Community briefs for Sept. 29

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Posted 9/29/22

Community briefs for Sept. 29, 2022.

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Community briefs for Sept. 29


Wendy Duncan stepping down as Willow Fork Drainage District director

Wendy Duncan, who has served as president and director at the Willow Fork Drainage District, has resigned her post to join Inframark, the district’s water operator. To hold both roles, she said, would be a conflict of interest.

Duncan has been active with the district since 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile.

District directors appointed Sarah Marple Hubbell to succeed Duncan.

Katy Heritage Society reelects officers, seeks sponsors for vintage carnival

Katy Heritage Society members renominated its slate of officers, who faced no opposition for reelection. Officers include Adrienne Davitz, president; Linda Mikeska, vice president; Marilyn Frishman, secretary; Myra Jones, treasurer, and Diane Walker, parliamentarian.

Their terms of office end at the end of 2022. Their new terms, which begin at the start of 2023, are for two years.

The society announced it has space for five more companies or families to provide a fun carnival game and has three more sponsorship opportunities available for its Oct. 22 vintage carnival. For more information, contact the society at

Cinco Ranch Branch Library to present programs to help prepare for the holidays

The Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present two programs in October to start off the fall and winter holidays.

“Professional Holiday Portraits on a Budget” will take place on from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 1 in the meeting room of the library.

Learn how to take professional-looking holiday portraits with lighting equipment commonly found around one’s house or garage. Hands-on demonstrations will be provided during the presentation, using both a digital SLR camera and an iPhone camera. Professional photographer Bryan Bankston, who specializes in creative-lighting techniques, will be the presenter.

“Harvest-Themed Watercolor Greeting Cards” will take place on from 2-3 p.m. in the conference room of the library.

Get tips on how to make beautiful, personalized greeting cards with watercolor paint. Materials for this class are provided courtesy of the Friends of the Cinco Ranch Branch Library. Reservations are required.

The programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the Watercolor Greeting Card class, visit the website , click on “Classes & Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.

Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce presents Battle of the Businesses bowling tournament Oct. 3

The Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce presents its sixth annual Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament, which serves as a chance not only to show off one’s bowling skills, but a chance to network with fellow professionals in the Fulshear Katy area.

The tournament is from 12-4 p.m. Oct. 3 at Main Event, 24401 Katy Fwy.

For more information, contact the chamber at 832-600-3221.To purchase tickets, visit the website

Fort Bend Junior Service League accepting scholarship applications

The Fort Bend Junior Service League said it is accepting applications for its annual Scholarship Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each year, the league may award up to six $1,000 Volunteer Scholarships and one $2,000 New Beginnings Scholarship.

The Volunteer Scholarships are awarded to female high school seniors in Fort Bend County who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in volunteerism and community service and plan to attend an accredited college or university.

The New Beginnings Scholarship is offered to assist Fort Bend County women with established financial needs who have been accepted into an accredited college, university, or vocational school after taking a break in their education.

For more information and to apply, visit the league website at Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1, 2023.

Sugar Plum Market “Jingle’s All the Way” to an exclusive preview night

The 2022 Sugar Plum Market, hosted by the Fort Bend Junior Service League and presented by Memorial Hermann Sugar Land, will kick off the holiday season this year at the Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre and Convention Center with an exclusive preview night Nov. 2.

Patrons to this exclusive VIP event garner early access to 100+ curated vendors before doors open to the general public. Preview night attendees will enjoy hearty bites of comforting cuisine from Behind the Bash Catering, Sweet Treats, Friendly Bar Service, and an exclusive Jewelry Pull and Pop-Up Shop from Kendra Scott First Colony Mall. Preview night tickets are available at for $75 and include one complimentary drink ticket and a unique shopping bag.

The Sugar Plum Market opens its doors to the public from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5.

Pre-sale general admission tickets are available online for $12. General admission tickets will also be available at the box office starting Nov. 3 for $15. Valet parking is available for $15, as well as free general parking.

New this year, the Sugar Plum Market will have stroller hours on regular market days from 1 p.m. to close.

The Sugar Plum Market benefit local charities serving Fort Bend County. Over the past 21 years, the Sugar Plum Market has donated over $3.6 million.

For more information, including sponsorship and ticket information, visit the website

Willow Fork Drainage District, Katy Heritage Society, Cinco Ranch Branch Library, Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, Fort Bend Junior Service League