Fundraising events included at Pecan’s community sale


Last Saturday’s spring garage sale day in Pecan was a great one. Treasures were bought and sold throughout homes in our community, and several groups held special fundraising events.

Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) held a sale at Mary Kunkle’s home, the Sports and Recreation Committee held a collective sale of goods and food at the campground area, and the Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) held its popular hotdog extravaganza at the front circle. Dogs were grilled and gone quickly, and all proceeds from the day help to landscape and beautify key areas in Pecan.

Everyone involved with these groups sends thanks to all who participated in making the day such a success. Garage sale day comes again to Pecan this fall on Oct. 19.


Hood County Attorney Lori Kaspar will speak to Breakfast Club Wednesday morning addressing common questions asked by the public about her office. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


Pecan Fire Chief Dave Raffa reminds folks that our recent change to daylight savings time brings a good opportunity to test smoke detectors and change batteries. Chief Raffa says that even wired systems require battery checks in the detectors that back up the system. If any member needs assistance in battery checking or replacing, call the fire station at 817-579-0801 for assistance.

Furthermore, Chief Raffa welcomes firefighter and EMT-B Adam Butler to Pecan’s roster calling him “an outstanding young man.”


Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Chief Sandra Winfield reports that from January through mid-March, EMS volunteers responded to 189 calls for service. Thank you to Chief Winfield and all the emergency volunteers who take care of Pecaners.

“We are here for you” is the EMS motto, and Chief Winfield reminds residents to call 911 in an emergency situation.


A change in programming! “Train to Danger,” a melodrama performed by the Pecan Players and set for the stage on May 3, has been postponed to September 20. Stay tuned for more details as this date comes closer.


Mother’s Day is coming on May 12, and if you plan to dine with mom at the clubhouse, reservations are being taken now. Call 817-573-2641 to secure a spot.


The Ladies Golf Association (LGA) will take a road trip to Cleburne Golf Links on Tuesday. LGA President Clara Garcia says the course they will play is a beautiful one with views of Lake Pat Cleburne.


Terry Bazzone writes that the final meeting of the Lake Granbury Newcomers Club for the 2012-2013 year will take place next Thursday at Pecan’s clubhouse. The reservation table opens at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting coming to order at 10:15. Terry says that the meeting will bring closure to the year’s charitable efforts as well as hold the installation of officers for the 2013-2014 season.

The club received 52 applications from Granbury High School for its annual scholarship, and the winner’s name will be revealed at the meeting. Furthermore, members will hear from Mary Saltarelli of Preserve Granbury as she educates ladies on the history of Hood County and Granbury.

Attendees are also asked to bring used cell phones with chargers for donation to the “Cell Phones for Soldiers Program.”

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]


Congratulations to Pecan’s Lula Pope for being named the Granbury Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Year for 2012.

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