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PECAN NUT PLANTING PIECES
Originally from Mississippi and 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 collecting news from the neighborhood and teaching students how to avoid the passive voice.
Saturday October 16 marks Pecan’s Fall Garage Sale Day. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents and guests will be shopping for treasures, and a list of those attending the day of sale has been emailed to members and is also available at both doors.
Several pecan groups will fundraise by offering food for sale in the area adjacent to the front circle. The offerings will go quickly; come early and come hungry.
WELCOME TO THE HOUSE
The next orientation session for new members will be on Tuesday, October 19 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse ballroom. New Pecans who did not attend a meeting are invited to join. Members of the Pecan membership committee will be on hand to welcome new residents and answer questions about our neighborhood.
The next Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) general meeting will be held on Thursday, October 21 in the clubhouse ballroom. Social hour begins at 9:30 a.m. with President Annelle Teal calling the meeting to order at 10 a.m.
After the business meeting, the ladies will hear “The Silver Lady”, Bonny Edmonds, when she presents “Around the World in 80 Days with Cantinflas!” – The famous Mexican comedian.
A lunch prepared by the club house staff will be served and silver jewelry created by Mexican artisans will be offered for sale. Reservations have all been made and cancellations must be made by Tuesday, October 19.
Additionally, during the October lunch, PPWC members can pick up their 2021-2022 directories. The publication contains a calendar of events for the year, as well as contact information for club members as they move forward on this year’s theme of “United in Friendship”. The ladies are expected to see Gerta Howell in the lobby of the clubhouse on the day of the meeting to retrieve the directory.
Heidi Easley, a Pecan resident and accomplished artist, will lead the instructions for a Halloween painting event for kids on Sunday, October 24 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at PAC. Artists aged 5 to 14 are invited to register as places are limited: 817 573-7952. Participants will leave with a finished canvas painting of a Halloween scene.
The entertainment committee has two events on the calendar. First, on Saturday 23 October is hosting a themed party “MASH 4077 Camp” which will include a costume contest, quiz contest, music and dancing. Participants are encouraged to dress the room and may wish to check out TV “reruns” for dress code ideas. Reservations for the evening are taken now; call 817-573-2641 to reserve a spot.
Friday October 29th will bring a “jam with Pecan” session at the golf pavilion from 7 pm to 11 pm. Live music and karaoke will be part of the evening. Musicians interested in performing with the band can contact Gary Millhollon at 505-710-5100, and singers wishing to participate in the karaoke should contact Jimmy DeLaGarza at 214-280-6497.
TO HAVE AS A GOAL
Pecan’s annual Halloween pumpkin shoot will take place on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at our community’s archery and air range. Residents between the ages of eight and thirteen must register with PAC to participate, and all participants must be able to shoot independently as this is not a teaching event.
It is said on the streets that plentiful prizes consisting of Halloween candy will be awarded when shooters hit pumpkin targets.
The PAC will be hosting a Halloween and Trunk or Treat Party on Saturday, October 30 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature a haunted house, crafts, costume contest, games, and a balloon-making clown. Many hands are needed for this task, and volunteer workers are welcome.
A trunk or treat will perform in the PAC parking lot, and volunteers are asked to hand out candy. Those who wish to participate can register for the PAC. Members are encouraged to bring both vehicles with chests full of candy or golf carts. Decorations and costumes for participants are encouraged.
Last year’s event was canceled, but in Halloween gatherings in previous years, more than 300 little ones participated in the party.
Visit the PAC reception to find a volunteer spot for this All Saints’ Day event: 817-573-7952.
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