Organizations

Pottsboro Youth Association

The Pottsboro Youth Association, Inc. sponsors and organizes youth sports programs in the Pottsboro area. The sports programs include softball, baseball, volleyball, football and basketball. The overall goal is for the children to have fun while building character and promoting physical fitness.

BASEBALL:

Dixie league baseball is open for children age 5 through 14. Sign-ups begin in February and teams begin playing games in late March or the first of April. This is a great opportunity to introduce young players to the game and to improve the skills needed of experienced players. Games are played during the week and on week-ends with teams from communities around the Pottsboro area.

BASKETBALL:

Basketball is open to grades K-6th grade. K-1st is co-ed. 2nd through 6th grade is gender based. We have made exceptions to this rule at parent’s request. Sign-ups are held in the fall. Our basketball games begin the first part of January. We travel and compete with other towns in the area. We have an end of season tournament for all grades with the exception of K and 1st. We do not keep score for that age group. This age should focus on fundamentals instead of the score. Pottsboro Youth Association has been very successful in all age groups competing throughout the league. Online registration is available via the PYA website at http://pottsboroyouthassociation.org.

FOOTBALL:

Football is open to all children ages 5 through 12 as of Sept. 1st. Sign-up is in the summer with practices beginning in mid-August. Games are played on Saturdays with teams from communities around the Pottsboro area. Helmets and shoulder pads are furnished by the PYA.

SOFTBALL:

We encourage all girls to join us in the spring and summer months to play girls softball. This is an exciting sport for our young girls and is a great opportunity for your child to learn basic softball skill. Games are played during the week and on weekends with teams from communities around the Pottsboro area.

VOLLEYBALL:

Open to 4th, 5th, and 6th grade girls. The PYA’s volleyball program is designed to teach young girls the rules of volleyball and to develop the skills needed to play the game successfully. Games are played during the week and on Saturdays. There is an end of season tournament held in Pottsboro. We do not travel in this league; we play at Pottsboro each week against each other.

Information regarding upcoming events, schedules, meeting times etc. is also available via e-mail. Funding for PYA is through registration fees as well as donations and sponsorships. The Pottsboro Youth Association, Inc. is a 501©3 corporation and is eligible for United Way funds. Individual donations can be made via the United Way. Direct donations are also accepted. Two types of sponsorships are available, Team Sponsors or Banner Sponsors.

Team Sponsorships: For $300 dollars or more, your company or business can be PYA Baseball Team Sponsor and have your banner ad displayed on the outfield fence at one of the fields at Festival Park for the entire baseball season. Team Sponsors names are also displayed on the game jerseys of their teams.

Banner Sponsors: For $100 dollars or more, your company or business can have your banner ad displayed on the outfield fence at one of the fields at Festival Park for the entire baseball season. Festival Park is the host to more than 75 PYA games ranging in divisions for 5 to 12 years of age. Banner Sponsors also have their ad displayed in the Banner Sponsor’s section of the PYA website. Special thanks go out to all our Banner Sponsors for their support of PYA baseball.

Visions of SugarPlums

Visions of Sugarplums, a Pottsboro-based non-profit organization, provides nutritious, pre- packaged breakfast and lunch food during winter break, spring break, and all summer to students in the Pottsboro Independent School District who qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal program in the schools and whose parents apply for VOS assistance.
VOS also provides food on weekends to children whose families are in special need.

At spring break 2012, VOS delivered meals to about 185 children and teens this compares to 167 served in 2011 and 118 served in 2010. At winter break 2011, VOS served about 200 students, and each weekend, about 40 take home snack packs.

VOS needs volunteers year-round to sack and deliver food. In addition, gifts of cash and/or canned goods are always welcome. A gift of $25.00 will pay for breakfast and lunch for one child for one week.

The VOS Board of Directors includes Debbie Edmonds, Greg-Ellen Hancock, Virgie Holbrook, Summer Holbrook, Dana Hyatt, Rod Leird, Melanie Love, and Mike Waterman.
To find out more, please check visionsofsugarplums.org, or contact Virgie Holbrook, president of the VOS Board of Directors, at 903.821.9243, www.lesstearsmoreyears.org

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Pottsboro Ministerial Alliance

The Pottsboro Ministerial Alliance is a cooperation of six churches in Pottsboro that work together to share the love of Christ and minister to the physical and spiritual needs of our community. PMA provides a scholarship each year for one graduating Pottsboro High School student. On Easter Sunday, we lead a sunrise worship service. At Thanksgiving, we invite our entire community to gather for a meal and worship experience. Over 300 people gather to worship and give thanks for our many blessings. One of the biggest ministries we provide is a Family Festival in August that provides free food, games, and school supplies the week before school begins. It is exciting to experience over 1,200 people come together for a night of fun and fellowship. In June 2011, the Pottsboro Ministerial Alliance will coordinate and conduct a “Great Days of Service” event. For two days, we will scour our community looking for and meeting needs of residents in Pottsboro and the surrounding areas. Hundreds of people from our local churches will be mowing yards, washing windows, building wheel chair ramps, roofing houses, and many other projects to show the love of God in practical ways.

First Baptist Pottsboro
Pastor Josh Burton
Office phone: 903-786-9449
www.fbcpottsboro.com

Georgetown Baptist Church
Pastor Bobby W. Hancock
Office phone: 903-786-2233
www.georgetownbaptist.net

Hagerman Baptist Church
Pastor Neal Alexander
Office phone: 903-786-2823
hagermanbap@msn.com

Lakeway United Methodist Church
Pastor Allen W. Snider
Office: 903-786-2138
allen.snider@lakewayumc.org

Preston Community Church
Pastor Billy Vier
Office phone: 903-786-9599
www.prestoncc.homestead.com

St. John Community Church
Pastor Ally Perry
Office phone: 903-786-4339
Allyperry2004@gmail.com

Pottsboro Kids Club

When the Pottsboro Kids Club, a non-profit organization, started in 2003, the Board of Directors only hoped it would serve as many children as it does now, with 40+ young people presently enrolled. The building at 413 S. Franklin in Pottsboro is filled to capacity each afternoon with elementary school-age children. Our hopes for the future are to build a new facility, through grants and donations, where the new City Park will be located.

The PKC program is for children Kindergarten through fifth grade who attend Pottsboro Elementary and Intermediate Schools. It provides a safe, low-cost after-school alternative, especially for those who might, without the club, be home alone after school. The PKC is especially concerned to reached families whose children qualify for the free or reduced-cost meal programs in school.

The PKC provides transportation from the school to the club for members, serves snacks, provides adult help with homework, and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor games and activities.

PKC schedules extended-care hours for early release school days and full-days programs during school breaks including summer vacation.

In 2009, PKC started a mentoring program called “Just A Little Time”- a volunteer program for Pottsboro 8th graders which has now flowed over to Pottsboro High School to tutor and mentor PKC members. It teaches the higher grade students to volunteer and provide community service. “Just A Little Time” is the only Grayson County program like this.
In 2010 we partnered with the Foster Grandparent program and gained two wonderful grandfathers which have enriched our program. We also have a Master Gardner helping with our annual garden project this spring and summer 2012.

The PKC after-school program especially needs adults to volunteer as homework helpers for one hour, one afternoon a week during the school year. To find out more, please call Judy Nolen, Club Director 903-786-5834

Officers of the Board of Directors include: Cindy Bunch, President, Michele Sanseverino, Vice-President, Horace Wilkinson, Treasurer, and Sam Reed, Secretary. Bobby Hancock, Jeanie Hardin, Ewell Condron, Gregg Holbrook, and Virgie Holbrook

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Service Organizations

The Pottsboro area is a caring community of involved citizens. Hundreds volunteer their time and efforts to a large number of organizations. Many of the organizations are non-profit and committed to enhancing the quality of life in the area through civic and cultural improvements. The organizations raise money to support their efforts through specials events, sales and other activities. Some…

Important Phone Numbers

City Hall – 903-786-2281 Corps of Engineers – 903-465-1491 ECO Resources, Inc. – 903-786-3153 Fire Department – 903-786-2495 Emergency: 911 Grayson County Airport Fire Department – 903-786-9841 Emergency: 911 Grayson County Animal Control – 903-465-2878 Grayson County Clerk – 903-813-4243 Grayson County Sheriff – 903-893-4388 Grayson County Tax Assessor – 903-892-8297 Humane Services – 903-892-2275 I. E. S. I. Waste…

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