Local Briefs • 09-12-14

Posted on 12 Sep 2014 at 7:55am

Sisters sponsor food drive
Last year about this time, Resource Center put out an urgent call for donations for the Food Pantry. The shelves were bare. One of the groups responding to the call was the DFW Sisters who decided to make the food drive an annual project.
Bring nonperishable food items, cash, gift cards or checks to the game room at Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road from 8–10 p.m. on Sept 19.

Daniel holding 3 town halls
Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel is holding three town hall meetings where she’ll share the latest information on Dallas county government, voter ID requirements for the upcoming election and news about the new Parkland hospital. The county Tax Assessor-Collector will make a presentation about the new “two steps, one sticker” change in auto registration. A Health and Human Services representative will give updates on mosquito control.
The meetings will be:
• Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. at Winfrey Point on White Rock Lake, 950 E. Lawther Drive. State Rep. Toni Rose will also speak.
• Thursday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Oak Lawn Library, 4100 Cedar Springs Road. A representative from Sen. Royce West’s office will also speak.
• Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Garland Women’s Activities Building, 713 Austin St., Garland. Garland City Councilmembers B.J. Williams and Steve Stanley will also speak.

Resource Center holding open house
Meet the staff and tour Resource Center to learn about its programs and services. Light bites and wine will be served. The open house and tour take place 5:30–6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Resource Center is at 2701 Reagan St. RSVP to dwilson@myresourcecenter.org.

Proud as a Peacock Gaybingo North
Sister Helen Holy hosts Proud as a Peacock Gaybingo North at 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 1509 H Ave., Plano. Sponsor David Lee is hosting a food drive for Resource Center Food Pantry. Chris Chism and friends perform during intermission.

Veasey holding ‘Congress on Your Corner’ in Oak Cliff
U.S. Rep Marc Veasey will hold a Congress on Your Corner event on Saturday, Sept. 13, 4–5:30 p.m. at Tom Thumb, 315 S. Hampton Road in Oak Cliff.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 12, 2014.

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