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One of the region's fastest growing and most popular bicycle rides is set for Feb. 24, 2018. The Shell Texas Independence Bicycle Tour, hosted by the Deer Park Rotary Club, winds through the Bay Area and the historic San Jacinto Monument. Registration for the bike ride is underway and sponsorships are also available.
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Saturday morning, perhaps the city’s loudest parade will travel down Center Street. The Deer Park Fire Marshal’s Office and Fire Department will host its annual Fire Prevention Parade beginning at 10 a.m. Dozens of different trucks, ambulances, ladders and other fire fighting vehicles from across the region are scheduled to participate.
Throughout the month of July, all nine Shell FCU locations collected monetary and school supply donations. Employees sold chili dogs and Frito pies as well as hosted bake sales in the lobbies for their members to help raise more money. In total, the FCU Team raised $2,700 to purchase school supplies for the designated school districts.
As Deer Park celebrates its 125th birthday in 2017, the Historical Committee looks back on the city's beginnings and preserve its memories for future generations. In this column, Committee chair Sherry Garrison shares the story of two Deer Park graduates who experienced the growth and culture of the community’s early years.
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The once full shelves of the Interfaith Helping Hands Food Pantry are beginning to empty. According to volunteers, the biggest needs are canned vegetables (except corn), cereal, canned meats and fruits, rice, peanut butter, jelly and crackers.
The City of Deer Park’s National Night Out event will be Oct. 3, and the Deer Park Police Department and city officials are encouraging neighborhoods, families and community organizations to participate. Neighborhoods can register their party with DPPD.
The Friends of the Library support programs for children, teens, and adults and provide prizes for the Summer Reading Programs. Patrons who wish to support the Library are encouraged to join the Friends. Annual membership dues begin at $5.00 a year for individuals, $10.00 for families, and $2.00 for Senior Citizens. For further details, please call the library at 281-478-7208.
The Battleground Golf Course will be donating 100% of the green fees collected on Friday, September 15 to the Deer Park Opportunity Center, and golfers of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to take part.
According to General Manager Rich Earlywine, Touchstone Golf - the entity operating the course – made the decision to organize the fundraising effort to offer direct assistance to residents of Deer Park.
Within every community there are businesses and industrial sites that make the extra steps to improve their local area. In November, the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce will honor two local entities at the Business and Industry of the Year luncheon. Nominations for the award are due at the Chamber office Sept. 29.
Soon after Cheri Hutcherson and her family welcomed their son Will into the world, they learned their lives would change in ways they could never imagine. Through Will’s blindness, Hutcherson and her family have learned to see life’s lessons from a new perspective. His challenges have led the family to become active advocates for the National Braille Press.
The Deer Park business community united to show its support for Deer Park ISD at the annual Salute to Education and New Teacher Luncheon Tuesday. The event, hosted by the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce helped kick off the district’s convocation and teachers’ inservice in preparation for the 2017-18 school year.
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- DPVFD's Fill the Boot campaign starts next Friday
- Registration open for DP Chamber golf tournament
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