volunteers

As the Lutcher Theater prepares for the 2017-18 season, the Lutcher Theater Service Guild is seeking individuals interested in volunteering their time and talents to help promote and support the arts and the Lutcher.

This season’s membership drive is to be held Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Lutcher Theater’s third-floor lobby. The drive is open to the public and all are invited to participate in a theater tour, orientation and dinner.

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Nutrition and Services For Seniors is holding its Deliver the Difference Luncheon on Thursday, May 4, at the Event Center at 11:30 a.m. The annual event benefits the nonprofit’s Meals on Wheels program. Individual tickets are $50, and sponsorships start at $250. Food will be catered by Bando’s.

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When Nederland Heritage Festival (NHF) executive director Wanda Hollier retired in 2016, speculation swarmed around her rapid exit, and tongues wagged when volunteer coworkers did not throw her the traditional retirement party expected after nearly 20 years of service.

Calls came in to The Examiner both asking why and offering possible explanations. From the many sources willing to speak to The Examiner on the condition of anonymity, a pattern began to emerge: hundreds of thousands of dollars had gone missing from the nonprofit organization over the years.

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Volunteers broke ground in October on the South Park Community Garden, an initiative by Lamar University and the Greater South Park Neighborhoods Partnership to provide access to gardening space, training and nutritious food for local residents and students.

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The police car was built by LeBlanc Correctional Unit

CASA of Southeast Texas is gearing up for its annual “Casas for CASA” fundraiser. This event is not just building playhouses. It is about rebuilding the shattered lives of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Volunteers advocate for these children on a daily basis so CASA is able to rebuild strong, confident children who will one day become productive citizens in Southeast Texas.

Kent Walston, 58th District Court judge and president of the CASA of Southeast Texas Board of Directors, knows first-hand the vital work CASA performs.

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Praise Church volunteers in 2015 (Facebook.com)

Praise Church will serve Southeast Texas by meeting the needs of the community with their bi-annual event Servolution on Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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