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Northeast Texas Linen Service brought towels, thermal blankets, bath blankets, sheets, spreads, and washcloths. The linen service specializes in the cleaning and delivery of all linens and textiles, as well as provide custom rugs with a company’s design request.
The donation was to provide linen needs to the Hope Center and its occupants, as winter soon approaches.
The New Hope Center is a women’s shelter that houses approximately 20 women and 14 children. Their facility on Bonham Street is not in good condition and they are currently searching for a new home. However, there is a chance of moving to the DHS building on Sherman Street, splitting it with the Lamar County Health Department.
The Hope Center is currently raffling off an amazing motorcycle to raise funds for their cause. You can purchase tickets by calling (903) 785-2777 or by visiting the New Hope Center’s website — www.NewHopeCenterParis.org.
Tickets are also available at the following locations:
Paris Honda Yamaha Harley-Davidson 2875 NE Loop 286 Paris, TX
Paris Suzuki Kawasaki 2710 NE Loop 286 Paris, TX
Colortyme 2060 Lamar Avenue Paris, TX
The Custom Harley Screaming Eagle (pictured) was a ‘gift of love’ donated by New Hope board member, Kimberly Fasken.
Tickets are $20 each and all proceeds benefit the New Hope Center of Paris.
New Hope Center’s mission is to provide a home of hope and direction to those that find themselves in life altering circumstances due to life situations that are out of control or poor choices. The goal is to instill self-respect and dignity by emotionally, physically and spiritually ministering to those in need.
Come to Connection Church on Monday, October 1, and get hot pink hair extensions for a good cause.
All proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Fund.
There was a bounce house for the children and live music, amongst other fun things to attract business.
For a $25 donation, people were able to purchase a pie to throw in manager, Roger Courson’s face — all in fun, of course. Needless to say, there were quite a few takers and a lot of whipped cream on Roger’s face.
There was live music provided by some of Paris’ favorites. Many musicians came and performed acoustic, such as, Ryan Booth, Justin Rosson, Carl & Tom, and many others. To end the night, two favorite local bands, Alex Addy & the Tambourine Machine and the Billion Dollar Blues Band, performed with amazing sound and excitement.
Below are a few photos from Sunday. The benefit was a success and a substantial amount of money was raised for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, thanks to Paris’ Chili’s.
From the early AM until the afternoon hours, the Love Civic Center was full of activities and fun. There were bounce houses, beer goggle golf cart obstacle courses, live bands, a softball tournament, a car show, memorial motorcycle ride, a hamburger cook-off, tailgate party, raffle drawings, and a 5K Run and Fun Run/Walk, plus much more.
“We’ve now given over 800 rides,” said Dylan’s Drivers cofounder, Ronnie Ballard. ”We are so thankful to Paris and Lamar County for all the support that they’ve shown with Dylan’s Drivers and our first benefit.”
There were many very appreciated volunteers and community businesses that stepped up to help this fundraiser.
Paris Firemen took pictures with children and their firetrucks, while entertaining them with a remote controlled ‘fire dog’ named Sparky, and Paris Police officers manned the Beer Goggle Golf Cart course.
All the proceeds and donations at Saturday’s (September 22) benefit go to Dylan’s Drivers and their cause of delivering safely and freely home those that have consumed alcoholic beverages and rightfully choose not to take the wheel.
Below is a small photo gallery of some of the day’s happenings. Thank you to all of those that came out to support this wonderful organization in Lamar County.
On behalf of eParisExtra.com, thank you, Dylan’s Drivers.
Photography by Jeff Parish and Josh Allen.
Starting with the Dylan’s Drivers first annual Rides for a Reason benefit at the Love Civic Center, fundraising for their worthy cause of providing free and safe rides to those who have consumed alcoholic beverages.
All the fun begins at early 8am with a 5K Fun Run/Walk — themed ‘Running for a Reason’ — and a competitive softball tournament — ‘Rounding Bases for a Reason’. The softball tournament could potentially start on Friday night depending on the number of teams entered — teams will be notified.
Then at 10am, ‘Rumbling for a Reason’ and shiny with fresh wax jobs, the collector/classic/muscle cars will roll to the civic center for a top-notch car show.
Starting at 11am there will be a Memorial Bike Ride for the motorcycles.
After all these cars, motorcycles, ball bats & gloves, and running, everyone is bound to be hungry. Starting at noon (12pm), the hamburger cook-off and tailgate party — ‘Cooking for a Reason’ — will provide premiere hamburgers for everyone.
Just wait. That’s not all. Ongoing throughout the entire event there will be a stage featuring some of the favorite local musicians and bands in the area: Michael O’Neal, Pearl Street Riot, the Done Deals, the Draggin’ Man Band, Max Jones, and more! This is a superb lineup of local talent, you won’t want to miss.
Also, while the music is playing and all the folks are enjoying the festivities, there will be opportunity to enjoy a Beer Goggle Golf Cart obstacle course, face painting, bounce house for the kids, and much, much more!
This party starts early and lasts on into the night. Grab the family and get to the Love Civic Center for the First Annual Dylan’s Drivers Rides for a Reason.