Helping Hands Community Circle will kick off aboard Harbor Lights

(Rockwall County) June 10, 2013 – Come learn about the new Helping Hands Community Circle and how you can be a part of “engaging the next generation” by attending a membership kickoff event on Saturday, June 22 aboard Harbor Lights on Lake Ray Hubbard.

The Helping Hands Little Black Dress event means you can throw on your sundress and flip-flops – because it’s summertime!

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The event will be from 8:30 to 10 p.m. and features a fireworks cruise, food and cocktails while you immerse yourself in the stunning views and sparkling waters of Lake Ray Hubbard.

The cost is $60/person.

Admission includes the boat ride, fireworks, cocktails and catering by Culpeppers.


The Helping Hands Community Circle is a community of diverse Rockwall County individuals and families collectively serving Helping Hands through fellowship, networking, donations, fundraising, service and volunteering. The Community Circle was founded in 2013 in Rockwall and serves as the local Rockwall County Helping Hands community auxiliary.

The Community Circle seeks to engage the next generation for Rockwall County Helping Hands by providing opportunities for Rockwall County individuals and families to participate in events that raise community awareness of Helping Hands services.  They also exist to provide financial and volunteer support for the organization.


Community Circle members receive a wide array of opportunities to participate in local events and service projects that support Helping Hands. Individual and Family membership benefits include:

  • Access to members-only service projects supporting Rockwall County Helping Hands.
  • Invitations to Helping Hands annual networking events with business leaders and philanthropists, including its Executive Director Breakfast.
  • Invitations to Community Circle’s social events, including the annual members-only party.
  • Discounted ticket prices and invitations to members-only family events such as Helping Hands day at Hawaiian Falls.
  • Opportunities for volunteers with more than 100 hours of service to receive the Presidential Service Award.  (1,000 points of light).
The Helping Hands Community Circle Board includes Erin Atkins, Nathan Chapman, Ken Huntley, Patricia Mejia and Kim Timpa.


Rockwall County Helping Hands is the main social service provider for Rockwall County residents. For more than 37 years the agency has been making a difference in the lives of Rockwall County residents.  They strive to ensure that no one in Rockwall County goes to bed hungry, without a roof overhead, or is deprived of needed medical care.

Submitted by Melody Hail, Director of Development, Rockwall County Helping Hands. 

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