Tallman takes chair position for United Way Parker County

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In a continual effort to give back to the community he calls home, Bob Tallman has gladly accepted the campaign chair position for United Way of Parker County. Oleta Parker, Executive Director of United Way, and the United Way of Parker County Board are excited to have Tallman on-board with the campaign this year.

“We think having Bob along with us will boost our campaign and also help us gain volunteer support,” Parker said. “Bob was the Emcee for our Compassion with Fashion fundraiser in February 2012 and drew a very large crowd. It is obvious he has a heart for this community and that the community cares for him as well.”

Tallman, who is known nationwide as a rodeo announcer owns Pro Vision Digital Surveillance providing surveillance systems for commercial and industrial applications out of their Weatherford location. He has a long history of charity work including hosting a golf tournament in Houston that has raised $1.3 million in 14 years.

“To have this opportunity to work with our local United Way is tremendous,” Tallman said. “I’ve lived in Parker County for over 20 years now and I am excited to get started. This organization does so much locally from helping kids to seniors. I hope this is the biggest fund raising year in their history.”

While Tallman travels across the continent to work at some of the most prestigious rodeos in North America, Pro Vision Digital Surveillance has him coming back to Weatherford every chance he gets. He has gotten to know many of the leaders in Parker County and Weatherford.

He and his wife Kristen are active members of Greenwood Baptist Church. Their daughter Nicole (Tallman) Pennell and her husband Daniel own Razzberry Lane, a children’s boutique on the square. The Pennells have twins, Canyon and Cashly who bring a sparkle to Tallman’s eye and hope for the future.

“I love Parker County. It’s a great place to live and I want it to be a great place for Canyon and Cashly as well as other children,” Tallman said. “With the help of organizations like United Way of Parker County, we can make that happen.”

As campaign chair, Tallman will work closely with the United Way board, staff and community volunteers to reach fund raising goals. He will lead the volunteer fund raising council which solicits money for community health and human service programs in Parker County. This year’s campaign kicks off with the annual Ride United Bike Ride on Sept. 21 and runs through December. Donations can be accepted at any time.

Last year United Way of Parker County distributed over $200,000 to 15 community investment programs. Donations received support programs which target education and youth, income and crisis, health and wellness and seniors. All funds raised in Parker County stay in Parker County.

To make a donation or volunteer, contact the United Way office at P.O. Box 1476, Weatherford, Texas, 76086, call 817-596-5986 or email director@unitedwayofparkercounty.org. For more information visit the United Way website – www.unitedwayofparkercounty.org.

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