Grow Your Own Food Garden Club

Grow Your Own Food Garden Club

The Grow Your Own Food Garden Club will meet this Saturday, 10 a.m. at the Sweetwater Farm greenhouse in Denison.

The day’s program will be split into two parts. For the first portion, Carole Harner will be discussing raising Khaki Campbell ducks. The second half will be a discussion on vegetable gardening problems and solutions.

The club meets monthly and it is free and open to the public.

Sherman Noon Lions Club

The Sherman Noon Lions Club will hold its annual White Cane Day on Oct. 19.

Members of the club will be located at Chase Bank in downtown Sherman and at the Sherman Town Center, collecting monetary donations for Lions’ sight conservation projects. Money collected will be used to help fund local sight conservation projects. These projects include providing eye exams and eye glasses to local school children in need, leader dogs for the blind, cornea transplants courtesy of the Lions Organ and Eye Bank, eye glass collections for persons in need worldwide, and various other local, national and international projects.

Anyone having questions about White Cane Day or the sight conservation projects can call Jerry Gundersheimer, OD, White Cane Day chairman, at 903-815-9996.

Sherman PEO

The Sherman Chapter of the Philanthropic Educational Organization recently met. The session was led by President Tracy Curry.

Welcomed as new members were Peggy Gross and Cyndy Bynum.

Members discussed the group’s third annual Christmas tea fundraiser, set for Dec. 7. The event will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sherman and proceeds will go to scholarships for women wishing to further their education.

Martha Jefferson Randolph NSDAR

The Martha Jefferson Randolph Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Oct. 17 at Woodlawn Country Club in Sherman. A Dutch-treat luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2 p.m.

Marcy Carter-Lovick of Spring Lake will present a program entitled "Don’t Forget The Ladiese — Women Patriots of the Revolutionary War." Carter-Lovick is the Texas State Chairwoman of the Chapter Development and Revitalization Committee.

The NSDAR is a non-profit, non-p;olitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to preserving American history, promoting patriotism and promoting education. Women age 18 and older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution are eligible for membership. Free assistance in tracing ancestors is available. For more information, call Regent Beverly Martin at 903-482-1041 or Cheryl Waters, registrar, at 903-449-1156.

Denison Rotary Club

The Denison High School girls athletics program was discussed at this week’s Denison Rotary Club meeting. Bringing the information was Coach Rod Been, girls athletic director, and Kara Taylor, girls athletics and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). They were in troduced by Chad Rogers, DHS head coach and Rotarian.

Taylor told about FCA activities, noting the meetings include Christian speakers, biblical readings and traveling to other schools for joint meetings. Been also discussed the positive aspects of the FCA, then went on to tell about the various girls athletic programs. He noted that the volleyball program is going through "growing pains" but looks encouraging and that the track program promises to be competitive. He added that Mike Garcia has been hired as the new girls softball coach. He said the girls’ athletic programs are growing and have become a vital part of the overall Denison athletic program.

Next week’s meeting will be presented by Ross Rolirad on his insulation company.

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