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Posts published in “Day: February 10, 2022

Jeremy Rosenkranz wins Rotary raffle

Rotary Club president Jerry Fallin and Raffle winner Jeremy Rosenkranz with the 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was the top prize in the Chili Feast raffle. MORE PHOTOS PAGE 7.

HIGHLANDS – The Rotary Club held their 47th annual Chili Feast, Raffle and Auction last Saturday, and in spite of cold weather and the pandemic, a large crowd turned out at St. Jude’s social hall, and made the event a success.

Chili Feast chairman Andy Scott said proceeds were comparable to previous years, and thanked all the sponsors and the public for their support.

The top prize in the raffle drawing, a 2022 SUV from Turner Chevrolet, was won by Highlands businessman Jeremy Rosenkranz. All 700 raffle tickets were sold, thanks to a last minute purchase by a consortium of Bryan Teel, Don Hill, and David Kostka. The club thanked them for their extra effort and support. Preliminary figures indicate the event raised about $93,000, and after expenses including the cost of the top prize, the club expects to be able to use the remaining monies for scholarships and community projects. Last year the club awarded $32,000 in scholarships to 18 graduating seniors.

Crosby supports “Bras for the Cause” 2022

Models in the Group Photo are: Justin Whittridge, Tony Guthmiller, Clay Stephens, Shaun Manuel, Jason McWhorter, Troy Reuter, Jeremiah Price, Aubrey Larkin, Adam Notgrass, Andrew Tarpinian, Matthew Whitworth, Jason Lewis, Quentin Klaus, Jason Cornelison, Jacob Massengale, Jacob Schexnayder, Teague Schexnayder. MORE PHOTOS PAGE 2

Raises $180,000 for cancer patients

The Crosby Community came out loud and strong on Saturday, January 29th at the Crosby American Legion Hall to support Bras for the Cause. After skipping last year, due to COVID, Bras for the Cause celebrated their tenth anniversary in grand style. The black and gold decorations and balloons gave the hall a celebratory feel….. and celebrate we did!

With 17 celebrity models, ranging from Beth Dutton (Aubrey Larkin), Tiger King (Shaun Manuel), Wonder Woman (Matthew Whitworth), and a “Sexy Nurse” (Jacob Massengale), the crowd enjoyed a “star studded” fashion show. Teague (Birthday Cake) and Jacob (Alligator) Schexnayder, once again rounded out the live auction with a whopping $30,000 total donation for their dancing abilities and bras!

The silent auction provided goods and services donated by so many businesses and individuals from the local community. It was a record breaking night for proceeds from the silent auction.

Houston offers $50 to $1000 incentives to get vaccinated

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department is launching a new program to encourage more Houstonians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The 6- week initiative will award 12 people $1,000 gift cards and provide $50 gift cards to hundreds of additional people.

People who get their first dose or booster shot at eligible health department vaccination sites between January 29 and March 10, 2022, will be entered into drawings for $1,000 gift cards. Two $1,000 winners will be selected on Fridays starting February 4 for a total of 12 winners over six weeks.

Fixed vaccination sites eligible for the $1,000 incentive program are:

Dealing with COVID-19 in a New Year

County Connection by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

A new year is a time for new beginnings, and I know we are all ready to start fresh. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 epidemic has not slowed down over the holidays. With the emergence of the Omicron strain fueling the fire, a new wave of infections are once again raising our numbers. Hospitalizations are slowly rising and approaching problematic levels, infections are spreading rapidly across our County, and this week our numbers have pushed our threat level back to red. The possible exposures from travel, holiday celebrations, and gatherings on top of the return of children to school this week could trigger a very difficult month ahead in terms of hospitalizations and the strain on our medical system. It is clear that we will be living with this virus indefinitely.

But here in Harris County we are not giving in – we have more tools available and more knowledge on this virus than at any previous point during this pandemic. And we know that vaccinations are the best protection for you and your family against this virus. If there has ever been a wake up call to get vaccinated and get your booster, that time is now. You can find all the information you need on how and where to get vaccinated and your booster at readyharris.org.