A trail is coming to Jaycee Park!
The Kinder Foundation has just selected Jaycee Park to receive a $100,000 donation specifically for building a new trail! Thank you to the Houston Parks Board for presenting our park to this foundation. We will update you as we have more information.
Very generous community organization donation!
Rotary Club generously sponsored a table with a $5000 donation to the park! “Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.” Here is the link to the Heights Rotary Club if you are interested in joining this club: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=3935
If you could spare a few moments to send a quick thank you to these organization (via email or regular mail), I’m certain it would be greatly appreciated.
Kinder Foundation Houston Parks Board
Nancy Kinder 300 N. Post Oak Ln.
PO Box 130776 Houston, Tx 77024
Houston, TX 77219
Email to both organizations can be sent through: email@example.com
We are very grateful for both of these very generous donations to improving our park and our area especially considering the current tough economic environment.
Trees at the park
The old, established trees in the park are taking a really big hit with the drought. Many of them have either turned completely brown or are in the process of turning brown. Ben has been working over time (for free) to help keep some of the key trees from dying. The head of Urban Forestry at the City said that just because they are brown does not mean they are definitely dead. We will know more next spring when we see which ones come back. Please pray for some much needed rain for these and all the city’s trees.
Contact Ileana Desalos at 713-922-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see more information at the Houston Parks Board website under ‘Projects’ where you can find Jaycee Park www.houstonparksboard.org .