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Helping Hands: Court of Six Flags donates to community groups

By BY SONNY LONG - SLONG@VICAD.COM
Jan. 27, 2012 at 4:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 27, 2012 at 7:28 p.m.

This year's recipients of the proceeds from the Court of Six Flags annual ball are Perpetual Help Home represented by, from the left,  Cheryl Miller, executive director, and Janet Jones, advancement director. Also receiving funds is Theatre Victoria, represented by executive director Stacey Robbins, far right. Also pictured is Mary Logan, Court of Six Flags charity ball chairwoman.

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE

Saturday: Harlem Ambassadors, 6 p.m., former Memorial High gym, 1110 Sam Houston Drive, $8 & $10. Benefits youth programs supported by Victoria Crossroads Kiwanis.Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., third annual Victoria Jaycees Car Show, 2805 N. Navarro St. Food vendors, silent auction.Tuesday: Feb. 14, 6 p.m., Food Bank of the Golden Crescent Sweetheart Ball, sponsored by H-E-B. Spring Creek Special Event Center, 12116 Nursery Drive, featuring Fabulous Rick Perkins Band. Tickets $60, additional sponsorships available. Call 361-578-0591.

COURT OF SIX FLAGS

Since 1983, the Court of Six Flags has made more than $340,000 in contributions to Victoria nonprofit organizations.

The Court of Six Flags is made up of 30 women, 26 active members and four sustaining members, who annually screen applicants and select a nonprofit for funding.

The 2011 recipients are Theatre Victoria, $3,500, and Perpetual Help Home, $7,500.

"We are very honored to have been selected for this donation," Cheryl Miller, executive director of Perpetual Help Home. "Court of Six Flags has been helping organizations in our community for years and this donation came at a great time for us. This will allow us to continue to make a difference in the lives of women and children going through difficult times."

The Court of Six Flags hosts an annual fundraiser, a holiday ball usually held the first Friday after Thanksgiving, and the proceeds from that function coupled with membership dues are distributed.

The Court of Six Flags is an all volunteer organization.

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