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Give Saint Nick a hand: Donate to Cowboy Santas

Posted Sept. 28, 2018

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Mayor Betsy Price spent a cool, wet afternoon collecting toys for Cowboy Santas in 2017. It's time to start collecting for this year's distributions.

What would it be like to wake up as a child on Christmas morning and find no gifts under the tree? To hear friends at school talk about what they received, while you try to steer away from the subject? This would be the reality for many children in Tarrant County if Cowboy Santas were not there to assist.

Help put smiles on more than 10,000 faces this holiday season by donating a new, unwrapped toy, book or game to Cowboy Santas, a nonprofit program that provides toys to children ages 0-12 from low-income Tarrant County families during the holiday season.

Help collect toys and books for the program and make Christmas special for a child by placing a donation box at your business or organization.

And don’t forget the Silver Stars program, which provides homebound and isolated seniors with a holiday care basket filled with useful items like blankets, socks, house shoes, toiletries and holiday collectables. These older adults often do not receive anything on their birthday or other holidays, so Christmas gifts donated by Silver Stars bring a smile and a reminder that they are not alone.

To learn more, call 817-392-5790 or visit the Cowboy Santas website.

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Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Workforce Development Board Offices, Suite 600, Large Conference Room, 1230 S. University Drive.
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Holiday Party at Handley Meadowbrook Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.

Mayors Committee on Persons with Disabilities: 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, Room 201 A B, 818 Missouri Avenue.
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Holiday Senior Pancake Breakfast at Greenbriar Community Center: 10 a.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill.

Regional Transportation Council : 1 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; North Central Texas Council of Governments, First Floor, Transportation Council Room, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011.
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Community Action Partners Council: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union, First Floor, Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Fort Worth Housing Solutions Board of Commissioners: 5 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
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Intersection Improvements Basswood at U.S. 377 and Kroger Drive at U.S. 377 Project Meeting: 6 p.m. Dec. 13, 2018; Alliance United Methodist Church, 7904 Park Vista Blvd.

Minority and Women Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2018; James E. Guinn Building, First Floor, Pharma Fab Conference Room #116, 1150 South Freeway.
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Holiday Movie Night at North Tri Community Center: 6 p.m. Dec. 14, 2018; North Tri-Ethnic Community Center, 2950 Roosevelt Ave.

Code Rangers: 9 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018; Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave.

Mayor Betsy’s Jingle Bike & Ball: 10 a.m. Dec. 15, 2018; Chesapeake Plaza, 100 Pier 1 Plaza.

Trinity Metro Board of Directors: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17, 2018; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor, Community Room, 1001 Jones Street.
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Disciplinary Appeal of Three-Day Suspension of Roger Ballard: 9 a.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex, Classroom #1134, 505 W. Felix Street.
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Deferred Compensation Oversight Committee Special Meeting: 1:30 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; Fort Worth City Credit Union Board Room, 2309 Montgomery Street.
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Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

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