The Texas Independence Day celebration this month in Granbury had special significance for Pecan resident John Kimble, great-grandson of H.S. Kimble, who served as Secretary to the Convention of 1836 which adopted the Declaration of Independence from Mexico on March 2 of that year.
John Kimble, who serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Davy Crockett Chapter #47 of The Sons of the Republic of Texas, served as the grand marshal of the Independence Day parade on March 1, riding in a wagon that was built before 1900 and retraced the trip to Washington on the Brazos in 2011 in celebration of Texas’ 175th birthday.
The wagon was led by Hardin Simmons University’s six white horses and boasted the six flags that have flown over our state.
John writes that his great- grandfather volunteered for the Army of Texas the same day that Davy Crockett also enlisted, and a close look at the lower right side of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico reveals the signature of H.S. Kimble.
Because of his great-grandfather’s place in Texas history, as well as John’s continued service to history preservation in our state, the city of Granbury saluted John Kimble and his family as true Texas patriots.
Mindy Hodges, executive director of the Hood County Senior Center, will join Breakfast Club Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. She will give an overview of the programs offered and explain how the senior center is funded.
POOCH PLANTATION GATHERING
Weather permitting, tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. will bring a meet-and-greet for canines and owners at Pooch Plantation.
Boot Scootin’ dinner and dance
Get your boots on and make a reservation for the Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club’s (PPWC) annual Boot Scootin’ dinner and dance fundraiser on March 29.
A silent auction and raffle ticket items are also on the evening’s agenda. Live music will make the event, which begins with social time at 5:30 p.m., a hit.
All Pecaners, whether PPWC members or not, are welcome at this event, and reservations are a must.
Call the clubhouse front desk to reserve a table: 817-573-2641.
Committee sign-up sheets for the 2014-2015 Pecan year are at the clubhouse front desk and will be available until 7 p.m. March 30. Signing up is a must, even for folks who served on the committee last year.
These groups provide invaluable service to our community, and new and returning members are welcome.
William and Cyndi Bird’s swing dance class taught last month was so popular that the Birds will offer instruction in another dance genre in April.
William and Cyndi will take to the floor teaching couples to cha-cha for three Sunday evenings, April 6, 13, and 27, at 6 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC). The cost is $65 per couple, and space is limited.
Call the PAC for more information or to sign up: 817-573-7052.
AIR GUN MATCH
Folks wanting to compete in an air gun field target match have an opportunity to do so on March 29 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan archery/air Gun range. See www.pecanarchery.com for all the details.
Marilyn Spivey writes that the Friends for Animals Adoption Shelter in Acton is conducting a fundraiser this month by raffling a 32-inch Emerson LED flat screen television.
Tickets are $5 and are available at the shelter. The drawing will be April 15. Call the shelter at 817-326-3647 for ticket sale information.
Pecan Fire Chief Dave Raffa welcomes Hayden Heath and Alex Mullen to our community’s junior firefighter program.
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