Pecan winds down for 2013, gears up for 2014


Family gingerbread house building and decorating last week at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) was big fun. Activities Coordinator Joi Keahey says nine houses were made for display and much merriment came from this annual holiday event.

The PAC has a plethora of activities planned for the new year, including line dancing beginning on Jan. 9, exercise classes of all kinds, adult art classes each week and children’s art class on Tuesday afternoons.

Call the PAC at 817-573-7952 or stop by the front desk for a full list of offerings.


Pecan is a sparkly place during the holiday season, and special recognition goes to three homes this year. Congratulations to first place light winner Tim Berberich, whose prize is dinner for four at the clubhouse; second place winners Jim and Terry Aleshire, who will receive a pro shop voucher; third place winners Susan and Kelly Harding, who will claim Sunday breakfast for four; and honorable mention goes to Ray and Susan Kilpatrick, who will enjoy Sunday breakfast buffet for two.

A hearty thank you goes to first year Pecan board members who served as judges: Wynette Burns, Wally Herzog, and Derrick Parrish.


Pecaners may ring in 2014 with a special evening of dining at the clubhouse. A holiday menu is planned, and reservations will be taken every half hour from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening. Call the front desk to reserve a table: 817-573-2641.


Breakfast Club will not meet next Wednesday on New Year’s Day but will return to its normal schedule Jan. 8.


Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. will bring a ping pong tournament to the PAC. All ages are welcome. No registration necessary.


The Ladies Golf Association (LGA) announces its slate of officers for 2014. Serving in the new year will be Brenda Shawen, president; Mary Erkes, first vice president; Barbara Kizer, second vice president; Janice Overstreet, secretary; Sue Lewis, treasurer; and Clara Garcia, parliamentarian. Best wishes to these ladies for a successful year.


Congratulations to Jody Sue Keahey, Gracie Bolton, Trinity Matthews, Gavin Combs, and Truett Rainwater on being Halloween costume winners. More congratulations go to the trunk or treat winners: Brownie Troop 2333, the Art for Kids class, and Debbie Thomas. These folks gave the judges, Wynette Burns Derrick Parish, Maria Sirois, and Connie Iacomini, a difficult task.


For returning members of the Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC), dues are being accepted for 2014. For prospective member, dues are $25 per person or $35 per household and good from January to December.

The club relies on membership dues and donations to continue maintenance and beautification of our front circle.

To renew membership or join for the first time, send dues to Shirley Crise at 9703 Bellechase.


Pecan’s Fire Chief Dave Raffa thanks the Brazos River Authority (BRA) for its recent donation to our Volunteer Fire Depatment (VFD). Chief Raffa says our community’s VFD works closely with the BRA concerning fire and water emergencies.

It has been a busy fall for the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) as its chief, Sandra Winfield, reports 78 calls during October and the first half of November.

Thank you to the men and women who make our neighborhood a safe place.


Happy New Year to all the readers of Pecan Bits. Thank you for your support during 2013, and I look forward to hearing about and reporting the news of our community and its families in 2014.

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