PECAN PLANTING WICKS
Auxiliary fellowship, fundraising planning
Originally from Mississippi, transplanted to Texas for 27 years, Diane Long is a wife, mother and English teacher who wrote Pecan Plantation Bits for a total of 14 years. She spends her time gathering neighborhood news and teaching students how to avoid the passive voice.
The Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services Auxiliary welcomed members and guests to its May meeting where attendees enjoyed food and camaraderie (including a game that helped people get to know each other better) before doing business and making plans for the group.
A business meeting followed during which members discussed the next Auxiliary Golf Tournament scheduled for Saturday June 25th as well as the Fall Bazaar scheduled for Saturday October 1st.
Additionally, Jenna Boro has been overwhelmingly endorsed to take on Auxiliary Membership Leadership, a role where she will recruit new members to the group and raise awareness of the Auxiliary’s purpose and mission in our community.
The Auxiliary will meet again on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. in the EMS meeting room at the Emergency Services Complex on Monticello Drive. All ladies and gentlemen interested in this group raising funds for Pecan emergency personnel are invited to attend.
The Pecan Breakfast Club will meet on Wednesday, May 25 at the clubhouse, and the day has a new start time. The breakfast service followed by a program will start at 9:00 a.m.
Carrie Reynolds, a championship barrel racer and member of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, as well as being the director of the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum in Cleburne, will address attendees. She will give information about the museum, which holds the number one open-air museum in Texas. Carrie will tell about the major events that take place at the museum throughout the year and why children love to visit.
Breakfast Club reservations are due by noon on Tuesday, May 24. Call 817-573-2641 to reserve a spot.
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The next meeting of the Pecan Board of Directors will be Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. in the Pavilion Ballroom.
The Pecan’s Widows/Widowers Support Group will meet in the Terrace Room for dinner on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. RSVP to 214-907-7563.
A big day for Pecan swimmers arrives Thursday, May 26 when the clubhouse pool will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The pool will receive swimmers over Memorial Day weekend, will be closed on Tuesday, May 31, and will begin summer hours of operation on Wednesday June. 1.
The Pecan Plantation Art Guild is pleased to present its Spring 2022 show from Friday, May 27 through Friday, June 10. Works of art, including two- and three-dimensional pieces as well as photographs, will be on display at Farina’s Winery and Cafe just off Granbury Square. The Guild’s Artist of the Year will be the recipient of the Best of Show award at the event. A reception where participants can meet the artists will be held on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
Pecan Plantation Marina has big plans for Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, when “Marina Fest” will take place from 3-6 p.m. each day.
Events will include the grand reopening of the Marina Pecan Grill and Store as well as live music provided by The Brazos River Strangers. The event is sponsored by the Marina Committee and the Entertainment Committee.
Pecan’s annual Memorial Day celebration marks the start of summer, and this year’s celebration takes place on Sunday, May 29. The hours from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. will bring live music, food, games and neighborhood camaraderie.
The pool will be open with disc jockey Ducado Vega, and musical selections will feature Jack Mason. Food will be provided by pavilion staff and served in the ballroom until 9:00 p.m. All food purchases must be made with tickets, which will be available in the pavilion lobby on the day of the event. Lawn chairs and golf carts are welcome.
The 2022 Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Auxiliary Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, and approximately 70 golfers are already registered to play.
Committee chair Jennifer Lancaster is also busy recruiting sponsors, and several levels of sponsorship exist. People wishing to join the list of sponsors can send an email to [email protected] In addition, the prize list of the raffle is generous and growing, and the sale of tickets will start soon.
The Auxiliary raises funds throughout the year for our emergency services, and every penny raised supports our volunteers.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of former Pecan resident Juania Ball, who passed away March 29, and to the family of Peg Smith, who passed away March 31.
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