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Garden Party

January 17, 2011 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/21/2011 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

The eighth annual East Parker County Library Garden Party has been scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the AJ Hood Pioneer Home on Jenkins Rd. The event features a festive lunch under the trees, childrens’ activities and music by Clear Fork Jazz. All proceeds benefit the East Parker County Library. For more information, call 817-291-3952.

Anita Bond to be honored
Anita Bond was the East Parker County Library’s first director in 1994. On May 21 she will receive the Never Give Up Award for outstanding work of an individual in support of EPC Library.

The award will be presented at the library’s eighth annual Garden Party.

Anita Bond's name helped inspire this year’s theme, MISSION POSSIBLE! Anita has helped make many things possible at the library during her long association with the organization. The line, “Bond….Anita Bond” got party organizers thinking in spy mode and it grew from there.

During the years she served as librarian, the library has grown from a few shelves of books to more than 22,000 volumes; the library moved from Front Street to its present location; computers replaced card catalogues and organized office routines. Currently the North Texas Library Association makes even more services and books available to library patrons.

Anita is always handy with book recommendations. She particularly enjoys the “Warrior” series by Erin Hunter and challenges adult readers to identify the cat’s personalities with people they may know. Anita promises that the detective Hamish Macbeth will take you out of your world and into another place.

Whether dealing with Board of the Trustees’ sometime colorful characters, volunteers, or patrons, Anita represents the library well. With more than 17 years of service as a volunteer, director, and part-time employee, Anita is a welcoming, knowledgeable presence at the East Parker County Library.

The Library invites Anita’s friends, neighbors, community leaders and local businesses to turn out in support of this helpful staffer and the library she supports and help make MISSION POSSIBLE succeed.
Tickets to the garden party are $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under or $35 per family. Graduating high school seniors can attend for free. All proceeds from the event go to the library. Fliers will be in issues of The Community News, or stop by the Library to purchase tickets to the Garden Party.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available; call Jan Orr-Harter at 817-291-3952. 

Book Cover Art Contest
Age categories range from Pre-School to Adult. Entries are due by May 13. For further details on the art contest contact Diane Brown at

Entry form 031711.pdf80.77 KB

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Chisholm Trail

  • Aledo Bearcats at Joshua, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Everman, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 13

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Hall at Weatherford 9th Grade Center, 4:30 pm

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