League City churchgoers run for Sunshine Kids
League City United Methodist Church members Jennie Urban, and Amanda and Brandon Schmidt will compete in the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 13.
According to a church release, the trio will race in support of fellow church member Steve Jones. Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 15, is a member of the Sunshine Kids, a nonprofit organization offering group activities and emotional support to children with cancer being treated in hospitals across the nation.
“I had no idea about this event,” Jones, 44, said in the release. “But when they told me they were going to run for me and The Sunshine Kids, I was so thrilled and so honored.”
Urban and the Schmidts chose to participate in the marathon to honor Jones in a big way.
“Steve is not only a member of our church, he is a brother to all,” Urban said in the release. “If you need help, Steve is either already right there helping or is just a call away. He is a constant reminder of how to live a Christian life and to be thankful no matter what obstacles are in your path.”
The team hopes to raise $1,700.
Space Center offering winter break day camps
Space Center Houston is offering winter break day camps starting on Wednesday, Dec. 26.
The camp, for ages 4 to 14, will be offered at 8:30 a.m. through Wednesday, Jan. 4. The cost is $55 per camp and advance registration is required.
Lunch and materials are included.
Space Center Houston is at 1601 NASA Parkway, Houston.
For more information, call 281-283-4755 or visit www.spacecenter.org/DayCamps.html.
Kiwanis make donations to four local charities
Galveston Kiwanis Club has donated $12,000 to four area charities.
The club made the announcement Thursday, Dec. 6. Receiving $5,000 donations were Galveston Colleges Universal Access Endowment Fund and Galveston ISD Educational Foundation. The Lighthouse Charity Team and the Eliminate Project each received a $1,000 donation.
Galveston Kiwanis Club meets at Meridian Retirement Center on the corner of 23rd and Seawall, Galveston. It can be contacted at P.O. Box 3128, Galveston.
For more information, visit www.galvestonkiwanis.com.
Motorcyclists give to Devereux Texas Network
Deacons of Deadwood recently donated $70,000 to Devereux Texas Treatment Network.
The motorcycle club, which was formed in 2002, frequently raises money for local children’s charities. It is based in Houston and rode to League City to deliver the check.
Devereux Texas Treatment Network is a nonprofit organization that provides care for those with emotional, educational, development and cognitive disabilities.
Photojenic wins decorating contest in Seabrook
The city of Seabrook and the Seabrook Economic Development Corporation recently announced the winners of the Old Seabrook Holiday Decorating Contest.
According to a city press release, Photojenic was awarded first place, while Arcon came in second followed by Buddy Bites in third.
Photojenic, owned by Jen Vajdos, utilized a fun and festive theme featuring classic holiday characters in a bathtub.
Other businesses in the contest included 81 Neon, Bob’s Salsa with a Kick, Midnite Slice, Seabrook Massage and Herbal Merchant, Salon Rouge and The Cake Place.
For more information about Photojenic, 1406 Second St., Seabrook, visit www.photojenicinc.com.
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