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Photo courtesy of Robert Black - Dr. E.T. Boon (left) receives his 50 year anniversary certificate and pin from Worshipful Master R. Lynn White at Cyclone Analay's on Sept. 26.
From Staff Reports
50 year Mason award
Dr. E.T. Boon received his Masonic lodge 50 year anniversary pin and certificate on Sept. 26 at Cyclone Analay's. He was presented the pin and certificate by Worshipful Master R. Lynn White. Dr. Boon is a Past Master and Past District Deputy Grand Master, and a charter member of the Allen Masonic Lodge, charted in 1975. Dr. Boon was a local dentist for many years, and Boon Elementary School in Allen is named after him.
Cabela's hosts Ladies' Day Out
Cabela's Ladies' Day Out is set for Saturday. The day-long event includes free hands-on seminars, a fashion show, product experts, giveaways, shopping discounts, sweepstakes, and samples. The first 100 women at each retail store will receive a free, commemorative gift-bag full of goodies. The event is about encouraging women to try new outdoor activities and learn self-defense techniques in a fun environment that makes them feel comfortable and at ease.
Classes are all free and include: Handguns and Heels: Introduction to Personal Firearms, Great Outdoor Cooking with the Collin County Dutch Oven Society, NRA Refuse to Be a Victim, and Non-Lethal Self-Defense. For more information about Cabela's Ladies' Night Out, visit www.cabelas.com/Allen.
Nguyen chosen for prestigious event
Tienna Nguyen, a 10-year-old Allen resident, has been chosen to participate in the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions in Dallas on Saturday. Tienna is one of two area gymnasts selected who will perform alongside members of the Team USA Olympic gymnastics team, including Nastia Liukin, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, and members of the of the men's 2012 Olympic team. The two featured kids will be integrated throughout the show, performing some elements of gymnastics, dance and acting.
Art to Go begins new year
Allen Art to Go begins its 9th year in October, with 11 Allen ISD elementary schools participating. Senior citizens at Dayspring Assisted Living Center will also be able to enjoy the program, and an Art to Go-affiliated club is starting at the high school. The Allen Arts Alliance wishes to thank all the volunteers for giving their time and enthusiasm to share this award-winning program with students and seniors in Allen.
For more information, go to www.allenarttogo.org or call 972-727-7272.
Arts Alliance seeks supplies, donations
The Allen Arts Alliance is in need of your donations. Local elementary-aged children will soon be busy creating in their art classrooms. Those choosing to contribute can bring donations directly to any of the art teachers of your Allen ISD elementary school or the Allen Arts Alliance office. The following items are on the Art teachers Wish List:
ELEMENTARY ART WISH LIST 2012-13
-Staedtler white rubber erasers
-Magic Rub erasers
-No. 2 Pencils
-9 x 12 white drawing paper 90 lbs.
-12 x 18 white drawing paper 90 lbs.
-standard white copy paper
-Crayola Classpacks of markers, crayons, colored pencils, woodless pencils
-Sharpie Markers (fine tip, extra fine tip)
-Elmers glue gallons/small bottles
-white copy paper
Community theater presents classic
To begin its second full season of shows, Allen's Community Theatre wants to remind you "Tengo Famiglia" - support your family - and make you laugh along the way. Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro is a comedy all about family, especially the special bond we have with our grandparents. Performances will be at The Harvest on October 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8 p.m. Gena Graham, ACT Board President, is directing.
The show runs Fridays and Saturdays, October 12 - 13 and 19 - 20 at The Harvest, 700 Rivercrest Drive in Allen. Curtain goes up at 8 p.m. and ticket prices are $15 adults/$10 students. To make a reservation, contact email@example.com or visitwww.AllensCommunityTheatre.net.
Improv Night at coffee house
Join the ACT actors again for another fun night of improvisation at Escape' Coffee House, located at 600 East Bethany Drive Allen, TX 75002, at the corner of Jupiter and Bethany. Improv will be held every third Thursday of the month, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Enjoy your favorite beverage from Escapé as you watch the actors perform or join in the fun!
Faith Lutheran School Fall Festival
Farmers, mice, fairies and superheroes will gather at Faith Lutheran School on Friday, October 26 from 5-9 p.m. for the school's Treat N Feast Fall Festival. The event will feature a bounce house, fair-type foods, a country store full of homemade goods, a cake walk, stuffed animal walk, carnival games and more. Faith Lutheran School is located at 1701 E. Park Blvd. in Plano. Tickets can be purchased at the door, which can be used in exchange for food and games. For more information, please call 972.423.7448 or visit www.flsplano.org
New spirit-wear store at AHS
Have you heard about the Eagle Edge School Store at Allen High School?
Eagle Edge is a spirit wear store led by Marketing and Accounting students at Allen High School. Founded last year in the Performing Arts Center, Eagle Edge has been serving the students and the community of Allen. We also have our very own spot in the prestige nest we like to call Eagle Stadium.
From spirit towels to sweatpants, we have all your spirit-wear needs, so come check us out Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the high school location, and at any home JV and varsity football games at the stadium location.
Let your spirit shine. For questions, contact us at 972-727-0400 ext. 1532, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for scholarship money for college? Here's your chance to earn a scholarship! If you are a junior or senior who attends a DFW-area high school, you can apply to participate in the 6th Annual Miss P.E.A.R.L. of Dallas Inner-Beauty Scholarship Pageant. This scholarship pageant rewards girls for their inner-beauty qualities such as their academic achievement, civic involvement and leadership skills. Girls can apply online at www.pearl-girls.org , or call 972 795-5577. Email email@example.com for more information. All applications are due by Oct. 31.
Hunting in Allen
With the opening of dove season, hunters are reminded of state laws governing the discharge of firearms in the City of Allen and Collin County. Hunters who obtain the permission of property owners for use of land to hunt must ensure that they remain at least 1,000 feet from schools, hospitals and day care facilities, as well as at least 600 feet from residential housing and multi-family residential complexes. Additionally, hunters should ensure that weapons are fired in a manner that will not cause projectile to cross the boundary of property tracts.
The Allen Police Department will be working with hunters and landowners to ensure safe hunting practices. Residents are urged to contact the police department at 214-509-4321 if they feel that safe and reasonable distances are not being followed by hunters.
New Hours for Allen Animal Shelter
Please note the revised hours of operation for the Allen Animal Shelter: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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