News and Notes: February 2013

City Councilwoman Delia Jasso and Green Pet have teamed up; Norma's Restaurant donated $1,000; and Vicky Gouge of Full Moon Design Group Inc.

business

City Councilwoman Delia Jasso and Green Pet have teamed up to raise donations for Dallas Animal Services. The list of items needed includes catnip, cat toys, dog biscuits, rawhide chips, peanut butter, pipe cleaners, mesh laundry bags, bath or hand towels and bandanas. Drop off donations at Green Pet, 315 N. Bishop.

Norma’s restaurant gave $1,000 to Rosemont sixth-graders, who were raising money to attend President Obama’s inauguration in Washington, D.C.

The Texas Theatre donated $132 to the Sandy Hook Elementary PTA. The theater donated $1 for every paper snowflake patrons cut at its monthly bar-art night in January.

nonprofits

Vicky Gouge of Full Moon Design Group Inc.Vicky Gouge of Full Moon Design Group Inc. has been elected to the board of directors for Promise House, an Oak Cliff-based nonprofit that provides support to homeless, runaway and at-risk teens. Gouge will serve as chairperson of the marketing committee for the nonprofit’s Prom Squared fundraiser and will assist the staff marketing department.

 

clubs

The Kessler-Stevens Park Book Club is looking for misplaced club records from the past 75 years. Club members are writing a detailed history and collecting records to be shared with the community and archived in the downtown Dallas Public Library. Do you or your mother have any photos, meeting minutes, newspaper articles or other club ephemera? If so, please contact Jan at 214.943.7133.

people

Jason Roberts of the Better Block and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff was a finalist for the Dallas Morning News’ “Texan of the Year” award. Roberts was selected for his efforts in “teaching communities how to reverse blight and decay.”

Juan Contreras of El Padrino restaurant is LULAC Council 4871 Dallas Rainbow Council’s “man of the year” for 2012. Contreras was recognized for his volunteerism and helping to expand the council’s scope and membership.

 

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