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CyFair Women’s Club continues mission during pandemic

They’re building a small army of service-oriented volunteers with talent and time to make their community better. Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cy-Fair Women’s Club continues to extend their sphere of influence and work ethic to provide assistance for those who need it most in the community.

They can be found behind the concession counters at the Berry Center or distributing food for people in need. They attend monthly meetings to plan their service projects and then act on those plans brightening the lives of hundreds of their fellow citizens. While money is offered to students for scholarships — some $61,000 during 2020 — and aids other charitable organizations in the community, it’s their leadership that most rely on in the community.

One board member put it succinctly.


“While we are primarily a women’s group, we certainly don’t discriminate! We are always looking for civic-minded, service-oriented

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The 1860s-Era Wide Awakes Are Back With Bold New Capes and a Mission to Make “Joy An Act of Resistance”

In 1860, two diametrically opposed foes ran against each other for President of the United States. The candidates were Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, and John C Breckinridge, a Southern Democrat. The election took place during a time when the country was deeply divided over slavery, territorial borders, and workers rights. After Lincoln was elected, the Civil War began.

Fast-forward to 2020, and we’re on the precipice of another contentious, terrifying election with two deeply divided sides of the country—one that puts God and country first and the other that puts human liberties and social justice first. But aside from drawing parallels between the perils of a discombobulated democracy then and now, there are also similarities between the two eras when it comes to advocacy and activism. 

Tomorrow, an 1860s-era youth organization called the Wide Awakes will make a timely return. The Wide Awakes were, back in that day, a diverse

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