Island ladies organize pajama drive

first_img Share By PAMELA CODYSpecial to the PRESSWhat began as a small idea for a charity pajama party by two South Padre Island women soon resulted in a pajama drive that netted over 200 pairs of pajamas for local families.It all started with Kris Martinaitis, a Winter Texan from Illinois, who got the idea from a post on the website, Pinterest. She then approached her friend, Island resident Sally Scaman, putting forth the idea to hold a pajama party at one location on the Island.“Let’s go big if we’re going to do it at all!” Scaman replied.The two ladies kicked off their pajama drive at City Hall on Friday, Nov. 17. City employees were allowed to come to work in their PJs as long as they donated a pair of new PJs for families in need. Scaman said it took off from there.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedIsland hosts forum ahead of electionBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Five candidates laid everything out in the open as they answered questions from South Padre Island residents ahead of the November election. Incumbent Alita Bagley, Sally Scaman, Theresa Metty, Ron Pitcock and Paul Munarriz all sat for a panel discussion at the South…October 12, 2015In “News”Woman inspires cancer fundraiserBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS A diagnosis of cancer is devastating news to receive. In an instant, perspectives shift, priorities change, and every minute of life becomes a precious commodity. Most react with tears, denial, shock, and understandably, enormous fear. But not Sally Scaman. She accepted the news…June 17, 2016In “News”It’s Heeeere!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Well, we’ve been waiting for it all year and it’s finally here: Spring Break 2016. Things seem to be going well so far. The traffic jams are few, the glasses are full and the music is loud, just as it should be. While…March 18, 2016In “Editor’s Column”last_img