Bridge City City Council members were “in the pink” Tuesday evening to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

To kick off the meeting, a proclamation was presented to Pat McKee, Beverly Perry and Irena Ramirez on behalf of the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” program by Mayor Kirk Roccaforte. The proclamation helps to heighten awareness of breast cancer which impacts hundreds of Southeast Texans each year and empowers people to become better advocates for their health. The trio also passed out disco ball necklaces to attendees and announced “let the party begin.”

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the “Gift of Life” foundation is bringing the Pointer Sisters to the Beaumont Civic Center on Oct. 27 for a Saturday Night Fever of an evening with dinner and disco.

Another proclamation was issued to Cindy Fertitta of the Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas. Not only is it Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

“Bullying, child abuse, elderly abuse, it’s all the same thing—domestic violence,” Fertitta said. “Just a different name.”

It is all about control of power, she added.

In other city business, council members passed an ordinance to deny a rate increase by Centerpoint Energy Resouces Corp. The request was filed with the Public Utilities Commission and is part of the process before an increase can be agreed upon and approved.

A resolution was also passed to designate the Bridge City Independent School Administration Building as the polling site for city elections.

Finally before the meeting was adjourned, Danny Harrington was appointed as an alternate member to the Building Standards Commission.

Pat McKee, Beverly Perry and Irena Ramirez accept a proclamation on behalf of the Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” program from Mayor Kirk Roccaforte. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber