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Nonprofits receive $65K in Highland Lakes Service League grants

Highland Lakes Service League grant winners

The Highland Lakes Service League awarded grants to 22 local nonprofit organizations on Nov. 9. Representatives from each organization were on hand to receive funds that will provide client services in Burnet and Llano counties. Pictured are (seated) Willa Holgate of the Pregnancy and Life Center and Starla McLaurin and Marble Falls Area EMS; (second row) Paula Mays of Open Door Recovery, Beth Cottingham of the Spicewood Community Library, Sally May of Literacy Highland Lakes, Joey Hixson of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, Ingrid Hoffmeister of King's Garden; (third row) Kevin Naumann of the Highland Lakes Crisis Network, Marco Cruz of Meals on Wheels, Sam Pearce of The Helping Center of Marble Falls, Maryum Mitchell of the Community Resource Center, Karen DelHay of St. Vincent de Paul, Donna Shaw of Weakday Ministries, Paul Norman of the Tow Community Center, Bob Quigley of the Marble Falls Senior Activity Center; (back row) Eric Tanner of PetPALS, Brad Zehner of the Friends of the Burnet County Library Systems, Fay Crider of Texas Workforce Network, Kayley Lowe of Camp of the Hills, Lottie McCorkle of Lakes Area Care, and Eddie Arredondo of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. Not pictured is a representative of Smart Smiles. Courtesy photo

The Highland Lakes Service League recently awarded a total of $65,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations for 2022.

The league’s mission is to contribute to bettering the Highland Lakes community through volunteerism and financial support of nonprofits, including the annual grants.

The following organizations received grants and were recognized for their service to the community during a Nov. 9 luncheon hosted by the Service League.

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • The Helping Center of Marble Falls
  • Community Resource Center
  • Highland Lakes Crisis Network
  • Weekday Ministries
  • King’s Garden
  • Lake Area Care
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Sleep In Heavenly Peace
  • Open Door Recovery
  • Marble Falls Senior Activity Center
  • Pregnancy and Life Center
  • Marble Falls Area EMS
  • Texas Mission of Mercy/TDA Smart Smiles
  • Tow Community Center
  • Literacy Highland Lakes
  • Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes
  • Camp of the Hills
  • Friends of the Burnet County Library System
  • Spicewood Community Library
  • Workforce Network
  • PetPALS

Applications for grants are evaluated and awarded based on funds available and the current needs of the community, according to a Highland Lakes Service League media release. Funds must be used to serve the communities of Burnet and Llano counties.

Over the past five years, the league has contributed more than $150,000 to local charitable organizations. Money is raised throughout the year but primarily comes through the annual Chuck Wagon Chow Down Dinner and Auction held each January. Tickets for the Jan. 28, 2023, event go on sale online on Dec. 2

For sponsorship information, item donation and underwriting opportunities, contact Darlene Hargett at or 713-805-2325.