Friday, March 20, 2015

Circle 25

We won't lie. We love the donations that roll in with a lot of 0's behind the first digit. And we KNOW that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is due to  see what we are doing any day now and give 25-gajillion dollars.

The reality is that we are a small non-profit serving several rural communities. We would LOVE the multi-million dollar home run, but we realize that we need the support of the community to allow us to serve the 1,500 kids each day that we do as an organization.

That is why we came up with the Circle 25 program.
For just a $25 recurring payment on your credit card, securely through Capital One, you can help us change lives.

Think about it by skipping McDonalds or one of your lattes once per week, you can give a child an opportunity at a Great Future. And if we were to get 100 - just 100 new donors involved with this - we could open the site in Daingerfield, upgrade our equipment in Hallsville, or lower the price in Jefferson. With your help, we can give kids hope and opportunity throughout East Texas.

For more information, please call the Club at (903) 935-2030 or check out our webpage or  Our giving societies.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sylvan Learning Center

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines has partnered with Sylvan Learning Center - Longview.

Give your kids the “Math Edge” as Sylvan Learning Center comes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines  - Hallsville Unit.

Regularly $200, but for our Hallsville Club Kids just $95 for EIGHT Math Edge sessions. Please visit our Hallsville Unit to  sign up. Space is limited so it is first come, first served.                                                                 (903) 935-2030

Friday, January 9, 2015



The Northeast Texas Professional Association of Boys & Girls Clubs was proud to host the fourth annual Jr. Youth of the Year competition in Marshall at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines. Fifteen kids competed from all over East Texas representing the Boys & Girls Club of Gregg County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rusk County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas, and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines. Competitors were randomly separated into three rooms with the highest score from each room advancing to the final table based on essays that they previously wrote and interviews conducted by three judges per room. The kids ranged in age from eight years old to 12 years old. In two of the three rooms, just one point decided who was advancing to the final table.

In the end, last year’s runner up, Sydney Moses from Nacogdoches was the event’s winner. Second and third places went to Chloe Jones of Marshall-Price T. Young, and Shelby Armstrong of Jefferson.
Sydney received a $150 gift card, Chloe a $100 gift card, and Shelby a $50 gift card to go along with their trophies.

As said by the moderator before the final table was announced, “Regardless of the fact that it is a competition, it is really hard to use the word ‘winner’ because all of these kids are amazing. Let’s just say that these are the ones advancing.”, before announcing Chloe, Shelby, and Sydney.

About the Jr. Youth of the Year:
Established in 1947, Youth of the Year is BGCA’s premier recognition program for Club members, promoting service to Club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. The North East Texas Professional Association realized that our preteens deserved recognition and cold use the preparation for the youth of the Year, thus the Jr. Youth of the Year was created. Now in our fourth year, the Jr. Youth of the Year has grown to showcase the amazing kids and stories that are held within the walls of the Boys & Girls Clubs throughout East Texas.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Men


Once again, the Hallsville Unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs will be selling Merry Men this Holiday season with all proceeds going to the Hallsville Club.

The Merry Men stand 6" tall and have LED lights within them to keep it glowing all season long.

Merry Men are available for just $3 apiece or two for $5. You can pick up your Merry Men at the following locations:

North Elementary: Ask for Ms. Nixon

Hallsville Intermediate: Ask for Ms. Juban or Ms. Meissner

Hallsville Jr. High: Ask for Ms. Slaten

Hallsville Club: Ask for Ms. Brandy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2014 Holiday Hours

The Club will maintain the following hours during the holiday season at the Carlile Unit in Marshall only - all other sited will be closed:

Thanksgiving Break
Closed (the gym floors get redone and the poly that is put on makes it tough for adults to breathe - worse for kids).
Staff will be available through email.

Christmas Break:
Open 12/22, 12/23, 12/29, 12/30, 1/5, 1/6.
Closed 12/24-12/28
Closed 12/31-1/2

We will serve kids on the open days for Christmas break with the following caveats:

  • We must have at least 20 kids signed up.
  • The fee for all days must be prepaid.
  • The cost is $10 per day if you are a current Club Member and $20 per day if you are not.
  • The hours will be 7:45-5:30 each day, lunch is required.