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Hampton Inn & Suites Waco South Business After Hours | 2501 Marketplace Drive | 5:00–7:00 p.m.


Luncheon: Build the Know, Like & Trust Factor Holiday Inn Express 5701 Legend Lake Parkway in Waco | 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


Signature Workshop Luncheon: What Does Wellness Mean to You? by Brian Townley 9001 Bosque Blvd. in Woodway 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Tickets: $20/members & $30/visitors


Alinea Real Estate Ribbon Cutting & Open House | 416 Sapphire Blvd. in Hewitt | 5:00 p.m.


National United Business After Hours Location TBD | 5:00– 7:00 p.m.


The Icon at Hewitt Ribbon Cutting 201 Ritchie Rd. in Hewitt | 11:15 a.m.


Rapoport Academy North Elementary Campus STEAM Lab Ribbon Cutting 2200 MacArthur Drive | 1:30 p.m.


Placements Unlimited 25th Anniversary Business After Hours 932 N. Valley Mills Dr. in Waco | 5:00–7:00 p.m.


Hewitt Earth Day Warren Park in Hewitt | 10:00 a.m.–Noon


Breakfast Workshop Leadership Series by Dr. Michael Godfrey | Carter Bloodcare 206 Archway Drive in Woodway | 8:00–9:00 a.m. Free for GHC Members; $12 for visitors


Pura Vida Paddle Ribbon Cutting 100 N. I-35 in Waco | 5:00 p.m.


Coffee with the President | Home2 Suites by Hilton Waco | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | Free & open to new members

12 3rd Annual Nacho Daddy Car Show & Concert Warren Park | 5:30– 9:00 p.m.



Luncheon: Dealing with Difficult People Hewitt City Hall, 200 Patriot Court 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.


SpringHill Suites Business After Hours 200 Colonnade Parkway in Waco | 5:00–7:00 p.m.


Breakfast Workshop Leadership Series by Dr. Michael Godfrey | Carter Bloodcare 206 Archway Drive in Woodway | 8:00–9:00 a.m. Free for GHC Members; $12 for visitors


Lead Explosion Networking Event with Women of Waco | The Barn | 5:00–7:30 p.m.


Hewitt Public Library’s Hero Day honoring First Responders | Hewitt Park 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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©2018 Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce • Mention of commercial products, processes, or services in the Hewitt Express cannot be construed as an endorsement by the Greater Hewitt Chamber of Commerce • Design Kim Giles, • Cover photo Aaron Jetelina, WTXmedia

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ewitt will celebrate Earth Day on April 22. In honor of the occasion, here’s tips for eco-friendly living (that will save you $$ in the process)!

Switch to Bar Soap Many have switched to liquid soap and body wash, believing that bars of soap allow germs to spread easier, but studies show that’s just not the case. By switching to bar soap, you’ll cut down on the packaging sent to landfills, you’ll use less water (bars create less suds than liquids) and best of all, you’ll save money! AOL Finance found that the cost per wash using a bar of soap is $0.012 per wash versus $0.17 per wash using body wash. Ditch Bottled Water You have probably heard that we drink a staggering amount of bottled water (50 billion bottles in America each year!), but you may not know

that it takes triple the water that’s in the bottle to manufacture it. By purchasing a water filter pitcher (you can purchase a Brita for $20) and a reusable bottle (Nalgene bottles are around $10 each), you will get good, clean water that tastes great and you’ll be getting it for much less than it costs to buy the same amount in bottled water.   Cut Down Shower Time The average shower lasts eight minutes, which equals about 18 gallons of water. According to the EPA, “If each person reduced his or her shower time by one minute, we could save a combined 165 billion gallons each year.” Try shortening your shower time by setting a timer on your smart phone before you step in. Cook Meals at Home By planning out your menu before heading to the grocery store, you’ll cut down on throwing away unused food. You can also choose a day to cook Continued on page 5...


ACCEPTABLE ITEMS (empty and rinsed):

Plastics (#1, #2, #4) • Paper • Flattened cardboard • Newspaper • Catalogs Magazines • Phone books • Water bottles Milk jugs (clean/rinsed) • Aluminum cans

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Glass • Tin/Metal cans • Appliances Wood • Styrofoam • Batteries • Rubber balls Chemicals • Bubble wrap • Garden hoses Plastic grocery bags • Tires • Coat hangers Food waste/Wrappers • Yard waste • Paint Waxed cartons • Oil • Syringes • Razorblades Food-soiled paper products • Pizza boxes Kitchen waste • Household trash IF ITEMS ARE BAGGED, THEY MUST BE IN A CLEAR TRANSPARENT BAG. IF ITEMS ARE IN A BLACK TRASH BAG, THEY WILL BE DISCARDED AS TRASH.

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HEWITT GOES GREEN, continued from page 4 your meals for the week, which helps you avoid going through a drive-through on nights when you may get home a bit later. Less trips for take-out means less containers sent to landfills (and more money in your pocket).

UPCOMING HEWITT EVENTS Hewitt’s Earth Day event on April 22 will focus on green

Visit Your Local Library Most of us are guilty of buying books to read and letting them sit on the shelf. Instead of spending that money (and taking up shelf space), why not make a trip to your local library? Many have programs that allow them to borrow books from other libraries if they don’t have a specific title available. Hewitt Public Library has a wide selection, and you don’t have to be a resident to be a member. Call (254) 666-2442 for more information.

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Upcycle From furniture to home décor, Waco has a variety of great antique and vintage shops with unique restored pieces looking for a good home. Spend an afternoon shopping the stores along LaSalle Avenue or take a trip to Laverty’s on 18th Street. If you have a home project you’re working on, also stop by Habitat for Humanity’s “ReStore” on Franklin. ReStore has everything from tile to doors to cabinets. Like their Facebook page for updates and deals!

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Helpful recycling tips from the City of Hewitt are listed below, but for more tips on green living that will save you money, visit Happy Earth Day!

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tion, water conservation and beautification. Additionally, families can enjoy live music from various Midway High ship giveaway, face painting, green-inspired activities and a farmer’s market. Join us at Warren Park for a FREE Earth eco-friendly community and neighborhood camaraderie to preserve the beauty of Hewitt.


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“Our society isn’t benefiting from processed food. We want to help people eat as close to the source as possible...” —RHIANNA MILLER

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As word spread of Mill-King’s quality, the ucked away in green pastures just miles Millers built relationships with everyone from west of Waco sits Mill-King Market Lick Honest Ice Creams (an Austin-based ice and Creamery, one of Waco’s best-kept cream company committed to pure ingredients) secrets. But the secret is getting out, and for to Austin-area coffee shops and chefs, to the good reason. A third-generation farm, MillWhole Foods grocery store chain, to Waco’s King’s mission of providing natural foods Common Grounds and Heritage Creamery. close to the source is one that resonates as “Being in the Austin food scene, if you’re people are becoming more educated on the doing something good, there are so many significant impact food has on our health. people willing to vouch for you and share Advice on healthy eating is everywhere, your name with others,” said Rhianna. so much so that it can be overwhelming. But Fast forward six years from 2012, and the stepping inside a local farm market with the Miller family is still providing high-quality cows that produced the milk just yards away, milk across Central Texas. This year, their clean eating becomes immediately clear and local onsite market has expanded to provide simple. a variety of products in addition to their “Our philosophy is all about eating local,” milk and cheese, including fresh, frozen and said Rhianna Miller (the farm was started by canned produce—such as blackberries from husband Craig’s grandfather in 1941). “Our a farm in Lorena—to sausage and bacon from society isn’t benefiting from processed food. TruPork (a Valley Mills farm), to yogurt, ice We want to help people eat as close to the cream, kimchi, elderberry syrup, ground beef, source as possible, support local farmers and steaks, salsa, home-cleaning products and so artisans and get away from chemicals in our much more. Their store is located across the daily lives, both in food and in personal care road from the dairy at 4483 Orion Road. Visit products.” or call (254) 340-0003. Mill-King’s evolution from a larger commercial farm in the ‘60s to the mission“People were trying low-temperature pasteurization focused family operto help deal with everything from autism to ADHD, ation it is today was autoimmune diseases and digestive issues...” a personal one as Rhianna had—like As for future plans? Mill-King wants many— a milk allergy. to continue giving people access to clean “We met a lot of families who had milk products, focus on efficiency to keep pricing sensitivity, so they would get a cow and drink down, and provide quality customer service raw milk with no problems,” said Rhianna. with a committed office staff comprised of the “We learned about the benefits of raw milk Miller family. and cheese, then we started producing and “Craig’s dad has only ever done dairy, selling it in December 2010.” his mom is the hardest-working person you’ll Producing those items was time- and ever meet and she can fix anything, and cost-intensive, but participating in an Austin Craig is the point guy that makes everything farmers’ market enabled the Miller family to happen,” said Rhianna. “We all have our own see if there was a demand. They quickly different strengths, and we believe so strongly discovered that the demand far exceeded in our mission here. We can’t imagine doing their expectations. anything else.” “Chefs were very receptive. People were trying low-temperature pasteurization to help About the cover: One of “the girls” at Mill-King deal with everything from autism to ADHD, Market & Creamery, located just outside Waco between autoimmune diseases and digestive issues, Crawford and McGregor. For more information about and with great results,” said Rhianna. their dairy and new onsite market, visit

Visit these local sites for farm-to-table options, clean eating and/or healthy groceries. Alpha Omega Grill & Bakery (254) 732-7506 Cafe Homestead (254) 754-9604 Drug Emporium 5900 Bosque Blvd. (254) 772-7250 Fuel UP (254) 723-2768 Happy Harvest To Go (254) 339-1617 H-E-B • Shop the Meal Simple options for chef-inspired, prepared meals ready in minutes. Lula Jane’s (254) 366-0862 Mill-King Market & Creamery (254) 340-0003 Milo All Day (254) 447-2198 Oh My Juice! (254) 732-0516 Waco Downtown Farmers Market WacoDowntown

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Say Yes to saying “No” LAURA BEATY


study last year found that more Americans are suffering from stress and anxiety now than ever before, and a quick glance at our calendars might explain why. Deadlines, projects and social commitments pile up fast, and from all directions. But a little two-letter word can give you time back to focus on what really matters to you while protecting you from getting burned out and resentful. Keep reading for seven simple ways to say no. ONE Think extremes: “Heck, yes!” or “Heck, no!” You should be so excited and thrilled that everything in you says a resounding “Yes!” If you can’t give a strong yes, then you probably need to say no. TWO Don’t elaborate. Let your “No” be your no. Don’t feel the need to offer an excuse. A simple, “Thank you for thinking of me, but I’m afraid I can’t” is polite, honest and sufficient. THREE Don’t waver. Some people aren’t used to hearing no, but their persistence doesn’t earn them a yes from you. Stay strong, smile and say no as many times as you need to. FOUR Know the stakes. There is a cost to saying yes when you want to say no in that you often end up sacrificing spending time, money and/or energy on the things that mean the most to you. Recognizing what is truly at stake can make it easier to say no. FIVE Meet them halfway. For some situations, negotiating may be appropriate. Maybe you can’t take on the project by yourself, but can make it work if the deadline is extended or if you can split the project with two peers (or both!).

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SIX Asking for help at work.

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If you already have too much on your plate and you’re handed another assignment, no may not always be an option, but don’t be afraid to ask for help reprioritizing. “This project sounds important, but if I take this on, I won’t be able to get the report finished by Tuesday’s meeting. What is the top priority?”

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SEVEN Let them know they’re heard. A little empathy can go a long way in politely declining an invitation. “I know that isn’t the answer you wanted, but I don’t want to commit knowing that I don’t have the time right now to give it my best effort.” 12 | Hewitt Chamber Express Spring 2018

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Student of the Year Cailyn Coats • Woodway Elementary

A fourth-grader at Woodway Elementary, Cailyn has won awards for the HOT Rodeo Spelling Bee, as well as UIL awards for ready writing and music memory. Cailyn enjoys the Seventh and James Baptist Church Music Camp, playing softball and volleyball, arts, crafts, reading, playing with friends and helping teachers after school. Proud parents are Nicole and Brian Coats.

Kaitlin Granger • Spring Valley Elementary

Kaitlin has a black belt in karate, received a perfect score in UIL music memory and consistently makes the A/B Honor Roll, in addition to receiving an exemplary score on the 3rd grade Math and Reading STAAR Test. Daughter of Amy and Preston Granger, Kaitlin enjoy dancing, cooking unique and creative dishes and spending time with her family. Kaitlin is very social, and enjoys planning parties for her teenage years and choreographing new dance routines.

Yalini Ravikumar• Castleman Creek Elementary

Yalini has won numerous awards for everything from perfect scores on STAAR to recognition for kindness, reading, writing, spelling, art and math. In her free time, Yalini enjoys learning new skills, building structures, arts, crafts, listening to music, reading and spending time with friends and family. Proud parents are Kavitha Saminathan and Murugaeson Ravikumar.

Vihaan Sibal • South Bosque Elementary

At the age of 9, Vihaan Sibal is already breaking records and making headlines by becoming the youngest winner of the Central Texas Spelling Bee. Son of Shruti and Aman Sibal, Vihaan also won the 2017 Heart of Texas Math Bee and read one million words in 2nd grade. Vihaan enjoys playing tennis and soccer, swimming, playing piano and spending time playing outside with friends.

Layla Garcia • Hewitt Elementary

Layla’s heart for service is well-known as the winner of the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award for 2016-2017 and a member of the campus Kindness and Compassion Club. Daughter of Nancy and Larry Garcia, Layla is a Brownie in Girl Scouts, dances with Joy’s School of Dance and plays softball with Midway Little League. Outside of school, she raises money for the Alzheimer’s Association with her best friend by selling lemonade and flowers. Layla enjoys spending time with friends and family, swimming, watching TV, and experimenting in the kitchen. 16 | Hewitt Chamber Express Spring 2018

Kaila Ignacio • Speegleville Elementary

A fourth-grader at Speegleville, Kaila is a multi-year competitor and winner in UIL contests and has won the Speegleville Principal Award, Citizenship Award, Panther Pride Award and Coach for the Day on campus. She enjoys singing in chorus, playing softball and basketball, swimming, dancing, baking, travleing and creative arts in her studio by experimenting with multi-colored/textured “slime” and creating homemade toys. She also loves caring for her dogs, Tommy and Trojan, and her California rabbit named Charlotte Rose. Proud parents are Jenny and Ramil Ignacio.

Tyson del Bosque • River Valley Intermediate

“Tyson is Hunger Free MISD at River Valley. Around twenty kiddos get bags every weekend, and Tyson prepares those bags for every student every Friday. Conscientious, a hard worker, a great kid with a great smile.” —SARAH HOLLAND, PRINCIPAL

Hannah McCarver • Woodgate Intermediate

Daughter of Kelly and Jeremy McCarver, Hannah is a straight-A student who consistently displays leadership, kindness and compassion on campus. In addition to competing in UIL competitions for ready writing and spelling, Hannah is a 6th grade ambassador and helps new students get oriented. Outside of school, Hannah is involved with mission trips at her church, enjoys playing volleyball and cheers on her brother at his games.

Mary Elizabeth Barnhill • Midway Middle School

Mary Elizabeth Barnhill, known by her friends as Mary Beth, is a great example of a well-rounded student. Daughter of Byron and Elizabeth, Mary Beth is a member of the National Junior Honors Society, PALs and the National Charity League. She enjoys singing in the Panther Chorale at school, and off-campus, Mary Beth spends her time babysitting, dancing and teaching children’s bible classes at Crestview Church of Christ where she’s a member of the youth group. Overall, she’s a great ambassador for the school.

Hanxing “Hanson” Kuang • Midway High School

“A National Merit semi-finalist, Hanson is looked up to by his peers on a daily basis as a leader on campus. Hanson serves as the captain of the tennis team and UIL academics team and is on track to be the valedictorian of the Midway High School 2018 graduating class.” —ALLISON SMITH, PRINCIPAL

View a very special video of our winners at Very special thanks to our generous Student of the Year Sponsors: Pizza Hut, Freddy’s Frozen Custard, George’s, 3 Spoons Yogurt and Bush’s Chicken/Hewitt Drive Hewitt Chamber Express | 17

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R E A L PAT I E N T S . R E A L S TO R I E S .


Stroke rehab gave me back the words to tell my story.


Jim Carpenter’s stroke left him literally speechless as well as unable to walk unassisted. “I had to learn to talk and walk all over again.” He spent the next five weeks in inpatient rehab working with his team of therapists. With speech, physical and occupational therapy sessions every day, he improved rapidly, continuing to make steady progress after transitioning to outpatient therapy. “I love my therapists. They got me going, and they keep me going.” Jim returned to his construction management job part time, while attending rehab sessions twice a week. “I’m not back to where I was yet, but with this team, I know I’ll get there.”

Changing Brain and Spine Care. For Life.® Watch Jim’s story at For more information or to schedule an appointment with a specialist on the medical staff, call 1.844.BSW.DOCS. Individual results may vary. All services are not available at all locations. Physicians provide clinical services as members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Scott & White Health’s subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and do not provide clinical services as employees or agents of those medical centers or Baylor Scott & White Health. ©2017 Baylor Scott & White BSWHILLCREST_237_2017 SOM

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1 Members learn time management skills from Jennifer Snyder with Neat as a Pin at a Chamber luncheon at the Dr Pepper Museum • 2 Locals Love Us Business After Hours • 3 Matthew Hoffman, Joby Gay & Matthew Boudreaux at the Champions Salon Business After Hours • 4 Ted & Leah Teague (left) with Dena & Tony LeNoir at the Greater Hewitt Chamber 40th Anniversary Banquet • 5 P&E Mechanical Ribbon Cutting • 6 D1 Waco Ribbon Cutting Ceremony • 7 Members enjoyed learning technology tips for working smarter from KHT Electronics at a 20 | Hewitt Chamber Express Spring 2018

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Chamber luncheon • 8 Spunky Sports Fun Zone Ribbon Cutting Ceremony • 9 Lori Robb with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest teaches life-saving skills at Stop the Bleed • 10 Greater Hewitt Chamber awarded $10,000 in scholarships to local students at the annual GHC banquet • 11 2018 Chamber President Adam Price (right) thanks 2017 President Ian Dawson for his leadership • 12 Members enjoy networking at the Heartis Waco Business After Hours • 13 Postal Annex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Hewitt Chamber Express | 21


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Living Springs Village specializes in providing the best care for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our highly-trained, interdisciplinary caregivers understand the finer nuances of caring for those with dementia. Enrichment activities are carefully planned and delivered to meet the needs of each unique resident. Residents enjoy an array of amenities and services, including an onsite beauty parlor, homecooked meals, shaded courtyard, covered porch and TVs in each room with cable and wi-fi. Living Springs Village is locally-owned and is a proud partner of the Music and Memory Program at Baylor University. Visit or call (254) 374-0015 for information.

At Mama Fu’s, we treat our guests like family. Whether you are ordering delivery, visiting one of our locations, or catering your next get-together, every meal is made-to-order using fresh ingredients and we don’t skimp on the details. High quality proteins, crisp vegetables, sauces prepared in-house and we never use MSG. With plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, we can customize almost any dish on the menu to suit your taste. Our searing hot woks create more than your typical Asian food, it’s Asian comfort food. Visit for a menu and more information.

My name is Bridgett Moore, and I am excited to be a new member of the Hewitt Chamber! I have built my Mary Kay business for the past 15 years.As a leader in our company, I have the privilege to mentor over 200 women in my organization. I specialize in beauty experiences for women, staff appreciation events and giving back to my community through my business. I offer private consultations for my customers in the privacy of their homes. I want to be a convenience for the busy woman that cannot make it to the store. I love serving women that need a “face girl” like me to drop off their products and take that off her plate. I look forward to this opportunity! Visit me online and shop 24/7 at or call (254) 644-6929. 26 | Hewitt Chamber Express Spring 2018


Jernan Septic & Rainwater Solutions is the premier provider of rainwater harvesting systems in Central Texas. We provide the most cutting-edge watersmart technologies to maximize usage and efficiency while minimizing the impact on the environment. We also care for our community’s water table through the design, installation, and maintenance of responsible septic systems. With 20+ years experience in onsite wastewater industry, we set the standard for knowledge and integrity. We’re here to answer all of your rainwater catchment and on-site wastewater treatment questions. Visit for more information.



David and Eva Marie Greenup opened their Farmers Insurance Agency in December 2017. David retired from 27 years at Brookshire Brothers and Eva Marie worked for the City of Hewitt. Together, they bring a lot of customer service and old-fashioned values to the insurance business. They are dedicated in providing the best service to look out for you and your family. Free quotes and competitive rates. Visit us at 7609 Woodway Drive, Suite B in Woodway or call 254-855-8889. Stop by and meet us, our coffee is always fresh! Visit us online at

At True Reflections Exteriors, we reflect values of professionalism, honesty, and integrity. Let us reflect your home or business! We provide lawn care services, window cleaning, pressure washing, construction clean-up and gutter cleaning throughout McLennan County in the Heart of Texas. Getting ready for the holidays? We’ll install your Christmas lights, too! True Reflections Exteriors is insured, and independently-owned and operated. Ask us about our referral program and our streak-free guarantee! Call at (254) 315-3168 or


At Nicole Omo State Farm, we are risk advisors who help people prepare for the unexpected and plan for the future. We’re dedicated to making our customers feel at home, and to supporting their needs in a seamless and simple manner. We offer a full suite of products to include but not limited to auto, home, business, health and life insurance. We also support auto and home financing products making us your one-stop shop for all of your needs! Visit or call us at 254-399-6565 for more information or to have one of our amazing staff begin the process of reviewing solutions for your needs!


Postal Annex is a locally-owned small business specializing in services for small businesses and consumers. Our services include shipping via Fed Ex, UPS, USPS and DHL, packaging, private mailbox rentals, notary services, self-serve copies, full-service copies, color copies, printing, faxing, laminating, binding, office supplies, greeting cards, gifts, key-cutting, passport photos and more. We’re conveniently located at 180 N. New Road in the Waco Center. Owners are Jani and Manny Rodriquez, lifetime residents of the Waco area. Contact us at 254-732-5002, email or visit us online at

Waco Running Company is Downtown Waco’s newest landmark retail destination. State-of-the-art lighting and store design energize customers as they shop 30+ brands, nearly 200 shoe styles, and the latest fashion trends. Our store team utilizes 20 years of combined experience to provide free gait analysis and custom product fittings. Waco Running Company is committed to increasing customer fitness and community engagement. Everyone’s invited to #ComeRunWithUs! Stop by our store located at 700 Franklin Avenue in Waco or visit us online at

Wyatt Brothers Moving, LLC is a locally-owned moving service established in Waco in 2014. Servicing the entire state of Texas, we pride ourselves in customer satisfaction and we guarantee to move you quickly and efficiently. Big or small, we haul it all. Though we are young, our reviews show our strides toward becoming the best movers in Texas are working. We are fully licensed and insured, and we offer free estimates. There’s no reason not to give us a call. Let us make your big move as stress-free as possible. Call us at (254) 749-9408 or visit us online at Like us on Facebook to stay in-the-know! Hewitt Chamber Express | 27

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VFW POST 6008 WELCOMES YOU TO HEWITT Serving Friday night meals for a minimal donation (call 254-666-6008 for meal specials) Hall rentals • Annual/Life memberships available Get on our email list for notification of special events VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES


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Hewitt Lions Share the Vision Thanks to a generous grant from the Heavin Foundation, the Hewitt Lions Club screened 998 people in the greater Hewitt area in 2017 using the SPOT Vision Machine, with 20.4% referred to a doctor for vision issues. In order to coordinate even more outreach efforts, the Hewitt Lions Club is partnering with the Robinson Area Lions Club and Waco Women’s Lions Club to provide additional screenings throughout the year at public and private schools, churches and community events in Central Texas. For more information or to schedule a group vision screening, email us at Hewitt Chamber Express | 29

A runner with a message JARED DEVRIES, Hewitt Community Development Coordinator


uring the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to become acquainted with Jerry Snider. Jerry is an active Hewitt resident, owner of All In Health and Wellness, a Greater Hewitt Chamber member, and member of the Hewitt Parks and Beautification Committee. His idea to raise money for entrepreneurial literature at the Hewitt Public Library inspired him to run every street in the city of Hewitt (approximately 79 miles)! It is his continuous passion and energy that drives him to inspire others to do their best. “Jerry’s Section” in the library offers the business and entrepreneurship books that were purchased through his initiative. Last month, I had the chance to interview him about fitness and wellness in the context of goal-setting. We discussed how our wonderful Warren and Hewitt parks, and amenities like the Hewitt Public Library help foster strong community relationships and encourage healthy living. I inquired about his motivation, his ability to stay focused, and where he finds his encouragement to keep his eyes on the prize. There are two things that keep Jerry motivated toward his goals: 1) Setting the right goal 2) Establishing an effective and realistic time frame

He says that purpose is critical when it comes to setting the right goal because it “identifies what is valuable.” Identifying goals that elevate a personal and critical aspect of the self is essential. Jerry described timing like “establishing a date for a vacation.” Jerry stressed that “If you want to go somewhere, but don’t set a date of departure, you’re not going anywhere.” Effective time frames for goals give wings to lofty and realistic aspirations. When it comes to dealing with distractions and detractions, Jerry knows that there “always will be [distractions].” He says that writing goals down and reviewing them continually will “Provide feedback and evidence of progress.” “There were days where it rained (during the “All In With Jerry” library initiative), there were days where loose dogs were on the street, so there are definitely distractions. Feedback and response to distractions are critical,” Jerry shared. Jerry finds his best encouragement from his family and his faith. “I am constantly inspired by my community and the people I surround myself with,” he said. He discussed the importance of volunteerism, and how communities are vital to the health of the individual. He also finds encouragement through his wife, his two children and his dog, a Weimaraner named Buddy.

“If you want to go somewhere, but don’t set a date of departure, you’re not going anywhere.” —JERRY SNIDER In staying active and healthy through your life goals this season, make sure you utilize and embrace community! Stroll around Hewitt Park. Take your kids and pets to play at Warren Park, or take advantage of our many resources at the Hewitt Public Library.

Live music, wine tasting from local vineyards, food pairings & more! 5.18.18 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Carleen Bright Arboretum 9001 Bosque Boulevard in Woodway Tickets $50 each | Purchase at 30 | Hewitt Chamber Express Spring 2018

814 Majes�c Drive Hewi�, TX 76643 (254) 666-5656 Spacious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments, duplexes, townhouses and homes from 700 to 1700 square feet with 8 different floor plans. Our ameni�es include: • Two reserved covered parking spaces • 24-hour emergency service • Fireplaces • Washer/Dryer hook-ups • Two car garages (houses only) • Extra storage space • Fenced-in backyards • Large walk-in closets • Single and double pa�os • Solar-screened windows • Midway ISD

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Spring 2018 Hewitt Express Magazine  

This issue has it all from tips on living green, how to say no to avoid burnout and clean-eating in greater Waco. Be sure to check out the S...

Spring 2018 Hewitt Express Magazine  

This issue has it all from tips on living green, how to say no to avoid burnout and clean-eating in greater Waco. Be sure to check out the S...