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Texas Housing Foundation CEO Mark Mayfield (left), Community Resources Center of Texas Senior Vice President Donna Klaeger, The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area Board President Paul King, and The Helping Center Executive Director Sam Pearce announce the expansion of the Marble Falls Community Resource Center. The expansion includes approximately 4,300 square feet for The Helping Center’s indoor space as well as another 11,500 square feet for loading docks and parking. The renovation would add room for more community services as well at the Marble Falls CRC. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Community Resource Center expansion good news for The Helping Center and other services

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Sam Pearce, the executive director of The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area, sometimes struggles with a problem that’s a good one to have if you work at a food pantry aimed at helping folks. (more…)

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Sam Pearce, executive director of The Helping Center, surveys the facility’s shelves. He hopes a canned food drive organized by the Marble Falls High School Interact Club will restock them for the holidays. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Food drive at Marble Falls game Oct. 28 aids Helping Center

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A year ago, the Interact Club at Marble Falls High School organized a canned food drive for The Helping Center of Marble Falls at one of the Mustangs football games. (more…)

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The staff at Tea Thyme Cafe, including Lori Bingham (left), Ashley Bagwell, Janet Wilson, Brandon Smith and Kevin Golden, are holding a food drive for The Helping Center of Marble Falls as well as a volunteer signup for the community garden next to the food pantry. The restaurant is also donating some of its proceeds from Dec. 22-24 to The Helping Center. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Tea Thyme Cafe food drive to promote locally grown produce

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — On most days, restaurants rely on trucks to bring in regular supplies of produce and other foods to meet customer demand. But one Marble Falls restaurant is demonstrating how turning to a community garden can enhance the dining experience as well as support the garden. (more…)

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Joyce Berecki checks for bugs on bean plants in the garden at The Helping Center of Marble Falls. Highland Lakes Master Gardeners keep the garden going, but they could always use more volunteers to help harvest vegetables, which go to the center for those in need. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Helping Center needs willing hands for its veggie harvest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Dick Lambert pulls the black hose across a row of spaghetti squash, pushes back some leaves and then flicks on the vacuum. The house-cleaning appliance sucks up a few of the gray bugs that can wreak havoc on squash and other vine-grown vegetables. “There’s really no easy […]

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The Helping Center holding Festival in the Garden on May 3

LINDA POERNER AND BETH MORTENSON • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — Come join the community, volunteers and sponsors as they celebrate the start of another successful year at The Helping Center of Marble Falls garden, a project sponsored by the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association. Festival in the Garden is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May […]

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Helping Center executive director retires leaving legacy of love at nonprofit

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Sue Kennedy reflects on her 23-year tenure as executive director of The Helping Center of Marble Falls, she sees how her own experiences guided her as she helped area residents through tough times. “If you haven’t walked in these people’s shoes, then you don’t understand what […]

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Haitian nonprofit given seed of knowledge by local Master Gardeners

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — For Raymond Figaro Excellent, the director of Haitian Operations for Haiti Share, learning about keyhole gardening isn’t just an exercise in his education, but something that could possibly change hundreds, even thousands, of lives in his home of Carrefour, Haiti. (more…)

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Dorothy 'Dot' Winslett (left) and Patsy Gray pack food bags at The Helping Center of Marble Falls that staff and volunteers will hand out to clients. The Helping Center is gearing up for the holiday rush, but the food pantry has seen demand on its services increase throughout the year. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

The Helping Center in Marble Falls could use a hand itself

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As Dorothy “Dot” Winslett packs items into individual bags to hand out to The Helping Center of Marble Falls’ clients, she pauses. “Was I supposed to double-bag these?” she asks fellow volunteer Patsy Gray. Gray, who is working on bagging other items, stops her task and smiles. […]

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Bayside Bazaar in Horseshoe Bay raising money for The Helping Center

Santa’s elves at the Helping Hands Craft Guild are burning the midnight oil preparing holiday gifts and decorations for the Bayside Bazaar on Nov. 9 that is raising money for The Helping Center in Marble Falls. The event is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight in Horseshoe Bay. Guild members Pat Smith […]

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All Burnet County 4-H clubs came together Oct. 12 to assist The Helping Center in Marble Falls with its gardens. The club members, parents, leaders and club managers got their hands dirty pruning, sifting through Alpaca waste to make fertilizer, spreading coffee grounds for the compost piles, trimming bamboo, clipping and more. Helpers included Kayla Ables (back, left) and Sharon Ables; Addyson Randall (middle, left), Kylee Randall and Mimi Moran; and Piper Moss (front, left) and Haylee Randall. Courtesy photo

Helping Center workday grows vegetables, relationships in Marble Falls

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Gardening grows vegetables, but it also offers a place for nurturing relationships — whether family or community. “Sometimes, we have these generation gaps, but gardening has a way of helping close those gaps,” said Pete Smith, a member of the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners. (more…)

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Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association member Beth Mortenson inspects vegetable plants at The Helping Center of Marble Falls’ community garden. The gardeners are hosting a program, ‘Growing a Healthy Harvest — Season to Season,’ on June 22 at the community garden, 1315 Broadway. The program focuses on developing healthy habits through gardening. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Program at The Helping Center garden plants seeds for healthier eating

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — If cost or availability of healthy foods is a barrier to eating better, Highland Lakes Master Gardener Karen Wilkens has an answer. Grow your own. (more…)

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