This Week in Houston’s Buzz: 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration The Woodlands United Methodist Church and More!

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration The Woodlands United Methodist Church

                  The Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc.

On January 15, 2018, the Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., celebrated the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the 30th Annual MLK Celebration at the Woodlands United Methodist Church; not only because it is an outstanding community outreach program but also because one of the chapter’s founding mothers, Mrs. Myrna Irons, has served as the event chairperson for the past thirty years. This annual event is held to celebrate the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The annual program exemplifies the hope that Dr. King had for this country.

Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, Senior Pastor of Windsor Village United Methodist Church, served as the keynote speaker and he reminded us of helping the wounded. During the event, the Teens served as ushers and the chapter awarded two college scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. This year’s recipients were: Cullen Evan, Oak Ridge High School, who plans on attending Prairie View A & M University, and Mikalia Pipkins, The Woodlands College Park High School, who plans on attending Texas State University. These scholarships were given in honor of Ms. Irons for her dedication to the Woodlands Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. and our community. The event concluded with a fellowship lunch for Jack and Jill families and guests. The event was a huge success.

                                                       Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell

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The Gremillion and Co. Fine Art Inc. Presents Robert Rector: “Selected Works from the Artist’s Studio 1977-2017” Opening Reception

Attendees of Robert Rector: “Selected Works from the Artist’s Studio 1977-2017”

The Gremillion and Co. Fine Art Inc. recently hosted an opening reception and exhibition for American painter Robert Rector that features his work spanning forty years. The American painter Robert Rector’s exhibition, “Selected Works from the Artist’s Studio 1977-2017,” will be on view through February 22, 2018. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, visit www. Gremillion.com.

                               Gallery Photo of Robert Rector’s Exhibition

                                Gallery Photo of Robert Rector’s Exhibition

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2018 Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign

            Souper Bowl of Caring 2018 Campaign on Great Day Houston

The Souper Bowl of Caring and community partners want you to help kick off the 2018 Souper Bowl of Caring Campaign. A pep rally was cancelled due to stormy weather, but that will not deter feeding those who need to be fed. A food drive was recently hosted on Saturday, January 20, 2018 by the Houston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. The Souper Bowl of Caring was recently featured on Great Day Houston to talk about the hunger needs of Houston. The community-wide, hunger-relief campaign runs Wednesday, January 17 through February 4, 2018, the day of Super Bowl Sunday. Afterwards, Souper Bowl of Caring will be launching other efforts year-round to tackle hunger. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national organization utilizing the energy of the Super Bowl to mobilize groups and individuals to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities. For more information, visit www.tacklehunger.org. Join the conversation with #TackleHungerTX and follow SBOC on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @souperbowl.