11th Pocket Pear planned for June 8

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

The 11th Annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Pearland Lions Club from 6 to 11:30 p.m.

The annual event raises funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs and is hosted by Keep Pearland Beautiful.

The Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night is held each year in honor of the late Joe Miller, an avid environmentalist and poker player.

The Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship was established in 2009 with scholarships being awarded to graduating Pearland high school seniors who have demonstrated good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education.

In 2019, scholarships totaling $20,000 are being awarded to seven Pearland high school graduates. In 10 years, $92,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Sponsorships are available now. Sponsorships include Royal Flush level at $2,500, Full House at $1,000, Pocket Aces at $500 and Pocket Pear at $250.

To be a sponsor, go to www.mykpb.org or mail checks to Keep Pearland Beautiful at 5800 Magnolia, Pearland 77584.

For more information, call 281-489-2795.

The Pearland Lions Club is located at 3350 S. Main in Pearland.

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