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GRAYSON LAKES 4 TH OF JULY PARADE & FAMILY SPLASH DAY Please join us on Thursday, July 4th at 9:00 AM for the Grayson Lakes Annual 4th of July Parade! All residents are welcome to walk or ride in the parade and are encouraged to decorate and enter their cars, convertibles, trucks, motorcycles, golf carts and even parade floats. Feel free to advertise your local business or organization on your vehicle and to throw out candy or other goodies to spectators. Children are asked to decorate their bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers with red, white and blue patriotic decorations. There will be prizes awarded for the best decorations in the following categories: Bikes/Scooters, Wagons/Strollers and Motorized Vehicles/Floats. If you are walking or riding in the parade, please meet at the Clubhouse by 8:30 AM for line up. The parade route will start and end at the Clubhouse on Broken Branch. From the Clubhouse, we will turn left onto Grayson Lakes Blvd. and continue on past the tennis courts, turning left onto Lake Grayson Dr., left again onto Anchor Lake Ln. and finally left once more back onto Grayson Lakes Blvd., where we will head back to the Clubhouse. This 1.6 mile route has been setup to include a large majority of the neighborhood, so please come out to watch and support your fellow residents, especially the children who have worked so hard decorating their bikes and scooters!

The parade will be immediately followed with a flag raising ceremony brought to you by our local Boy Scouts Troop 230! The ceremony will take place directly in front of the Clubhouse. This year we will also be hosting a Family Splash Day that will take place after the parade and flag raising ceremony. The Splash Day festivities are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Grayson Lakes pool and will include a Slip N’ Slide Inflatable, Sponge Ball Water Play Area, Bubble Fun Area, Watermelon Eating Contest and lots of family fun by the pool! Hotdogs, chips, watermelon and water will be served throughout the day, but please feel free to bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks. No glass please. This year’s Grayson Lakes 4th of July Parade and Family Splash Day is going to be filled with fun for the whole family. Please come out to celebrate our nation’s birthday with your friends and neighbors!

GRAYSON LAKES FLOWERS In May of this year, some residents asked why the yellow pansies were being pulled out while they were still attractive. The short answer is that the summer planting needed to be installed so the new plants would have time to become established before the heat of the summer. Planting too late leads to significant plant loss. Residents are asked to recognize that these decisions are in the hands of professionals and are monitored by the Landscape Committee, which includes a Master Gardener. As a result of this year’s mild spring, the pansies were in unusually good shape when they were removed. Why do we have flowers at all? “Seasonal Color” is a standard amenity for Master Planned communities

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in our area west of Houston. Since maintenance of property values is a primary function of your Homeowner’s Association, it is important that we provide the same quality of life as our nearby “competition.” The Grayson Lakes 2013 budget for Grounds Keeping comes to $375.85 per household. Our latest information from a large neighboring community shows they had a budget for landscaping in 2011 that came to $367.87 per household. We consider this a favorable comparison given the fact that this competitor is much larger, with greater efficiency of scale. However, your Board will continue to work to keep costs as low as possible while maintaining the quality of Grayson Lakes as a very desirable community.

SIGNAGE VOLUNTEER FOUND! Grayson Lakes has found a volunteer willing to change out the signs in our community to notify residents of meetings and special events. A big thank you goes to Patton Mann, student at Seven Lakes High School, for volunteering. Students interested in volunteering for community events should contact Donna Medeirios at dmedeiros@entouch.net.

FIREWORKS IN GRAYSON LAKES Fireworks are strictly prohibited in Grayson Lakes by our Governing Documents.* While your Board doesn’t want to reduce your entertainment on such a wonderful holiday, we politely request that you respect your neighbors and refrain from the use of fireworks within the community. Fireworks are extremely messy and hard to completely clean up, which detracts from the overall appearance of the community for prospective buyers. Additionally, many residents will need to go to work the following day and don’t appreciate the loud noises caused by fireworks so late into the evening.

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* See item (i) in Exhibit “C” attached to the Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for Grayson Lakes.

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Ry Reid, the new manager for Grayson Lakes, is a member of the Community Associations Institute and has directed us to information C.A.I. provides to the public. The following is extracted, without change, from the C.A.I. publication “Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities, Principles for Homeowners and Community Leaders.” This month, the topic is the homeowner’s rights and responsibilities. Next month, the topic will be rights and responsibilities of community leaders. “Perhaps the greatest achievement for any association is creating and sustaining a sense of community among residents and leaders. This goal is best achieved when homeowners, non-owner residents and association leaders recognize and embrace their rights and responsibilities. It was with this goal in mind that C.A.I. developed Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities. These principles can serve as an impor-

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www.metplumbing.com tant guidepost for board and committee members, community managers, homeowners and non-owner residents. HOMEOWNERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO: 1. A responsive and competent community association. 2. Honest, fair and respectful treatment by community leaders and managers. 3. Participate in governing the community association by attending meetings, serving on committees and standing for election. 4. Access appropriate association books and records. 5. Prudent expenditure of fees and other assessments. 6. Live in a community where the property is maintained according to established standards. 7. Fair treatment regarding financial and other association obligations, including the opportunity to discuss payment plans and options with the association before foreclosure is initiated. 8. Receive all documents that address rules and regulations governing the community association-if not prior to purchase and settlement by a real estate agent or attorney, then upon joining the community. 9. Appeal to appropriate community leaders those decisions affecting nonroutine financial responsibilities or property rights. HOMEOWNERS HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO: 1. Read and comply with the governing documents of the community.

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2. Maintain their property according to established standards. 3. Treat association leaders honestly and with respect. 4. Vote in community elections and on other issues. 5. Pay association assessments and charges on time. 6. Contact association leaders or managers, if necessary, to discuss financial obligations and alternative payment arrangements. 7. Request reconsideration of material decisions that personally affect them. 8. Provide current contact information to association leaders or managers to help ensure they receive information from the community. 9. Ensure that those who reside on their property (e.g., tenants, relatives and friends) adhere to all rules and regulations.”

GRAYSON LAKES COMMUNITY POOL The Grayson Lakes Community Pool is open between March 1st and Octost ber 31 to all residents and their guests from the hours of 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday. Note that the pool is now closed on Mondays with the exception of Memorial Day and Labor Day. Effective May 2013, heavy cleaning day was changed from Tuesdays to Mondays in an attempt to improve the cleanliness of the pool

GRAYSON LAKES POOL RULES HIGHLIGHTS: • Residents are allowed 4 guests per household and guests are to be accompanied by a resident 18 or older. • All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older). • No food, drinks or gum are allowed in the pool. • No pets are allowed in the pool area. • Furniture does not belong in the pool and can cause damage to the pool and the furniture itself if misused. • The pool and pool area are cleaned twice a week. Please help maintain the facilities so that it can be enjoyed by all our residents. A pool access card is required to enter the pool. If you do not have a pool access card please contact Ry Reid at ry@ sterlingasi.com or 832-678-4500.

GRAYSON LAKES BOARD MEETINGS OPEN TO ALL

Meetings of the Grayson Lakes Board of Directors are held the second Wednesday of every month except December. The meetings are held in the Recreation Center and start at 6:30 PM. The agenda for the upcoming meeting will be posted on the Recreation Center door no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting. Meeting notices will also be emailed to residents who have provided

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Residents wishing to observe need only show up. Residents wishing to speak are asked to inform the Management Company at ry@sterlingasi.com to be placed on the agenda. Please do this no later than 8 days before the meeting since agendas are prepared a week in advance. If you will indicate the nature of your business beforehand, it will give the Management Company and your Board a chance to prepare for questions that might come up. Please be advised, it is your Board’s practice to limit initial comments from residents to 5 minutes, so plan accordingly.

GRAYSON LAKES BOOK CLUB WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS If you like to read books and want to meet other ladies in our neighborhood, you will enjoy the Grayson Lakes Book Club. Following social time and refreshments, we discuss the novel or nonfiction book selected for the month. Meetings are held in members’ homes at 7 PM the fourth Wednesday of the month (except in November and December). Visit, then just attend a few times and you will be considered part of the group. For more information concerning the books and the locations for upcoming meetings, contact Jean Bays 281-394-2156 or email jandb@entouch.net.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE The Grayson Lakes Community-Wide Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There will not be a central location for the event. Each sale will be conducted on the individual homeowners property. All Participants must register in advance - registration information to follow at a later date. There is a $10 fee to participate. This fee is used to cover advertising and any excess goes to the support of community events.

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Individual garage sales are prohibited in Grayson Lakes, so you won’t want to miss our annual community-wide garage sale day!

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form in the newsletter with your name, age, birthdate (mon. & yr.), phone number, (one only) year you will graduate (or grade presently in) and the name of your subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want on your form. Email to news@krenekprinting.com (preferred) or mail to Krenek Printing, 7102 Glen Chase Ct., Houston, TX 77095. Must have parent(s) permission. CODE KEY: B - BABYSITTING, CPR - CPR CERT., FAC - FIRST AID CERT., RCC - RED CROSS CERT., SS - SAFE SITTER, SL - SWIM LESSONS, PP - PET/PLANT SITTER, P - PET CARE ONLY, H - HOUSE CARE, L - LAWN CARE, C- CAR CARE/DETAILING, T - TUTORING

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GRAYSON LAKES ARCHITECTURAL MODIFICATION REQUEST FORM Owner’s Name __________________________ Phone (H) _______________ (W)_____________________ Address ___________________________________ Lot___________ Block___________ Section_________ Email _________________________________________________________________________ NO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE APPROVED UNLESS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE INCLUDED: Sketches; site plan (survey) showing house, lot lines, dimensions and easements; elevations (including side views) showing dimensions and photos sufficient to describe the project in detail. For any exterior painting requests, a photo of the brick must be included with this application. Should you have any questions, please call Ry Reid at Sterling Association Services Inc.

BRIEFLY DESCRIBE THE ALTERATION OR IMPROVEMENT WHICH YOU PROPOSE:

LOCATION OF IMPROVEMENT:

______ Side of house_______ Front of house________ Back of house_______Roof of house_______ Patio _______ Garage_______ ______ Other (Describe) _____________________________________________________________________ Materials Necessary for Proposed Improvement (check):

Paint color(s) Stain color(s) Lumber type(s) Brick type(s) Screen type(s) Concrete Pipe Electrical Fence type Height Other

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Mail, Fax or Email Completed Form To: Ry Reid, Sterling Association Services, Inc. P.O. Box 38113; Houston, TX 77238 Phone: 832-678-4500, Fax 281-598-4487 Email: ry@sterlingasi.com

Important Note: Submissions must be received 5 days prior to the date of the regularly scheduled meetings to be placed on that months agenda. Submissions that are on the meeting agenda will be reviewed the night of the meeting. All other submissions will be reviewed within 30 days of confirmed receipt. The regularly scheduled ARC meetings are held on the (2nd) Thursday of each month (Except December). If you are requesting to install a pool, dock, or any permanent structure you are required to submit a deposit of $700.00 check or money order made payable to the Grayson Lakes Community Association, which must accompany this application. Prior to approval, the Grayson Lakes Community Association may insist upon a larger deposit at its discretion. The deposit is to cover damage to the common open space, landscape reserves or public right-of-ways maintained by the Grayson Lakes Community Association, and unapproved changes not submitted. The deposit check or money order will be deposited by the Association’s management office. The Association’s management company will return the deposit, less deductions for damages or non compliance within thirty (30) days from the date you notify Sterling ASI the job is complete and schedule an inspection with an Agent for the Association. There will be no interest paid on the money deposited. The $700.00 deposit is absolutely required. Failure to attach the check or money order may result in a denial of the application.

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It is the law in Fort Bend County that all pets must be vaccinated for rabies, registered and restrained. All animals, when outside of an owner’s means of restraint (i.e., in a fenced back yard), must be on a leash. For the safety of all residents, please use all precautions with your pets and keep them on leashes when walking pets in the community EVEN IF YOU FEEL YOUR PET IS HARMLESS. If you see ANY animal roaming freely in the neighborhood, immediately call Animal Control at 281-342-1512. Even if you recognize the animal, be very careful approaching it, as you do not know how it will react; if you can safely retrieve the animal, then call the owner. Otherwise, Animal Control is your best and safest option.

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Please respect other resident’s right to walk the common area ground without fear of attack from an unleashed dog.  Laws are written to ensure that owned animals are confined to their property or kept on a leash to free a community of unrestrained and free-roaming animals. Although most dog bites occur on the property where the dog lives, unrestrained or free-roaming dogs do pose a substantial threat to the public. In addition, unrestrained animals are at increased risk of being bitten by rabies infected wildlife. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in enhancing the animal control program’s efforts to reduce the risk of rabies in our community. LICENSING OF DOGS AND CATS The primary benefit of licensing animals is identification, should that animal become lost. Licensing also: • Ensures that rabies vaccination are current. • Allows for quick identification in case of a bite incident. • Provides revenue to offset the administration costs of the animal control program. VACCINATION Rabies vaccinations are a prerequisite for licensing dogs and cats because they are an important control measure for the public health threat of rabies. In addition to protecting pets, rabies vaccinations provide a barrier between infected wild animals and humans.

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1. Cut a plastic 2-liter bottle in two, halfway between the bottom and the top. 2. Mix 1/4 cup of brown sugar with 1 cup of hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the 2-liter bottle. 3. Add 1 gram of yeast. No need to mix. One packet of Fleischman’s active dry yeast is usually 1/4 ounce or 7 grams, so just a pinch is enough and you’ll have plenty left over from the packet for subsequent refills for your trap (put the leftover yeast packet in a ziplock bag and place in your refrigerator). 4. Place the funnel (top) part of the bottle, upside down, into the bottom half of the bottle, making sure the opening doesn’t extend into the water mixture. Tape the two halves of the bottle together securely with electrical (black) tape so there are no gaps. The black color attracts mosquitoes. 5. Place the trap in an area outside that is away from your normal gathering/activities area. 6. Change the solution every 2 weeks.

FORT BEND MASTER GARDENERS For information on Ft. Bend Master Gardeners or lists of events, visit www.fbmg.com or call the Master’s Gardener’s Hotline at 281-341-7068. Anyone with an interest in gardening is encouraged to attend our events.

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KEEP KIDS CONNECTED ALUMINUM CAN RECYCLING COLLECTION Keep Kids Connected currently has a program called “Cans for a Cure” where aluminum beverage cans are collected and recycled and the proceeds are used to purchase computers and for pediatric cancer research.

SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL FFA SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT The Booster Club for the Seven Lakes High School FFA Chapter is hosting a Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, September 20, 2013, at Westside Sporting Grounds. Check-in starts at 7:30 AM. Shooting starts at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be provided. The entry fee is $125 per person or $625 per five-man team. Registration includes 100 sporting clay targets and ammunition (12 & 20 gauge). There are also opportunities for individuals or companies to sponsor the event. For information, email slhsffaboosterclub@live.com or call 281-395-5718. Information is also available at www.slhsffasportingclays.com. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Remember - Every 2nd Saturday from 9 AM - 12 PM at Tradition Bank 550 Pin Oak, Katy 77494. If possible, please remove the tabs and put them in a separate Ziploc bags, as we donate the tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Houston. Keep Kids Connected is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization through the generous donations of our patrons and sponsors, we are working with hospitals and doctors to provide Netbook computers to children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. For more information, contact Keep Kids Connected at: P.O. Box 1127, Katy, TX 77492 or keepkidsconnected@gmail.com Potential computer recipients can check eligibility requirements and download an application at www.keepkidsconnected.org   

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The Houston Metro Go Texan Committee Katy Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM will host a Casino Night at 7:00 PM, July 27, 2013 at the Mason Creek Community Center. Gaming tables will include blackjack, craps, roulette and Texas Holdem tables. Music will be quietly playing throughout the evening. A

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The University of Texas at Tyler will open the Houston Engineering Center in partnership with Houston Community College. Starting fall 2013, the center will be located at HCC’s Alief Campus, 2811 Hayes Road. UT Tyler will begin offering Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Bachelor Degrees and plans to develop a Civil Engineering program in the future. Visit hccs.edu/engineering or email futureengineers@hccs.edu

The University of Houston System (UHS) and Houston Community College Northwest (HCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand higher education opportunities in the Katy/West Houston area. Through a partnership that includes using existing facilities at UHS at Cinco Ranch and HCC-Katy, the MOU will result in an increase of academic programs offered by UHS and HCC-Northwest in West Houston. Visit northwest.hccs.edu

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FOXFINDER by Dawn King. US Amateur Premier - August 15-31, 2013. Finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn award. William Bloor, a ‘foxfinder,’ arrives at Sam and Judith Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected contamination. He is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man’s civilization and to remain free from its influence himself. As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives - forever. Dawn

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King’s play won the 2011 Papatango New Writing Competition (in partnership with London’s Finborough Theatre). A darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar, from a striking new voice in British theatre.   CARNIVAL ROUND THE CENTRAL FIGURE by Diana Amsterdam. Regional Premier - November 7-23, 2013. A wild ride through theatrical terrain that sears the senses and impacts the audience at a visceral place, which also manages to be hilariously funny and heartbreakingly real in the five core scenes of a young woman’s visit to the death bed of her friend. Her moment of acknowledgment and comfort comes hard in the face of denial, moralizing, insane positive thinking, desperate chit chat and the existential fears we all harbor about the end moments of life - the great mystery.   MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION IV December 6-14, 2013. Short plays from 200 writers who submitted from all over the US and were chosen by a panel. Co-produced by Wordsmyth Theatre.

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The Houston Family Arts Center is in its 8th season, an exciting line-up of plays and musicals all of which reflect the theme of “memories and traditions.” The season includes a timeless American classic, a stunning Tennessee Williams drama, three Tony Award-winning Best Musicals, the “revival” version of a musical with characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz and two hilarious comedies.   Patrons can purchase their tickets online at www.houstonfac. com or call the HFAC box office at 281-685-6374.   Houston Family Arts Center 2012-2013 Main Stage Season Fiddler on the Roof (July 12-28, 2013 at the Berry Center)  

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We have been performing in the Houston area for over 35 years. We prepare two types of shows each year; a Christmas show with old favorites, but always a new fun tune including props, narratives and choreography. Our regular show this year includes songs from the 1920s, as well as a Spiritual Medley that will start your toes tapping. Come visit any Friday. We would love to see you and if you decide to join us, we would be delighted. For more information, please call Pat at 281-497-4904 or visit our website, www.Decibelles.org.

MUSIC SINGING GROUP “ONE-A-CHORD” One A-Chord is an interdenominational men’s and women’s singing group with a music ministry to the elderly in Katy and West Houston. We enjoy entertaining with a combination of music including Sacred (Gospel/Spirituals/Traditional) and Secular - with this year’s Choral medley “Made in the USA” which gives tribute to music that was created, performed, enjoyed and fostered by Americans. It includes Dixieland Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Country Western, Broadway (with our special emphasis on ‘Sound of Music”) and Patriotic music. All proudly “Made in the USA!!” Our group welcomes singers, dancers, instrumentalists and “Ham’s” and creates an hour of musical entertainment for the audience. (We love audience participation!)

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Our normal rehearsal/performing day is Monday morning. We will be starting rehearsals for our new singing season on Monday, August 5th at 9:30 AM at St. Peter’s UMC in Asbury Hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, We will have seven rehearsals before starting our new performing season. For additional information, please contact Gail Shipley (music director) 281-347-0233, Bill Ramp (Scheduling) 281-3472520, Chris Crockett (Administration) 281-788-7702 or Jackie Mills (Chaplain/Historian) 281-347-1568. For our current schedule and repertoire you can check out our website at www.oneachord.org. Asbury Hall, 20775 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, We will have seven rehearsals before starting our new performing season. For additional information, please contact Gail Shipley (music director) 281-347-0233, Bill Ramp (Scheduling) 281-347-2520, Chris Crockett (Administration) 281-788-7702 or Jackie Mills (Chaplain/Historian) 281-3471568. For our current schedule and repertoire you can check out our website at www.oneachord.org.

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HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER ACTORS ACADEMY ANNOUNCES 2013 SUMMER CAMPS

Epiphany of the Lord Church at 1530 Norwalk Drive in Katy is hosting a Job Fair for Professionals on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event is free and there will be 50 companies represented for jobs from Receptionist to Vice President in the areas of finance, healthcare, IT and engineering to name a few.    This event is geared toward degreed, career-minded, professional job candidates. Candidates with no/some college but substantial related work experience would also be well suited for this event. Bring plenty of resumes.

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Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announces their 2013 Summer Performing Arts Camps. This summer, the HFAC’s Actors Academy is offering 25 different 1 and 3-week performing arts camps for grades 1-12. HFAC camps run June 10 through August 24, 2013 and feature acting, singing and dance instruction, as well as performance opportunities in musicals, dramas and comedies - especially designed for kids and teens.   The HFAC Actors Academy 3-week Musical Theatre Performance Camps for grades 1-6 and 4-8 are Honk, Jr, The Hobbit, Pinocchio and Once on this Island, Jr. HFAC is offering eleven 1-week camps for grades 1-6 that include “Clowning Around,” “Acting Up Improv,” “Imagination Theatre,” “Disney Magic,” “Lights of Broadway,” “American Idol Boot Camp,” “Triple Threat,” “Fractured Fairy Tales,” “Dancing through the Decades,” “Melodrama Madness” and “Glee.”  

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HFAC has numerous performance opportunities for teens in grades 7-12. The teen 3-week performance camps are Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and Once on this Island. The 1-week camps for teens are “Stage Combat,” “Acting for Stage and Film,” “Dialects,” “Triple Threat Boot Camp” and “Shakespeare Intensive.” A new addition to the HFAC summer program for teens is the audition show Steel Magnolias. This show rehearses Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning July 16th. Performances for Steel Magnolias will be the last week of Aug.   Dance classes will also be offered this summer. There will be eight ballet 1, ballet 2, pointe, jazz 2 and tap 2 classes taught Tuesday evenings, through Aug 6th. The HFAC Royal Academy of Dance program is offering an Alice in Wonderland Ballet Camp that meets Monday and Wednesday evenings, July 22nd-August 24th.    For more information, please call the HFAC Actors Academy at 281-685-2623.

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KATY YMCA Katy YMCA Summer Program Registration is still in progress. Contact the Y for details at 281-392-5055 or check out our website: ymcahouston.org/katy. SUMMER DAY CAMP: Ages 6-15. No one does camp like the Y! Held at YMCA’s amazing Camp Cinco, behind Creech Elementary, there are still openings for mid-summer sessions. Drop off as early as 7 AM, pick up as late as 6:30 PM. Swimming, field trips, old fashioned camp experience! SWIM LESSONS: The Y has been teaching swim lessons for over 100 years! All ages and ability levels welcome. Morning, evening, group and private sessions available. Summer sessions are filling quickly. SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS FOR YOUTH AND TEENS: Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football, Tennis, Volleyball and Club Volleyball camps are offered for ages 6-14. Offered 9 AM-11 AM various weeks throughout the summer. MELVIN ADAMS BASKETBALL CAMPS: Back by popular demand! Former Harlem Globetrotter Melvin Adams will be at the Katy YMCA teaching his inspirational camp to girls and boys ages 6-14. This camp has been a huge hit with both participants and parents the past 5 years! July 15th-19th. Don’t miss out on this dynamic camp experience! SUMMER SPECIALTY CAMPS: Let your child choose a camp that caters to their specific interest such as cheer, jump rope, Hip Hop/Jazz or Tae Kwon Do! Come have a blast at these 2-hour camps. BEFORE AND/OR AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE 20132014 REGISTRATION: Child Care provided at most Katy ISD elementary schools until 6:30 PM. Some schools offer both before and after school care. Please call for specific school offerings and prices.

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NETBALL CLUBS Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball club. No experience necessary.

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WOMEN’S FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY Southwest Houston’s own brand new women’s flat track roller derby team is now forming. This isn’t the old school roller derby you’ve seen in the past. We train derby athletes to compete according to the rules and guidelines set forth by WFTDA, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. We are actively recruiting skaters, referees and volunteers. Skaters must be female and 18 or older. Referees and volunteers must be 18 or older. Email us at yellowrosederbygirls@yahoo.com for more information. You can also find us at www.yellowrosederbygirls.com and on Facebook. Join up now to become an integral part in founding and building our league.

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WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at Cinco Ranch, 281-395-4653.

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FUNFEST AT THE FELLOWSHIP July 28th - August 1st from 5:30 PM 8:30 PM This evening event will be a “Rockin’ the Boat” on our journey of life. Join us for games, crafts, songs, Bible study and lots of fun! $5 supply fee per child. Register online at our church website: thefellowship.org.

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Singers, instrumentalists and dancers are invited to join the “Grace Notes,” a performing group which shares music with the community in retirement homes, Alzheimer’s and nursing facilities, country clubs and several churches. We sing a combination of Secular, Broadway, Patriotic, Sacred and Gospel Music. We also sing once a month for the congregation of St. Peter’s United Methodist church - during the traditional morning services. We rehearse and perform during the school calendar year on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 AM at St. Peter’s UMC in room E-106. Tuesday morn-

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ings are our “outing” days for performances in the community. Come and join this fun and wonderful music ministry! For more information, please contact Gail Shipley at 281-3470233 or gshipnote@live.com.

SENIOR CHURCH GROUPS TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR ADULT NEWS Trinity Baptist Church Senior Adults get together on Monday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 PM for a time of fellowship, prayer and games... Come join the fun! Trinity Baptist Church is located at 10000 Spring Green Blvd. (corner of Spring Green and Fry). For more information, visit www.trinity-katy.org or call the church office at 281-579-6724.

KINGSLAND BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKLY EVENTS FOR ADULT 55+ Game Day - Meet with us every Wednesday in the Crawford Fellowship Hall from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM as we fellowship around the table playing Chicken Foot, Scrabble, Cards, etc. Senior Aerobics offered at Kingsland Baptist Church Please join our Adult 55+ exercise class at 11:00 - 11:45 AM each Thursday morning in the gym at Kingsland Baptist Church. Peggy Skaggs is our trained and certified instructor and the class is open to all levels. For more information, contact Mike Kelley at 281-492-0785. Kingsland Baptist Church is located at 20555 Kingsland Blvd. We are located across from Taylor High School Tennis Courts. For more information, you can visit us online atwww.kingsland.org or call the church office at 281-492-0785.

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ST. BARTHOLOMEW THE APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH BINGO At St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in downtown Katy, “BINGO” is being played in our Parish Hall every Friday evening except Holidays. Doors open at 7:00 PM, games start at 7:15 PM with four Early Bird games. Regular games start at 7:30 PM. All profits will benefit community outreach and Religious Education programs. The Church is located in downtown Katy at 5356 Eleventh St. You can get to the church if traveling west on Hwy. 90 to Katyland Rd. Turn right at the light, go to the second stop sign (at the stadium) Eleventh St., turn left and the Church Hall will be on your right one block down. For more info., call 281-391-4758.

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CHRIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Get ready to gear up for a fantastic summertime adventure! July 22-26, 2013, Christ Church PCA will hold its annual Vacation Bible School daily from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Upward Bound is an exciting, fun-filled VBS program that will

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Young Adult Reading Club for Teens, thru August 3rd. Exciting free activities - from game days and movie nights to cookie decorating and scrapbooking classes - are being planned, while area teens discover the wonders of the world that can be found between the pages of a book! Library programs and activities began during the week of June 10th and continue through August 3rd. The theme for this year is “Beneath the Surface.” Teens in grades 6 and up are encouraged to read as many books as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total number of hours they spend reading or the number of reading-

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related activities they complete. The reading activities may include watching a movie based on a book, attending a teen library program or making a bookmark or poster based on a book. Listening to audio books and reading magazines and newspapers may also be counted. Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to the FBCL website. When the online registration form has been completed, the teens will then have their own online page on which to record their hours and activities. For the first ten activities completed, each teen will receive a mystery prize. The rewards continue with a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. Reading rewards can be redeemed beginning Monday, June 10th. The last day to pick up awards is August 31st. The names of participants will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card that will be awarded to several lucky readers completing 20 activities or more, in a drawing scheduled in August at each library location. There is no charge to join the Summer Reading Club and it is open to all teens, regardless of the county of residence. All programs are free and open to the public. The Summer Reading Club programs are sponsored by Fort Bend County Libraries, the Friends organizations that support the county library system and the Collaborative Summer Library Program, a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality children’s summer-reading program materials for public libraries.

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Summer Reading Club (SRC) - June 3rd - August 3rd. Children from infancy through elementary school-age are invited to come to the library to read a lot of great books, see some exciting programs and join in some fun activities to kick off a great summer! Library programs and activities begin during the week of June 10th and continue through August 3rd. The theme for this year is “Dig Into Reading.” Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can and they will earn rewards based on the total number they read or have read to them or on the total number of hours they spend reading. Participants may register at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to the FBCL website. After registering, participants will have their own online page onwhich to record their books. Reading rewards can be redeemed beginning Monday, June 10th. For the first five books read, the child will receive a bookmark. The rewards continue with a certificate for 10 books, a pencil for 15 books and a reading trophy for the first 20 books read. For every 20 books read, the participant’s name will also be written on a paper treasure chest to be displayed in that branch library. The last day to pick up rewards is August 31st. Young patrons are also invited to register to win plush bookcharacters that will be given away in weekly drawings. In addition, the names of participants will be entered into a drawing for gift cards from area stores - donated by the library Friends organizations - that will be awarded to several lucky readers of 20 books or more, in a drawing scheduled in August at each library location.

ADULT SUMMER READING CLUB, “SUMMER ESCAPE @ YOUR LIBRARY” Adults of all ages, including young adults in high school, may participate by reading or listening to books. Readers may register at any Fort Bend County library or they may register online by going to the FBCL website. Once the on-

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All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677. LIBRARY CLOSINGS Independence Day - July 4th ON DISPLAY • “INDEPENDENCE DAY: THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE” - The exhibit includes various items pertaining to the signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, including prints of newspaper clippings, pictures of the founding fathers, flags, patriotic banners, books and much more. The exhibit is courtesy of The Star of Destiny Katy chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. EVENTS • Summer Movies @ the Library - Meeting Room. Fridays, 12:30 PM and Mondays, 6:00 PM. • CINCO RANCH NIGHT READERS’ TO DISCUSS ‘MOLOKA’I’ - The Night Readers’ book club will meet on Thursday, July 18th beginning at 7:00 PM, in Conference Room 2. The literary-review club is free and open to the public. • ADULT COMPUTER CLASSES - All computer classes will take place in the Computer Lab. Reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib. tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311 or by visiting the library. MS Excel Survival Basics for Version 2010: Thursday, July 18th, 10:00 AM MS Publisher Survival Basics for Version 2010: Tuesday, July 30th, 10:00 AM • SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST FOR TEENS - thru July 31st. “Our Neighborhood” is the theme for the Teen DigitalPhotography Contest for young adults between the ages of 13 and 18 at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Missouri City Branch Library. Contestants must be residents of Fort Bend County. Entry forms, rules and instructions are available at the library and on the Fort Bend County Libraries website - click on “Branches” on the gray toolbar, then select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library” for the Photo Contest information. Deadline for entries is July 30th. Entries may be handdelivered to the library, emailed to the contest email address (contest@fortbend.lib.tx.us) or mailed to: Cinco Ranch Branch Library, Digital Photo Contest, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy, TX 77494. Up to two original digital photographs may be entered. Photographs should be submitted as .jpg or .gif files to the contest email address, with the subject heading “Digital Photo Contest.” The participant’s name, address, email address, phone number and title of the picture should be included in the email. Winners will be announced on August 3rd and prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries from among contestants at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Missouri City Branch Library.

WEEKLY CHILDREN’S PROGRAM SCHEDULE

*(Hand must be stamped for admission. Free hand-stamps are available 1 hour before show.) • Mother Goose Time: Tuesdays at 10:15 AM, provides caregiver/infant activities and songs especially designed for the youngest book-lovers, from age 1 month to 12 months. • Toddler Time: Wednesdays at 10:15 AM and Thursdays at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM - offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. The library will be closed on July 4th.

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• Story Time: Tuesdays at 2:00 PM and Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. Age 3-6, where they hear stories, watch movies and participate in age-appropriate craft activities. • Pajama Night Story Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM - gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. • School-Age Programs: Wednesdays at 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM - crafts, movies, stories and more for children in first through fifth grades. • Family Story Time: 1st Saturday of the month at 10:15 AM. All ages welcome. • Young Adult Summer Programs: Thursdays at 2:00 PM. Designed for youth in grades 6 and up. The library will be closed on July 4th. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.

MILITARY

• AMERICAN LEGION VETERANS - meets at 7:30 PM, at the Elks Lodge on Katy Fort Bend Rd., on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All past and current members of our armed forces are invited to attend. • FLOYD E. BREEDLOVE POST 9182 OF THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS - meets the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the VFW Hall on George Bush Dr. near Ave. D. All U.S. veterans of foreign combat are welcome to visit or come join with us. For more details phone 281-391VETS(8387) or come see us! • MARINE CORPS LEAGUE: Tijerina Detachment meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Katy Elks Lodge #2628. For additional information, call 281-799-9382 or 936-931-5945. Or visit us online at www.usmcmarine1.org.

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• CIVIL AIR PATROL THUNDERBIRD SQUADRON - Cadet program is open to boys and girls, age 12 and adults. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6:45 PM at 18000 Groeschke Road off Barker Cypress at the West Houston Airport. For further info., email ajmorrow1311@att.net.

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• DELTA GAMMA ALUMNAE GROUP OF KATY/WEST HOUSTON - For more info., contact Terri Barrow at 281492-2847 or tlbarrow402@comcast.net. • KATY COOGS ALUMNI NETWORK - University of Houston Alumni Club that serves U of H alumni in Katy and its surrounding areas. If you are interested in joining this club, please contact: Rom Crespo, romcrespo@sbcglobal.net. • KATY/WEST HOUSTON AGGIE MOM’S CLUB - meet monthly on the first Thursday of each month (except January, July and August) at 7:00 PM, at Living Word Lutheran Church at 3700 South Mason Road, Katy. For more info., visit www.aggiemoms.org or www.katywesthoustonaggiemoms.com. • XI MU ETA - We are Beta Sigma Phi, an international Sorority. Please call Geri Riley at 281-395-6468 or geri.riley@juno. com for more info. regarding our chapter and meeting dates. • LAUREATE THETA PI CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI meets twice a month in member’s homes. For more info., please contact Pinky Stromek at 281-395-6766 or Alice White at 281-599-8347. • BETA SIGMA PHI SORORITY SOUTHWEST HOUSTON COUNCIL - an international women’s friendship network, that also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others. For info., please contact Jill Coble at 281-392-7181, jcoble3930@gmail.com. • THETA PHI KATY - Please contact us: Lorilee Leyendecker, lorilee.dawn@yahoo.com or 281-467-4972 or Gina DiLuzio, z5gdil@sbcglobal.net. • BEAR CREEK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY & LIBRARY INC - meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month (SeptemberMay), from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, at Bear Creek Park Community Center, 3055 Bear Creek Dr. Houston, TX 77084. For more

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Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable and it poses special risks for your dog. Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises and follow our tips to keep your dog cool. Heat Hazards • If your dog is outside on a hot day, make sure he has a shady spot to rest in. Doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat. You may want to fill a child’s wading pool with fresh water for your dog to cool off in. • Never leave your dog in a closed vehicle on a hot day. The temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. • Always provide plenty of cool, fresh water. • Avoid strenuous exercise on extremely hot days. Take walks in the early mornings or evenings, when the sun’s heat is less intense. • Try to avoid prolonged exposure to hot asphalt or sand, which can burn your dog’s paws. • Dogs that are brachycephalic (short-faced), such as Bulldogs, Boxers, Japanese Chins and Pekingese, have an especially hard time in the heat because they do not pant as efficiently as longer-faced dogs. Keep your brachycephalic dog inside with air-conditioning. General Health • Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date, especially since dogs tend to stay outdoors longer and come into contact with other animals more during the summer months. • Keep dogs off of lawns that have been chemically treated or fertilized for 24 hours (or according to package instructions) and away from potentially toxic plants and flowers. • Keep your dog well brushed and clean. • Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, which carry heartworm disease, are more prevalent in warmer months. Ask your veterinarian for an effective preventive to keep these parasites off your dog.

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• If swimming at the ocean, be careful of strong tides. • If you have your own pool, make sure your dog knows where the stairs or ladder are located. Be sure that pool covers are firmly in place; dogs have been known to slip in under openings in the covers and drown. • Never leave your dog unattended in water. Travel • By Air: Many airlines will not ship animals during summer months due to dangers caused by hot weather. Some will only allow dogs to fly in the early morning or in the evening. Check with your airlines for specific rules. If you do ship a dog, put icepacks or an ice blanket in the dog’s crate. (Two-liter soft drink bottles filled with water and frozen work well.) Provide a container of fresh water, as well as a container of frozen water that will thaw over the course of the trip. • By Car: Keep your dog cool in the car by putting icepacks in his crate. Make sure the crate is well ventilated. Put a sunshade on your car windows. Bring along fresh water, a bowl and a tarp or tent so you can set up a shady spot when you stop. Keep a spray bottle filled with water to spritz on your dog to cool him down. • By RV: A dog’s safety should not depend on the air conditioning and generator systems in an RV or motor home. These devices can malfunction, with tragic results. If you leave your dog in an RV with the generator running, check it often or have a neighbor monitor it. Some manufacturers have devices that will notify you if the generator should

malfunction. Never leave an RV or motor home completely shut up, even if the generator and AC are running. Crack a window or door or run the exhaust fan. Never, ever leave a dog unattended in a vehicle in the summer months. Heatstroke and death can occur within minutes in warm temperatures. Heatstroke Heatstroke can be the serious and often fatal result of a dog’s prolonged exposure to excessive heat. Below are the signs of heatstroke and the actions you should take if your dog is overcome. Early Stages: Heavy panting; rapid breathing; excessive drooling; bright red gums and tongue; or standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to maintain balance. Advanced Stages: White or blue gums; lethargy, unwillingness to move; uncontrollable urination or defecation; labored, noisy breathing; and shock. If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you should immediately try to cool the dog down by: Apply rubbing alcohol to the dog’s paw pads; apply ice packs to the groin area; hose down with water; allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water; offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes; and check your dog’s temperature regularly during this process. Once the dog’s temperature has stabilized at between 100 to 102 degrees, you can stop the cool-down process. If you cannot get the dog cooled down and you begin to see signs of advanced heatstroke, take the dog to the veterinarian immediately. www.akc.org

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2013 District Champions Golf Team from Seven Lakes High School. L - R: Coach Darrell Scurlock, Ashni Dhruva, Ashley Hummel, Brooke Garrison, Susan Hagger, Megan Reyes and Coach Shawn Ewing.

HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT GOLF TOURNAMENT Seven Lakes High School Junior, Susan Hagger, shot 151 to win the 2013 District Golf Championship. Susan led the Lady Spartans to take the 19-5A District Title at the two-day tournament held at the River Ridge Golf Course in Sealy, TX by shooting 78-73. The team held off Cinco Ranch by 3 strokes.  Seven Lakes shot a team score of 642 followed by Cinco Ranch HS with 645 and then Taylor HS in third place shooting 693. There were 8 teams and 5 medalists for a total of 45 golfers representing the various District High Schools competing in the tournament.

KATY ISD ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2013 TOP TEN More than 3,500 seniors walked across the stage at the Leonard E. Merrell Center during the 2013 graduation ceremonies. Katy ISD congratulates all graduates and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors! The district is proud to announce this year’s Top Ten students from each of its six comprehensive high schools. Congratulations to: CINCO RANCH HIGH SCHOOL: Valedictorian - Tiffaney Tran Salutatorian - Fariha Rashid No. 3 - Celine Cho Lee No. 4 - Bohao Cheng No. 5 - Jia Ying Chuong No. 6 - Trevor David Nichols No. 7 - Katherine M. Yu No. 8 - Patrick William Edelman No. 9 - Gloria Nisha Fernandes No. 10 (tie) - David Jay Bjerkaas No. 10 (tie) - Daniel S. Williams

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SEVEN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL: Valedictorian - Judy Hui-Ning Yang Sautatorian - Alex Corbin No. 3 - Ho Eun Chae No. 4 - Larry Xizkang Ding No. 5 - Jabez Christian Gondokusumo No. 6 - Tejaswi Beerati No. 7 - Pearl Xin No. 8 - Lisa Yun Liu No. 9 - Carol Huang No. 10 - Shirley Hui Xu

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