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FIRST DAY HIKES LAKE WHITNEY STATE PARK

Lake Whitney State Park Offers New Year’s Day Guided Hike

Lake Whitney State Park, Hill County, Texas –  Lake Whitney State Park will offer a guided nature hike on New Year’s Day from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  Participants will meet at the trailhead for the Two Bridges Trail, next to the Recreation Hall.

          The hike will be Lake Whitney State Park’s contribution to the nationwide First Day Hikes program.  First Day Hikes brings awareness of healthy lifestyle alternatives that include state parks.  This program is directed by the National Association of State Park Directors.

          The topics of the guided hike will include local flora and fauna, as well and a discussion of how state parks can contribute to physical fitness and wellness.  According to Park Superintendent Luke Stucker, “We hope that park visitors and our neighbors will join us in starting the New Year off on the right foot by joining us for our First Day Hikes program.  This is a great opportunity to take part in an activity, work off holiday food and meet like-minded people in a beautiful natural environment.”

          The guided hike is free for any participant who has a valid entrance permit for the day.  Entrance permits are available from Park Headquarters for $5.00 per person for everyone 13 or older.  Children 12 or under are free.  Entrance fees are also covered by a valid Texas State Parks Pass.

          Lake Whitney State Park is a 775-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.

                        For more information about Lake Whitney State Park or this release, please contact Luke Stucker, (254) 694-3793, email –luke.stucker@tpwd.texas.gov, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.

Everyone’s Christmas Story

 How do you tell an old story in a new way, especially when it’s the most important story of all?  A young writer tries to liven the annual church Christmas play with pop stars, superheroes, gangsters and circus performers.  She comes to realize how amazing the actual Biblical account really is…just the way it is, was and always will be:  a truly everyone’s story. Find out more »

 

New Food Bank Building

Land Acquiring for new food bank building. Click here to read more…

 

OUTLETS AT HILLSBORO ANNOUNCES NEW TENANT

 

 

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HILLSBORO, TXApril 28, 2014 – Just in time for Mother’s Day and then Father’s Day, Outlets at Hillsboro announces that Coach, a global leader in premium handbags and accessories for women and men, will be opening an approximate 7,000 square foot store in Space 158 across from the Gap Outlet store.  The store will open at 10 AM on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

West – Parker’s Park Project – Storage Wars-TX – Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, April 26

As many of you know, the City Park in West was destroyed by the explosion at West Fertilizer on April 17.  A couple months after, then 4-yr. old, Parker Pustejovsky wanted to raise money to help rebuild the park.  Parker is the son of our friend, Joey Pustejovsky, a West volunteer fireman who gave his life in the explosion.  With the help of his family, friends, and lots of volunteers, the Parker’s Park Project hosted a hot dog fundraiser last July.  The support received that day was amazing and to date, we have raised approximately $120,000.  Please take a look at our website at www.ParkersParkProject.com and learn the whole story.  Now, after meeting with different vendors for playground equipment and looking at numerous options, Parker’s Park Project would like to announce our GOAL of $200,000.  We want to provide our children with the best playground we can get.  

Recently, we were contacted by some of the cast members of A&E’s show Storage Wars-Texas, about helping with another fundraiser to help us reach our goal.  We are excited to announce that on Saturday, April 26, some of the cast members are coming to West and helping us with an Auction Fundraiser.  We are now soliciting donations of items that could be auctioned off to help us reach our goal.

Attached is a flyer promoting the event at the West KC grounds.  There will also be a fundraiser horseshoe tournament that day, so please make plans to attend.

If you, or someone you know, would like to make a donation towards this worthy cause, please contact one of us that are copied on this email.  We will be glad to arrange pick up of the donated item, to have in the auction.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to help out.

Thanks in advance for your support!

Matt Thomas

254-582-1637

Homemade Just for Your Special Valentine

Hollys Corner

Special orders are gift boxed or made to your specification!

SPECIAL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FEBRUARY 7TH, 2014

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Cupcakes – Heart Cookies

Covered Strawberries and Apples

*SANDWICH AND SODA SHOP NOW OPEN *DUBLIN DRINKS

*BLUEBELL ICE CREAM *HOMEMADE CHOCOLATES

~Hwy 22 & 56 S. ~ Laguna Park ~ 254-775-4043

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