special olympics

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist will host “Painting with a Purpose” charity event Friday, Aug. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $35 per person, and it’s open to ages 14 and older. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit more than 700 local Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. Register online at paintingwithatwist.com or calling (409) 866-0399. No painting experience is required. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from local artist Jamie Gonzalez.

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The Beaumont Fire Department and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will trade in their fire hoses and jackets for serving aprons at the Tip-A-Firefighter fundraising event, held at the LongHorn Steakhouse, at 5920 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, June 9, from 6–9 p.m.

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When Holden Smith, a brown-headed and stocky 8-year-old at Sally Curtis Elementary, stepped up to the plate for his turn at the softball toss, the youngster’s autism didn’t hold him back.

With a first place ribbon for the 23-foot toss, Holden was beaming and his father, Michael Smith, was equally proud.

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