Pecan Bits: Pecan dancers learn new steps

July 26, 2014

IT’S A CAMP WHERE YOU DANCE: Youngsters in Pecan Plantation participated in a recent dance camp. From left: Londyn Greene, Sydney Wilsman, Callie Hampton, Hailey Wilsman, Madison Wilsman, and Nicole Honea.

Little girls in tap shoes and ballet slippers delighted everyone at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) last week when Cyndi Bird’s annual dance camp commenced. Six little dancers were present to learn new steps in ballet, tap and jazz.


The Missoula Children’s Theater representatives arrive tomorrow evening, and auditions for “Treasure Island” begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Practice will continue all week and culminate in two performances on Saturday, one at 3 p.m. and the other at 5:30 p.m. All activities will occur at the PAC, and there is no fee for participating.

Tickets for the performances are available now: adults for $4 and children (10 and under) for $1.

On Wednesday of theater week, the Missoula crew will host an improvisation acting workshop from 3 to 3:45 p.m. for thespians grades 1-12 who wish to participate. Sign up at the PAC: $5 per participant.


Kent Whites, president ofGranbury Theater Company, will enlighten folks about the community benefits of our local theater company. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


Marina Committee Chair Joe Hartmann says that since the grand opening this spring of Pecan’s ramp extension at the marina, a steady stream of boat traffic has been moving. Boaters are asked to sign in at the marina store before launching a boat from the Pecan ramp.

Furthermore, the marina grill serves lunch daily and has specials on the menu through the end of the month.


Pecan’s annual kids’ fishing tournament netted great results with 32 participants vying for medals and the “Big Fish” trophy.

A pat on the back goes to all the folks who made the day such a success and hearty congratulations to the winners.

Reeling in first place honors were Chloe Torode, Aimee Palmer, Justin Webb and Gabe Christian. Second place went to Kaylee Hardin, Grace Ginn, Ryan Felton, Alan Palmer and Dylan Shields. Wining third place marks were Rylee Young and Aric Palmer.

Special congratulations to Gabe Christian for winning the Big Fish Award.


Emergency Medical Service Chief Sandra Winfield reports 89 call responses from May through mid-June. She reminds folks to call 911 to receive the timeliest help when assistance is needed. Furthermore, visiting our emergency services’ website will keep residents up to date on news and services provided in our community.


Pecan’s Fire Chief Dave Raffa welcomes new firefighters Caleb York, Justin Simcho and Jeremy Beckler to the group. Chief Raffa also recognizes Bill Mitchell, Dustin Huggins and Bill Volger on completing the training necessary to be qualified facility training officers.

A request from Chief Raffa to families who have installed storm shelters: please register your address at the fire station so that should a tornado occur, emergency officials could locate the home quickly and ensure safety for residents.


Congratulations to Bob Kinney on a hole-in-one on a par 3 hole of the Pecan course.

The Junior Club Championship comes Wednesday and Thursday of next week. Check the golf pro shop for tee times.


A big thank you goes to Sue Burroughs, Denise Brunner, Mary Erkes and Mike Elder for painting the facilities on holes 5 and 14 of Pecan’s course, as well as to the donor of a new fan and Mike Brown for its installation.


Our sympathy goes to the family of Polly Sneed, former Pecan resident, who died July 6 and to the family of Stuart “Bob” Higginbotham, who passed away July 15.

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