Pecan Bits: Scarecrow wreaths can be purchased

Scarecrow wreaths can be purchased

The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) began its new year last month with a lovely musical program presented by “The Judge and the Jury” followed by good food and fellowship among members, and their meeting coming next Thursday promises to be equally enjoyable.

Jimmie Porterfield, who is a deCordova resident and has been singing since she was 12, will provide special music for the day. Ladies will also hear from Dr. Steve Peterson about “enhancing natural beauty.”

Another highlight of the day will be the table centerpieces, which are available for purchase. This month’s tables will boast scarecrow wreathes for $20 each, and they promise to be as popular as last month’s casserole carriers.

Social time begins in the clubhouse ballroom at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting coming to order at 10. Reservations by noon on Monday are a must. Call to reserve your spot: 817-573-2641.

The PPWC welcomes all ladies in Pecan to its gatherings where fellowship and hospitality are always on the menu.


The gentlemen of our neighborhood will also meet next Thursday as the Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEOS) have a full day scheduled. Doug Ward announces that the ROMEOS will first gather at 11 a.m. at the softball field next to the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) for their annual home run derby After their athletic competition finishes, ROMEOS will head to the clubhouse for lunch.


The Ladies’ Golf Association will gather on Tuesday for a full day of play with Low Gross/Low Net and Rally for the Cure on the agenda.


Breakfast Club next Wednesday morning will learn about “The Treasures of El Tesoro” when Campfire Girls, USA representative Dorothy Wing addresses the group. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


Fall garage sale day is coming to Pecan on Oct. 20, and it will be a full day indeed. Business hours run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. To be included on the sale list given out at the gates, call 817-573-2641.

In addition to members’ sales at their homes, several groups will hold special events.

The Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) will be selling hotdog lunches at the front circle, and all proceeds go to the beautification of Pecan. Come early; these meals go fast! For more information on the GTGC, contact Toni McClendon at [email protected]

Pecan’s RV Club’s garage sale will be at the Shady Campground, and donations are being accepted. Also, for $25, members may use a shaded parking spot for a garage sale rather than have it at their home. Coffee and sweets in the morning and sloppy joes meals at lunch will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the proposed multi-use pavilion for the campground. For more information, contact Bill Green at 817-992-0071.

The Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) is also accepting garage sale donations. Proceeds from the day will benefit a proposed off leash dog park in Pecan. Contact Mary at 817-579-2632 for more FOPP information.


The GTGC’s Pedal for Petals returns on Oct. 27, and early registration ends Monday. Go to the “bike rally” link at to sign up at a discounted price and choose a t-shirt size. More details on the day coming next week.


Our sympathy goes to the family of Trish Clayton, who passed away Oct. 3.

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