Our annual Christmas party was held at Rosaryville Retreat Center in Ponchatoula.
Detectives Marlboro and DiMatteo from the Tangipahoa Sheriff's Department were our special guests this year.
We were pleased to donate both money and new toys for the toy drive sponsored by the TPSO.
In addition, the club donated $200 to purchase heaters and blankets for the elderly.
We also held the drawing for a 32" color TV for our scholarship fund.
Standing: Maureen Felder, Gloria Messenger, Anita Murray, Betty Bankston, Detective Marlboro, Wednesday Volunteers President Jean Hebert, Sunshine Ladies President Ann Bourliea, Detective Di Matteo, Sue Nelson, Carla Van Vrancken, Zoe Johnson, Donna Bouterie, and Karen Moran. Seated: Hilda Alphonso, TVFC President Marie Heck, Sheila Gagliano, and Pam Villagan.
|Left: Detective Marlboro from TPSO talking about the toy drive sponsored by TPSO.
Right: Wednesday Volunteers President Jean Hebert watches as Detective Marlboro draws the winning raffle ticket.
Tangipahoa Volunteers For Family And Community selected Operation Christmas Child as their International project this year. While all the rest of our projects are right here in our own Tangipahoa Parish, once a year we choose an International project as well. Operation Christmas Child is a wonderful program that distributes shoe boxes full of toys, personal items, and school supplies to children all over the world.
The two branches of TVFC, Sunshine Ladies and Wednesday Volunteers, were very pleased to be able to present a total of 69 boxes to Beth Hiller, the Regional Chairman for Operation Christmas Child. Sunshine Ladies collected and assembled 53 boxes, and Wednesday Volunteers collected and assembled 16 boxes.
Pictured are Sunshine Ladies President Ann Bourliea, Sheila Gagliano, Operation Christmas Child Chairman Beth Hiller, International Chairman Gloria Messenger, Wednesday Volunteers President Jean Hebert, and Maureen Felder, with some of the boxes we made and donated.
The Tangipahoa Volunteers For Family And Community held their 38th Annual Holiday Ideas Showcase & Bunco on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the
Ponchatoula Community Center. This is our major fund-raising event of the year. The ladies enjoyed playing Bunco again this year, and also the chance to win
one of more than 25 door prizes. There were lots of lovely holiday crafts for sale, all hand-made by our members. We also featured a truly wonderful Parade of
Prizes, offering over 50 diffferent prizes to try to win. Admission also included a delicious luncheon of jambalaya, cole slaw, and brownies.
Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family And Community works in various ways throughout our parish. From newborns to school children, to our scholarship program for high school seniors,
to women and children in crisis, to local veterans, to our elderly population,
we strive to help people in our community, making their lives a little better.
37th Annual Holiday Ideas Showcase/Bunco
Our major fund-raising event of the year is our Holidays Ideas Showcase.
Last year, we combined the holiday arts and crafts with Bunco, and it was
a great success, and a lot of fun for everyone! We're looking forward to this
year's event, which will be held in September. Hope to see you there!
One of our proudest projects our Scholarship Project. In 2019 we were able to
award TWO $1000 scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors.
The first scholarship was awarded to Shaylee Puls, who graduated from Hammond High School. Shaylee plans to attend Louisiana Tech for Engineering and STEM/Education. The second scholarship was awarded to Dustin Husser, who graduated from Loranger High School. Dustin plans to attend Northshore Technical College to become an electrician.
Congratulations, Shaylee and Dustin - we are proud of your hard work and dedication!
We raise funds and donate baby items to the two Pregnancy Resource Centers in our parish. We sponsor a "Raise A Reader" program at a local hospital, providing storybooks and other items to
parents of newborns, to encourage them to read to their children and foster a love of reading. We donate dictionaries to local schools to help our children learn.
TVFC helps provide the needs of abused women and their children at local safe house. We also bring donations to the local homeless shelter.
We help support our Veteran's Home, and partner with the
VFW to provide a nice dinner for our veterans twice a year.
We also bring clothing, and personal items they may need.
We volunteer every month at area nursing homes, hosting bingo
with the residents there, and providing snacks and prizes for them.
TVFC members also love our four-legged friends. As individuals
and as a group, we are proud to help support our local animal shelter.
These are just a few of our endeavors to give back to our community. If you are interested in joining a great group of ladies and having fun while doing various community projects, you may want to join us.
We would be glad to have you attend one of these meetings. Send us a message or call the LSU AG Center
Office at 985-748-5462 for more information!