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GALVESTON COUNTY, TEXAS MONDAY, JULY 5, 1999 I)\ILY \r,\\s B9 dJ J A American Legion Auxiliary No. 47 in Galveston recently presented $100 to Catholic Charities. Pictured, from left, are Francis Gomez, treasurer; Greg Patln, Catholic Charities division administrator; and Helen Lazano, president. i Seven-year-old Johnathan Paige, a student at Galveston Catholic School, holds a plaque presented to him by The San Luis Resort & Conference Center for his winning entry in the hotel's Mother of the Year essay contest. His prize package included a Mother's Day brunch for four at The San Luis, a strand of cultured pearls donated by John Ford Jewelers valued at $500 and a $50 gift certificate to the Toy Crossing at Kemah Boardwalk. Pictured with Johnathan are his brother, Freddy, and his parents, Cindy and Fred Paige. A The Rotary Club of Galveston Island recently presented its Vocational Service Award-Rotarian to Joe Huff. Pictured, from left, are David O'Donohoe, president; Leon Kaplan, vocational service director; and Huff. A Two members of the Sidney Sherman Chapter, Galveston, were installed as officers on the Board of Management for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. They were installed during the DRT's 108th annual convention in Waco. Laura Lanigan of Texas City is the fifth vice president general in charge of the statewide Texas History Essay Contest conducted each year and the Outstanding Texas History Teacher Award. Joanna FKzpatrick of Santa Fe is the District IX representative who serves as liaison officer for the 10 coastal chapters in the region. Pictured, from left, are Fitzpatrick and Lanigan. i LaShonda Mays of Galveston recently was crowned Miss Galveston County Juneteenth Queen. Shanael Williams was first runner-up and Jometra Hawkins was second runner-up. A Ray and Sharron Croft recently received the Broadway Beautification Award. The Broadway Beautification Committee honors businesses and residents that do an exceptional job in landscaping and maintaining their property. A St. Patrick Ladies Auxiliary recently planted a Magnolia Friendship Sheltering Tree on the grounds of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston as part of the Jubilee Year 2000. Pictured at the tree blessing and ceremony are, from left, Betsy Homer, member; Katye Parsley, treasurer; Ann Kusnerik, secretary; Nik! Broulllard and Fern Lauve, members; Gloria Hanson, vice president; Leana Dennlngs, president; Fr. Page Polk, pastor; and Betty Jo Dyda, business office staff. A The Edward Lea Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, recently was recognized for its preservation work in Galveston's Lakeview Cemetery. Members of the camp have been restoring the graves of Civil War servicemen who were members of the Hancock Post, Grand Army of the Republic, a former Union veterans group. Efforts have included researching the veterans' records, ordering grave markers from the Veterans Administration, engraving war service epitaphs and setting the new markers in concrete. Much progress of the project has been made in the past year during the terms of Robert Julian of League City and Harrold Henck Jr. of Galveston, commanders of the Edward Lea Camp. A commendation for the camp was presented by William Brinkman of Round Rock, past commander of the group's Department of the Southwest, at their recent meeting in Ardmore, Okla. Pictured, from left, are Henck, Brinkman and Julian. For information, call (409) 763O729. A The North Galveston County Chamber of Commerce Red Coat Committee recently had a ribbon cutting-ceremony for Rowers by Mary Ann, 2309 Holly Dr., Dickinson. Pictured with owner Mary Ann Lankford are members of the Red Coat Committee and other well-wishers. A The Rusty Hook Fishing Club recently sponsored a fishing tournament for Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters Inc. The tournament took place on the lighted fishing pier at the Texas City Dike. A Christy Sullivan of Guaranty Federal Bank's Dickinson banking center recently presented two Temple-Inland Foundation Scholastic Achievement Awards for $1,000 to Phillip Parrish and Paul Parrish, the two highest ranking graduates of Dickinson High School. The awards were presented on behalf of Guaranty and Guaranty's parent company, Temple-Inland Inc. This year, 504 students in 252 selected public high schools in communities served by Guaranty will receive awards. Overall, Temple-Inland Foundation will award over $1 million to top ranking students through its 1999 Scholastic Achievement Award program. Pictured, from left, are Janet Parrish, Sullivan, Paul Parrish, Cheryl Spain, Phillip Parrish and Gene Parrfsh. A Harrold K. Henck Jr. of Galveston recently was elected junior vice commander of the Department of the Southwest for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In his new position, Henck, a member of the local Edward Lea Camp, Sons of Union Veterans, will serve as membership coordinator for the states of Oklahoma and Texas. Glen Zook of Dallas, department commander, is pictured congratulating Henck, right. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a lineal heritage society composed of descendants of Union military servicemen. As a non-political historical and patriotic organization, the Sons work to honor the memory of their ancestors through preservation work, historical reenactments, scholarly publications and the marking of Civil War veterans' graves. For information, call (409) 763-0729.