Del Papa Distributing donates to local foundation

Del Papa Distributing Company recently contributed $5,000 to the Galveston Bay Foundation in support of the organization’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Pictured from left to right are Bob Stokes, president of foundation, Haille Leija, habitat restoration manager, and Peter Williamson, vice president, corporate relations and communication of Del Papa.

The M.I. Lewis Social Service Center food fair begins at 7 a.m. until all food is distributed Saturday at 215 FM 517 E. in Dickinson. Take your own bags/boxes to carry goods. For information, call 281-534-2043.

The Salvation Army of Galveston County will have its community market from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City. If you’d like to participate, contact Capt. Jennifer Jones at or 409-996-9474.

Seeding Galveston will have its Saturday Farm Stand Market from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays on the corner of 33rd Street and Avenue N in Galveston. Seasonal produce and farm fresh eggs will be available. For information, visit

The San Jacinto Neighborhood Association will have its Open Garden Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 2005 Ave. N1/2 in Galveston. Visit www.san or call John Koloen, 409-771-7153.

The West Galveston Island Property Owners Association will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Courtyard by Marriott at 9550 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston. Michael Ruiz and local realtors will be the guest speakers. A full breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. For information, contact Jerry Mohn, or 409-737-5768.

The Galveston County Master Gardeners will have its free Home Fruit Growers Tour from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at various sites across Galveston County. The “All About Louisiana Irises” class will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4102-B Main St. in La Marque. To register, email galvcoun or call 281-309-5065.

The Sons of the American Revolution Bernardo de Galvez Chapter No. 1 will meet for lunch at noon Saturday at Landry’s Seafood Restaurant, 5310 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. Attendees must RSVP. Call 281-488-6883.

The second annual Ennis Williams Scholarship Luncheon will be at noon Saturday at the Old Central Cultural Center at 2627 Ave. M in Galveston. Tickets are $25. For tickets and information, call Leonce “Hank” Thierry at 409-771-4470 or visit

Author Bartee Haile will be signing copies of his book “Texas Entertainers: Lone Stars in Profile” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galveston Bookshop at 317 23rd St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-750-8200.

The NAACP youth council will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Wright Cuney Recreation Center, 718 41st St., in Galveston. Call Connie Hebert or Sue Johnson, 409-763-8955, or Selena Edwards, 409-762-3461.

The Bay Area Singles Club will have its monthly dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge, 5204 state Highway 3, in Dickinson. Admission is $7 for members and $9 for all others. Attendees are asked to take party snacks to share. Call 832-483-3257 or 281-484-4762.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5400 will have a dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at 11230 state Highway 6 in Santa Fe. Janet and the Texas Heartaches will perform. Admission is $10 at the door. Beer and setups will be sold. For information, call 409-925-2525.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 880 will have its Country Music Saturday event from 9 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday at 1014 24th St. in Galveston. For information, call 409-795-4352.

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