Winter Texan Times

5 WINTER TEXAN TIMES JANUARY 25, 2023 400 E. Minnesota Rd. • Pharr, TX 78577 • (956) 787-7378 FB: Children’s Haven International: Official Facebook Page “PROVIDING LOVING CHRISTIAN CARE TO NEEDY CHILDREN SINCE 1973” • Volunteer opportunities on both sides of the border: construction, clerical, woodworking, sewing, baking, cleaning, sales, etc. • Donations of material items: to be used for our children, sold in the thrift store to create added revenue or to be shared with sister organizations in the Rio Grande Valley and in the “Colonias” - the poorest communities on both sides of the border. • Participation in Fundraising Events – visit our website or Facebook page for scheduled activities • Invitations to speak at park meetings, church services & civic clubs • CHI provides home and refuge to 90+ Mexican children from broken, abusive or impoverished families. Currently, our children range in ages from 1 year old to college age. “Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.” (Mt. 18:5) Children’s Haven International Share Your Love & Become Part Of Our Family As A “Child Sponsor” Become a “Child Sponsor” for as little as $25 a month. Contact our office for more details. BECOME A SPONSOR Visit & Tour Our Beautiful 14-Acre Facility Tours can be arranged upon request with pick-up at a set location of your choice (for groups) or at our office (for individuals). EVERYONE WELCOME Colegio Refugio International Sharing The Love of Christ with an additional 100 Pre-K - 6th grade students from surrounding neighborhoods. PROVIDING EDUCATION For 5 decades, Children’s Haven International has run one of Reynosa, Mexico’s oldest, largest and most reputable Children’s Home around. Friends from across the border have always played a key role in the Home’s development and continued support through: 6TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HAVEN BENEFIT CONCERT February 3rd • 2:00 - 4:00 pm Rio Grande Bible Ministries Friesen Building 4300 S. US Hwy 281 • Edinburg, TX 78539 Dale & Gayle Ambassadors of Grace *Love Offering will be collected during the concert. 100% Of Proceeds Go To Children’s Haven* FREE CONCERT FREE CONCERT C.H.I. Charity Thrift Shop Located In Main Building Hours: Tues. – Fri. 9am to 5pm Saturday 10am to 3pm •New Items Daily •Great Bargains •Low Prices Clothing, Toys, Household Items, Electronics, Furniture, Craft Supplies & More... All Proceeds Benefit Children’s Haven DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED! (tax deductible) 50th ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER February 25th • 5-8pm 5-6pm: Dinner & Silent Auction, Raffles, Bake Sale. Meal will be catered by: Q’in It Up - Chicken Salad or Brisket Sandwich with all the fixins, drink & dessert $10pp -- by Feb. 23 $12pp -- at the door Tickets available at CHI Office. (Limited To First 200 people) 6-8pm: Program & Live Auction p 0 e r . y g y y s y e r d role in the critically acclaimed stage play The Jackie Wilson Story, which enjoyed a three-year run of sold-out shows. Chester continues to tell Jackie Wilson’s story today in his own stage show. Joined by a jaw-dropping rhythm section, Chester performs a high- caliber tribute to Jackie Wilson and the artists he influenced. This energetic show will have you dancing and singing to recognizable hits all night long! The Harlingen Concert Association has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the community since the 1930s. This all-volunteer, nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Harlingen area through live performances. Thanks to loyal season ticketholders and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family-friendly prices. Paying tribute to several long-time music legends who died in 2022, Blasing called Loretta Lynn, “A feisty singer” who sang songs like “You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man.” Lynn’s heart-felt, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” touched people’s hearts everywhere. Another music icon who died in 2022 was Olivia Newton John, who sang, “Let Me Be There.” Blasing paid tribute to male singers like Mickey Gilley, who sang many popular country songs such as “That’s All that Matters to Me.” Blasing clowned around on an imaginary piano as she mimicked Jerry Lee Lewis’s antics while Blasing started the second half with Broadway hit show themes such as the 1927 classic, “Ol’ Man River,” from Showboat. She also sang the themes from “Pretty Girl” and “Jersey Boys,” singing “Great Balls of Fire!” She added a humorous skit on “Seven Spanish Angels” sung by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles. She had her hair in pig tails and had a bread clip on her nose to imitate Willie Nelson’s sound. She then switched to sunglasses and swayed at a pretend piano while doing Ray Charles’ voice. Other singers included in the show were Patty Loveless, Celine Dion, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and Credence Clearwater Revival. With 10 decades of music to choose from and all genres except rap, there is something for everyone at Blasing’s concerts. In addition to her park See LESLIE pg. 26