Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Every year, the Mark Kilroy Foundation has a community fundraiser to raise money for our S.A.F.E. Summer Program (a Safe Coalition project) as well as for S.A.F.E. Program projects during the school year such as support groups and lifeskills groups.

Last year, a gift certificate was donated to our silent auction for a handmade quilt by a big supporter, Lynn Watson. She sent us this photo of the finished quilt. It is beautiful. Also, Lynn has a reason to celebrate. Just last week was the anniversary of her bone marrow transplant and she is doing great! Her story is very inspiring. Thanks, Lynn. You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

We all love Sherry and her cafe, not just for the great food, friendly waitresses, and down-home atmosphere, but for her generosity and philanthropic acts of kindness to the families and community of Santa Fe. While we were eating lunch just now at the restaurant, Sherry gave us a gift card for our Teen Parenting Program (a Safe Coalition project). We will draw names and some lucky person from the program will be treated to a nice dinner at Sherry's!

Here's an excerpt about Sherry's Busy Bee Cafe from

SHERRY’S BUSY BEE CAFE Despite the downright spiffy varnished wood and potted plants, Sherry’s is still a cafe, and patrons still wear gimme caps and cowboy hats as they devour juicy pork chops and deftly seasoned chicken-fried steaks, the latter dredged in cornmeal and crushed cornflakes. Those in the know finish with a slice of ambrosial chocolate-peanut butter pie, or with silky coconut.

On behalf of our Teen Parenting Program, thank you, Sherry!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Santa Fe Council On Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc.
2nd Annual
Chicken Fried Steak Dinner

Date: November 11, 2006 (Saturday)
Time: 3:30 PM-6:30PM
Where: 12045 15th Street, Santa Fe, TX

Cost: Advance Ticket Sale $6.00
Cost: At the Door $7.00

Dinners will be served beginning at 4:00 PM.

For ticket information, contact the Council Office at 409-925-1025 from 9 AM- 3 PM weekdays.

Silent and Live Auctions!
Raffle Tickets $1.00 each or book of 6 for $5.00

1st prize: Dell Laptop Inspiron B130 (Intel Pentium M Processor 735, Windows XP Home Edition, Memory 256 MB Shared DDR2, 40 Gig Hard Drive, 15.4 Wide Screen XGA, CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive, Intel PRO Wireless 2200 Internal) Value $499.00
2nd prize: Johnson Electric Guitar - Strat Style w/amp, Gig bag and Cord Value $300.00
3rd prize: Shopping Card (not store specified) Value: $100.00

An IRS 501(c) 3 Nonprofit Organization
All proceeds to benefit the SFCADA, Inc. Building Fund
New Nar-Anon Meeting
Santa Fe, Texas
Corner of 15th street & Avenue K
At the Santa Fe AA & NA Building
8:00 PM Friday Nights
For more information call 281-898-1250 or 281-898-1253
Do you need Nar-Anon?
1. Do you find yourself making excuses, lying or covering up for the addict in your life?
2. Do you have a reason not to trust the addict in your life?
3. Is it becoming difficult for you to believe his/her explanations?
4. Do you lie awake worrying about the addict in your life?
5. Is this person missing school often without your knowledge?
6. Is this person missing work and the bills are piling up?
7. Are the savings mysteriously missing?
8. Are there unanswered questions causing hostility and undermining your relationship or marriage?
9. Are you always asking yourself "what's wrong" and "is it my fault"?
10. Are your suspicions turning you into a detective and are you afraid of what you might find?
11. Are normal family disagreements becoming hostile and violent?
12. Are you canceling social functions with vague excuses?
13. Are you becoming increasingly reluctant to invite friends to your home?
14. Is concern for your spouse, child, or friend causing you headaches, a knotty stomach and extreme anxiety?
15. Is your spouse, child, or friend easily irritated by minute matters? Does your whole life seem like a nightmare?
16. Are you unable to discuss the situation with friends or relatives because of the embarrassment?
17. Are your attempts at control frustrating?
18. Do you over compensate and try not to make waves?
19. Do you keep trying to make things better and nothing helps?
20. Is the lifestyle of this person changing? Do you ever think they may be using drugs?
If you answered YES to four or more of these questions, Nar-Anon may be able to give you the answers you've been looking for.
(This post is brought to you by our Coalition member, Dana Huoni, treasurer for SFCADA, Inc. Thank you, Dana!)