Eyes on Arlington: Bridge club raises $5,000 for Alzheimer’s Association

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Kudos to the Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club for the more than $5,000 the group raised recently to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Club members participated in “The Longest Day,” a sunrise-to-sunset event where bridge games were played at locations around town. Matches were held at the club, at 528 Fielder North Plaza; at UT Arlington’s Maverick Activities Center; and at Olenjack’s Grille. The restaurant donated 10 percent of sales that day to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Contact Mary Ann White at mareynolds22@att.net to inquire about the club.

Hero Award nominations sought

Do you know a woman you believe has a unique approach to leadership? Perhaps someone who effects change through collaboration and connecting with others?

Then take time to nominate her for the Hero Award sponsored by the Women’s Alliance of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

The Women’s Alliance says the award is intended to “recognize a woman with demonstrated leadership capabilities who has the desire and commitment to make a greater contribution within our community by her pursuit, courage, enthusiasm, and zeal.”

The nominees will be presented at the Nov. 1 Inspired Women Luncheon hosted by the Women’s Alliance. This is the third year for the award. Diane Cravens was the winner in 2011 and Dr. Joan Bergstrom won last year.

Nominations are due by Sept. 30. Contact the chamber office for a nomination form. Learn more about joining the Women’s Alliance at arlingtontx.com/site/wa or call 817-275-2613.

Dental Health Arlington fundraiser

Head on out to Maverick’s Bar & Grille at 601 E. Main St. for food, friends and fun Aug. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A $10 donation will get you drink specials and appetizers and one raffle ticket for a chance to win baseballs autographed by Rangers pitchers Matt Harrison and Derek Holland. Other prizes may include a ticket to a Rangers game and Maverick’s gift cards.

Live music by the Blue Beats will round out a very entertaining summer evening. And it all benefits Dental Health Arlington’s programs to provide low-cost dental care for low-income residents.

“The Friendraiser is a great way for DHA to thank our loyal friends and make new friends in the community. Drop by after work for networking, fun and support a great cause,” said interim Executive Director Kim Clarke.

Learn more at www.facebook.com/DentalHealthArlington. Like the page and get a free raffle ticket. Contact Clarke at 817-277-1165 to inquire.

Arlington Charities school supply effort

The folks at Arlington Charities, at 811 Secretary Drive, expect to provide school supplies to more than 1,100 Arlington students this month.

Interviews with families seeking help will be conducted from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22. The Tarrant Area Food Bank will have its mobile food truck on site to provide snack and lunch food for the kids while the supplies are being distributed.

Agency Director Melanie Gibson said supplies will be packed Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. with assistance from Mike Warren and youths from Tarrant County Juvenile Court Services. Anyone interested in volunteering should call the office at 817-275-1511.

The deadline for supply donations is Friday, but monetary donations are welcome any time.

Pianist makes special appearance

Longtime Arlington resident and community volunteer Helen Maddox celebrated her 99th birthday recently at the home of Gary and Judi Martin. As a special surprise for Helen, the Martins arranged for popular recording artist and performer Danny Wright to play a piano concert for her.

Wright presented Mrs. Maddox with the “Helen Maddox Birthday Special,” A CD he recorded in honor of her big occasion.

“Two or three doctors attended my party,” said Maddox, joking that maybe they were there in case some of the younger guests had a health emergency.

Maddox said she is displaying over 100 birthday cards she received from well wishers she’s known for the many years she’s lived in Arlington.

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