Social Eyes by Faye Reeder

Eyes on H-E-B: ‘Pokemon Go’ invades Boys Ranch Park on Saturday

Play ‘Pokemon Go’ from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Boys Ranch Park.
Play ‘Pokemon Go’ from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Bedford Boys Ranch Park. City of Bedford

If you are among the millions who are geeking out over the Pokemon Go treasure hunt game played on a smartphone, then join the fun at Boys Ranch Park in Bedford on Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. for a special Pokemon Go event.

“The city is being taken over by Poke-fever,” said spokeswoman Natalie Foster. “Bring out your pets and the whole family. Fans are encouraged to dress up and [wear a costume]. Load up on your Pokeballs and be ready when the Pokemon comes out of hiding.”

Food and beverages will be offered while supplies last, and charging stations will be available, but participants should bring their own cord. On the big screen at the pavilion, Pokemon: The First will be showing.

Unlike other smartphone games that typically are played indoors, the new Pokemon Go brings people outdoors to all sorts of places to search for the animated creatures in the game.

To learn more, check out the event’s Facebook page at facebook.com/events/1328061480555418, or call Foster at 817-952-2126.

Volunteers, sponsors needed for Aug. 13 Operation Back 2 School

With the huge Operation Back 2 School event only a couple of weeks away, volunteers and sponsors are still needed to help the staff at 6 Stones make it another resounding success for the 6,000 H-E-B economically disadvantaged students it will serve.

“Hosts are a huge need,” said Adrianna Watson, 6 Stones director of school-based initiatives. “These volunteers will be asked to encourage and engage with families to make their experience memorable and excellent. We also need Spanish speakers.”

Before the main event Aug. 13 at Campus West, 209 N. Industrial Blvd. where elementary school children will be served, junior high and high school students will receive a kit of school supplies at their school registration.

School counselors identify students who are receiving free and reduced-cost meals to make their families aware of the event and arrange for them to attend. According to the school officials, 54 percent of students in the district are classified as economically disadvantaged.

“You can help a student start the year off right for just $25 or help a whole classroom full of kids for $500,” said Watson who is still seeking sponsors.

Families at the event can stroll among exhibitors at the event to learn about resources they may need throughout the year. There will be a variety of free health, vision and dental screenings available. United Way, JPS Health Clinic, Tarrant County Public Health along with more than 50 exhibitors will be on hand to help.

Sign up to volunteer or sponsor at www.6Stones.org/ob2s or call Watson at 817-868-7400 or awatson@6stones.org.

At a glance

Mid-Cities Genealogical Society will meet Aug. 4 at the Mary Lib Salah Euless Public Library. The society is continuing its popular Newcomers to Genealogy class held at 6:30 p.m. before the regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. This meeting is the annual ice cream social —ice cream is furnished and everyone is asked to bring their favorite topping. After new officers are installed, webmaster Bernard Meisner will demonstrate features of the newly updated website. Contact Evelynn Kelly at 817-988-2055 to inquire.

Congratulations to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford for receiving the Mission: Lifeline quality-achievement award. The hospital received the award, sponsored by the American Heart Association, for implementing specific quality-improvement measures to treat people having a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires time-sensitive treatment. To prevent loss of life, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by surgically opening the blocked vessel or by giving clot-busting medication.

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