Community ready for a Taste of Gumbo
“Gumbo… gumbo… gumbo…”
We are practically chanting it as our editor, Roger Cowles, shares daily updates on the 22nd annual Taste of Gumbo he’s helping organize for the Rotary Club of Port Arthur.
You’ll probably see us, and half the town, there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. Area restaurants and groups will cook up their best gumbo and other goodies for your tasting pleasure. A few other organizations are considering participating and the list could grow by the time gumbo day arrives, Cowles said. To be a part of it all, call him at 721-2431.
The silent auction will be back this year and the tradition of giving door prizes at a furious pace through the event will continue, Cowles said.
Tickets, priced at $8, are available from members of the Port Arthur Rotary Club and at The Port Arthur News, 3501 Turtle Creek Drive. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Nederland Little League Challengers to open
The Nederland Little League Challenger Division will be conducting opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Nederland Little League Baseball Park, FM 366.
Challenger Baseball is for children with mental and physical disablities. This year Nederland Little League has 97 children registered to play this weekend, making it the largest Challenger Baseball program in Texas, Scott Ferguson, division manager, said.. The Nederland High School Varsity Boys and Girls baseball teams will be volunteering their time to be buddies for these wonderful children, he said. For information, call him at 988-3561.
Master and student
Cheryl Carson sends this word to readers:
“Original artwork by Lamar art professor Jerry Newman and local wildlife artist, Albert Faggard, Jr. will be highlighted together on the “Jerry Newman Wall” during the upcoming La Grand Bal silent art auction and reception in the Dishman Art Museum, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Faggard studied under Newman in the mid 1970s and then earned his master of arts in 2003 under Newman’s guidance. The two remained friends until Newman’s death in 2008.
The “Jerry Newman Wall” had for years been totally reserved for Newman’s art until illness forced another artist’s work to occupy this prestigious location at the Dishman. Albert Faggard, Jr.’s artwork will be featured in this location along with Jerry Newman’s art work at this year’s La Grand Bal,” Carson reports.
For information, call Faggard at 350-1048.
Help us go green
Reader Yvonne Sutherlin wants to know where she can recycle used batteries, especially the little ones. If you know, e-mail me and we’ll all know.