Before the dog days of summer come to an end, you can celebrate your furry friends at Willow Park’s inaugural dog festival, Willow Bark. The event will be held at at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Paul Balint Jr. Memorial Park.
The event offers a dog costume contest and parade, as well as “weenie dog races,” which will actually consist of two dog races, separated by small and large sizes.
Admission is free to the public, but the registration fee for competitions is $5 per pet.
There will also be several food trucks and vendors. Juliebean’s Ice Cream truck will bring ice cream treats for pups (though they are human-safe, too).
For humans, the Rocky Lott Band will perform live, and a play area for children will offer several kid-friendly activities.
All proceeds will benefit Parker Paws.
For more information, call Rosealee Hoffman Kertok at 817-441-7108 or 940-452-7099 or email .
The Western Hills High School Class of 1971 will hold its 50-year reunion beginning with a Brazos River Party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at a location to be named later.
The party will include a Fuzzy’s Taco fajita buffet, two drink tickets, and complimentary wine.
The main event will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth, and will include dinner and two drink tickets.
The cost for the icebreaker and main event is $150 if paid by July 31, or $170 if paid by Sept. 7 (the last purchase date).
Checks can be sent to Western Hills Class of 1971 50 Year Reunion, P.O. Box 1621, Fort Worth, TX 76097.
There is an optional golf scramble outing on Sept 30 at Ridglea Country Club. For more information on the outing, email Mark Dinkins at .
Pat Smith will be the keynote speaker at the annual Pink Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Willow Park Baptist Church, 129 S. Ranch House Road in Willow Park.
A project of the Parker County Health Foundation, the Pink Luncheon raises funds for mammography screenings for Parker County residents.
Sponsorships and tickets are now available on a mail-in only basis. Sponsorships range from $1,200 to $10,000. To download a sponsorship form, visit https://www.pinkluncheon.com/images/pink_luncheon/2021/2021_Pink%20Luncheon-sponsorship-form_04212021.pdf.
Individual tickets are $125. To download a ticket form, visit https://www.pinkluncheon.com/images/pink_luncheon/2021/2021_Pink_Luncheon_indiv_ticket_form_04212021.pdf.
The Weatherford College Foundation’s 21st annual golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7, at Canyon West Golf Club.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The tournament is limited to the first 30 paid foursomes.
The tournament is a four-person scramble with trophies for the first, second, and third place teams along with awards for longest drive and closest to the pin on multiple holes.
The cost to enter the tournament is $125 per person and $500 per foursome. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, a long-sleeve WC pullover, green fees, and golf cart. Mulligan packages are available for $25 per golfer and include two mulligans and two raffle tickets.
Registration is available online at wc.edu/golf-tournament.
Sponsorships are also available. For more information, email Jaci Edwards at or call 817-598-6272.
Established in 1978, the WC Foundation provides scholarships for Weatherford College students and other support of WC. The foundation has given more than $350,000 in scholarships so far this academic year to WC students with more to come.
The Parker County Center of Hope will present “An Evening of Hope” gala beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at Covered Bridge Venue, 2250 Agnes Circle in Springtown.
The Center of Hope is the poverty assistance program in the county. It provides basic assistance, education and career development, and additional services to the county.
Sponsorship levels are Peace ($5,000), Love ($3,000), and Joy ($1,500). All sponsorship levels include a table for eight, with additional amenities for larger sponsors.
For more information, email Brooke Ladouceur at , call 817-594-0291, or visit centerofhopetx.com/evening-of-hope/.
The deadline to respond is Sept. 13.
Colt McCoy, former University of Texas quarterback and current NFL quarterback, will be the keynote speaker at Trinity Christian Academy’s Legacy Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. The Legacy Dinner is a biennial event that raises funds for special projects at TCA.
The event will include dinner, silent auction, and a live auction led by a TCA crowd favorite, auctioneer Dean McCurry. The dress is western attire and TCA invites the community to join in this fun and inspirational evening. To secure an individual sponsorship before individual tickets go on sale, call Kim Quarles at 817-441-5897 or email .