orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

Our Community

January 12, 2013

Registration under way for Community Trash-Off

ORANGE — For the 18th consecutive year, the Orange community is invited to help beautify the streets of the Orange area and the banks of Adams Bayou by picking up litter during the Annual Community Trash-Off.

This event, hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants are asked to meet at Orange Lions Den Park, which will serve as headquarters for the Trash-Off.

The Community Trash-Off began in 1995 as an effort to clean Adams Bayou and has expanded to include more than 60 streets throughout Orange, Pinehurst and West Orange. Each year, this program collects thousands of pounds of trash from roadways and waterways. With much of the area ultimately draining directly into Adams Bayou, cleaning the streets helps keep Adams Bayou free of litter as well.

Individuals, organizations, businesses and families are encouraged to sign up a team early for the Trash-Off. Teams consist of three to five participants and are limited to adults and children ages 12 and older. All teams must be supervised by an adult. Individuals without a specified team are welcome to show up on the day of the event and will be assigned to a team for the clean-up.

Volunteers may bring their own gloves, however, gloves will be provided at the event, as well as trash grabbers and garbage bags for all volunteers. Volunteers with small personal boats are also needed to help pick up trash out of Adams Bayou. Those working along Adams Bayou may receive, if desired, a disposable suit to help stay clean.

After the trash pick-up, all volunteers are invited to regroup at Orange Lions Den Park and enjoy complimentary pizza and soft drinks for lunch. Prizes donated by local businesses will be awarded to teams for their efforts. If a business or organization would like to make a donation for this event, contact Kaycee Dortch at 409-670-0803 or kdortch@shangrilagardens.org. Items may also be dropped off at the Shangri La Admissions Window.

For more information on participating in the Annual Community Trash-Off, call 409-670-0803 or visit www.shangrilagardens.org to download a participation form. Forms may be returned via e-mail to kdortch@shangrilagardens.org or via fax at 409-670-9341 or in person at the Admission Window at Shangri La.

Located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about Shangri La, call 409-670-9113 or visit www.shangrilagardens.org.

1
Text Only
Our Community
  • Medicare Beneficiaries are Prime Targets for Scammers

    The phone calls are endless.

    August 14, 2014

  • Depot Day adv wildart.JPG Planning Depot Day at the Pavilion

    The planning committee of Friends of the Orange Depot, Tony Seamann, left, Lila Speck, Taylor Warner, Katherine Frey, George Bohn, Rose Tarver, Rose Simar, Margaret Toal, are working on the details for the upcoming fall fundraiser for outdoor family fun, Depot Day at the Pavilion, scheduled for 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Saturday, October 18.

    August 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Summer reading concludes Summer reading fun concludes

    Jennifer Restauri of the Stark Museum of Art was the final guest for the Vidor Public Library’s Summer Reading Program on July 9. Jennifer read “Palazzo Inverso” by D.B. Johnson to the audience and described how the illustrator used abstract art in his book. The children, some of whom are shown here, made drawings using abstract art.

    August 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Membership Drive Lutcher Theater Service Guild to host annual membership drive

    As the Lutcher Theater prepares for its 2014-2015, 35th Anniversary Celebration Season, the Lutcher Theater Service Guild is seeking individuals interested in volunteering their time and talents to help promote and support the Lutcher Theater and the arts in our community.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fill the Bus ‘Fill the Bus’ school supply drive is Saturday

    “Fill the Bus” is this Saturday at Vidor WalMart. The big yellow Vidor ISD bus will be in wait beginning at 8 a.m. for you to help children obtain the needed school supplies for the coming year.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • GOACC welcomes Computer Shak to membership

    The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, Computer Shak, with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently.

    July 30, 2014

  • Newly formed Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment to help homeowners

    Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) has been formed to “support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social, and environmental setting, well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas.”

    July 24, 2014

  • Land speaks to Kiwanis Kiwanis Club gets schooled on LSC-O’s EMS program

    Rickey Land believes there’s no reason why every person shouldn’t know CPR.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rotary lunch speaker Food for thought

    Dan Maher, Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, was the guest speaker at Monday’s Vidor Rotary Club meeting. He spoke about the food bank's many programs.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scholarship Recipients Orange Rotary Club announces scholarship winners

    For years, Orange Rotary Club has supported its local youth with scholarship award opportunities for higher education.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide