Glass Recreation Center offers new family friendly club to East Texas

Penny Hunter, TEEA Club Coordinator is completing a decorative frame for the “Country Store” TEEA fundraiser on Nov. 20.

Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St., in Tyler, is partnering with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to bring a new family-friendly club to the Tyler area. According to club coordinators Ann Santana and Penny Hunter, the Texas Extension Education Association is a club that will promote strong family values through educational programs, leadership development and community service.

"We both have been trying to start a new club here at the Glass Recreation Center for people that work a lot and don't have an opportunity to be a part of the community outside of our job," said Ann Santana, club coordinator, and Glass Recreation Center Supervisor. "We're just trying to make a difference in the community."

The Texas Extension Education Association, or TEEA, will meet at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Glass Recreation Center. The first TEEA meeting will be Nov. 10 and is open to the public.

"We will be electing officers, and we are forming the club and just wanting to see how many people we can get interested in the first meeting," Penny Hunter, Chairwoman for the Smith County Extension Association, said. "The club is open to all-aged men and women and children."

According to Mrs. Hunter, the TEEA club will be holding several fundraisers in the next few weeks. The club will be hosting a "country store" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 at The Hub, 304 E. Ferguson St. in Tyler. All proceeds raised at the store will benefit the TEEA club.

"We want to bring more harmony to the family unit - everyone working together and unified. Instead of being on social media, they will be communicating with one another," Ms. Santana said. "We will be working on projects and doing activities that we are getting away from with the younger generation."

For more information on the club, contact Patrice Dunnigan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 903-590-2980.

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