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It was a great day for pumpkins

October 11, 2014
It was a great day for pumpkins

The “Fall Pumpkin Patch” fundraiser held last Saturday was a huge success!

The Lipan 4-H Club would like to say thank-you to everyone who came out and bought pumpkins and/or treats, had their picture made, or gave a donation. Hopefully, this will become an annual event in our community.

All proceeds will go toward keeping our Community Center open.

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Jennings is Artist of Month

October 11, 2014
Jennings is Artist of Month

The Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) congratulations Linda Jennings on taking first place honors for artist of the month in October.

Also receiving accolades for outstanding work are Barbara Sutton and Jonne Hough. PPAG members have work displayed at Pecan’s clubhouse, at various Pecan Village businesses, and online at www.pecanplantationartguild.com.

The PPAG will convene Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

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Harvest Moon to feature ‘the arts’

October 11, 2014
Harvest Moon to feature ‘the arts’

The Harvest Moon Festival is going back in time.

“We are going back to the original format,” said events coordinator Brenda Hyde, of the Historic Granbury Merchants Assocation (HGMA).

“The Harvest Moon Festival was originally about the arts,” she explained.

In recent years, the Harvest Moon Festival featured arts and crafts, pumpkin baking contests and eating contests.

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Balloons, books and a visit to Project 44 farm

October 11, 2014

There’s no shortage of entertainment next weekend. With hot air balloons at the airport, book sale at the library, Project 44 fundraiser on the farm and Harvest Moon Arts Festival on the square, we have plenty of reasons to get out of the house.

BALLOONS IN GRANBURY

“Balloons in Granbury” is a hot air balloon festival featuring 12 colorful balloons flying over Granbury at sunrise Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct.

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Helping Hands

October 11, 2014

VARIETY OF QUILTS OFFERED

SATURDAY, SUNDAY OCT. 18-19

The Granbury Quilters Guild plans a quilt sale at the Langdon Center Concert Hall on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Items for sale include lap quilts, place mats, table runners, baby quilts, wall hangings, Jim Shore Collectibles and Christmas gifts.

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Join Healthy Woman Saturday, Nov. 8 for program

October 11, 2014

It is important for women to find time for themselves. Lake Granbury Medical Center’s (LGMC’s) program Healthy Woman is designed just for today’s busy woman. On November 8, LGMC’s Healthy Woman will host its annual event at Acton Middle School (AMS). There’s plenty of parking and we will utilize both gyms, adjacent hallways.

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Fun day for hospitalized veterans

October 11, 2014
Fun day for hospitalized veterans

Numerous organizations were involved in hosting more than 150 hospitalized veterans for a day out at Squaw Creek Park last month. Fishing, games, music, food, prizes and camaraderie were all part of the beautiful day. Area American Legions, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Blue Star Mothers, Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter #1513, Pecan Valley Center for Veterans Services and Comanche Peak Detachment 1297 of the Marine Corps League made the day possible for the veterans.

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Stock up on books for chilly nights

October 8, 2014

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out the attic. –Ann Landers, advice columnist

“Five Days Left”

By Julie Lawson Timmer

Fiction

Five Days Left is about love and how sometimes loving someone means we have to hold on and sometimes it means we have to let go.

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Your family will flip for Crispy Mac & Cheese

October 8, 2014
Your family will flip for Crispy Mac & Cheese

Comfort food takes center stage now that the weather is getting cooler. And one recipe that will shine on your dinner table is Wallace Hale’s Crispy Mac & Cheese. It’s super creamy and we just love the added crunch of salty shoestring potatoes. Yummy!

See step-by-step photos of Wallace’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/crispymac

You’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win!

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United Way Goes Country: Ditching formal style for boots, jeans and Texas music

October 8, 2014
United Way Goes Country: Ditching formal style for boots, jeans and Texas music

Ditching formal style for boots, jeans and Texas music

HOOD COUNTY NEWS

The United Way of Hood County tried something different for this year’s special event.

It worked.

Over 500 people attended the country-style fundraiser at Reunion Grounds Saturday night. “This was the most successful event that we’ve had since we started this 11 years ago,” said Marilyn Luton, president of the board of directors for United Way.

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