Miss Mardi Gras of SETX hosted its second annual Scholarship Pageant on Feb. 11 in Beaumont at the Holiday Inn & Suites off of Walden Road. The pageant started in 2016 with Mardi Gras of SETX Inc.
There were seven age groups from 2 years old to 18. The 16-to-18-year-old contestants are interviewed, have a casual wear outfit session, and the beauty wear. The Scholarship Pageant awards a $1,000 scholarship in the Miss division.
Feb. 18 marks the beginning of the Beaumont Farmers’ Market’s eighth year. The market, located at the Beaumont Athletic Complex off College Street, will be officially open Saturday, Feb. 18, from 8-11 a.m.
The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $50,000 one-year grant to The Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. It is the seventh year that the program has received funding from the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to support its work on this important health issue, and in recognition of the program’s excellence.
I find home remedies fascinating. They usually work so well that the ideas have been passed down from great-grandparents. They don’t cost much, if anything, and they are just downright interesting. We want our gardens to thrive, not just limp along. Farmers did well with no purchased pesticides for hundreds of years, so maybe we can too?
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