Lifestyle

Thu
12
May

Myrtle Springs Alumni hear Show Stoppers

Patrons attending the Myrtle Springs Alumni “Straw Hat” Dinner Theater were entertained by the Canton High School Show Stoppers Choir April 30. 

The choir is one of the groups organized and under the direction of Angela Russell of the CHS music department.  Students participating were freshmen to seniors. 

Kim Chitty, spokesperson of the alumni association, said the audience was “amazed by the talent these young people have and their ability to blend their voices in a most incredible manner.” 

Thu
12
May

Van students visit VZC Library Storytime

Students got to make a paper plate fish and used jewels at VZC Library Storytime May 6.

During a busy morning May 6, the VZC Library entertained special guests, students in the Van ISD Headstart program.

Two Storytime sessions were held for the students. The first group heard stories about moms and fish. The craft of the day was a paper plate fish with sparkly jewels used as scales.

The group from Van heard stories about Pete the Cat, which are always a big hit with the pre-school set.  Ms. Rhonda even wore a Pete the Cat shirt just for the occasion.  After hearing “Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses” the children made a sun wearing sun glasses refrigerator magnet to take home.

Thu
12
May

Sleepover planned at VZC Library

A special event for pre-school Storytime is planned for late in July.  Remember last year’s stuffed animal sleepover?  The animals enjoyed it so much it will be repeated. 

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the animals will arrive at the VZC Library, spend the night, and be picked up Friday, July 29, with breakfast snacks being served to their owners while they share adventures they had while staying overnight. Mark the calendar now!

The library is a “cool” place to visit this summer.  WiFi is available, computers are operational, and as always, lots of books offer a great place to spend some time. 

Fri
06
May

Wallace UMC announces new pastor

Dr. Mark H. Young has accepted the position of Pastor at Wallace UMC. Dr. Young began his ministry with Wallace UMC in April 2016.

Dr. Young is a Full Elder and member of the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. 

The Rev. Young has served in several churches including Russell Memorial UMC, Wills Point; Wesley Memorial UMC, Huntsville; Bellaire UMC (Houston); Klein UMC, Spring; Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Superintendent for the Beaumont District.  Sherri and Mark have three grown children, Peter, Paul and Mary, (all living in the Houston area).

Fri
06
May

All about Moms at Storytime

The theme for Storytime on Friday, April 29 at the Van Zandt County Library was “Moms.”.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘My Mommy Hung the Moon’, ‘I Love my Mama’, ‘Llama Llama Mad at Mama’, and ‘Oh, the Things my Mom will do.’ 

On Friday, May 6, the VZC Library will host the Van pre-school for Storytime at 11 a.m. following regular Storytime at 10 a.m.

Fri
06
May

VZC Library officers to be installed, new computers coming

The Friends of the Van Zandt County Library will meet in the Buchanan Room of the VZC Library for the annual business meeting and installation of officers at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9.   Mayor Lou Ann Everett will install the following Suezette Branton, president;  Tonja Garten, secretary;  Ann Spruiell, treasurer;   Sandra Giles, reporter;  and Nancy Buchanan, memorial secretary.

Next time you are at the Library, look into the shelf in the hall of the foyer.  It is jam-packed with books which are either donations not needed for the collection, or books which have been removed from the shelves.  You might find a favorite there.  The price is right.

Mon
02
May

Happy Bear at VZCL Storytime

Darla Costlow from the Children’s Advocacy Center read books to children with the help from Happy Bear.

We had visitors on Friday, April 22 at the Van Zandt County Library for Storytime.  Darla Costlow and Happy Bear from Children’s Advocacy Center came to read stories.  Several children had their photo taken with Happy Bear.  There was also a giraffe sighting during craft time.

Mon
25
Apr

Very-beary at Storytime

The theme for Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library on Friday, April 15 was Bears.  The books read were “Hands off my Honey,”  “Mother Bruce,” “Hugless Douglas” which were all stories about bears. The next Storytime will be Friday, April 22 at the Van Zandt County Library.

Mon
18
Apr

New flooring complete at VZC Library

The new flooring for the Van Zandt County Library is complete. The trustees have cleaned the floors and the mini library has been moved back into the main

Library. The Library staff thanks everyone that helped make this possible.

Twenty-eight different volunteers helped with some phase of the move.

Mon
18
Apr

New look, new books found at the VZC Library

The Van Zandt County Library is almost put back together.   The basic shelving and books have been returned to the proper place, and staff is getting braced for the summer reading program.  Trinity Valley Electric Company will start the series with thunder and lightning in an “electrical” program at 10 a.m. June 10.  

The staff will need to gear up for preparing library cards for many of the children that attend.   The children’s collection is being updated after the renovation, and new items are being added.  Plan to be at all sessions.   A schedule is on the table in the library foyer.

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