Liberty, TX – The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty has announced a holiday food drive to benefit Meals on Wheels of South Liberty County starting Nov. 28 ahead of the Center’s Holiday Celebration in December.
Donations of non-perishable food are being accepted at the Sam Houston Center, located at 650 FM 1011 in Liberty from Nov. 28 through Dec. 16. While visiting the Center to see its Southeast Texas history museum, research family history in the genealogy collections, explore the archives and view books in its Texana collection, be sure to bring your non-expired food items for this drive.
Donations will be used to create the meals and emergency kits distributed by the Meals on Wheels local office, part of the national nonprofit that delivers to home-bound people in South Liberty County who cannot adequately prepare their own meals because of illness, physical disability or age.
Southeast Texans are invited to mark their calendars for the Sam Houston Center’s Holiday Celebration, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16. The Center will remain open after its normal operating hours for a very special, festive evening event from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on both days. All are invited for free holiday activities for all ages, including sweet treats and hot cocoa, caroling, glittering decorations and multiple opportunities to take your own holiday photographs at the Jean and Price Daniel Home on the Center’s campus, modeled on the Governor’s Mansion in Austin—including photos with Santa! Food donations for the food drive will be accepted during both evenings.
The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center is a component of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and serves as the official regional historical resource depository for the 10 Southeast Texas counties of Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto and Tyler. The Center's primary mission is to collect, preserve and provide access to historically significant state and local government records and publications of the designated region and secondarily to serve as a library of Texana and genealogical resources. Learn more at www.tsl.texas.gov/shc.
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission provides Texans access to the information needed to be informed, productive citizens by preserving the archival record of Texas; enhancing the service capacity of public, academic and school libraries; assisting public agencies in the maintenance of their records; and meeting the reading needs of Texans with disabilities. For more information, visit www.tsl.texas.gov.