After the events of 9/11, the owners of Porter’s Army Navy a family owned and operated store in Irving, TX, recognized that many of their customers were looking for a way to help, but didn’t know where to start. In response to this need, the Porter family started Unite for Troops, an annual event and Veteran’s Day celebration held to raise money and collect items for care packages to send to our troops overseas.
Alpha Testing’s Diana Rohrback, herself a veteran, organized Alpha’s contributions to this year’s event, which included donating food and personal care items for care packages as well as purchasing raffle tickets to help with some of the shipping costs for the care packages.
Unite for Troops sends the Alpha family a big THANK YOU for all of the donations!
For more information on Unite for Troops, and to learn how you can help, head to http://unitefortroops.com/.
Diana (far right) with her fellow Unite for Troops volunteers!
The Alpha team showed their Halloween spirit yesterday, and you can check out some pics from the offices on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Here are a few more photos of our Alpha family!
A great restaurant with breakfast served all day is hard to come by. Crickles and Co., located in the heart of Oak Lawn, keeps their full menu available from open to close! This scratch kitchen uses seasonal ingredients to make delicious brunch and pastries. There are options for every kind of mood. If you are feeling healthy, the grilled veggie wrap and trainer’s omelette are great choices. If you want to soak up some carbs, the iron cake Belgian waffle or biscuit sandwich are the way to go.
Crickles is also well known for their bakery. They can make just about anything, and they even have GF options! Right now, we’d go with a slice of pumpkin cheesecake, and grab a few truffles to go.
For more information on their menu and catering options visit their website: http://cricklesandco.com/index.html
Epic Gelato brings a taste of Italy to Flower Mound, TX. Partnering with Eiland Coffee, who supplies coffee from around the world, Epic Gelato is the perfect place to try something new. Treat yourself to a gelato cake or an affogato, which is espresso combined with a scoop of gelato. The flavors are mouthwatering including Belgian Chocolate, Mascarpone Cherry, Peanut Butter Crunch and Vanilla Rose. Pastries and smoothies are also on the menu. “Take a minute for yourself” as Epic Gelato would say and stop in for a treat!
For more info and flavors: http://www.epicgelato.com/
There’s nothing quite like October baseball, and if you are a Houston Astros fan, you are probably pretty happy right now! The Astros swept the Cleveland Indians this week in the ALDS, advancing them to the ALCS.
Catch the ‘Stros taking on the Boston Red Sox in the primetime slot at 7:09pm, Saturday, October 13th. Wear your Orange and Blue loud and proud this weekend and gather your friends and family to cheer them on all the way to the 2018 World Series! Visit https://www.mlb.com/ to catch up on all the latest baseball news, and check out a few pics of our staff from the Astros 2017 championship run below!
Your thermometer might still be hitting summer-like temperatures, but the calendar says it’s finally fall! Whether it’s a trip to a pumpkin patch, heading to the State Fair of Texas, or visiting a haunted house, we’ve rounded up a few lists of our favorite fall activities for you to check out!
Make sure to send us photos from your fall festivities!
Congratulations to Charlene Robles, Tirek Driver, and Hannah McAdams, the winners of our Where has your Alpha ‘A’ Been? contest! Here are Charlene (GoPro) and Tirek (Fuji underwater camera) with their prizes, and we can’t wait to see where Hannah flies off to with her Southwest Airlines gift card! Thank you to everyone who entered!
We’ll be posting Alpha “A” photos throughout the year, so keep sending them to Marianne at firstname.lastname@example.org.