Golfers raise $7,000 for Pecan’s VFD/EMS

June 1, 2013


The recent Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (VFD/EMS) Auxiliary Golf Tournament benefiting the Pecan Plantation VFD/EMS was the most successful event of its kind in the history of the organization. Thirty-one mixed scramble teams comprised of 157 players participated at the Pecan golf course on May 19, and the fundraiser grossed more than $7,000.

The Auxiliary is grateful to all golfers and sponsors who made the tournament possible.

Congratulations to the winners, including:

First place: V. Corn, Tim Ahlander, Sam Watts, Bill Hughes, and Bill Kennedy.

Second Place: Dave Raffa, David Kile, Bill Vogler, and Stan Stookesberry.

Third Place: John Brown, James Lowry, Brent McCoy, and Nichole McCoy.

Fourth Place: Michael Donarumo, Joey Donarumo, Keena Donarumo, Matt LaCluyse, and Jackson LaCluyse.

Fifth Place: Mark Fishback, Cheryl Fishback, Mark Robinson, Kathleen Ledwig, and Kim Hannagan.

Winners of “Closest to Hole” were Jim Haas and Vicki Hassenzahl.


Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club will welcome Janice Jensen, pet owner and trainer, who will inform folks about the health benefits of having a pet. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


Acton Nature Center’s (ANC) annual nature fun run comes on June 8 beginning at 7:30 a.m. for runners and walkers. The course is 3.8 miles, and ANC will split the proceeds with Rancho Brazos residents who were affected by the tornado. Registration runs through 7 a.m. on race day or may be completed in advance at


The entertainment committee has a big day planned for June 8 at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC). Pecan’s inaugural unique car show will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the special cars will come out of the garage.

Barbara Wilson of the entertainment committee says the day will be a trip down memory lane and a family outing that all will enjoy. Food will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Do you have a special vehicle that you would like to showcase? If so, contact Barbara at [email protected]


Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) will meet next Tuesday at 2:15 at the PAC. This group works with Pecan to raise funds for, enhance, and maintain Pooch Plantation.


Pecan’s Archery Club will hold a 2D/3D tournament June 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at Pecan’s archery/air gun range. This event is the first “third Saturday of the month” tournament for the group. The entry fee is $5 per shooter, and the highest scorer will be awarded a clubhouse chicken buffet dinner for two. Door prizes, as well as hamburgers and the trimmings, are also on the menu for competitors.


Summer days bring mosquitoes, and EMS Chief Sandra Winfield reminds residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus. Chief Winfield has detailed information in the May edition of “The Columns.”


Free deep water aerobics classes start at the clubhouse pool on June 4 and run Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. during the summer. Participants should bring a swim noodle. Contact Tal Hogue for more information: 817-559-2816.


This week begins numerous activities for the youngest residents of Pecan, and the calendar is chock full of offerings. See “The Columns” for a full list or pick up a schedule at the PAC.


Sympathy goes to the family of Judy Klemp who passed away May 22.

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