Lions and Taffy and Fresh Produce -- OH MY!
The Oak Cliff Lions Club and Cliff Temple Baptist Church is working together to bring fresh produce and locally-made crafts and products to the neighborhood. Profits from the booth rental space go to support local non-profits such as The Well Community, which helps people with mental illness, and national and international charities, many of which support the visually impaired.
The new Oak Cliff Farmer’s Market kicked off in February and will continue on the first Saturday of each month. More vendors and customers attended the 2nd Market on March 5, 2015. Over a dozen vendors had a great response to the market in February that they were sold out of product by 10 a.m. Those vendors came back with additional product this past weekend to delighted customers.
The Cliff Temple Baptist Church parking lot is divided up into booth space which can be rented for $45 for the four hour market. Market hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon.
Local farmers with produce, bake goods, spices, meats, coffee beans, crafts, etc. are encouraged to contact John McCall at email@example.com or (214) 676-7999.
The Oak Cliff Lions meet every Wednesday at noon for a luncheon and speaker at Weiss Auditorium at the Methodist Medical Complex on Colorado Boulevard.
To attend a lunch meeting contact Sara Kitto: firstname.lastname@example.org
or President Carol Donovan: email@example.com
Upcoming Events include:
Wednesday, 12:00 noon
Date: March 9, 2016
Speakers: Dr. Joe May - Chancellor of Dallas County Community College District
Selected as the seventh chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Dr. Joe May assumed his duties at DCCCD in late February 2014. Throughout his career, May has expanded opportunities for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree by starting at a community college. At the same time, he brings a strong commitment to improve the Dallas economy by helping to grow middle-class jobs. He is known both nationally and internationally as a result of his relentless advocacy for the role of community colleges in solving today’s most challenging social issues.
As the first member of his family to attend college, the chancellor realized the profound impact that higher education had not only on his life but also on society in general. This background inspired May to help start and then to become the founding president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), a national consortium of community colleges that is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to pursue the “American dream.”
As a community leader and educator, he strongly believes in achieving academic excellence and has worked closely with public school districts, sponsored charter schools, career academies and early college programs.