The Community & Children's Impact Center - Making A Difference One Child At A Time

We started our Annual Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish Youth Adventure 7 years ago when I Brenda Myers was at a local store getting ready to go fishing and this young boy about 6 came out of  the store and asked his dad to go fishing, the man replied "you know we cant do that". I approached the vehicle and told the man I was not trying to mind his business but I would like to know why he couldn't take him. He replied I have 5 children and after expenses it would run about $200.00 and he could not afford it.
My Board of Directors got together and came up with this completely free event for poverty related families. The first year we had 79 participants, in 2015 we had 1079 participants. This event is like no other. Many many people coming together for one common goal to bring outdoor education, family unity, and a smile to a child's face.

Hug-a-Tree you ask? Some think this means we are a environmental group. WE ARE NOT!! Yes we care about the Earth that the good Lord has give us but the name Hug-A-Tree comes from lessons taught by The Boy Scouts. If you have ever been a Scout then you know that you are taught that if you get lost in the woods or away from home they say stay in one spot and  Hug-A-Tree. It makes it easier to find you and it can save your  LIFE.  Learn even more of these life saving skills at this event

     7th Annual 
May 13-15th 2016
   Richard & Mitzi Hanks Memorial
Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish 3 day trip is gearing up for another great year!!

Thanks so much Wyatt Smith & the awesome Staff @ The Retreat At Artesian Lakes for inviting Us Back!
       This location ROCKS!!!

        Look Who's Confirmed!!
        Roger Rivers-Swamp People

        World Famous Boxer -Termite Watkins

              Welcome back Lance Dunbar #25 Dallas Cowboys Running Back
              His Beautiful mom Pat and my dear friend Steven Cooper Lance's Uncle.

              Reggie Johnson 3X World Champion

              Super Excited Former Houston Rocket Robert Reid will be apart of our event. God is really blessing this program

              Reggie "Airman" Dixon #19
              Former Harlem Globetrotter

              Look who else is coming
              Mike "The Saint" Julian Former Harlem Globe Trotter. Thanks to my friend Reggie Air Man Dixon.

              Not finished yet #9 Andre "Hot Shot" Branch is coming too. They will be putting on a awesome show for us. We are blessed.

              Still not finished one more Former Harlem Globetrotter

                Robert "Baby Face" Paige is coming too. This event is going to be amazing. God has sent so many awesome people.

              The Inspiring Eddie B- Check out his CD's

              Dan could not come this year
              How Awesome one of my hero's of all times the amazing #7  Dante Pastorini can not attend our event this year but sent a $200.00 contribution towards the event. We have been so very blessed with so many wonderful people. Thanks so much and Love Ya Blue!!!!. Dan was always one of my favorite Houston Oilers

              You in for a huge treat Richard Saverpool will be performing from 5 to 6pm on Saturday.

              Chuck Foreman Missing Children

              Dont forget your dancing shoes. I can't thank Jobo the Texas Prince Zydeco for your time and kindness. These are who makes this event special.Friday night 8pm to 11pm

              Don't put up your dancing shoes up yet Saturday night from 7 to 9pm the awesome JB & The Zydeco Broz. Can't thank all these entertainers who are donating their time for the children.

               Texan Cheerleaders. Wish one of the Texans Football players would come

                Look Who's Coming!!

              Mike B "Champion"
              Christian Inspirational Singer. Looking for to hearing his new song.
              Look him up on U-Tube. I am so proud and honored to have him attending our event. 

              Thanks to these awesome 
              Top Sponsors:

              The Retreat at Artesian Lakes Thanks so much for having us back again. Wyatt Smith and his staff is off the charts awesome.

              BRK Foundation:   I have known these amazing folks for over 30 years they have been the largest contributor each year for the past 4 years. Can't do it without them. Thanks so much Kelly.

              We now have 8 amazing Woodforest National Bank Managers from all over the area who are now on our Board of Directors & Director Team. I'm so very proud!!

              We are extremely grateful for Entergy's support the last 4 years. Their staff is amazing. We couldn't do it without them.

              The Greensheet  has been a major sponsor the last 5 years. They are amazing! $10,000 advertising contribution

              So very proud to always have ABC Dental as a top sponsor. Their staff always comes out with a booth. Love these guys.
              $1,000.00 Tree Leaf Sponsor

              It's always amazing to 
              see new sponsors joining our efforts.
              $1,000.00 sponsor

              We are so proud to have Zachry apart of our Top Sponsors. They have the best volunteer program and such great employees. $500.00 sponsor.

              So proud to have Pepsi Cola back on board again this year.
              These companies really care.

              Awesome folks Rex & Teresa with Livingston Live Stock  Exchange thanks for your 2nd year of helping us make a difference. we are blessed.

              Corporate Level
              4th Year in a row HEB and Manager Miss Penny has been a major contributor. We can't do it without wonderful companies like this

              I am truly gratful for my good friend and District Supervisor Tim Soderquist. He always bring education and raffles to help the event and the children.

              Tim Soderquist
              Ducks Unlimited, Tim is one of the kindness people you will ever meet.. He brings so much knowledge to our event

              Thanks so very much Pro Waste for your 5th year of being apart of our event. Your contribution means so much to the success of our event.

              Want to say a huge thank to Academy for your contribution
              it's companies like these you see who makes it all possible. We are blessed.

              I am so proud to have Livingston State Bank apart of this amazing event.

              Thanks so very much to Chris, Zac, & Jessie Coles. They host the fishing tournament every year. They do a amazing job. Chris always sponsor the grand prize each year.

              God  is blessing this program. The awesome folks at Sky High Party Rental is donating a $900.00 moonwalk. I am so proud so many people care
              reserve yours today (281)606-5867

              Premier Yamaha Boating-Check them out-Buy a New Boat
              Thanks so much Karina &  Wesley Dawson for being so kind. $300.00 contribution plus bringing a couple Bass Boats to look at and take photos of your big catch in front of. They will be have a some cool raffle items too. Y'all r the BEST!!!

              We are so proud and honored to have CBS Furniture in Cleveland as one of our new sponsors.It means so much to us. Thanks for being apart of 
              the solution.

              Bass Pro Pearland has been apart of this event for the past 5 years. Thanks so much Chris & Tim Corwin for all you and Bass Pro does for the kids. Bass Pro always helps with product prizes. We were so honored to meet Chris the new Event Programs Manager he was awesome.

              Always so proud to have Tim Corwin now the new Director of Programs for Bay Area Council. Boy Scouts of America he brings so much information and knowledge to our program.

              Borden's is back for 4th year in a row. Can't be more proud. Great company that cares about our children!!!

               Can't thank Game Warden Button and Game Warden Reynolds and the others who come out and make this event special.

              Jayson Baldridge with Blanket Top Theater is amazing he drives every year 4 hours here and back to give to the children.

              I am so excited to see
              new amazing companies joining this event. Thanks so much.
              $250.00 sponsor

              Thanks so much to the Renteria family we are so grateful for your support. $250.00

               GW Gems Company: 

              I can't thank my friend and supporter Mr. Bob enough. He has been contributing to our events for the past 4 years. We are blessed with people who care.

              I can't thank Leo/Co owner of   
               "Frosty Mobile Refrigeration" for donating the frig. cooler. call (281)739-9497 if you need a cooling unit Great company!!!

              Thank you Robin & Connie Huges D.J. Service. One of the most kindness persons I know. I have 3 of the most incredible DJ's who donate their time to help us. We just love Robin for all he does for the Impact Center

              These folks are the best Deputies Jack & Tommi Kelly Harris County PCT. 3 sponsoring again this year they are giving of their hearts. 

              Can't thank my friends Kayrn at Kidaroma for coming back again this year what a amazing group of people. Visit them for parties on Hwy 1127.

              Thanks so much Lisa Cameron Owner Of Planet Kidz in Conroe for the great contact.

              and a special thanks to Montgomery ISD and Chief Torres for making it happen.

              The beautiful Aztec Dancers are returning again  for the 6th year. They are a amzing group of people. Learning other cultures is wonderful

              Thanks so much Chris Haneline and the other educational group attending to educate us on Bee's & their needs.

              Thanks so much Mcdonald's. Ronald and the shoe will be at the event at 3pm. The kids will be so excited.

              When you enter the gates. You will be hearing the awesome music by my friend Leo Vargas. DJ

              I am so grateful for Sgt. 1st Class Weathersby and the participation of the United States Army. Bring physical fitness skills to our program.
              Also 3pm Sgt. Weathersby will be doing recognition for Past and Present Military Hero's. 

              We are so excited this year Sgt. Perez will be bringing a small jet. Collaboration of so many makes this event spectacular.

              So excited Adrian & Laura with Crossbones Corns and all their reptiles are returning again this year. Also representing Texas Rattlesnake Festival.

              So proud we going to have all sorts of creepy crawling Reptiles thanks to Kaitlin and her group from Sandman Exotics

              So excited Gina's Heart of Gold Reptile Rescue, Education, Rehab, & Adoption. 
              Our Program is filled with education

              We are always so proud to have our own local entertainer Shayne Porter. He is a amazing and gifted young man who is always about giving back to his community.

              Dirty South Kayak Anglers
               I had the awesome opportunity to meet two of the Founders from the Dirty South Kayak Anglers. On right in blue Shirt is Co-Founder Rick Espinozahe came all the way from Katy.Travis Taylor on left side came from Saratoga for the meeting. And thanks to Alan Whitaker one of the members with white cap made the meeting happen, he is also a member of this organization. I cant thank all of you enough for caring. Rick is a Former Manager at Cabela's and all of them were full of k...nowledge and ideas. Including Alan's awesome wife who is a school teacher at Shepherd ISD. The group will be hosting kayak races and giving away beautiful awards to the winners. This groups was founded a little over a year ago and already has over 300 members. I want to thank all of the Founders Beaux Stanley, David Ortiz, Esteban Alvarez, Grouch Flores, Joseph Person, Keenan Orice, Luis De La Mora, Martin Sosa, Misael Flores, Travis Taylor and Co/Founder Rick Espinoza. We are blessed to have you join our efforts to bring joy to a child. I am so very excited.

              This is so exciting you will get the opportunity to purchase you a copy of this amazing book. It was wrote by 2 of our local teachers Mr. & Miss Cennamo

              Other sponsors who make this event happen we cant do it without you.

              Celebrities who care enough to come WOW!!

              *History channel-Swamp People Roger Rivers, World Famous Boxer Termite Watkins, 3X World Champion Reggie Johnson, Reggie "Airman" Dixon Former Globetrotter, Chuck Foreman Missing Children, Awesome Eddie B, Shayne Porter, Mike B "Inspirations" Christian Rapper, Texas Cheerleaders, Ronald McDonald, CMA Winner TV Personality Chad Prather, Cooper Wade, Austin Hickman, Dan Pastorini, Richard Saverpool.

              *Impact Team
              *The Retreat at Artesian Lakes
              *BRK Foundation
              *Woodforest National Bank (Regional level)
              *ABC Dental
              *Emerald Companies 
              *Clements Custom Flooring
              *Blanket Top Theater
              *The Greensheet
              *Pepsi Cola
              *Bass Pro Pearland
              *Renteria Fire Protection
              *HEB- Corporate
              *Livingston Live Stock Exchange
              *CBS Furniture
              *Sam Houston Electric (SHECO)
              *Pro Waste
              *Ducks Unlimited Tim Soderquist
              *Jason McLelland-KXAX 104.3  102.5
              *Premier Yamaha Boating
              *Aztec Dancer
              *Stacey & John Admur
              *Sky High Party Rental
              *RW Gems
              *She Will Insurance
              *United States Army
              *United States Army 1st Class Sgt. Weathersby
              *United States Navy-Sgt. Derrick Parker
              *United States Air Force- Sgt. Perez
              *Sam Houston Electric
              *Tim Corwin- Bay Area Boy Scout Council
              *American Red Cross
              *Texas Parks & Wildlife
              *Game Wardens Button & Reynolds
              *Jobo the Texas Prince Zydeco
              *Jessica Brown-Face painting
              *JB & The Zydeco Broz
              *Cleveland Walmart
              *Ronald McDonald
              *Shayne Porter
              *Game Wardens Button & Reynolds
              *Kevin & Nancy Watkins
              *Richard & Faye Degetaire
              *Billbo & Amanda Scott- T-shirt Sponsor
              *The Bait Shack
              *DJ Robin Hughes
              *Gator Country
              *Southwest Paddle Sports
              *DJ Leo Vargas
              *Rye Fire Dept./Bo 
              *Pastor Nick-Oak Shade Baptist Church
              *Amber Coles- T-shirt Sponsor
              *James Wall family- T-sponsor
              *Don & Twinkle Webber- T-Shirt Sponsor
              *B & K Liquor Store- T-Shirt Sponsor
              *Lone Star Aquaponics- T-Shirt Sponsor
              *Cleveland Walmart
              *Sandman Exotics
              *Baily's Bar-B-Q
              *Commissioner Donnie & Patricia Marrs
              *Constable Roy Pippin
              *Sheriff Greg Capers
              *Crossbone Corns Reptiles
              *Gina's Heart of Gold Reptile Rescue
              *The Roymar Bait Shack
              *Boy Scout Troop 95
              *Shayne Porter
              *Crystal Porter
              *James Wall Family-T-shirt sponsor
              *United States Fish & wildlife
              *Stewart Marcus-Trinity River Refuge
              *Chris, Zac and Jessie Coles
              *The Damn Good Times Magazine
              *Chester Moore-Fishing & Game Magazine & Radio Show
              *Deputies Jack & Tommi Kelley
              *Cleveland Advocate
              *Danny & Adrian Cennamo
              *B & K Liquor T-shirt Sponsor
              *Bill & Jean McAdams
              *Bubba Walton  T-shirt Sponsor
              *Sky High Party Rental
              *Texas Rattlesnake Festival
              *Texan Cheerleaders
              *Bayou City Outdoors T-shirt sponsor
              *Ted Talbott
              *Susan Jones/D.J.
              *Joe Williamson- T-shirt Sponsor
              *Donna & Darrell Van Kirk  T-shirt Sponsor
              *McClains Grocery Store
              *Jeremy T-Rex Estillette
              *Radio Shack-Cleveland
              *Mayor Niki & Tearsa Coats
              *Nancy's Hair Salon
              *Misty Dumas Photographer
              *Jamie Parie- Cyber Media 
              *Sunshine Party Rental
              *Dina Gustafson & Family
              *Dynamic Structures Inc.
              *John Joslin-Liberty County Sheriffs 
              *Harris County Sheriff's Dept. Pct.3
              *Shepherd Sanctuary
              *Down South Liquor
              *Ted Talbott
              *Danny & Adrian Cennamo
              *Twinkle and Don Webber
              *Sunshine Party Rental
              *Jamie Parie-Cyber Media
              *East Texas Towing
              *Dirty South Kayak Anglers
              *Rick Espinoza-Kayak Anglers
              *Alan Whitaker & Family
              *Suzanne York
              *Mama's Home cookin @Trade Center
              *Earl & Carolyn Wilmoth
              *Youth For Better Life-Joyce Davis
              *Freedom Party Rental
              *Lone Star Dutch Oven Society
              *Ron's Ice Company
              *Sam's Warehouse-1960
              *Santa Dale
              *The Heart of the Father
              *Frosty Mobile Refrigeration-Leo
              *First State Bank Livingston
              *Michael & Kim Buish-Vestpro Residental services
              *Atascocita Golf Preserve
              *Holly Hickman
              *Austin Hickman-Entertainer
              *Kenneth Wisdom- Montgomery County Project Safe Child
              *Liz, Roger, and Samantha Landrum
              *Justice For Josey Campaign- Amanda & Billbo Scott
              *Treva McKay-Pointblank
              *Steven Lewis
              *Luis De La Mora
              *Diane  Solis Mayhew
              *Yes Communications
              *Beatrice Denmond & Family
              *Stephanie Lilley
              *Party Palace-Livingston Texas (936)327-0084
              *Chris Haneline- The Bee Keeper
              *Zachry Construction
              *Coldsprings Art League
              *Kariena & Wesley Dawson
              *Bailey's Bar-B-Q
              *Storage Depo
              *New Beginnings Baptist Church-Pastor Ronald
              *The Order of Life
              *Linda & Gerald Deeter
              *Robert Tire Service
              *Houston Party Rental
              *Yvonne Reba
              *Commissioner Greg Arthur (Liberty,Tx)
              *Boys & Girls Club
              *Brittney Graves
              *Casandra Allen
              *Amanda Huffman-Imagination Cakes

              *Gates open at noon- fishing tournament begins at 1

              *Begin Camp Set Up

              6pm Dinner- Burgers w/trimming

              6pm to 8pm- Performer Austin Hickman & Morgan Terry will be blowing you away.

              8 pm to 10 pm  Jobo the Texas Prince Zydeco


              8am- Breakfast & Prayer w/ Pastor Nick 

              9am- Games & Activities
              *Coloring contest and drawing- turn in entries by noon

              *Volleyball Tournament-Team Captain Walterine Carr
              ALL ACTIVITIES AND POOL AREA WILL CLOSE at 10:45 am till 11:15

              *Celebrity Panel speaking on bullies, gangs, self worth, and succeeding- Autographs & Photos

              *Plus:*Presentation by Sgt Weathersby from our Present Military to our Past Veteran Hero's

              12-1pm- LUNCH 45 Minute  GATOR COUNTRY Show with Roger Rivers SWAMP PEOPLE/

              1 to 2pm  Meet & Greet with 2 of the Texan Cheerleaders/
              Award ceremony for Top Sponsors/
              Kayak Race Contest sponsored by: Dirty South Kayak Anglers

              2pm-3pm- Performance By Former Harlem Globetrotters and my friend Reggie "Airman" Dixon Former Globetrotter/ Andre "Hot Shot" Branch, Mike  "The Saint" Julian, Robert "Baby Face" Paige

              3pm- 4pm-Performance by The Aztec Dancers
              *Meet Ronald McDonald & Photo
              *Awards presented by Dirty South Kyak Anglers race contes

              4 to 5pm -

              *Performance By The Awesome EDDIE Bee- Check out his web-site. Amazing story of life struggles to Pastor and 33 Hit CD's

              5:00pm to 6pm Performance By Richard Savercool Christian  & Old rock

              *Boy Scout Demonstration By Troop 95
              *Horseshoe Tournament

              Performance by Winner of 2015 Rodeo ROCK STAR- Our amazing-Shayne Porter

              *Dinner-Family winnie Roast-Parent Participation 

              7pm-Smores with Parents- Dance Contest/Judge by audiance

              *Entertainment By:
              7 to 9pm- The amazing JB & The Zydeco Broz

              9pm-Movie in the woods with the awesome Blanket Top Theater & my friend Jayson. He comes all the way from Dallas to help

              *9am-  Breakfast & Worship ( With Pastor Nick)

              *Clean-up and pack up

              *fishing tournament over at noon
              *1 pm Fishing tournament awards + Drawing Contest awards

              *Must leave by 5pm

              Questions you may have about the event.

              1. What is event address?: 235 Chain O Lakes Cleveland, Texas 77327

              2. What time does it start?: Gates will open at 10am on Friday May 13th 2016

              3. What time does fishing tournament start? 1pm Friday

              4. Is there any cost to event? Everything is free including meals- (EXCEPT ADULT Fishing entry fee donation $10.00 entry and event T-Shirts $5.00 donation

              5. What do we bring? All camping gear, Lantern, bug spray, bathing suits, lawn chairs, bathing suits, fishing equipment, extra snacks and drinks, (IN CASE YOU DONT LIKE BEEF OR THE MEALS SERVED PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC STUFF), Camera's, stuff to autograph, extra fishing bait, first aid kits.

              6. Do they rent cabins? YES Contact The Retreat at Artesian Lakes for more info (832)397-4008. They were going fast.

              7. Can we have RV's or campers? NO they do not have the hooks ups.

              8. Is adult  beverages allowed: This is a children's event and we can not control drinking in a public venue or the property owners. However if you get intoxicated, belligerent, fighting with participants or spouses, out of your camp area after midnight (Unless it is a emergency or restroom) you will be escorted out by the police. Zero tolerance for getting out of control at this event.

              9. Are pets allowed:NO Pets please the alligators are many and they love pets as meals.

              10. Will there be fishing equipment if we don't have any? YES you can check out rods at event.

              11. can we bring our own boats. Yes if they are very small trolling boats. The lakes we are using are not that big.

              12. Will there be any other food vendors? Yes just one with a variety of foods to sell.

              13. Will there be showers & Restrooms- Yes, bring your own soaps and shampoos, towels.

              14. Please make sure your children are in your sight at all times lots of gators, make sure you DO NOT leave your child in pool or lake area alone at any time.

              15. How do I sign up: You have until May 2nd to RSVP- I must have your entire guest list texted to (936)499-2632 or email to This is every person coming through the gates, Impact Team, vendors, emergency personal, and guest.

              Any other questions call (936)499-2632

              6th Annual Richard Hanks & Mitzi Hanks Memorial
              Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish Youth 3 day Adventure

              May 15th-17th 2015
              The Retreat At Artesian Lakes
              Event Agenda



              *Gates open at noon- fishing tournament begins at 1

              *Begin Camp Set Up

              6pm Dinner- Burgers w/trimming

              8 pm to 11 pm Live Entertainment with  Jason West and West of The Trinity Band


              8am- Breakfast & Prayer w/ Pastor Nick Oak Shade Baptist 

              *Coloring contest and drawing contest 
              *Crafts & Games
              *Puppet Show by Miss Connie

              *Volleyball Tournament
              *Presentation w/Sandman Exotics-Katlyn & Mathew 

              *Celebrity Panel speaking on bullies, gangs, self worth, and succeeding- Autographs & Photo donations

              12pm- LUNCH
              *Top Sponsor Awards
              *15 minute presentation with GATOR COUNTRY

              1 to 1:30  Performances from Aztec Dancers

              1:30 to 2pm- Performance by Cheyenne James Lil Blue Eyed Soul

              2 to 3pm
              *Presentation by Sgt Weathersby from our Present Military to our Past Veteran Hero's

              *Get ready To Rock with the amazing Ralph Elizondo #1 Houston Elvis. Tribute to our Soldiers GI BLUES SHOW

              3 to 3:30
              *Demonstration By Crossbone Corns- Adrian

              *3:30 to 4:00
              Performance by Winner of 2015 Rodeo ROCK STAR- Our amazing-Shayne Porter

              4:00: More Entertainment by #1 Houston Elvis 70's Show

              *Boy Scout Demonstration By Troop 95
              *Horseshoe Tournament
              *Dress Up Fun Run

              *Dinner- Family winnie Roast-Parent Participation w/ smores
              *Entertainment By Wild Cactus Rose Band

              *Pajama Contest-Adults & Youth (Prizes)
              *Musical Chairs-Prizes

              8pm-Movie in the woods with the awesome Blanket Top Theater & my friend Jayson. He comes all the way from Dallas to help

              9:30 to 10:30- Last performance of the evening concert with Cheyenne James a young lady with a incredible voice

              *9am-  Breakfast & Worship ( With Pastor Nick Oak Shade Baptist Church)

              *Clean-up and pack up

              *fishing tournament over at noon
              *1 pm Fishing tournament awards + Drawing Contest awards

              *Must leave by 5pm

              235 Chain O Lakes 
              Resort Cleveland

               The Retreat at Artesian Lakes (formerly Chain - O - Lakes Resort & Conference Center) is a uniquely designed, nature-focused facility with authentic log cabins (26 lakefront log cabins
              Located on the edge of the Texas Big Thicket National Preserve, about one hour north of Houston, The Retreat at Artesian Lakes offers overnight accommodations in authentic log cabins, log suites, and private log homes

              Top Sponsors 2015 

              The Community & Children's Impact Center
              BRK Foundation-Butch & Kelly Sheehy
              The Retreat At Artesian Lakes
              John & Stacy Admur
              The Greensheet
              Woodforest National Bank-Spring
              Woodforest Nat'l Bank-Astacosita
              Woodforest Nat'l bank-Cleveland
              Bass Pro-Pearland- Tim Corwin 
              Ducks Unlimited- Tim Soderquist
              Blanket Top Theater
              Jack & Tommi Kelley
              James Hollie
              United States Army-Sgt 1st class- JW Weatherby
              Pepsi Cola
              Martin Chevrolet-Cleveland
              Richard and Faye Degetaire
              Fire Department Hero's
              Donna Wallace-DJ
              Dr. Gottipati-Cleveland
              Reggie Legion

              The Trading Post
              Steven Coope-Aflac
              Jason McLelland-KXAX Radio
              Deputies Jack & Tommi Kelley

              Tax Savers
              Clements Custom Flooring
              Chris & Zac Coles
              Custom Sign Crafters

              Texas Parks & Wildlife
              United States Forestry

              Big Town Decals
              Constable Ken Jones
              Chief Jason Robalais
              Richard & Faye Degetaire
              Debbie Porter Photography
              Memory Makers Cakes
              On Call Pc Service
              Bailey's Bar-B-Q
              United States Army
              Lisa Kaster
              United States Air-Force
              Romayor Fire Dept.
              Cypress Lakes Fire Dept.

              She will Insurance
              Pro Waste
              American Red Cross
              Jessica Brown
              Officer Chris Simmons
              Ted Talbott
              RW Gems
              Renteria Fire Protection
              Jeremy Willis-MBR Entertainment
              Dayton 146 South RV Park
              HEB-Cleveland-Miss Penny

              I want to Thank Wyatt Smith Owner of The Retreat at Artesian Lakes & is staff for caring

              I want to thank the awesome staff @ Greeensheet sponsor for last 3 years and a $10,000 advertisement donated this year

              Last 3 years sponsors ship from Bass Pro Pearland. I cant thank Tim Corwin and Bass for for caRing and getting involved to help our kids.

              We are always honored to have our friend Tim Soderquist with Ducks Unlimited. He 2 yr. sponsorship and booth has been amazing. Tim is a wonderful person who cares.

              Entergy has been amazing to us 3 year sponsor. We are so grateful

              Thanks Woodforest 3 yr. Sponsor. This year Spring, Cleveland & Atascosita Branch donates. We are so thankful.

              Thanks So much Pepsi Cola

              I can't wait 1st yr. we will have Gator Country attending our event. They will be having a educational booth with a 20 minute presentation.


              Once again our favorite person Jayson with Blanket Top is returning for the 3rd yr. Cant thank you enough Jayson. You drive 4 hours to get here it makes me proud

              I want to thank Jason McLelland for always supporting our cause and being there for the kids. we love his radio station KXAX RADIO LIVINGSTON, TX.

              We are so proud to have Kidaroma joining us and hope to have a bright future together helping children. Proud to know Kayrn & her family

              We Are proud once again to have the amazing sponsorship of one of the # one fishing companies. Cabela's has sponsored over the last 4 yrs.

              Cant thank our friends at ABC Dental for the past 4 yrs support on this project. Together we make a difference

              On Call PC Services
              John Seifert-is the master mind behind all the fliers, banners and program books for the last 4 yrs. John thanks so much for being their for us and the children.


              So very proud to have the kind folks from TPWD who helps us make a difference

              I am so proud to have the support of the kind folks at The Trading Post thanks for all you do for us and your community.

              I am so very proud to have a friend Nancy Garciaand many more from the Forestry Service working together for our community and children

              Thanks so muchDavid Carr for your kindness. Davis will be donating decals & a face painter to highlight the event. We are so grateful

              Bailey's Bar-B-Q
              Cleveland, Texas
              We are so very proud to have a awesome Bar-B-Q company donating their time and great food to cater to the amazing celebrities who are coming this year. Team work with great people.

              Ralph Elizondo-#1
              Houston Elvis
              2 performances- tribute to our Military Service Men & Women- GI Blues show & 70's Show. times 2-3pm & 4-5 pm-Dress the ERA during show and win prizes

              Celebrity Guest who cares about our children 2015

              We are so very excited to have        Dallas Cowboy
                  #25 Lance Dunbar

              when celebrities take their valuable time to get involved and not let success go to their heads they have my utmost respect.
              Responsible is his awesome Uncle Seven Cooper/Aflac Agent. Now our good friend. Thanks so much Steven for caring

              My friend and Hero to many. I cant say enough wonderful things about Termite. He has always been there for me and the kids. Along with his beautiful wife Cindy
              World Famous Boxer
              Termite Watkins

              Another true friend and mentor to many. His heart is big as his career. I am proud to call this legend my friend. Thanks for taking your time to come.

              3X World Champion
              Reggie Johnson 

              Reggie Dixon
              I am so very grateful for the kindness and time given from Mr. Reggie Dixon Former Harlem Globe Trotter. I appreciate these celebrity figures so much. These children will be so excited

              I want to thank Rosemary Galpin for her kindness she has volunteered to make some beautiful cakes with our logs for the event. LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT HER.
              About Rosemary Galpin, Sugar Artist
              Owner of Memory Makers Cakes

              My road to confectionery art was a long one, with lots of twists and turns. I worked with many mediums before discovering sugar. Fabric was my passion through my teens and twenties. Craft shows held my interest in my thirties. Wood, paint, and glass helped fulfill my artistic need during my forties.

              In 2008, shortly before my fiftieth birthday, a friend suggested that we take a Wilton course. I always enjoyed baking so I signed up for the class. My friend lost interest after course one, but I was hooked! I took all the Wilton classes offered and craved more!

              Near the end of the last course the instructor told our class about the Oklahoma State Sugar Arts Show. He suggested that we all convoy to Tulsa to “check out the talent” and we agreed. When I told my husband about the road trip, he said why not enter a cake? I ended up doing two. I won first place for my tiered wedding cake, second for my seasonal and best of division in the adult advanced category. I was further blessed when Maria McBride chose my wedding cake for Brides Magazine's 75th Anniversary Edition in Feb 2009!

              A short time later I met Martha and Becky of Sweet Southern Ladies. Their encouragement helped me decide that 50 is not too old to start a new career and Memory Makers Cakes was born. My wonderful husband of 26 years helped make my dream a reality by building my commercial kitchen. (And he makes all my butter cream too!)

              My work has been featured in Brides Magazine, Modern Wedding Cakes and Chocolates, American Cake Decorators Magazine, Cake Central Magazine, Mail Box News Magazine, Hill Country Sun Magazine and The Smithville Times.

              Specializing in fondant and gum paste work, I provide high end wedding, grooms, corporate and large event cakes. My philosophy is to provide my clients with  wonderful memories of their special day, one cake at a time.

              2015 T-Shirt Sponsors-All sponsors over $200.00 will also be included on shirts & vendor booths

              Nancy Hair Cutting Salon
              Mayor Niki & Teresa Coats-Depot Storage
              Big Creek Cowboy Church
              Rockin K Horse Rescue
              ABC Dental
              RW Gems
              Joe Williams-Shepherd EDC
              James  Hollie
              Cleveland Radio Shack
              Sears Home Town Store
              Twinkle Webber-Shepherd Chambers
              Bill & Jean McAdams
              Shepherd Sanctuary
              Tricia Dillard
              Joyce Davis Radio Show
              Youth For A Better Life
              Shepherd Sanctuary 
              Walter Fontenot Attorney at Law
              Community Propane & community Feed & Grain

              Hill Top grocery Store
              Blanket Top Theater
              Down South Liquor
              Big Thicket Vet
              Superior Title
              Beverly Sealy
              Imagination Cakes
              Nicholos Earthworks, LLC
              Trinity River Bottom Boys
              Jeremy & Elisha Murray
              Barbara McIntyre

              Special People we couldn't do this without!

              Romayor Bait Shop
              KTHT- 97.1 Country Legends
              Brookshire Brothers-Cleveland
              Elisha & Jeremy Murray
              Cleveland Pharmacy
              Coats Jewelry

              San Jacinto County

              Constable Roy Pippen                                            San Jacinto County Sheriff Capers

              San Jacinto County

              Officer Chris Simmons                                             Liberty County Officers                                                                                   Larry Allen & John Joslin
              Harris County Pct 3 Support is so appreciated
              Deputy Tommi & Jack Kelley
              Constable Ken Jones
              Chief Robalais

              Thanks so much Brandon Cruz & Joey Winburn they are traveling all the way from Austin, Texas to help make this event even more spectacular for the kiddos. Laser Guns are coming

              We are so excited Sgt. First Class JW Weathersby and other United State Army will be attending and donating the Rock Climbing Wall. Team work! We are proud to have our hero's of the United States participating

              Sgt Weathersby will be hosting a presentation from PRESENT MILITARY to our PAST VETERANS.  SUPPORT OR TROOPS Who give back daily.

              Extremely proud I got a chance to speak with all division of our Arm Forces who are very excited about attending this event. They are working on what they can bring to the event. God is sending amazing people to this event. Be apart of something memorable for these children.

              MADD- People who make a difference. Miss Kathy helped save my life as she does many. So proud to have them at our event.

              We are so excited to get to hear the performance of  "Wild Cactus Rose"
              Thanks for donating your valuable time!

              The amazing Aztec Dancers
              donating their time for 5 years

              We are always proud to have Troop 95. Educating our youth on skills of life. We welcome Troop 300 this year.
              Bring your Boy Scout & Girl Scout Troop out it's a adventure

              We just love Mr. James Van Winkle best balloon artist I've ever seen

              Thanks American Red Cross for coming to set up a educational booth. You too can set up a free booth

              Thanks ABC Dental 3 yr sponsor. We Love you guys.

              We appreciate the Liberty  & San Jacinto County Game Wardens Button & Reynolds for attending & Educating our youth

              We are always so proud to have the Lower Trinity Birders & Barbers Hill High school attending they make the event so exciting. Thanks Gary & Stewart and your team for caring

              I cant thank Liberty County & San Jacinto Sheriff's dept for your help at this event. It's wonderful to know you care.

              Debbie Porter Photography- I haven't got a chance to meet this amazing lady but by talking  her I know she has a heart for our children and is giving of her heart for this event. She has written 3 children's books and has many talents.

              5th Annual coming May 16th, 17th, 18th 2014
              5th Annual Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish
              Richard Hanks Memorial 
              Youth 3 day Adventure & Youth & Adult Fishing Tournament
              ATTENTION: ALL ADULTS MUST MAKE A COPY OF THIS LIABILITY FORM OR CAN PICK ONE UP AT GATE ( you can add your children to your form). YOU CAN ALREADY HAVE YOURS READY. Also INDEX CARD FOR EACH DRIVER. with Name of driver, DL#, Make & Model of vehicle and how many in vehicle. This will get you in the gate quicker.
              TOP SPONSORS 2014
              BRK FOUNDATION-Highest Sponsorship 2014
              Everyone is so thrilled to be back at The Preserve of Texas thanks to Miss Judy Miller and Abe Levitz
              Can't thank James Hollie  Strike USA Forman and Pate Family Owners of Strike USA $1,000.00 sponsorship 
              We are extremely proud to have the support of Pearland Bass Pro again this year. Tim the manager is awesome!
              We are so proud to have the support again this year with even a bigger contribution from Spring Branch $500.00 + $250.00 from Cleveland  Branch
              I want to say a special thanks to Chester
              Moore for  bringing his Kingdom Zoo Program and taking his valuable time to be apart of this event. Chester is the Executive Editor for The Texas Fishing & Game Magazine. 
              Awesome 45 minute Magic Show
              I want to say a special thanks to Game Warden Button for setting up a alligator display this year
              We are so excited to have Tim Soderquist District Supervisor attending and setting up a Ducks Unlimited Booth
              WE are excited with the help of Nancy Garcia we may have Smokey Bear coming
              I can't tell you how proud we are to have the continued support of such a amazing company. We could not do it without you.
              Thanks Cabela's for caring
              I want to thank my dearest  friend World Famous Boxer Termite Watkins_CEO of Fighter Nation-Co Founder David Pereida. They are bringing some extremely talented youth boxers Gibert Renteria 17- 3 time National Champion & Olympic boxing training partner #2 Gisselle Villarreal-14yr.old 8th grade She is a National Contender & USA Nationals Bronze Medalist, Jose Campos-15yr. old  National Champion & 2014 USA Boxing Bronze Medalist, This wonderful group will be speaking on How to turn negative into positive and Bullies.
              I can't thank Tami Lilly employee at Bordons and the Bordons company for their continued support each year. Bordons has been amazing. We cant do it without you
              2014 Celebrity Guest
              World Famous Boxer Termite Watkins
              Coach David Pereida hes worked with professional boxers, Olympic boxers, top amateur boxers. He is Gulf Boxing Association Junior Olympic Chairman.
              *Gilbert Renteria is 17-3X National Champion & Olympic training partner
              *Gisselle Villarreal-Age 14 8th grade- National Champion &  USA Boxing Bronze Medalist
              *Jose Campos 15yr old 9th grade- National Champion & 2013 Bronze Medalist


               Special thanks to Carlos Wallace Arthur of the new Book Life is  not Complicated You ARE for coming and sharing his wisdom and hope with us all.
              Thanks so much Miss Liz Faublas for your support and caring about our children!!!
              Mr. CARLOS will be unable to come this year and will be very much Missed but He is still making a wonderful  contribution to the event along with his beautiful  Booking agent Miss Liz  Faublas who is also doing a contribution. Together we make a difference. 

              We are proud to have my friend World Famous Wrestler and body guard Al "Rage"Walker. He will be speaking about Bullies
              Two great guys who really care about our children (RED SHIRT) Earl Gelston Jr. our favorite DJ and Mr. Mike Hammond Owner of  KSBT RADIO-SEABROOK, TEXAS & Independent Talent Scout for American Idol and The Voice

              I cant tell you how excited we are about my friend Jayson being one of our major sponsors this year. He will be coming from Dallas, Texas to set up a complete movie Theater in the woods for the children!
              We are so proud to have Chester MooreExecutive Editor of The Texas Fishing andGame Magazine joining us this year. We are so proud to have supporters like this that cares ABOUT OUR CHILDREN.
              I AM Very excited to have Mr. RichardWalker radio personality coming this year to video and record some of our event special people doing special things to make this event awesome
              I want to say a special thank you to my friends Tommi and Jack Kelly for caring enough to get involved and com all this way to make sure our event and children are safe.
              Appreciation goes out to Constable KenJones & Sheriff David Franklin - Harris County
              We are proud to have the amazing Aztec Dancers back for 4th year in a row.
              Thanks so much to all the customers who are shopping with us and donating your items you don't need. Your support helps us do events like this. Visit us now 11231 Hwy 150 Suite A Shepherd, Texas
              SPNSOR UPDATE: I like to always make sure our caring sponsors know they are appreciated: THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING THIS EVENT HAPPEN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR CARING:
               *The Preserve of Texas...
              *Community & Children's Impact Team
              *Bass Pro
              *Strike USA
              *Entergy-Doug McCormick
              *Woodforest National Bank-Spring & Cleveland
              *Chester Moore- Executive Editor-Texas Fishing & Game Magazine
              *Cabela's Fishing
              *Bordon's Milk-Tami Lilly
              *Reddy Ice-George
              *BRK Foundation-TOP SPONSOR
              *Butch & Kelly Sheehy
              *Tommi & Jack Kelly
              *Constable Ken Jones
              *Sheriff David Franklin
              *On Call PC Services
              *John & Stacey Amdur- Republican for Congress
              *Blanket Top Theater
              *Reggie Johnson-3X World Champion (MAYBE)
              *World Famous Boxer Termite Watkins
              *Fighter Nation
              *David Pereida- Gulf Boxing Association-Junior Olympics
              *Gibert Renteria
              *Gisselle Villareal
              *Jose Campos
              *Al "Rage" Al 'Rage' Walker
              *Richard Clay Walker
              *Carlos Wallace
              *Ducks Unlimited-Tim Soderquist
              *Mike Hammond-Owner KSBT Radio
              *Earl Gelston Jr & Family
              *ABC Dental
              *Mayor Niki & Teresa Coats
              *Frontier & Equipment
              *Lisa Vivienne Gibson
              *Bob Wilkinson
              *State Farm Cleveland
              *Bill & Jean McAdams
              *Cleveland Advocate
              *Tanning & Treasures-Shepherd
              *GEO group

              *James Van Winkle
              *Ted Talbott
              *Rockin K Rescue
              *Texas Parks & Wildlife
              *United States Forestry Service
              *Big Kahuna's
              *Aztec Dancers
              *Sunshine Party Rental
              *B & K Moonwalk
              *Philip & Henry Magic Show
              *Houston Paddle Sports
              *Chris Coles
              *James Hollie
              *Jimmy Spurlock
              *Joseph Vasquez
              *The Greensheet
              *Ray Myers-Sears
              *Game Warden Button
              *Echo Kids-Diana Garcia
              *American Red Cross
              *United States Army
              *TPWD Angler Program
              *Kathy Holder- Bug display
              *Becky Brown-RSVP company
              *Texas Dept of Health
              *Girl Scout Troop-Cleveland
              *John Seifert Family
              *Parie Family
              *Fregia family
              *James Wall
              *Amanda Rogers family
              *Tamarynn Wall
              *Chloe Morrell
              *Kimberly Palmer
              *Counseller Family
              *Gelston Family
              *Tena Carpenter
              *Kate Gelston
              *Big Creek Cowboy Church
              *Jamie Weemes
              *Justin Weemes
              *James Franklin & Michael Duren
              *Cleveland Walmart
              *Cleveland HEB
              *The Damn Good Times
              *Peter Ryba/Attorney
              *Gator Toes Towing
              *Oak Shade Baptist Church
              *Absolute Drug & Alcohol
              *Big Thicket Vet

              *Cypress Lakes Fire Department
              SCHEDULE for 2014
              Friday May 16th- gates open at 2pm except for Impact team- Set up your camp sights you check in sign liability forms and get a map with directions to wilderness area.
              *Set Up your camp areas
              *Dinner served at 7pm for over night guest
              Saturday Morning: 17TH
              Breakfast at 8am-Prayer with Pastor Nick Oak Shade Baptist Church
              9am- Hiking tour with Girl Scout & Lower Trinity Birder watching group & Craft tables
              10am: Photography Contest bring your own digital camera-( Coloring Contest w/ Jamie Weemes), (volleyball tournament w/ Crystal Autrey)Pereida-Fighter Nation & the Awesome Al "Rage" Walker & Richard walker. Learn what it's like to fight back with God and integrity.
              11pm- Bully Program with Inspiring Celebrities World famous Boxer Termite Watkins, David Pereida-Fighter Nation, the Awesome Al "Rage" Walker & Richard Walker and last but no least (Hopefully) 3X World Champion Reggie Johnson. Learn what it's like to fight back with God and integrity. Special Guest include to include Gibert renteria 3X National Boxing Champion Olympic training partner, Gisselle Villarral-Contender USA National Bronze Medalist, Jose Campos-National Champion-2014 USA Boxing Bronze Medalist. Your dreams can come true.
              12pm- Awesome Lunch with Bar-B-Q, Deep Fried Turkeys w. trimming and hot dogs for the children- AMAZING PERFORMANCES BY: Aztec Dancers
              1pm- Award Ceremony for special Sponsors who made this event possible- Guest speakers- Your chance to get up and say something about why you enjoy this event so much.
              2pm-Amazing MAGIC SHOW & illusions by PHILIP & HENRY 45 minute show
              3 to 4pm- Family Break time: Do as you please enjoy the Rock climbing wall, swimming pool, Water slide, Kayaks & Canoe rides, Fishing tournament, Beach, Moonwalk, Or sing with DJ Earl Gelston he's awesome!
              4pm- TIME TO ROCK THE WOODS- With Earl Gelston Jr. DJ-Karaoke Contest- With Our amazing Judges Mike Hammond with KSBT Radio and Independent talent Scout for American Idol and The Voice, Our favorite Miss Jean McAdams, Still looking for 2 more Judges.
              5pm to 6pm-Family Time again- Family time and your children is most important this is what this event is about. Grab your children and do something fun.
              6pm- Family Winnie roast, campfire, and story time- You get to tell your best family vacation story, or make one up on your own. Let's get to know our new friends.
              7pm- Dance off Contest: Bring you a outfit that will make you stand out to the judges. It can be anything or just yourself. Costume is not required but you have to stay dancing the whole time or your out. The last person left dancing will win the prize. GOOD LUCK!
              8pm- Thanks to Jayson with Blanket Top Theater you and your family will top the evening off with a movie in the Woods. How amazing is that? Bring your favorite pajama's you might win a prize (Adults & Children)
              10pm- Campfire and Guitar singing. After this your own your own to enjoy the rest of the evening. I am going to be worn out. BRING YOUR GUITARS
              We were so proud this past year 2013 we had 526 guest. Thanks to our amazing sponsors we were able to feed every one for 3 days and won a award from Entergy for our community efforts to help bring joy to our children and family unity.
                    Please remember to rsvp (Gated Community)
              "PRESERVES OF TEXAS"
              201 Cypress Lakes Circle
              Cleveland, Texas 77327
              Begins Friday May 17th 5pm
              Sunday May 19th 2pm 
              *Cabins for rent- small fee  *Campsites Free  *No Fishing License Required
              Contact: Brenda Myers (936)-499-2632
              I Can't Wait til next year!
              Thanks James Hollie dedicated employee of Strike USA who has supported us over the last 5 years. We were proud to have Strike USA as a major sponsor this year.
              LOOK WHO"S COMING!
              Mike Hammond-Owner- KSBT Seabrook & Independent Talent Scout
              with Top Notch Talent that specializes in training for
              American Idol, The Voice, and X-Factor
              I want to say thank you to my new friend
              and the new part of my Army of Angels.
              Mike will be doing a live broadcast from the Hug-A-Tree Event. He will be listening to you sing at 2pm at our  karaoke contest.
              AMERICAN IDOL!
              Thanks Mike for caring
              Ricky Bretherton/from Billy the Exterminator
              A want to say a special thank you to Miss Kim Ricky's sweetheart who made
              it possible for Ricky to come. They will be bringing the Vexcon truck and their wolves.
              So don't forget your autograph books and camera.
              Al  Rage Walker/Pro Wrestler/Body Guard
              (See clip Jenny Jones Show 2007)
              Richard Walker-President of TUFA
              Texas United Football Association
              World Famous Boxer Termite Watkins/
              Look for Termite's movie coming soon 
              Reggie Johnson-3x World Champion Boxer
              (Going for 4th World Title)
              Mr. Carlos Wallace-- Sol Caritas Houston
              Executive Producer @ Houston's All Stars of Comedy
              Dance With US: 8pm to midnight
              w/Cody Joe Tillman & the Wicked Truth & Raymond Stewart
              Special thanks toFrank-N-Stein
              Music- New Store in Liberty, Texas
              Now open also Guitar & Piano Lessons
              Thanks Cody  donating your time
              and getting equipment donated!
              Special Guest Singers:
              Shayne Porter
              Brook Paxton
              Top Sponsors:
              We couldn't do it without you!
              *Preserves of Texas- Top Sponsor:
              This will be the playground for
              3 days of fun, education, unity,
              family, fishing and camping.
              Thanks to The Preserve of Texas &
              Staff for opening your doors  &
              heart to the children & community.
              BRK Foundation-TOP SPONSOR-Cash Donation
              Entergy Top Sponsor- Cash Donation
              Strike Top Sponsor-Cash Donation
              Thanks so much Pate Family
              Your kindness will touch lives
              *Woodforest National Bank Top Sponsor-Cash Donation
              We appreciate Woodforest Employee's 
              on our team
              *Stephanie Seifert
              *James Wall
              *Kim Palmer                     
              *Cabela's Fishing
              *The Greensheet
              Reddy- Ice- Mr. George Valadez
              I want to thank Mr George @ Reddy
              Ice for all your kindness. This  is
              there 3rd year to sponsor this event
              *BASS PRO Shop-PEARLAND
              Ducks Unlimited-Thanks so much Mr. Tim
              Bordon's Joins the team again this year
              Thanks to Tami Lilly  Bordons
              employee and our dear friend.
              Second year to sponsor.
              *Texas Parks & Wildlife
              Dawn Bellows will be educating
              guest on search and rescue with
              her search dog BEAR
              TPWD Biologist Chris Gregory
              is  bringing 3 tables of education
              including some live critters
              Caleb with the angler program-your
              child receives certificate
               *Fishing Tackle Unlimited
              *US Forestry Service
              Thanks to Nancy Garcia TPWD
              *Strike Construction
              Thanks to one of your employees
              James Hollie
              I want to thank the "Cooking For Teal"
              Cook-off Team for donating their
              time and heart  They are cooking
              Sunday lunch for us
              *Sierra Club-Brandt-Bringing 3 tables of education
              *Aztec Dancers
              *Impact Center
              *American Red Cross
              Thanks Miss Jessica & Philip Grantham
              *Boy Scouts of America
                Troop 95 returns/ Learn New Skills
              they were awesome
              *On Call PC Services
              John Seifert who kindly
              donates our banners &
              designed our new logo for
              event and shirt.
              *Keith Fields & his "Serving Project Bus"
              for disabled Vets or Children
              Please don't let a disability stop  you from
              coming Keith has designed the bus for complete comfort for you
              WE ARE NEEDING
              THIS BUS Back on the road!
              Important Contributors
              *Preserve of Texas
              *Abe Levitz & Gina Conn
              *Judy Miller
              *The Impact Team
              *Country Artist Rick Trevino
              *Country Artist Angie Beck
              *Brian Thomas-Angie Beck Band
              *The GreenSheet
              *Woodforest National Bank
              *Bob Wilkinson
              *On Call PC Services
              *John Robinson-Houston Urban League
              *Texas Fishing & Game Magazine (Chester)
              *Deputy Tommie Ashmore
              *Constable Ken Jones
              *Holiday Inn & Suites
              Shaun Petitt-Channel 2
              Vanesa Brashier-Cleveland Advocate
              *McCoy's /Joe
              Suresh "Siv" London, England
              *Bass Pro-Pearland
              *Fishing Tackle Unlimited
              *United Forestry Service
              *Texas Parks & Wildlife
              *American Red Cross
              *Strike USA
              *James Hollie-Strike USA
              *Jimmy Spurlock
              *Cody Tillman & The Wicked Truth
              *Frank n Stein Music
              *Eco Kids
              *Blanket Top Theater
              Ted Talbott
              *Dawn Bellows & Bear TPWD-Search & Rescue
              *Anne & Kenny Walls
              *On Call Pc Services
              *Kim Palmer
              *The Preserve Staff
              *Aztec Dancers
              *Boy Scout Troop 95
              *Lisa Kaster & Terry Ray
              *Game Warden Adam
              *Barbara Ellis Schlabra
              *John Robinson- Houston Urban League
              *James Van Winkle
              *Cooking For Teal
              *We Fight Like A Girl
              *Kathy Holder & Family
              *Ruth Helton
              *Ducks Unlimited- -Tim Soderquist
              *Richard & Faye Degetaire
              *Larry Morton
              *Chris Coles
              *Sam's Warehouse
              *Dr Ray McLendon/Clear Choice Otho
              *The Serving Project Keith Fields
              *Smith Insurance
              *Sunshine Party Rental
              *Big Thicket Vet
              *BRK Foundation
              *Deputy Tommi Ashmore
              *Bob Wilkinson
              *Ted Talbott
              *Houston Zoo
              *Sierra Club--Brandt
              *Damn Good Times Magazine
              *Caleb-TPWD- ANGLER PROGRAM
              **Bordon's Milk
              *Sheabrie Anders
              *Stone Liquidations
              *Depot Storage-Niki & Tearsa Coats
              *Liberty Opry House
              *Bill & Jean McAdams
              *Kim Taylor & Family
              *ABC Dental
              *Paddle Sports Houston
              *Earl Gelston Jr & Family
              *Good Promotions
              *John Seifert
              *The  Preserve Staff
              *Vicky Fregia & Family
              *Ramona Chapman-Igloo
              *Sam's Warehouse
              Smiths Insurance
              Big Thicket Vet
              Niki & Teresa Coats
              Ducks Unlimited
              Richard & faye Degetaire
              Lower Trinity Bird Watchers
              Anne & Kenny Walls
              Kathie Holder & Family
              *The Preserve Staff
              *james Georgous CMA Conviction
              *Cypress Lakes Fire Department
              WTS Outdoor Services
              GEO Group
              Crystal Autry family
              Marjorie Milburn Family
              Amanda Rogers Family
              John Seifert Family
              Schedule for 2013
              Hug-A-Tree/Kiss-A-Fish Youth 3 day adventure
              Friday May 17th
              *check in at 10am-Must rsvp to get in gate
              *Sign in sign release form and get ID bracelet
              *Tent set up
              *Fishing tournament begins at 5pm- Be sure to sign up with
              Larry or Chris before starting*Dinner at 7pm- Light dinner
              Saturday May 18th-
              Fishing tournament for youth ends at dark & Adults -directors call
              Breakfast & Prayer- James Georgous with CMA Conviction
              A)Nature Walk with Biologist Brandt Mannchen-Sierra Club)
              B)Bird Watching tours 8:30 - noon with ("Lower Trinity Birders Group")-Sign up at Booth-
              *Bird Identification contest 9am-10am-11am-2pm-3pm-4pm @ booth all youth who participate will be eligible to win a set of their own Binoculars.
              A) Dawn Bellow with rescue do "Bear" Search & Rescue Program
              B) Learn the art of Origami w/ Kathy Holder and family ( Need volunteers to help) Booth til 4pm
              11amHouston Zoo-Presentation on "NIGHT CRITTERS"
              A)Lunch with Cooking for Teal cook off team
              B)Brenda recognizes Sponsors & and Owners speak to you about Preserve of Texas
              A)Celebrity Panel with amazing guest speakers- Bring your autograph books
              *A)Karaoke contest- With Earl Gelston Jr.- Bring it on! Mike Hammond American Idol & The Voice independent scout w/Top Notch  Talent will be listening to you.
              *B) Birding Tour w/ Lower Trinity Birders Group- (This group is amazing)-Sign up at Booth
              A)Aztec Dancer-If you have never seen this performance your in for a treat.
              B)Flag Football on the beach
              A) Sand Building contest- Awards donated by Anne & Kenny Walls
              *Family Bingo game
              A)Adult Horseshoe & Washer tournament
              B) Youth Photography Contest
              6pm- Dinner- Spagetti with trims- Brenda recognizes Impact Team
              A)Pajama contest for Youth & Adults (Bring your cutiest of funniest PJ's/ Cake will be served
              B)Poker on the Patio- Winner takes all. $20.00 donation entry fee- Adults Ony8pm til 10pm- Enjoy a movie in the woods-By Blanket Top Theater10pm to 12am-working on a band to close the night out- We need a band to volunteer!
              I need poker & blackjack dealers
              Sunday May 19th- Fishing tournament resumes @ sun up and ends at 11am for everyone
              9am Breakfast
              10:30- Clean-up Leave No Trace Behind contest-Prizes to who collects most trash11am-Fishing tournament ends12pm- Lunch Sandwhiches and Brenda's Wilderness game1pm-Begin camp-site clean-up. Please leave your sight the way you found it. Please pick up cigeratte buttts too. KEEP TRASH BAG AT YOUR CAMP SIGHT!2pm- Fishing Tournament award ceremony hosted by Larry Morton & Chris ColesEVERYONE MUST LEAVE PRESERVE BY 5PM       
              Important Info:
              *You may enter park at 10am Friday morning 17th to set up camp site (MUST HAVE A GATE PASS)
              THEN YOU GET A TICKET
              Please be respectful, follow all park rules. So we will be invited back! PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR AREA
              *Free Public event- Thanks to wonderful sponsors
              *We feed 1st 300 guest maybe more with more sponsors/ Your still invited after u can bring your own food
                everything else is free
              *3 day camp out & youth & Adult fishing tournament-Prizes will be  1st, 2nd & 3rd &
               prize for youth. 18 & over 1st & 2nd only! Grand Over All prize donated by Larry
              Morton valued at $900.00 Complete camping. The prize is amazing thanks Larry for caring. NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED WITH OUR id BRACLET-Bring your bait
              *RV Spaces  & CABINS available for small fee
              * 2 day campout: Please bring all your camping supplies. We are trying to find sponsors
              to help purchase (Tents and sleeping bags) so many had to sleep on the ground last year outdoor critters were a problem.Any donated tents would help so much.
              * When you get in park there will be signs to our location. Find our check-in station, sign in and get your identification bracelet. The rest is fun!
              *We are in need of kind T-Shirt Sponsors, $200.00 donation to get Blanket Top Theater here we have half of it paid for thanks to Lisa Kaster  & Terry Ray
              3rd Annual
              Richard Hanks Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament &
              3 day camp-out/ Please RSVP- Gated Community!!!!
              June 1st, 2nd & 3rd 2012
              You May enter park 9am Friday
              Liberty Lakes Resort
              201 Cypress Lakes Circle
              Cleveland, Texas 77327
              ATTENTION PLEASE!
              The 1st 200 people will be in the VIP group this will include your meals for 3 days. After the first 200
              you can still participate in ALL activities, camp out and youth fishing tournament you just must bring
              your own ice chest with food and drinks. If we get more Sponsors for food we can include
               more in our VIP Group. We are a small non-profit and do these events on donations only!
              We are filling up fast!     
              Thanks Channel 13 for                                   Thanks Cleveland Advocate thanks for
              caring about our children                                caring.                                                   
              Thanks so much Larry Morton & Chris Coles for inspiring the children and running the 3 day fishing tournament. Chris is a employee with Sam's Warehouse a wonderful supporter of communty & Children
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              Top sponsors
              This year's prizes are going to be awesome
              Liberty Lakes Resort
              Thanks to all the staff at Liberty
              Lakes this event is going to be spectacular for the children.
              Thanks Miss Judy & Mr.
              One of the Largest Companies in the World is helping us help our children!
              Thanks to;
              Mrs. Roxanne Coleman
              Thanks to one of our top sponsors
              ENTERGY we are going to be able t
              feed more kiddos and thier families
              Thanks for caring about your community
              and our children.
              Woodforest National Bank
              Thanks Cabela's for Your kindness!
              Suresh Sivy Sivarajah Top Sponsor
              My friend and CEO of Missionaries Around the
              World in London, England has donated to this
              event to help pay for the food for our guest.
              God is sending angels and we appreciate each
              and every one of them.
              This is called team work! INCREDIBLE!
              The Greensheet
              Thanks so much Misha McClure & The
              Greensheet for always supporting us
              and the Children!
              Thanks Shawn & Holly for caring about
              this event and our children. I appreciate
              the brisket donations and the Fishing
              guided tours you donated for the event.
              Team work is making this event
              spectacular! There will be picutes taken
              with Shawn and his boat too!
              We support our Vets & Disabled Thanks to
              Keith Fields,this bus will be at event.
              We invite our disabled vets & children to join us.
              Let's have some fun! Everything you need to
              have a wonderful time.
              Star-Spangled Bus to Serve Veterans
              HMQS is pleased to announce that The Serving Project Bus will be on special display at HMQS! 
               The Serving Project Bus, a 60’ bus created to meet all ADA accessibility standards, was built with love
               by Texan, Keith Field, to serve war veterans. The purpose of the bus is to transport veterans to and from
               medical appointments in comfort and dignity. Complete with Internet, a kitchen, washer & dryer facilities,
              800 lb. wheelchair lift, sleeping area, and even a walk-in whirlpool tub in the center of the bus – this bus treats
              veterans to a ride in style!  Details of the interior include “Purple Heart” hardwood shipped in from South America,
              and the official seal of the United States backlit on the stone mantle. HMQS attendees will have the opportunity to
               tour inside the deckedout bus, as well as speak with Keith about his inspiration for the bus. For more information
              on The Serving Project Bus you may visit their web site at
              American Red Cross
              American Red Cross Federal Agents
              will be kindly participating setting up
              a booth with kits for the children.
              People who care about community!
              CPR Presentation
              Texas Forestry Service
               I want to thank Game Warden Melissa Brown, Game Warden Adam,
               a new Game Warden Randy Button for assisting with the weigh
               in stations for our youth fishing tournament and making the
              children feel so special
              Joining us  Biologiost Keith Crenshaw that will take you
              on a adventure of knowledge!
              We will be proud to have the assistance
              of Game Warden Melissa Brown. Her
              knowledge and kindness is so appreciated

              We will be excited to see Game Warden Adam
              Come back he was so kind and patient with
              all the children.

              Keep your fingers crossed we are
              working on Smokey the Bear to come!

              We are excited about the Cleveland
              Boys Scout Troop 95. Joining us to
              help with our Adventure Hike!
              Performances By:
              The Incredible
              Aztec Dancers

              Caring Sponsors Participating:
              1.McCool's Ton's of Fun
              2.On Call PC Services-Computer Repair
              3.Cleveland Team Hovak
              4.ABC Dental
              5.James Van Winkle/Balloon Artist
              6.John Joslin- Making a contribution and helping with security AWESOME!
              7.Keith Fields & The Star Spangled Bus
              8. Jean & Bill McAdams
              9. Liz and Rodger Landruum
              10. McClains Grocery Store
              11. Sunshine Party Rental
              T-Shirt Sponsors so far: People who support our children!
              We need more sponsors for shirts please!
              1. Texan GMC Buick- Humble, Texas
              2. Bill Archer Entertainer
              3. Bill & Jean McAdams- Sponsor
              4. MasterCraft Specialties
              5. Standard Building
              6. Bob
              7. John Joslin-Liberty County Pct.6
              8. Ted Talbott
              9. ABC DENTAL- Sponsor
              10. Prissyladybug Quilts
              11. Chuck & Janie Sparks
              12. Chase" D. Fonteno
              13. Carlos Wallace
              14.Tim Alcorn-North Shore High
              15. Hands on Carpet Cleaning
              16.393 Legion Riders
              17. Steve & Phillis Tuttle
              18. Strike Construction- Spring, Texas
              WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN!
              *Fishing tournament begins at noon on Friday- Great Prizes
              *Performance by The Aztec Dancers
               *Scavenger Hunt
              *Lots of swimming
              *Lots of fishing
              *Lots of eating
              *Karaoke Contest By Earl Gelston Jr & DJ from 5 to 7

              *Dance & Performances By Brook Paxon & Shayne
              Porter from 7 to 10pm

              *Lesson from Troop 95 on putting up tents,
              safety, rope knots, etc.
              *Nature Hikes- Bird Identification
              *Archery & Kayaking w/ USFS- Dawn Bellows Friday afternoon only
              *American Red Cross/Be Red Cross Ready
              *2 night camping
              *Horseshoe Tournament
              *Archery Contest
              *Safety in the woods class
              *Swimming Lessons
              *Photography  Contest/Bring your digital camera
              *Nature Workshop
              *Drawing contest
              *Story Time
              *Identify animals & insects tour
              *Board games
              *Lots of FUN & EDUCATION
              *Camp-Fire Safety
              *Cork Gun Competiton
              *Swimming Races
              *Flag Football,Volleyball
              *Karoke Contest
              *Safety in the woods
              *Educational Hour
              Much More
              WE NEED YOU AS A SPONSOR: We are in need of camping supplies, prizes like fishing rods, tackle and tackle boxes, baseball tickets etc. We need prizes and food donations for this trip. We appreciate your kindness & your support.
              2011 2nd Annual
              Richard Hanks Memorial Youth Fish Tournament
              AUGUST 12th, 13th, 14th
              TOP SPONSOR: Donated By:
              Liberty Lakes Resort
              201 Cypress Lakes Circle
              Cleveland, Texas 77327
              People who care about our Children & Community
              Tell them your with the Impact Center Group to find site location
              Call Brenda Myers to sign up for event: (936)499-2632
               Impact Center, Liberty Lakes Resort, Liberty County Game Warden's, United States Forestry Service, Cabela Fishing Company
              Bring your fishing poles, sleeping bags,tents, and your desire to catch a fish
              A Special thanks to our Head Directors Chris Coles & Larry Morton
              for taking your time out to work with a child who needs a friend.
                                                            Larry Morton
              Fishing Tournament Directors
              Thanks for all your hard work!
              Chris Coles                                                            
              *Fishing tournament begins at noon on Friday- Great Prizes
              *Performance by The Aztec Dancers
              McDonald's Games and Possibility Ronald McDonald himself
              *Scavenger Hunt
              *Water Testing
              *Nature Hikes- Bird Identification
              *2 night camping
              *Horseshoe Tournament
              *Leave No Trace Behind class
              *Safety in the woods class
              *Swimming Lessons
              *Photography Class & Contest/Bring your digital camera
              *Nature Workshop
              *Drawing contest
              *Story Time
              *Identify animals & insects tour
              *Board games
              WE NEED YOU AS A SPONSOR: We are in need of camping supplies, prizes like fishing rods, tackle and tackle boxes, baseball tickets etc. We need prizes and food donations for this trip. We appreciate your kindness & your support.
              The Impact Team
              Liberty Lakes Resort
              United States Forestry Service
              Game Warden "Adam" Liberty County
              Melissa Brown Game Warden San Jacinto County
              Cabela's Fishing Company
              Aztec Dancers
              Friday:  Noon   Tent Set-up
               Let the Tournament Begin!
              6:30 p.m.   Hot Dog Roast
              All Day Fun, Games & Fishing, Swimming and water     
              safety, water testing, class rooms Without Walls Program,
              Safety class with Game Warden Melissa Brown, Photography contest,
              camping outdoors, lessons on putting up a safe
              camp-site, Importance of Leaving No Traces Behind, Hiking,
              Much more. What to do if you get lost in forest. Learn about the
              wildlife in your forest, Why it's Important to protect your lakes & rivers.
              Performance by Aztec Dancers, McDonald games.
              6:30 p.m.  
              Chicken BBQ
              Story Time
              8 p.m.       
              Tournament End
              9 a.m.       
              Prizes Awarded - Clean up sights
              1st Annual
              Camping Trip & Tournament
              June 18th-20th,2010 noon 'til noon
              at Double Lake, Texas, Camp Grounds
              This annual event will be a fun kick-off to the beginning of summer. Make plans to attend! Tell your friends!
              Get back to Nature and family Time. Have you ever been lost in the woods or lost from your home. Boy Scouts teach us to hug a tree and stay in one spot. This could save your life. Learn more about these kinds of skills and more.

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