People, Places & Events


Chamber eyes winter bowling league
Special to The Monitor
SEVEN POINTS–The Tool/Seven Points Branch of The Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (TGCCLACC) met Nov. 1 at Danny and Shirley’s Dairy Queen of Seven Points.
The bi-monthly general meeting and networking breakfast brought a full house to talk about community issues, such as the widening of State Highway 334, new businesses in the area and upcoming calendar events for the area chamber of commerce.
Don Gano, marketing director for LakePlex Bowling Lanes in Seven Points, invited those in attendance to the Tuesday, Nov. 21, Business After Hours at LakePlex.
The business will provide free bowling, free shoes and use of a ball for chamber of commerce members from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gano, along with Jo Ann Hanstrom, President of TGCCLACC, also introduced a new winter bowling league for chamber members that’s scheduled for early 2007.
Hanstrom and representatives from The Library at Cedar Creek Lake (Tere Hatcher/A.G. Edwards, Chairman of the Library Board, and Sue Brown of Friends of The Library) brought information on the upcoming fund-raiser for the chamber and the library.
For the first time, the chamber, the library and the Henderson County Performing Arts Center have formed a partnership to bring the HCPAC Touring Company’s production of “Honky Tonk Laundry” to the stage at Main Place Cinema in Seven Points Friday, Nov. 17.
The musical starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $20 each and proceeds benefit both The Library at Cedar Creek Lake and The Greater Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.
“This is a perfect opportunity for area citizens to support the library for education, the chamber for the business community and the arts at Cedar Creek Lake, all under one roof at Main Place Cinema, and all for one low ticket price. Bring your friends and family and start the 2006 holiday season off right,” Hanstrom said.
The Tool/Seven Points branch meets at 8 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every other month for the networking breakfast. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 3.
All members and potential members of TGCCLACC are welcome and encouraged to attend and enjoy the networking with the Tool/Seven Points branch members.

Rotarians review activity calendar
By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

GUN BARREL CITY–Rotary business was the program for the weekly Friday luncheon of the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake.
The first announcement was that a matching grant from Rotary District 5830 totaling $2,400 was awarded to the local club for the Klothes for Kids project.
The club’s $2,400 match will make a total of $4,800 for clothes for 42 needy children.
A “shopping day” has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at which time Rotary volunteers will take the children shopping for new clothes.
Dennis Gilmore from the Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens spoke on “Theater Night for Rotary (Athens Club),” explaining club members enjoy cocktails, snacks, dessert and a show.
“We are interested in hosting a theater night for this club,” he said.
In other business, Rotarians were reminded:
• an exchange student, age 16, from a rural area close to Buenos Aires, will be arriving in January for a two-month stay.
• plans are being made for group study exchange groups from other countries.
The local district has two openings for Switzerland. Must be non-Rotarian young adult between 25-40.
• of the club Christmas party, planned for Friday, Dec. 15.
• of the $23,000 ambassadoral scholarship for two young people from the district to study abroad for one year doing graduate work.

Community blood drive set Nov. 11
Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE–The Cedar Creek Lake Community Blood Drive, sponsored by Carter BloodCare, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the following locations:
Brookshire’s in Seven Points, Brookshire’s in Mabank and Wal-Mart in Gun Barrel City.
This year, donors at the CCL blood drive will have a chance to win a turkey.
Every single day, patients in our local hospitals rely on transfusions to survive.
Please support their fight for life. Give blood.
This November, Carter BloodCare is giving thanks for our lifesaving blood donors with a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card. Chances are good wherever Visa is accepted.