brass and University of North Texas Jazz Ensemble. More
information concerning these concerts will be forthcoming.
The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
My name is Luke. I am the cutest
little male puppy ever. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I have now been started on my
parvo/distemper shots. I am a sweet little baby looking for a
wonderful home. I have a brother identical to me.
We are Ollie (orange), Rain
(grey) and Johnny (tabby). We are three sweet little kittens
that have been at the shelter for a while. Rain is female and
the other two are males. We get along with everyone and
absolutely adore people. We are sweet babies looking for
We are two sweet babies. One male
and one female. We were brought to the shelter by our owners who
were not able to keep us. We are good kids looking for our new
My name is Ben. I am a beautiful
male Yellow Lab mix. I was brought to the shelter by animal
control, so I have no history. I walk on a leash and current on
my shots. I seem to be pretty laid back. I am in need of a new
Pictured are just a few
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.
For further information
visit our website at