EarthDay @ Eco Centro in San Antonio Texas

EarthDay@Eco Centro on April 22, 2016 * See photos via the link!!

http://www.sylviagarcia-smith.com/gallery/v/042216+EarthDay+Eco+Centro/

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2016 – Spring in Live Oak County

Just enjoying a spring day in 2016!!

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Raspberry Pyrausta Moth

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McClanahan House has been restored!!!

Located at 206 E. Corpus Christi, the Historical McClanahan House is the oldest Business Structure located in Bee County. Built in 1867.

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Christmas Tree Forest 2015 Schedule Tours

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CASA Event October 29, 2015 – Sample photo

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Grand Canyon AZ

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CASA Bee, Live Oak, McMullen Counties event

Some of my work will be displayed and be up for sale at this event. Proceeds from the purchase of photos will go to the CASA of Bee, Live Oak and McMullen Counties.¬†CASA is a …Don’t miss this wonderful event. Please come and meet our great and talented local artists: Duane Webb. Sylvia Garcia-Smith, Crystal Farris, Jayne Duryea, Kelly Davis, Cissy Beasley while supporting a great cause. 100% of proceeds benefitting CASA Bee, Like Oak, McMullen Counties. The event is scheduled for October 29, 2015 from 6:30pm until 9pm at Beeville Dental Care 1703 N. St. Mary’s …. call 361-319-3050 for more information.

Who CASA is from their website:

When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate¬ģ, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/BEEaCASA?fref=ts

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Historic McClanahan House 2015 Christmas Tree Forest

We are ramping up for December’s Christmas Tree Forest. If you are interested in setting up a tree, please get with us. We will have the forms on the website for download. We had 35 trees on display last year, hoping to have a few more this year. We will be using the upstairs area too!!!¬†:) There is no charge to set up a tree, but there will be an admission charge during the display: One non-perishable food item for distribution to the Beeville Vineyard Food Bank after the event is over!! :)

Website applications forms in Word & PDF files:

https://sites.google.com/…/in-the-n…/2015christmastreeforest

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October Mini-Events at the Historic McClanahan House

We have a couple of “mini” events at the house this month. Hoping the porch and balcony are completed by the first day….The first one is sponsored by the Ghost Hounds of South Texas on October 24, 2015. Starting at about 6:15pm, they will be swapping “ghost stories” and showing the equipment used in “paranormal” investigations. This was very popular last year, one thing tho. Seating is limited, so bring a fold out chair for your comfort.

And on Halloween, 10/31/15, some of our members will be handing out treats to Halloween Trick or Treaters!!! Come by and be part of it!!!

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Work has begun ** October 2015

Yes folks, the contractors have started work on the restoration of the  balcony and porch. Here are photos of the work and  hoping all goes well. We have sent the paper information on the grants we  received and all the donations that made it possible. We were able to  collect a little over $18,000.00. The work for the restoration will be  $13500.00, hoping we collect just a bit more to get insulation added at a  later time to the attic and under the first floor, that is expensive too!!

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Help restore the Historic McClanahan House Porch/Balcony

THIS EVENT WAS AN AWESOME SUCCESS!!!!

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING PART OF IT!!!

Buy a ticket to a Fish Fry sponsored by the First National Bank of Beeville. Call us for tickets, but we will be selling them during open house at the Historic McClanahan House located at 206 E. Corpus Christi in Beeville on September 05, 2015 from 9am until 12noon and at Full Circle Village located at the 200 Blk of N. Saint Marys on the same day from 9am until 2pm, we will also be at Wal-Mart on Sunday September 06, 2015 from 8am until 7pm, so come by and buy a ticket. All proceeds to help offset costs of the repairs to the Historic McClanahan House porch & balcony.

Fish fry includes, beans, potato salad, and hush puppies!!

***Tickets can also be bought the day of the event at the First National Bank Party House behind the bank. You can also “dine in” at their outside picnic tables, come by and be part of helping to restore the Historic McClanahan House’s porch & balcony****

Help keep history alive!!

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