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PECAN PLANTING WICKS

Originally from Mississippi, transplanted to Texas for 27 years, Diane Long is a wife, mother and English teacher who wrote Pecan Plantation Bits for a total of 14 years. She spends her time gathering neighborhood news and teaching students how to avoid the passive voice.

Wednesday, January 26 brings the next meeting of the Pecan Plantation Breakfast Club, where candidates for the Pecan Board of Directors will be presented, attendees will have the opportunity to mingle at the election and members will be able to submit questions to the candidates.

The Breakfast Club starts at 8 a.m. at the Pecan Pavilion and reservations are requested before noon on Tuesday, January 25: 817 573-2641.

GOLF NEWS

The Ladies’ Golf Association thanks Kim Teague and the members who served on the board and committees for their leadership during the difficult year of 2021.

Officers leading the LGA for 2022 include: Pam Meyer, President; Carol Bishop, first vice-president; Martha Savage, second vice president; Kim Hannagan, secretary; and Patti Andrews, Treasurer.

All Tuesday play days start at 1 p.m. this month, and next Tuesday, January 25, will bring even-numbered holes.

Plus, the Men’s Golf Association will be playing a 4-man, pick-your-foursome shambles on Thursday, January 27.

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The next meeting of the Pecan Board of Directors will be Thursday, January 27 at 6 p.m. in the Pecan Ballroom.

COLLECTION STATION

With the holiday months behind us, the Pecan collection station is back on its “last Saturday of the month” collection date, which is Saturday, January 29 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Additionally, recycling items and members (no waste) are accepted every Wednesday from 4-6 p.m.

TO HAVE AS A GOAL

The Pecan Plantation Archery and Airgun Association meets again on Tuesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. at Ravenswood Road Shooting Range. All Pecaners are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about the group and its activities in our community. Regular events throughout the year include target shooting, workshops, tournaments and youth events.

WELCOME TO THE HOUSE

An orientation session for new members will be held on Saturday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the Pecan Pavilion. Members of the Membership Committee will be on hand to welcome new residents (or people who have been here a while and have never attended an orientation session), provide information and answer questions about our community . Everyone is welcome.

To register, contact Kathie Schoepf at [email protected]

PAINTING PROJECTS

Pecan artist Deanna Thibault has two days of painting classes on the schedule. Friday, February 4 brings a project on paper, then Friday, February 11 brings a project on canvas. Both events run from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Attendees can sign up for PAC (817-573-7952) and indicate whether they are bringing supplies or would like them provided.

SPECIAL DATE

A dad/daughter ball will be held at the PAC on Saturday, February 5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Presented by Dance Dreams Academy, the event will include music, ballroom dancing lessons, refreshments and a photo booth.

Register for this event by contacting the PAC.

LONG LIVE VALENTINE

The Pecan Entertainment Committee will be hosting a Las Vegas-themed Valentine’s Day party on Saturday, February 12 from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Pecan Pavilion.

Cocktails, dinner, games and music by the local (and very popular!) JetBlacq duo will complete the evening. Reservations are required: 817-573-2641.

BLOOD COLLECT

The American Red Cross returns to PAC in Pecan on Wednesday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a blood drive. Residents received an email with a link to make an appointment for a donation. People can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter Pecanplantation to find our community registration site.

COMMITTEE CHAIR

The Pecan Entertainment Committee needs a chairperson to plan neighborhood events. The position requires preparing meeting agendas, leading committee meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, monitoring and following up on planned social events, and attending the Board Workshop every second Thursdays of the month.

Brenda Palmer led this committee for several years and did an amazing job hosting fun events at Pecan. She invites those interested to contact her at [email protected]

THANK YOU

I recently met several Pecans for whom the actions of our Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service volunteers were the difference between life and death. Thank you to the men and women who train, prepare and stand ready at all times to serve our neighborhood and its people. What a wonderful convenience our first responders provide at Pecan Plantation!

[email protected] | 817-579-9360

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