Progress continues for Pecan dog park


Mary Kunkel, on behalf of the Friends of Pooch Plantation (FOPP), says that the off-leash dog park is progressing nicely, and all are looking forward to the grand opening set for April 6.

At the park, the fence is up, the concrete walkway is being poured, and the benches have been shipped. Still on the list to add are rule signs and water fountains, along with paver installation and sticker removal from the area to get Pooch Plantation ready for use.

More fundraising is planned to help purchase the final necessities for the park, and Feb. 9 is the date set for a bake sale and pet valentine photo shoot. Watch for more details as this date comes closer.


Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) will host its annual boot scootin’ fundraiser on Jan. 26. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served at 6:30. Live music by J.P. and Friends will run from 7:30 to 11:30 with auction sales and raffle ticket drawings lasting from 5:30 to 8.

Ladies (and gentlemen too) need not be PPWC members to attend, but reservations are a must: 817-573-2641.

The ladies of the PPWC keep philanthropy at the forefront of their endeavors, and seven Hood County charities will benefit from the proceeds of the evening.


Thursday at 6:30 p.m. will bring a Town Hall meeting at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) where information will be given and discussion had about Pecan’s assessment proposal. Members will vote on the proposal in the March election.


Ed Key, Pecan’s Marina Committee chair, announces that the marina staff and committee volunteers have been busy restoring the kitchen exterior, part of which includes a new paint scheme for the patio.

Furthermore, the committee is planning to add a new canopy to the main dock in addition to bumper pads at the gas pump.

The marina kitchen is running at full speed, serving meals at the marina and welcoming “to go” orders that may be packaged and picked up.


Wednesday morning’s Breakfast Club will be sailing on high seas when it hears from sailing ship historian Phil Harris about “Navigation Techniques used by the Ancients.” Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


Pecan’s lady golfers will participate in “low gross/low net” on Tuesday and “even holes” on Jan. 29. For more more information on the LGA in Pecan, contact president Clara Garcia: 817-573-6377.


Pecan’s equestrian center continues to thrive and both permanent boarding and holding pens for Pecan guests are available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information on the equestrian facilities and outings, contact Tammy Dressman at 817-614-9744.


On the wish list for tennis players this year are new lights for courts 1 through 4, the same style as lights already installed on courts 5 and 6. Projects for improving and maintaining the tennis facilities are always on the calendar, and for more information on these activities, or on anything else tennis in Pecan, contact Allen Engerer at 817-219-1949 or email [email protected]


Line dancing at the PAC continues on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Instructor Pam Fisher, who has more than two decades of teaching experience, invites folks to join and says that the first class is always free! For more information on the dance class, call: 817-573-7952.


Our sympathy goes to the family of Norman Weaver, who passed away on Jan. 8.