Robert Steelen was the 2017 Poker Tournament winner at the Pocket Pear Speakeasy Party sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful. He is joined by members of the Joe Miller family. Scholarships to Pearland area seniors are provided in memory of Joe MIller with the funds made at the party each year.

Sponsors needed for 10th Speakeasy Party

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Robert Steelen was the 2017 Poker Tournament winner at the Pocket Pear Speakeasy Party sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful. He is joined by members of the Joe Miller family. Scholarships to Pearland area seniors are provided in memory of Joe MIller with the funds made at the party each year.

Robert Steelen was the 2017 Poker Tournament winner at the Pocket Pear Speakeasy Party sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful. He is joined by members of the Joe Miller family. Scholarships to Pearland area seniors are provided in memory of Joe MIller with the funds made at the party each year.

By KAROLYN GEPHART

The 10th Annual Pocket Pear Speakeasy Party will be June 16 at the Pearland Lions Club. Hosted by Keep Pearland Beautiful, this year’s goal is to raise $15,000 for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and KPB programs.

KPB hosts the Pocket Pear each year in honor of the late Joe Miller, an avid environmentalist who volunteered his time to KPB as well as several other community organizations. Scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors in Pearland who demonstrate good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education.

In 10 years, a total of $72,000 in scholarships has been awarded. In 2017, a total of $13,000 was awarded to six high school graduates from Pearland.

The evening will start with dinner, desserts, a raffle and 1920-era music. After dinner casino games and a Texas Hold’em Tournament begin. Tickets are $75 per person.

Sponsorships are available now.

For the $2,500 Royal Flush level, sponsors receive two VIP tables which would be 16 tickets and one bottle of wine per table.

For the $1,000 Full House level, sponsors get one VIP table and one bottle of wine.

The $500 Pocket Aces level includes four tickets to the event.

The $250 Pocket Pear level has two tickets to the event.

Contact KPB Director Andrew Miller at 281-489-2795 or by email at [email protected] to make an in-kind donation for the raffle or questions about sponsorships to Keep Pearland Beautiful.

Keep Pearland Beautiful is a 501(c)3 non-profit environmental organization affiliated with Keep Texas Beautiful, Inc. and Keep America Beautiful, Inc. The vision of Keep Pearland Beautiful is that Pearland will be the cleanest and most beautiful city in Texas.

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