Pooches dress as witches, pumpkins and pilgrims

November 2, 2013


The Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP) hosted a pet costume parade and trick or treating event last weekend, and it was a puppy paradise. FOPP President Mary Kunkel thanks all of the participating vendors for their handing out of treats and for helping make the day such a success. Thanks also go to the costume contest judges, Beverly Franzen, Bruce Lockwood, and Lisa Rodrigues.

Taking first place honors for the day were “Bella the Witch” and “Penny the Pilgrim” owned by Carole Caldwell. Second place went to “J.D. the Underdog” and “Cutter the Wonderdog” owned by Kathryn Coyle, and “Pumpkin Maggie,” belonging to Lydia and Elizabeth Long, took third place. Show stealer for the day was “Great Dane Harley” who came dressed as a “Chihuahua.”

In other FOPP news, congratulations go to Pepper Davis who won the quilt raffle fundraiser at the recent crafts fair. Pepper took home a one-of-a-kind quilt crafted by Wanda Greene.

Upcoming FOPP events include a dog play date at Pooch Plantation on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, a come and go “meet and greet” event for dogs and owners alike.

Nov. 9 brings pictures of pets and their families with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at the PAC. Photos will be made into Christmas cards and available in time for holiday mailing.


The Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Charlie Lee Building.


Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club has heard from several elected officials recently, and this week’s meeting will continue the theme when State Senator Brian Birdwell addresses the crowd beginning at 8 a.m.


Election Day is Tuesday, and voting for Pecaners runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC).


The Archery/Air Gun Association congratulates the children who participated in the pumpkin shoot last Saturday, and Archery Association chair Sy Rosenfeld reports that more than 21 little Pecaners were at the range, all of whom managed to hit the mark and walk away with plenty of candy loot.

The next archery event comes Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon when the annual William Tell Tournament is on the schedule. The free event is open to serious archery participants, and apple pies will be waiting on the prize table. Sign up at the PAC.


“Dancing through the Decades” comes Friday evening and will include dinner and dancing to songs by request from various decades by disk jockey “The Baron.” Party goers may also dress the part for even more fun. Call 817-573-2641 for reservations.


A Veterans Day tennis play day is on the calendar for Nov. 9. Call the tennis shop to sign up: 817-573-2641.

The MGA’s annual meeting and breakfast also comes on Nov. 9. The meeting will include electing new board members followed by a shamble two-best ball play. Sign up in the pro shop.


Pecan’s Boy Scout chapter will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Nov. 9, and the troop asks folks with flags that need retiring to bring them to the PAC before that date.


Four Pecan artists will teach a sneaker painting class on Nov. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the PAC. Participants should bring a pair of sneakers and will take home a custom painted pair of shoes. The cost of the class is $30, and space is limited. Call the PAC to sign up: 817-573-7952.

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