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29th Annual Pecan Grove Cemetery Memorial Day Tribute
Perhaps there is no more sacred place on earth than the gravesite of a fallen soldier, having offered his or her life so we may live in liberty and the peace of our home. Seven hundred seventy-six American veteran heroes now rest in the historic Pecan Grove Cemetery, from the Mexican War to the Persian Gulf wars. The history of McKinney, Collin County and Texas is woven among the historical figures also buried there. However, it is the “other” story, the story of courage and sacrifice, given with pride to our nation, that we honor each May.
Auditions - Frisco Community Theatre
Frisco Community Theatre (non equity) is holding auditions for Love, Sex and the I.R.S. Monday, June 10, and Tuesday, June 11, 7-10 p.m. by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, directed by Anton Bucher.
Girl Scouts help Children's Medical Center with bake sale
Girls from Junior Girl Scout Troop #8487 of Coppell had a bake sale on March 8 after school as part of their work on the Bronze Award.
Coppell High Choir students awarded scholarships
Coppell High School Choir Boosters awarded $1,000 scholarships to Jenna Hernandez and Sarah McDowell during the annual choir banquet on Friday, May 11.
Lewisville resident James Adams honored as 2013 Paramedic of the Year
Each year, Acadian Ambulance recognizes exceptional medics for their tireless work ethic and dedication to their jobs. James Adams, a Lewisville resident, was recently honored as Acadian’s 2013 Paramedic of the Year.
Hawaiian Falls serving those who serve us
Hawaiian Falls will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel at any of five Texas waterparks, including parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco, from 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.
American Cancer Society celebrating 100 years of saving lives
On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the American Cancer Society will celebrate 100 years of saving lives and creating more birthdays. To mark this milestone, the Society is asking North Texans to make noise with them to help finish the fight against cancer.
Sandy Lake Amusement Park 2013 Home School Family Day
Sandy Lake Amusement Park will host the 4th Annual Home School Family Day on May 23, 2013. The popular North Dallas fun spot will welcome home school families on an exclusive basis from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
2009 Allen HS graduate is visiting Texas this summer with Williams & Company
DanIel Pendergraft graduated from Allen HS in 2009. He has been attending Belmont in Nashville, Tenn., for the last four years. He will graduate in December. He is the keyboard player in Williams & Company. They are raising funds to bring their band to Texas. Here is some info about them.
Cruisin' in the Park 2013 offers family fun in Plano's Haggard Park
On Saturday, May 11, Plano's Haggard Park was filled with fun for all ages at "Cruisin' in the Park" -- a Plano Rotary Club event supported by The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation Inc. and the Historic Downtown Plano Association to celebrate Plano and National Historic Preservation Month.
Thanks for a tremendous 2012-2013 year!
The 2012-2013 Planoette year came to an official end with the Senior Mother Daughter Tea at Glen Eagles Country Club on May 5.
Mesquite Rotary Club presents more than $11,000 in scholarships
The Mesquite Rotary Club hosted its annual Scholarship Recognition and Awards Luncheons at the Dallas Athletic Club on April 30 and May 7. At the events, the top ten candidates for graduation in the Class of 2013 from each Mesquite ISD high school, Sunnyvale High School, and Dallas Christian School were honored, and scholarship awards of $1,250 each were presented to students from each of these schools. Also, a $1,000 scholarship went to a student from the Mesquite Academy, and two students from the Eastfield College Rotaract Club received $750 scholarships. This investment by the club in the future of these deserving area scholars totaled $11,250.
Hitting the golf links for a cause at Highland Springs
With unseasonably cool temperatures, Old Man Winter has made unwelcome rounds in Dallas. However, he couldn’t prevent residents and employees of Highland Springs retirement community from playing their golf rounds for a worthy cause.
Frontiers of Flight Museum honors vets at book signing event May 25
Just in time for Memorial Day, the Frontiers of Flight Museum will host a special presentation by photographer/author Thomas Sanders on Saturday, May 25, at 1 p.m., featuring his latest book titled “The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of WWII.”
U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert honored at Golden Corridor Republican Women Luncheon
Golden Corridor Republican Women President Suzanne Blackstone presented the White Hat Award to U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert at Golden Corridor Republican Women Luncheon on April 13, 2013.
Frisco Improv Players
Frisco Community Theatre presents Frisco Improv Players' Evening of Laughter with CLEAN, Interactive Improv on Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX.
Interurban Railway Museum to feature 'Rural Texas Women at Work' exhibit
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2013, The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation Inc. will present “Rural Texas Women at Work, 1930–1960,” an exhibition sponsored by Texas A&M University, Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Arts Council of Brazos Valley and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The exhibit will be on display at the Interurban Railway Museum in historic downtown Plano.
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