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Posts published in “Day: December 10, 2020

A COVID Cautious Christmas this Year

Jacinto City Fire Department will hold a DRIVE THRU Winter Wonderland Experience on December 12.

Celebrations are different

By Jada Mier

Community Christmas plans have been affected by the ongoing global pandemic. There are a few places where they are either changing things up or are still pushing through despite the disease.

The Channelview Fire Department will be hosting a “Community Gift Card Drive”. Due to COVID restrictions, the Annual Community Toy Drive will only be collecting financial donations, which will be used to purchase Gift Cards to be passed out to those most in need until December 17.

Channelview Fire Department will also be holding a Christmas Parade on the 18th of December starting at 6pm.

Partnering with Free Will Baptist Church, Sheldon Community Fire and Rescue will be accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Donations will be accepted until December 20 at 8407 C.E King Pkwy, Houston, TX 77044.

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Scout Troop 673 helps improve Jacinto City Dog Pound

Members of Troop 673 poses with a sun canopy that they will install as part of the Dog Pound improvements they have built this year.

By Jada Mier

The Jacinto City Dog Pound Rescue has been receiving help from Boy Scout Troop 673 for the past three years. The pound was in need of minor improvements, and new equipment.

This year on November 15th, the troop first gifted the pound with 3 beautiful blue benches. Judy Clarke, who currently runs the pound, says, “The dogs love to sit on the benches with us volunteers. We love them!”

When the troop saw the containers lack of room, they built shelves and re-organized. Not only did the troop make improvements, but they saw a need and provided.

A canopy tent, step ladder, and artificial turf were purchased with money from a fundraiser for the pound. New fencing was put up, and old fencing was repaired, to keep dogs from escaping. Maintenance tasks were also completed, like cleaning leaves and getting rid of a wasp nest.

At the end of the day, whatever leftover fundraiser money is given to the pound; this year it was a donation of $769.

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