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Find ways to contribute as season of giving continues
Throughout 2011, the Wilson County News ran a feature series, “A Year of Giving,” highlighting organizations doing good work or offering services to meet needs in the Wilson County News readership area.
If one of your resolutions is to volunteer or support local good causes, you may find a direction for your time, talents, or treasure among these organizations featured in our series.
•The LV Angels organize meals for families enduring illness or loss, post prayer requests, and collect coats, pajamas, and underclothing for families in need, among other efforts. Fund-raisers support their good works. For information, contact Tesi Pugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shannon Kosub at 210-508-7906.
•Floresville Lions Club members collect eyeglasses and hearing aids, provide eye exams and glasses for those in need, send kids with diabetes and special needs to summer camp, and provide scholarships for high school seniors, among other good works. The main fund-raiser is a Palm Sunday barbecue. For information, call Paul Sack at 830-393-5293 or LaJuana Newnam-Leus at 830-393-2166.
•The La Vernia Lions Club sponsors a scholarship pageant for young ladies in the spring, donates to the local food pantries, provides school supplies for students in need, and other good works. Its main fund-raiser is the La Vernia Bluebonnet Fest in May. For information, call Steve Mays at 210-646-1217 or 210-416-0274, or visit www.lavernialions.org.
•The Wilson Area Housing Foundation provides vital assistance to families in need with school-aged children by improving living conditions, such as home and roof repairs, and provides food supplements to families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The foundation’s primary fund-raiser is the Rosenberg and Rotter Cowboy Breakfast, scheduled for April 28 at Sacred Heart Church. For information, call Richard Stapleton at 830-216-4561.
•The Luke Pollok and Kyley Wootan Scholarship Fund offers scholarships to graduating seniors in the memory of two siblings; she lost her life in a vehicle accident and her brother succumbed to a brain tumor. Donations are accepted at the Falls City National Bank; just mention the scholarship fund by name.
•Knights of Columbus branches in the area raise funds for scholarships and other good works. Contacts are Jeff Berger in La Vernia, 830-217-4228; Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Poth, 830-484-3302; or Norbert Chavez in Floresville, 830-216-2923.
•Osborne Stables Equine Rescue rescues and rehabilitates neglected and abused horses and donkeys. It also offers summer horse day camps. Donations are warmly welcomed to offset the costs of care and feed for the animals. For information, visit www.osbornestablesequinerescue.org or call Claudette Osborne at 210-827-3136.
•The Wilson County Historical Society helps preserve and highlight local history, provides docents for the Wilson County Jailhouse Museum and the Dewees-Remschel House, and obtains historical designation for local landmarks and structures. Membership is open to anyone interested, and donations are welcome. Contact LaJuana Newnam-Leus at 830-393-2166 or visit www.wilsoncountyhistory.org.
Watch for more worthy organizations in coming issues of the Wilson County News.
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