By KAROLYN GEPHART
Keep Pearland Beautiful is hosting the 10th Annual Pocket Pear Speakeasy Party on June 16 at the Pearland Lions Club. KPB’s goal is to raise $15,000 for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors in Pearland who demonstrate good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education.
The 2018 scholarship winners are Catherine Smith, Emily Wilson, Rachel Moore, Harinee Morkonda, Divya Ramamurthy and Mia Provenzano.
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.
Sponsors include the Joe Miller Family in the Royal Flush level.
Full House level sponsor is WM Waste Management.
Pocket Aces level include Helen Beckman, Robert and Erin Steele, and Brask Inc. Neela.
Pocket Pear level sponsors are Adrian Hernandez, Bill and Linda Cowles, RE-MAX Pearland Maggie McFarland, Michelle Graham Colombo CPA, Dale Pillow, Constable Buck Stevens Pct. 3, Gulf Coast Casino Parties, Internal Medicine Associates of Houston, Blue Ridge Landfill, Farmers Insurance, A-Better Plumbing, HEB, LB Entertainment, Del Papa, Innovative Imaging, and Lions Club of Pearland.
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.