Stookesberry is Artist of Month

August 9, 2014

The Pecan Plantation Art Guild (PPAG) congratulates Donna Stookesberry for winning first place honors in August for Artist of the Month.

Also receiving accolades for outstanding work were Kathy Yoders, Jean Runnels, JoAnn Croft, and Elaine Wilks. All of these talented folks, along with artist Jim Stewart, have their work displayed in the Pecan clubhouse, the Pecan Activities Center (PAC), and at several stops in the Pecan Village shopping area.

The PPAG’s online gallery is also updated and allows viewing of award winning pieces: All of the displayed work is priced for purchase.

The PPAG will meet collectively on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the PAC when Jim Stewart will demonstrate skills on gaining perspective on one’s own art work.

Guests and new members are welcome to the meeting. The requirements for PPAG membership are being a resident of Pecan, being at least 18 years of age, and paying annual $25 dues.

For more information about Tuesday’s gathering or the art scene in Pecan, contact PPAG President Kathleen Bales at 817-279-8851.


One of the PPAG’s most anticipated annual events comes on Sept. 26 when gallery night commences in five homes.

The evening will be filled with beautiful, original pieces of art, good food and drink and opportunity to visit with exhibiting artists. Furthermore, galleries will host guest artists who will demonstrate their particular artistic styles, including Jeanette Alexander, Robert Cook, Randy Meadors, James Spurlock and Kathy Tate.

Door prizes are also on the evening’s agenda, as well as the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for lovely items. The event is free and open to all interested visitors.


Ed Shipman, founder of Happy Hills Farm, will speak to Breakfast Club goers giving an update on Happy Hills and North Central Texas Academy. Come at 8 a.m. for breakfast and the program.


The Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) welcomes new members Mary Carnes, Ann and Dennis Daughabaugh, Kathi and Steve Barber, and Rosella and Leon Frazier as they join returning members Cheryl and Don Moore, Dave and Janie Narducci, and Polly and Jerry Parmer.

The goal of the Green Thumb Garden Club is to enhance and improve the landscaping of key areas in Pecan.

Interested in joining the folks of the GTGC who keep Pecan looking good? Send e-mail to Linda Kunzman at [email protected] or Toni McClendon at [email protected]


The final rounds of junior tennis camps for summer 2014 come on Aug. 11 and 18. Class runs from 9 to 11 a.m.

All ages are welcome. Sign up at the tennis pro shop.


A wonderful, recently added amenity to Pecan is the Brazos River Nature Trail, a 1.2 mile route along the Brazos and located across Ravenswood Road from the campgrounds and pavilion.

Thank you to the Brazos River Sportsman Club for building the bird blind and continuing to make improvements to the growing birding center on the trail.

Additions to make the trail even more enjoyable are on the drawing board, and anyone wishing to contribute time and materials for picnic tables, benches, and bird houses or feeders should contact Brenda Palmer at [email protected]

All Pecaners are invited to don walking shoes and hike the trail.


Our security office, located on Monticello Circle near the front Pecan entrance, now holds Saturday hours on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Security personnel hopes these additional working times will make visiting the office more convenient for folks who are unable to come during the week.

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