Winning Excursions & Institutions

Patti Parish-Kaminski sending Easter greetings: From my peeps to yours, Happy Easter!

It’s April – no foolin’ – and there’s so much going on this Spring in the Bend.  As Pete says in this month’s Fort Bend Strong, Spring has sprung!  His column is packed full of Springtime excursions both here in the Bend and some “mystery field trips” just a few short miles from home.  So, if you are looking for some adventurous ideas, look no further.

We share several interesting excursions in this Spring issue.  One of my least favs had to do with a train during Spring Break.  Let’s just say it was an excursion Mr. Kaminski barely survived. I share all of the unsavory details in On the Porch with Patti.

Fortunately, there are some upcoming outings close to home that promise great fun.  Do you remember the Sugar Land Rotary Club’s Shrimp Fest?  Well, it’s back and better than ever!  The group has resurrected their popular event filled with games, peel-and-eat shrimp, fried catfish, a raffle, entertainment, live and silent auctions – fun for the entire family!  Read all about the Shrimp Fest coming April 15th on page 25.  I hope to see you there!

Another winning event this month is the Exchange Club of Sugar Land’s 36th Spaghetti Fundraiser.  It’s winner, winner spaghetti dinner on April 22nd featuring a children’s area, entertainment, wine, food and the ever-popular sauce competition.  Check out page 12 for more information.

Speaking of winners, our cover story is about a winning institution.  The Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land is doing its part in the global fight against cancer by providing the latest in breakthrough therapies and advances in early detection.  Read about one of the newest therapies to treat aggressive brain tumors that is available right here in Sugar Land.  Now that’s leading medicine.

Another winning topic is our upcoming local elections.  Many of our Fort Bend cities and school boards are holding elections on May 6th with early voting beginning this month on April 24th.  To help you vote, we’ve put together an Early Voting Schedule showing the locations and hours of all voting sites in Fort Bend.   

Thomas Jefferson said, “We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”  Take the time to familiarize yourself with the candidates, and take the time to vote.  It’s the local elections – our local elected officials – who touch our lives on a daily basis.

I wish you all a happy and blessed Easter with your peeps – both human and marshmellow!

Stay focused!