Volunteers requested for Fair Park Volunteer Day Sept. 12

Volunteers requested for Fair Park Volunteer Day Sept. 12

DALLAS – Fair Park First and Spectra, the public-private partnership charged with managing Fair Park, is hosting Fair Park Volunteer Day on Saturday, September 12 from 8 a.m. until noon at Fair Park. People interested in participating in this family-friendly volunteer opportunity can sign up online at www.fairpark.org/volunteer. A lot goes into maintaining and enhancing […]

Lone Star CASA welcomes new 14 new child advocates

Lone Star CASA welcomes new 14 new child advocates

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 22, 2020) Fourteen new child advocates for Lone Star CASA were sworn over the past two weeks by Judge Brett Hall. Lone Star CASA (Court appointed Special Advocate) trains volunteers to advocate for children in foster care in Kaufman and Rockwall counties. Volunteers complete 30+ hours of training and must be […]

Making their Mark: Meals on Wheels volunteers give all for local seniors

Making their Mark: Meals on Wheels volunteers give all for local seniors

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – June 1, 2020) Each year in May, Meals on Wheels Senior Services of Rockwall County pays tribute to the many volunteers who serve their elderly clients as part of Older Americans Month. The pandemic prevented this year’s Older Americans Celebration from taking place in person, but MOWSS used its social media channels […]

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) seeks new members, plans free training class

EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) seeks new members, plans free training class

(ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX – May 20, 2020) Want to help your community in times of need? EastTex Regional CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for new members who want to make a difference. CERT is an organization through FEMA to help train and organize communities at the local level to help during disasters. We […]

National Volunteer Week salutes volunteers in Rockwall County

National Volunteer Week salutes volunteers in Rockwall County

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 21, 2020) During these uncertain times, it is especially important to recognize the importance and value of all Rockwall County volunteers. Each year, thousands of 4-H volunteers donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. Rockwall County Extension volunteers will be among the millions across the […]

Rockwall Police Department honors C.O.P. volunteers for service to the city

Rockwall Police Department honors C.O.P. volunteers for service to the city

(ROCKWALL, TX) If you’ve ever seen one of these patrol vehicles around Rockwall and wondered who’s behind the wheel, it’s a member of the Rockwall Police Department’s Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.) – citizen volunteers who either live or work in the City of Rockwall and have successfully completed the Citizens Police Academy and a C.O.P. […]

The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, coming to Garland

The Wall That Heals, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, coming to Garland

The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Garland Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1. The exhibit will be on display at Audubon Park, 342 W. Oates Road, and will be open 24 hours, free to the public. The City […]

Lone Star CASA welcomes seven new child advocates

Lone Star CASA welcomes seven new child advocates

(ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 5, 2019) Seven new child advocates for Lone Star CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) were sworn in by Judge Brett Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 30.  Pictured from left are: Marcia Robbins, Donna Jaquette, Seidy Trent, Judge Brett Hall, Stacey Watson, Terrie Horner, Monica Lamb, and Beth Cloud. Lone Star CASA trains volunteers […]

Q & A with Helping Hands Volunteers Kendra Jones and Christi Foster

Q & A with Helping Hands Volunteers Kendra Jones and Christi Foster

Festival of Trees Gala set for Nov. 23 (ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 6, 2019) The fall season may be in full swing, but Helping Hands of Rockwall is already gearing up for its biggest fundraiser and one of the most exciting holiday events of the year – the Festival of Trees! The 10th annual event spans […]

Lone Star CASA Welcomes New Volunteers

Lone Star CASA Welcomes New Volunteers

(ROCKWALL, TX — July 29, 2019) Eight new child advocates for Lone Star CASA were sworn in by Judge Brett Hall on July 26.  Pictured from left to right are: Ann Pittsinger, Rob Sutton, Linda Wells, Denise Hart, Judge Brett Hall, Lynn Watters, Pam LeTourneau, Suzanne Nolen, and Kacy Riley. Lone Star CASA (Court appointed […]

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