Bake sale helps emergency groups


The Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (VFD/EMS) Auxiliary bake sale this month was a smashing success. The day netted $632, every penny of which benefits the emergency service groups of our community, funding off-budget expenses.

Ellen Kile, chair of this year’s event, extends her deep appreciation for everyone who prepared goods to sell, participated in the selling of items, and contributed in any way to the success of the fundraiser. “We virtually had a sell out,” says Kile.

For anyone interested in participating in the Auxiliary or learning more about the group’s mission, the organization’s next meeting comes Monday evening at 7 at the Charlie Lee EMS Building, located at 9518 Monticello Drive in Pecan.

The VFD/EMS responded to more than 800 emergency calls in 2012 and is one of the most wonderful amenities of Pecan.


The long anticipated opening of Pooch Plantation, Pecan’s off leash dog park, comes on April 6, and what a wonderful day it will be. The morning will begin with a pancake breakfast running from 8 to 10 a.m. at the PAC (Pecan Activities Center) provided by Pecan and prepared by local Lion’s Club members.

Raffle winners will be announced, and silent auction items will be on the block from 9:30 to 11. Friends for Animals and HALO will have dogs available for adoption from 9:30 to noon.

The ribbon cutting ceremony comes at 10, and dog bone plaque placements are on the day’s agenda too, as well as viewing pet pavers put into place.

Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) president Mary Kunkel lauds the countless folks who have worked tirelessly to make the dog park a reality and invites Pecaners and their canines to be a part of this exciting day.


The idea of hiking and walking trails in Pecan is being revisited. A subcommittee chaired by Paul Graham is working on a long range plan for our community, and anyone interested in this endeavor is invited to attend a meeting on the topic Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the PAC.


Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club will welcome Pecan’s Communications Director David Jeffries as he advises folks on protecting themselves and their computers from identity theft and viruses. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


Pecaner Terry Bazzone, publicity chair for the Lake Granbury Newcomers Club, writes that Newcomers will meet next Thursday at Pecan’s clubhouse. Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting coming to order at 10:15. Ladies will enjoy musical entertainment from The Texas Grace Singers, especially known for their renditions of “the oldies.”

Furthermore, at Thursday’s meeting, members will vote on their favorite charities, thus deciding which ones will receive funds raised by Newcomers this year.

Reservations are necessary for this gathering and are due before noon on Monday. Reserve your spot by calling 817-243-9831 or emailing [email protected]


The Acton Nature Center, located across from the front gate of deCordova Bend, announces its First Saturday Bird Walk on April 6. The event runs from 7 to 9 a.m. and is free to all participants. Binoculars and a field guide are a plus to bring along.


If you have Easter meal reservations at the clubhouse tomorrow, be prompt, and remember that the club’s “no show” policy is in effect.


Sympathy goes to the family of Lillian Gayden Hays, who passed away on March 15.

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