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City of Celina

Summer Street Repairs The City of Celina announced their ongoing summer effort to repair streets and roads within the city that have been negatively impacted by weather and other determining factors. The following list, provided by the city’s construction engineering team, provides details and maintenance timelines for the streets and neighborhoods that will be impacted as the city works to provide optimal driving surfaces. 1. S. Arizona Drive between W. Elm Street and W. Ash Street - 6/4/2021 to 9/25/2021 2. W. Ash Street between S. Arizona Drive and S. Colorado Drive - 6/18/2021 to 9/25/2021 3. S. Illinois Street between W. Elm Street and W. Ash Street - 7/16/2021 to 8/6/2021 4. Carter Ranch subdivision - 7/9/2021 to 9/10/2021 5. Creeks of Legacy subdivision - 7/9/2021 to 9/10/2021 6. High Point subdivision - 7/9/2021 to 9/10/2021 7. North Preston Lake Estates subdivision - 7/9/2021 to 9/10/2021 8. W. Main Street between S. Kentucky Drive and Dead End - 7/30/2021 to 9/30/2021 Also undergoing maintenance throughout the summer will be several rural roads within the city limits. These include County Roads 52, 83, 86, 90, 101, 127, and 132. Parts of Choate Parkway, Preston Hills Circle, and Glendenning Parkway will also be repaired. A map of these repairs can be viewed at https://bit.ly/3gTTuty. “Maintaining the best streets and roadways is a top priority for the city,” said City Manager Jason Laumer. “Having excellent streets and roads is one of the most important things we can do in Celina to protect the safety of our residents and guests. As the city works on our repairs, we will continue to communicate with Collin County as they provide repair services to county roads outside the city limits.” Residents are encouraged to report other roads and street surfaces within the city limits needing repairs by providing pictures and location descriptions through the Celina LifeConnected App on their smart phones or by calling the city at 972-392-2682. 4 OurCelina.com | July 2021


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July 2021 Vol 4, Issue 7

WHAT'S INSIDE? 4

City of Celina Summer Street Repairs

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Movie Night on the Square

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Celina Business Owner Finalist for National Award

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Celina ISD School Zone

Celina Bobcat Tailgate/Meet the Bobcats

CISD Immunizations 14

Bobcat Cheer Camp Registration Information

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Celina's Royal Family

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Vie Vie Blanchard: THSRA Queen

Published By 4CMEDIAGROUP, LLC Editorial & Design Renee Marler Renee@4cMediaGroup.com Production Jimmy Marler James@4cMediaGroup.com Contributing Writers Renee Marler | Jill Roza

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CONSTRUCTION: Summer Street Repairs

CISD: Annual Bobcat Tailgate and Meet the Bobcats

PEOPLE: The Daly Family proves royalty in latest pageant wins.

ON THE COVER:

Vie Vie Blanchard, 2021 THSRA Queen

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MOVIE NIGHT ON THE SQUARE : JULY 23 Calling all Trolls! Join us in Downtown Celina to watch Trolls: World Tour on Friday, July 23rd, presented by Mario

Sinacola & Sons. Arrive at 7 PM to play

games and sing with Poppy and Branch. DJ Loud & Clear will be playing diverse

melodies from all Troll tribes. There will

also be free bounce houses and crafts. All kids’ activities are free, thanks to Centurion American. Represent your tribe by wearing your Trolls hair or music genre’s costume.

Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs and

blankets to get cozy on The Square!

Movie starts once the sun goes down (around 8:30 PM).

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Presented by The Rock Hill church of Christ 9426 PGA Parkway, Frisco TX

Our speaker: Park Linscomb • author of “Next?” • minister of the Rock Hill church of Christ

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Sun. 9AM, 10AM, 6PM Mon.-Wed. 7PM e know everyone dies, but then what? Our world can offer plenty of

theories and opinions about the afterlife: reincarnation, oblivion, judgment, purgatory, Heaven, Nirvana, Hell, to list only the well known ones. But what’s true and what’s not? Can we afford to be surprised? Do we really want to be surprised, especially when there is reliable information about it? The Bible calls God's promises about the afterlife “hope”, but Christian hope is more than just a happy wish. It is a confident expectation; and it’s basic to Christian motivation, obedience, and perseverance. But the specifics of this hope often get muddled in the midst of a modern jumble of religious ideas. “Next” is a careful study of the wonderful Christian hope found in the Bible. It was written to be read and understood by a wide audience as it deals honestly and kindly with even sensitive subjects.

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Celina Business Owner Named National Entrepreneur Of the Year Finalist Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announced that Stacey Hess, President and CEO of Sign Gypsies, was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Southwest Award finalist. Now in its 35th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors unstoppable business leaders whose ambition, ingenuity and courage in the face of adversity help catapult us from the now to next and beyond. Stacey Hess was selected by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced during a special virtual celebration on August 4, 2021 and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year alumni from around the world. “I am honored to receive this recognition from Ernst & Young. I started Sign Gypsies in 2014 when I saw an opportunity to spread a little joy and bring my community together. I am a creative person and a problem solver,” said Stacey Hess. “In just two short years, Sign Gypsies had grown to more than 70 franchisees. Seven years in, we have over 800 locations internationally and we have a waiting list for more. We are the largest Yard Greeting Franchise in the country with locations in 47 states. I am so proud of what we have built in such a short time. We just opened our 825th location and hold a 92% retention rate.” Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive award programs for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. The nominees are evaluated based on six criteria: entrepreneurial leadership; talent management; degree of difficulty; financial performance; societal impact and building a values-based company; and originality, innovation and future plans. Since its launch, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries around the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards, to be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation's most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2022. Sponsors: Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America. In the Southwest Region, sponsors also include Colliers International, Haynes and Boone LLP, PNC, Donnelley Financial Solutions, RHSB, Smith Frank & Partners and D CEO Magazine. OurCelina.com | July 2021

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Celina Independent School District

SCHOOL ZONE

BOBCAT TAILGATE ME E T T H E B O B CAT S ~ B OB CAT TA I LG ATE 2 0 2 1 WHEN: Saturday, August 7, 2021 WHERE: Bobcat Stadium (Behind Celina High School) TIME: 8:00-11:00am Meet The Bobcats has been a tradition in our community for over thirty years. It started with community members showing up at Bobcat Field on a Saturday morning to watch the first day of hitting drills for the Bobcat Football Team in preparation for their upcoming season. When Coach Elliott took over in 2012, he wanted to increase community involvement and invited support organizations to pump up the excitement. It is a time for our families, students, fans, and community members to get to know our students that are involved in athletics, cheer, drill team, and band. For those die-hard football fans, it also gives a glimpse into what the season may hold for our Bobcats. It is also a time for those new to our community to meet other families and feel the excitement of being a part of Bobcat Nation! We will also be hosting our Bobcat Tailgate party in the concourse area under the Home bleachers. We have invited local businesses, churches, and organizations to share information with new and returning families. If you would like to be a part of the Bobcat Tailgate, you can find the application on our website at www.celinaisd.com or on our social media pages. 12

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CISD IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

School Immunizations Passport Health/Staying Healthy Medical Services will be conducting a vaccination clinic to get your students up to date for the school year. August 6, 2021 – 9:00am-12:00pm Celina ISD Junior High- 710 E Pecan St, Celina

A printed current vaccine record or note from school stating missing vaccines is required. (Electronic proof cannot be accepted. A paper copy must be provided.) Parent or guardian must be present. Only students attending the school district that is hosting the clinic, age 3-18, can be seen. This should not replace any well child checkups at the pediatrician. Older children who resist shots and children with special needs cannot be seen given the nature of this clinic. Please refer to your pediatrician. This clinic is being offered as a community service event and should not replace a visit to your pediatrician. Staff and supplies are limited so the clinic may be discontinued if supplies or time runs out. We cannot guarantee that everyone will be seen.

We accept the following forms of payment: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana & United Health Care PPO plans will be accepted. **WE CANNOT ACCEPT AETNA & BLUE CROSS GOLD, SILVER, OR BRONZE PLANS OR HMO PLANS WITH ANY INSURANCE COMPANY.**

A paper photo copy of insurance card and driver’s license MUST be provided to receive vaccines at no charge. Electronic copies cannot be accepted.

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UNINSURED $10.00 PER VACCINE ($40 maximum per child.)

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Bobcat Cheer Camp Please join us for the annual Bobcat Cheer Camp, which will be held at Celina Junior High starting on August 2, 2021. The camp is for children ages 4 through 6th grade. The times are as follows: August 2 - 9:00-11:30am August 3 - 9:00-11:30am August 4 - 9:00-11:30am (Show-off will start at 11:00) Register or Prepay online or at the door. Click on the link for registration or scan the QR code here! https://forms.gle/SEhyTaKPst6qXNWD7


Celina's Royal Family

Local Celina wife and mother will be representing Celina and the Collin County area in competing for the title of Mrs. Texas on September 18th, 2021 at the Palace Theater in Corsicana, TX. Jennifer Daly, a 10-year Celina resident was chosen to compete for the title of Mrs. Texas from a field of applicants received from throughout the area. Jennifer’s commitment to serving those around her and personal achievements were significant in her being chosen for the title of Mrs. Collin County. “I feel it is my duty to use my time, talent, and resources to help others around me and bring awareness to ways we can make our world better,” says Daly. “And I want my children to follow in my footsteps by giving back and serving others, as well.” Jennifer’s husband, Daniel, a Plano Fire-Rescue Lieutenant, and her children Zoey and Lexi are extremely proud of her. In addition to being a committed wife, mother, and volunteer, Jennifer is also a published author, life coach, actress, and speaker. Jennifer is a proud supporter of our CISD schools and serves as the Teacher Appreciation Chair of the PTA for O’Dell Elementary.

United by Uniqueness: Differences make us stronger, is Jennifer’s pageant platform. She is so passionate about seeing our differences as something that can unite us that she wrote a children’s book about the topic! Zoey the Zebra meets Lexi the Lion is set for an August 4th publication date, which happens to be her oldest daughter’s birthday. Jennifer plans to travel to Texas area schools reading and encouraging children to make friends with kids that look and think differently than themselves. Jennifer will compete in three categories for the Mrs. Texas title: personal interview, swimsuit and evening gown. Contestants for the Mrs. Texas America Pageant must be married and live in the city or county they represent. The winner will receive a prize package worth thousands of dol[1]lars and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. America In November in Las Vegas, NV. The Mrs. America Pageant is the only nationally televised pageant for married women in the country. To join OurCelina in sponsorship of Jennifer or for ticket information please email Jennifer@CheeringOnMoms.com or visit www.CheeringOnMoms.com/MrsCollinCounty. And Jennifer isn't the only royalty in the family. Her daughter, Lexi Daly, recently took home both Texas Top Model and Texas Top Actress awards at the 2021 National American Miss Pageant. Over the weekend of June 18th through 20th, Lexi competed in Houston with girls from all over the state of Texas. “I love making new friends. That is the best part of pageants!” says Lexi as she described the weekend. Lexi Daly is a student at O’Dell Elementary. She is in the Gifted and Talented (GT) program and has previously held the titles of Student of the month (2020), Miss Texas Holiday (2017), and Wee Miss Texas (2018). Daniel and Jennifer Daly, Lexi’s parents, have loved watching her grow life-long skills through pageantry. While in Houston, Lexi had to speak using a microphone on stage by herself providing a 30-second introduction to an audience of almost 500 in attendance. In addition, she was interviewed one on one by seven judges in a timed interview-style format. Lexi also walked the stage in formal wear, escorted by her father. Lexi can be seen on tv these days in nationwide commercials like Six Flags and Christus Health. Her parents believe pageantry has helped Lexi see the importance of being a great community servant and representative. She wants to help other girls know they can do anything with hard work and a great attitude! OurCelina.com | July 2021

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Vie Vie Blanchard, a junior at Celina High School, was named Miss Texas High School Rodeo Association Queen 2021, after competing in a twoday pageant. The categories included horsemanship, speech, modeling, impromptu speaking and personal interview. The pageant concluded in Abilene with a rulebook test during the Texas High School Rodeo Finals on June 6, 2021. Blanchard won the Photogenic, Appearance, Impromptu, Personality, Modeling, Speech and Horsemanship categories, landing her the title. The new Texas High School Rodeo Association Queen faces a full year of travels, interviews, and meetings representing the THSRA not only across Texas but also on the national stage. Blanchard is an exceptional high school student who plans on becoming a trauma surgeon one day. She has been a member of the National High School Rodeo Association since 6th grade and participates in barrel racing and pole bending in her Texas home Region III, located in Graham, Texas. Along with her title, she received a scholarship and a prize package including multiple buckles, a trophy saddle, and many other awards. Blanchard previously held the title of Miss Texas Junior High School Rodeo Princess in 2019. Miss Blanchard said, “I am so honored to be able to serve the Texas High School Rodeo Association as its ambassador, promoting the sport of rodeo and western lifestyle. As a first-generation cowgirl, I can connect with others who want to become a member of the National High School Rodeo Association!” Blanchard will be traveling to Lincoln, Nebraska, to represent Texas in the National High School Rodeo Queen competition from July 16-24.

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