Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) hosted the 7th Annual Pocket Pear Poker Hold ’Em Tournament and Casino Night on June 27, 2015 raising $9,300 for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship fund. Scholarships are awarded each year to high school seniors in Pearland who demonstrate good stewardship of the environment and are pursuing higher education. In 7 years, a total of $35,000 in scholarships has been awarded. This year, a total of $8000 was awarded to five high school graduates from Pearland.
Designers entering the Recycle Runway competition will create wearable art made of items destined for the landfill or recycling. Participants will become knowledgeable about problems associated with waste generation and then express them through fashion and artistic design.
The deadline to enter has been extended to July 6, 2015. The garment does not have to be completed until the photo shoot on Aug 1, 2015 and the designer does not have to be the model.