Opening of Pebbles with Ripples Community Service Center
ORANGE GROVE – The grand opening of the Pebble with Ripples – Margaret Gorbet Sandell Community Service Center in Orange Grove was held on Friday, March 18 with a full house.
The turnout was more than expected by Denyce Dunn Gorbet, Chairman of the Board of Pebble with Ripples.
The community center, located at 300 North Leona, was built thanks to a generous donor and community members. The facility is a 60×60 building with a total area of 3,600 square feet.
The establishment has a large meeting room, a conference room, toilets, an office, a storage room and a kitchen. There is a covered terrace and parking for 50 vehicles.
Pebble with Ripples is a non-profit organization that will serve the Jim Wells County community, especially veterans, seniors, and youth. It is a Christian organization whose objective is to serve God by considering that to do this (one) must be good stewards of God’s time, talent and treasure.
“Today is the day for new beginnings,” said Larry Barcroft before saying a prayer. “You wonder if something expected can happen in a small community like Orange Grove, but this facility, I think, is exceptional. What will make this community center exceptional is how we use it – take caring for each other, entering into lives, to laugh with those in a moment of joy, to heal in a moment of sadness and to cry with those who suffer.”
Pebble with Ripples seeks to empower veterans, seniors and youth, said Pete Crisp, vice president of Pebble with Ripples.
Board members made donations to Boy Scout Troop #32, Orange Grove FCCLA, Orange Grove Volunteer Fire Department, and Justin Rokohl with Darkhouse Archery.
The community center will be open Monday through Friday and Community Action of South Texas Corporation will serve seniors.
Members of the Pebble with Ripples Board of Directors are Denyce Dunn Gorbet, President, Pete H. Crisp, Vice President, Carrie Bowden, Secretary, Shawn Balboa, Treasurer, and members Cody Rusk, Davey Migura, and Justin Rokohl.
Continued:Senior center comes to Orange Grove thanks to generous donor, community members