Volente e-News

November 17, 2008

Messages of General Interest From Various Sources

Anderson Mill Gardeners Photo Shoot Sunday

Free Holiday Photos at Historic Anderson Mill
 Sunday Nov. 23, 2-5pm
Sample family photo taken at Anderson Mill
Bring your own camera or use one of ours.
Volunteer shutterbugs are standing by.
Donations benefit the Mill Wheel restoration project.
13974 FM 2769 at the Historical Marker (Map)

Contact AMGC@volente.org for visitor/member information or to subscribe to the AMG email list. 

Read about the history of Anderson Mill HERE 

Photos from Pancake Breakfast Are Posted


 Volunteers cooking pancakesPhotos from Saturday's VVFD Pancake Breakast are now posted at the website above.  Our thanks to Steven Cabillot for taking pictures and making them available to us. Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped make the Pancake Breakfast a success, working inside and outside of the kitchen. We especially need to thank Norm Manley for bringing his oversized pancake griddle and also Starbucks (Four Points location) for donating coffee again this year. 
It was great fun and we appreciate all the residents who came out to support the fire department.
(You can see photos from past VVFD events at www.volente.org/gallery as well, and there is also a link to high-resolution copies of most photos. )

Volente Blood Drive Hits New High for Donations

Jacque Potts by Bloodmobile 
Jacque Potts, VVFD Auxiliary President, reports that the Volente Blood Drive collected 26 pints of blood - 8 more than last year! Beating last year's record seemed dubious at first, especially since we had some last minute cancellations - but our residents came through for us.  
We asked for more blood donors from those who just came to eat pancakes and sure enough, we filled the vacant slots! Jacque will write more about this in the December newsletter, but THANK YOU to all the donors!