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Historical Move

January 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society moves collection

Special to The Community News: Left to right – Judy Cordell, secretary; Vickie Slagle, treasurer and founder; and Penny Serrato, historian and research assistant unpack at the East Parker County Genealogy and Heritage Society's new home in the Willow Park Community Center.Special to The Community News: Left to right – Judy Cordell, secretary; Vickie Slagle, treasurer and founder; and Penny Serrato, historian and research assistant unpack at the East Parker County Genealogy and Heritage Society's new home in the Willow Park Community Center.The East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society recently announced a move that will double its space and free up much-needed space at the East Parker County Library.

An agreement was recently reached with Candy Scott, City of Willow Park Administrator, and the organization’s Vice-President, Kay W. Davis, for the 1000+ holdings of the EPCGHS to be moved to the Willow Park Community Center at the corner of Ranch House Road and Stagecoach Road West. The agreement allows the organization to utilize the city’s previous Park and Recreation office.

Benefits of the move also include 24/7 access to the collection, since the Willow Park Police Dept. dispatcher is always on duty. The organization will occupy the area rent-free, and any researcher will have access to the Internet. The 100+ member organization can also utilize the large community room and kitchen occasionally when they have a speaker or workshop event. Programs in the past year primarily have been field trips to locations of general interest within the county. Two luncheon meetings are usually held each year – a January soup/cornbread meeting and a summer salad luncheon.

All neighbors in the area are invited to visit the new location to research the history of the area, or their family history throughout the United States. The nationwide holdings will soon be cataloged and searchable by the group’s computer system, and Internet research will also be available. One need not be a member of the organization to use the facility and several members have agreed to assist a beginning researcher.

The first meeting in the new facility will be on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m. and will be a soup and cornbread “welcome home” meeting so those attending can tour the new area. This will be the organization’s Annual Meeting for reviewing the budget and electing new officers. For more information, call Kay Davis at 817-441-8479 or e-mail kaywd@flash.net. The general public is invited.

Sports Calendar

Thursday, April 17

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the Region I Tournament at Diamondback GC in Abilene

  • Ladycat Softball vs Arlington Heights; V-7 JV-5:30

Friday, April 18

Tuesday, April 22

Friday, April 25

Tuesday, April 29

  • Aledo Girls Golf will compete in the State Tournament at Onion Creek GC in Austin.

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