LOCAL BRIEFS: RCD receives Walmart grant; Dallas Bears present awards

Posted on 07 Jul 2011 at 4:55pm

RCD receives Walmart grant

Resource Center Dallas has received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation in support of the Center’s nutrition program for people living with HIV/AIDS.

“This gift … will help provide high-protein foods that are important for the nutritional needs of individuals who use our food pantry and hot meals program.” said Cece Cox, executive director and CEO of Resource Center Dallas.

RCD’s nutrition program, established in 1985, serves people living with HIV who lack the financial resources to support their nutritional and medication requirements. The program includes a food pantry that distributes an average of seven tons of milk, meat, fresh vegetables and canned goods every week.

The Center serves more than 600 hot meals to clients each week.

Dallas Bears present awards

In addition to $46,000 distributed to organizations by Dallas Bears at their banquet on June 25, the group presented several awards.
Spanke Studer was named Bear of the Year.

Patrick Sweeney and Rob Meade received the President’s Outstanding Service Award. Partnership Awards were presented to Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dallas Eagle, Round-Up Saloon, Brick & Joe’s, Ben E. Keith Co. and Big D Bear Dance for their continued support and sponsorship.

The fifth annual “I Care” Randy Franklin Memorial Award for Community Service was presented to Jeffrey Payne of the Sharon St. Cyr Fund/International Mr. Leather, David Hearn of the Greg Dollgener Memorial AIDS Fund and the DFW Sisters, a mission of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Oak Lawn Library art show set

The theme of the next Oak Lawn Library art show is Celebration of Animals. Submitted works should depict animals or our relationships with them. The library is also soliciting artists for month-long shows at the library.

This judged show will accept art in the following categories — painting, drawing, print, photography, watercolor and mixed media. Prize ribbons will be awarded for Best of Show and for first, second, and third places, as well as honorable mention in each category.

Artists may submit a maximum of three entries at $15 for the first entry and $10 for each additional work. Entries must be current, new to this event, and prepared by the artist for hanging or for display. Pictures may not exceed 40-by-40 inches.

Artists must be over 18. Intake day is Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 214-382-0202 or email scifi_chick@juno.com for more information.

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