Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

Top Stories

January 8, 2013

Bat World playing to win in two online contests

By CHRIS AGEE

Actress Patty Lotz is leading a campaign to help local non-profit Bat World Sanctuary establish a new home for bats currently residing in downtown Mineral Wells.

According to Bat World President Amanda Lollar, a social media contact suggested she enter the BiLLe Celeb Challenge.

"We have a pretty big Facebook following," she said, including "a couple of celebrities ... I wasn't aware of."

Lollar said she entered her organization in the contest about a week ago and almost immediately saw an outpouring of support.

"Within a week we went from a ranking of 300 to number four," she explained. As of Monday afternoon, Bat World remained at that position.

Though she hopes to finish this round of voting with the highest number of votes, Lollar said the contest is unique in allowing numerous charities to win.

After the current wave of voting ends at the end of January, she said all remaining charities advance one position and continue in the contest.

"At some point we will win this," she said.

The winning prize varies, she said, explaining most previous winners received between $13,000 and $25,000 and prizes can possibly grow much larger.

She said all money received through this contest will be added to the budget to construct the new rescue facility, adding Bat World is also involved in another contest with the same goal.

"The other contest is the Mozilla Firefox Challenge," she said. "We've been working on that since November and we're currently in first place."

She said the contest is based on amount of money raised, explaining Bat World will keep those donations even if the organization does not finish in first place.

"It will at least get us a really good start on the new facility so we can move the sanctuary out to the country."

Anyone interested in supporting Bat World Sanctuary can vote for the organization online by visiting www.thebille.com/bille-celeb-charity and searching for celebrity sponsor Patty Lotz.

Those wishing to donate to the Firefox Challenge contest can do so by visiting www.crowdrise.com/batworldsanctuary2012.

More information on Bat World Sanctuary and its services can be found on the group's website, www.batworld.org.

1
Text Only
Top Stories
  • David May named Index general manager-editor

    David May, a veteran newspaper executive who served 10-½ years as editor of the Mineral Wells Index, has been appointed general manager and editor of the newspaper, effective immediately.

    April 18, 2014

  • Social media part of PD’s varied arsenal

    Criminals seem to like bragging online of their misdeeds.

    April 18, 2014

  • Martinez cross.JPG Safe, but not home yet

    "Physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come... Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity." – 1 Timothy 4:6 and 12.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • DSC_2415.jpg Baker 4B town hall meet set

    For those on the fence about the 4B election coming up on May 10, the Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “townhall” meeting on April 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mineral Wells High School in the cafeteria.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • MISSION MW!

    Mineral Wells  — Henry Ford is quoted as saying that, “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”

    April 17, 2014

  • wheelchair1.jpg Gift of a chair improves a life

    On most days, Richard Calandini's dog Cricket likes to ride with him to get the mail from the mailbox.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • TxDOT addressing traffic at 1821/180 intersection

    Ever since Wal-Mart Supercenter came to town, things have never been the same.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jenny Phil and Babe.jpg Jr. History Club meets

    Junior History Club of Mineral Wells met at Holiday Hills Country Club for their monthly meeting.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Marshes.jpg Marshes onboard with Baker comeback

    Ever since the Baker Hotel's final closing, the center of “main and main,” has been rotting out.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • hazmat3.jpg Truck rollover dumps flammable liquids

    A tractor-trailer rollover on southbound U.S. Highway 281 sent the truck's driver to the hospital and resulted in a spill of more than 5,200 gallons of combustible petroleum distillates into a ditch.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
SmugMug


Click on a photo to see our SmugMug photos

Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.