He’s here! Zane Peter Graham III was born on Monday, Dec. 29th at 8:05 am and was 19.5 inches long. He was welcomed by his proud family: parents Jennifer (Black) Graham and Zane Graham, Jr.; big sister Elizabeth Anne (Lizzie); Nana Jeanette Black; Aunt Jackie Black; and grandparents Zane and Deborah Graham, Sr., from South Lake Tahoe, California were also here for the baby’s birth.
Welcome to the world precious Maddelynn Victoria Kollaja! Maddy was born on Nov. 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm and weighed 7 lbs., 1 oz. Her proud parents are Edward and Vanessa Kollaja; siblings are Alan and Kayla Garza and Nickolas Kollaja; and beaming grandparents are Eddie Joe and Victoria Kollaja. Congratulations to Edward and Vanessa on the birth of their little bundle of joy.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Susan Barnes of Oak Forest. Susan will celebrate her special day on Jan. 19th and very possibly the two most important people she will want to hear from are her two beautiful little grandchildren, Eliyah and Wyatt. Chuck, Bonnie, Jenna, Melissa and Christa hope all your birthday wishes come true. Happy birthday, Susan!
Well, things are just going to the dogs in Kyle Yezak’s and Ashley Banuelos’ world. The couple is fostering their first dog! They learned about a one year old male lab mix when they saw an appeal stating he had to be adopted or fostered by day’s end. They’d never fostered before, so they reached out and learned they had to find a rescue group to take the dog. After searching all day and night, Kyle and Ashley found Red Collar Rescue (http://redcollar.org) who stepped up to take the dog into their program if the couple would agree to foster him. At press time, the shelter had not yet given the sweet dog a name, so Ashley and Kyle are thinking about the name “Kash.” Now, to find adoptive parents!
Troop 40’s Annual Boy Scout BBQ will be held Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at 3600 Brinkman @ Wakefield. The Scouts will be serving chicken, brisket and sausage from Saturday, Jan. 31st from noon to 6 pm and Sunday, Feb. 1st from 11 am to 4 pm. You may dine in or take out! Dinner tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any member of Troop 40 or at the door. Also available at St. Rose will be the Scouts’ famous scrumdillyumptious buttered potatoes and seasoned green beans. Meal in a Peel (chopped beef piled high atop buttered potatoes) and Chopped beef sandwiches will also be available. For more information, please contact Jim Bentley at 713.825.0081. The young men of Troop 40 thank you for your support !
A few of the students in Waltrip’s Ram Band, Mason Griffith, James Boyd, Head Drum Major Gabriella Fuentes, Tristan Pilato, Emily Saldivar, and All- State Symphonic Band-bound trumpet player Esmeralda Sandoval asked me to share this information with you: Waltrip Ram Band is hosting its Annual Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 27th, starting at 6 pm. Save the date and help support the Band by allowing them to make a delicious Friday evening dinner of fried fish with all the trimmings for your family. This band of over 250 students travels, performs, competes, and puts in hours every day to hone skills, learn and perfect pieces of music, and care for their instruments and equipment. The students hope to travel to Washington, D.C. this summer to perform and are working hard to raise funds. Dinner tickets are $10 and door prize tickets are $2. Waltrip High School is located at 1900 W. 34th Street near Ella Blvd.