Life and Community
Randy Keck/The Community News: Lewis Frantz holds Robbie Frantz as they watched the Parker County Veterans Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 12. Frantz is a veteran.
Spectators lined South Main St. in Weatherford for the Veterans Day Parade held after a ceremony outside the Weatherford High School Ninth Grade Center on Saturday.
Grand Marshall of the Parade was Eric Matthews, who spoke of the sacrifice and contributions of veterans (see video).
Scenes from the Parker County Veterans Day Parade and opening ceremony on Nov. 12, 2011. Shown are clips of Grand Marshal Eric Matthews, Sophie Clark singing "God Bless America," members of the Texas Guard and the Weatherford High School band.
For more photos and information, see the Nov. 18 issue of The Community News.
The Aledo High School Theatre Department will host auditions for its upcoming production of “Fiddler on the Roof” next week. Dance auditions will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Singing auditions will be 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. Childrens‘ auditions and callbacks will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 and callbacks will also be on Nov. 3. High school and middle school students must attend the dancing and singing auditions. Children in grades K-6 just need to attend on Nov. 2. All high school and middle school students need to prepare 16 bars of music to sing with the piano and will learn a dance combination. Go to Aledo High School and see Ms. Carlberg or Mrs. Collard or call 817-441-5139 for assistance with finding music. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Business Expo at Willow Park Baptist Church on Thursday. Check the video for introductions to some of The Community News' advertisers who were at the expo. More information and photos will be in the Oct. 28 issue of The Community News
Randy Keck/The Community News: Caleb Long and Emmie Tate were named Mr. and Miss TCA at Trinity Christian Academy's Homecoming ceremony Friday, Oct. 14 at Aledo Middle School Stadium.
Click on the picture above for a gallery of photos and video from the homecoming game.
Trinity Christian Academy defeated district rival Nazarene Christian Academy 54-44 Friday, Oct. 14 at Aledo Middle School Stadium. Eagle Greg Lanier set a school single-game record for tackles with 28. More information can be found in the Oct. 21 issue of The Community News.
Scenes and interviews from the Aledo Ex-Students banquet on Oct. 1, 2011 at the Don Daniel Ninth Grade Campus.
Click here for a photo gallery from the 2011 Aledo Ex-Students Banquet.
Randy Keck/The Community News
The Aledo High School Theatre Department’s production of “A Gap in Generations” begins Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the AHS Auditorium. The play is a re-worked Commedia dell’Arte by Jerry Blunt that, as performed, will be set in Aledo in the 1980s. Performance dates are Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28-29, and Saturday, Oct. 1. All shows begin at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $8 and for students is $5. For reservations, call 817-441-5139.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Members of the Aledo FFA rode a float pulled by a tractor in Aledo's homecoming parade on Monday, Sept. 26.
Truth in Illusion: Truth in Illusion is the name of the newest exhibit at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center featuring artists Michael Bane and Pamela Stern. “The two artists are playing with your perception of reality, or maybe your paradigms of reality with their art. You have to really look to see what’s real,” said C.B. Williams, Curatorial Director of the DHCC. Also on display are pieces from local artists as part of a show hosted by the Parker County Art Association. The Heritage Gallery houses a permanent interactive display that teaches about early pioneer and American Indian Life and the beginnings of Parker County.
The City of Willow Park is gearing up for the eighth annual ParkFest to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Four types of booth spaces will be available:
Non-profit agencies and churches - no charge, but are asked to provide a carnival game for children who attend.
Garden area vendors - $40 and no electricity is available, located behind the Demonstration Garden.
Easy-Access vendors - $50 with additional electricity (limited) if desired adding $15, located on the parking lot in front of the police station.
Business area vendors charge is $60, located on the playground, and should contact Lisa Flowers at the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.
The East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society will caravan/carpool at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 20 from the York Avenue General Merchandise in Weatherford to tour The Literary Lion book store in Stephenville. The second floor of the building houses a Texas History Research Room. Allow time for researching, touring, shopping and lunch. For more information call Vickie at 817-233-4322.