Community briefs for May 25, 2023.
Katy’s No Label Brewing Co. earned top honors last week at an industry event in Nashville, for the work its creative team has done in marketing its wide array of beers.
No Label, 5351 1st St., won 11 trophies at the 2023 Craft Beer Marketing Awards—known as “The Crushies”—at the annual Craft Brewers Conference. One of the beer world’s most popular events since its launch in 2020, the Crushies celebrate the very best marketing in the brewing industry across the world. More than 650 judges in the craft beer industry vote on winners from competing breweries, agencies, artists and marketing partners. Craft brewers from Texas brought home the second-largest haul of awards from any state for the Crushies.
The list of accolades for No Label was formidable due to the team’s attention to detail, creativity and love for craft beer. No Label took home global top honors for can design, mascot creation, growler labels and brand identity.
“This brewery is nothing without its core group of talented individuals, from management, brewers, sales and the taproom team,” No Label co-owner and creative director Tom Paynter said. “The No Label creative collective brought home the goods.”
No Label earned two Crushies in 2021, seven more in 2022 and now 11 in 2023. Eight of this year’s awards were global. Paynter said that of all the Crushies, winning the global nod for Best Mural is the one that easily means the most for himself and the team.
“The ability to say one of the best craft beer murals can be found right here at our taproom in Katy is just wild,” Paynter said. “The artist, Chris Hernandez, is a No Label regular and Katy resident. It’s a pretty spectacular sight and a phenomenal win for him, the taproom and Katy.”
Fort Bend County Pct. 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers hosted a groundbreaking May 11 for a new Fort Bend County Pct. 3 Annex at 151 Stadium Dr. in Sugar Land.
More than 50 employees from the following county offices will serve the public at the new 25,000 square foot facility:
The new facility will allow the county to serve its residents better. The current Pct. 3 building (12919 Dairy Ashford Rd., Sugar Land) was built in the 1980s and purchased by the county in 1993. It needs to be larger for the volume of business conducted, especially for the Justice of the Peace function. In addition, there is no room available for the county clerk to provide services from the current building, and it needs more parking. The new facility will have space for the county clerk and adequate parking.
The Pattison Pitmaster Cook Off, the proceeds from which benefit Royal ISD senior scholarships, has been set for July 14-15 at the Pattison Volunteer Fire Department, 2950 FM 359, in Pattison.
In addition to the food, the event features a cornhole team on July 14, vendors, and a kids FFA competition, among other activities. For more information, visit the website lonecreekevents.com/onlinestore.
The Fort Bend Junior Service League announced the 2023 Sugar Plum Market co-chairs Candace Amini, Holly Barker, Cherie Lyne Bouterie, Monica Hasty, Michelle Monterroso and Andi Wallis. This volunteer team of FBJSL members have already been hard at work planning this beloved Fort Bend County tradition.
“We are excited to announce this year’s Sugar Plum Market theme is ‘Tis the Season,” Monica Hasty, co-chair lead, said. “The co-chairs all agreed that we wanted a theme that would capture the spirit of the market that kicks off the holiday season for so many in Fort Bend County.”
The 2023 Sugar Plum Market will be Nov. 2-4 at the Stafford Centre, with Preview Night being held Nov. 1.
The Sugar Plum Market is the premier fundraising event for Fort Bend Junior Service League. Since its inception in 2001, the market has raised over $4.4 million which has benefited numerous nonprofit organizations in Fort Bend County.
Sponsorship and underwriting packages are available to both businesses and individuals. Donations are also being sought for the premium raffle. For more information, visit the website sugarplummarket.com.
The Lone Star Symphonic Band is inviting all interested participants to join in the Community Chorus celebrating America for their concert, “We Hold These Truths...”, to be held on Sunday, July 2nd, 2023. The performance will be held at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, located at 22111 Morton Road and will begin at 4 p.m. For more information about rehearsals and the concert, email Beverly Buis at BeverlyBuis@LSSBand.org.