Pecan artists are preparing for annual art show at Langdon

The Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) welcomed spring and several guests and new members at its April meeting where Doug Prine treated attendees to a fabulous art demonstration.

The May meeting of the guild comes Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) when full-time professional artist Marian Hirsch will demonstrate pastel techniques. Marian’s career as an artist includes much study and display of her work, and she is also teaching a one day pastel workshop on May 19 at the PAC. Contact Colleen Zeiler at 817-573-7546 to sign up for the workshop.

Also in May, the PPAG will host its fourth annual spring show on May 24-27 at the Langdon Center Concert Hall. A reception in honor of the artists is planned for May 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. complete with art, refreshments, and music.

First place honors for artist of the month in April went to Jim Stewart, and also having work recognized were Lue Johnston, Joanne Croft, Barbara Brown, and Jean Runnells. These talented folks have their work featured at the clubhouse, the PAC, and at various Pecan Village businesses.

The PPAG welcomes new members who are Pecan residents and at least 18 years of age. For more information on the guild and its activities, contact President Martie Raines at 817-279-1348 or visit


Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club is in for a treat when cowboy poet and homespun philosopher John Pelham presents “Real Life Truisms.” Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club’s final meeting of the 2012-2013 year comes Thursday morning beginning with social time at 9:30 and the meeting at 10. Ladies will be entertained with a program by Granbury Opera as well as install new club officers. Lunch will follow the meeting.

Patio clog plants will adorn tables and be available for purchase for $15. Come early to shop. Reservations are required for the meeting. Call 817-573-2641 before Monday noon.


After a successful dog park grand opening, the Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) are busy again with a dog parade/walk on May 18 beginning at 10 a.m. at the PAC. Entry forms are available now for $20 and on parade day for $25.


The month of May presents two exciting opportunities for Pecan residents to participate in activities that benefit the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service (VFD/EMS).

The Auxiliary will host its annual Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Pecan golf course. The popular event is one of the Auxiliary’s most successful fundraisers. According to the tournament’s chairperson Ruth DeLoach, the format is a five person mixed scramble, and the entry fee is $35 per person. Snacks will be provided. All proceeds benefit Pecan’s emergency service groups and are tax deductible.

Furthermore, for a $100 donation, businesses and organizations may place a sign at one of the holes along the tournament.

Prospective sponsors, or those with questions about the tournament, may call Ruth at 817-573-5561, and golfers may sign up for the tournament at the pro shop: 817-573-2645.

The 12th annual EMS Health Fair is planned for May 25.


The Hood County News Tennis Festival comes May 18-19 in Pecan for folks who would like to participate or drop by and watch competitive tennis play. Contact the tennis shop to sign up: 817-573-2641.

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