Fort Worth

June 20, 2014

City by City: Fort Worth area

Edgecliff Village Park and Recreation invites the public to its annual Fourth of July Parade. Scout troops, youth groups, families and others are welcome, and no reservations are required. The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. at Edgecliff City Hall, 1605 Edgecliff Road, and the parade starts at 9.


Town invites marchers

to join July Fourth parade

Edgecliff Village Park and Recreation invites the public to its annual Fourth of July Parade. Scout troops, youth groups, families and others are welcome, and no reservations are required. The lineup starts at 8:30 a.m. at Edgecliff City Hall, 1605 Edgecliff Road, and the parade starts at 9.

The route is just less than a mile on residential streets and is at a walking pace. The parade is led by a Marine Corps color guard, followed by firetrucks, the mayor and council, E-COPs. Next come decorated cars, pickups, golf carts and other motor vehicles. After that, the bikes, trikes, strollers, pets, etc., followed by individuals who bring their horses, riding clubs, and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department Mounted Patrol.

Refreshments are provided behind City Hall.

For more information, contact Ray Beamer at or 817-293- 6339.


Goldtone Senior Show Choir will present fundraiser show

The Goldtone Senior Show Choir will present its annual fundraiser at 7 p.m. June 28. The “Songs of Broadway” concert will be held at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane.

Admission is $10, and tickets may be purchased at the door.

Anyone interested in joining the choir after hearing this performance may speak to a member.

For more information, call Helen Laza at 817-300-7017.

Trap and skeet club to raise funds for kids to go to camp

The Fort Worth Trap and Skeet Club will host a three-day trap shooting tournament to raise money for bereaved children to go to Camp Fire El Tesoro de la Vida.

This inaugural event, called the Wildcat Crane Handicap Tournament, is a sanctioned tournament meant to benefit children who have come through the court system because of the violent death of a loved one.

The tournament begins Friday and ends Sunday, and a portion of the funds will be used to provide sponsorships to help send grieving children to camp.

The tournament will be held at the Fort Worth Trap and Skeet Club, at 1064 Farm Road 2871 in west Fort Worth.

The public is welcome, but competitors must be a member of the Amateur Trap Association or fill out an application to join and pay the $20 membership dues.

Donations can be made through Camp Fire First Texas website by designating that your gift be used for the Campership Fund.

— Mitch Mitchell

Two appointed to posts

at Fort Worth Country Day

Evan D. Peterson, head of school at Fort Worth Country Day, announced the appointments of Brad Philipson as FWCD’s first assistant head of school for academics and Kathy Lott as the school’s director of admission.

Philipson will oversee FWCD’s academic program in grades K-12, implementing programs in teacher evaluation, program mapping, curriculum development, and teacher professional growth and development.

“Country Day will continue to lead the way in academic research and teaching, and Dr. Philipson’s appointment gives us that needed leader,” Peterson said in a statement.

Philipson comes to FWCD from The Casady School in Oklahoma City, where he served as the upper division director.

At Metairie Park Country Day School in Louisiana, he served as an English teacher from 2003 to 2012, dean of students for grades 11 and 12 from 2007 to 2009, and upper school assistant principal from 2009 to 2012.

Lott replaces Barbara Jiongo, who retired after 23 years of service to the school.

Lott previously served as associate director of admission at the school.

Lott was hired in 2001 to serve as the assistant director of admission and to teach two upper school math courses. A year later, she was promoted to associate director of admission.

Since then, Lott has added director of financial aid, upper school learning specialist and Duke TIP Academic Adventures program co-coordinator to her list of responsibilities.


July Fourth bike-decorating contest is open to children

Time to pull out the July Fourth decorations and round up the kids to decorate their bikes, trikes and wagons for the annual Tom Ward Decorated Bike Contest. The theme this year is “Forty Years of Patriotic Tradition.”

Contest judging begins on July 4 at 9 a.m. in the Granbury school district administration building parking lot across the street from Decker Gym. Entry is free, no registration required, and winners will receive a $25 American Express gift check donated by Southwest Securities FSB.

Three winners will be selected from age groups of 4 and younger, 5-9 and 10 and older. Kids must do their own decorating.

All bike contestants will join the Hometown Parade en route to the historic square. Parents must accompany their kids along the parade route.

The 40th annual Hometown Parade steps off on July 4 at 10 a.m. from Granbury High School and travels down Pearl Street, around the square and west on Bridge Street. 92.1/Hank FM will broadcast live coverage of the parade in front of Granbury Live.

Judged entries will compete for awards in the following categories: Best of Parade, Best Commercial, Best Noncommercial, Best Float, Grand Marshal’s Choice, Best Walking/Marching and Best Livestock.

The Ranch Rodeo Cowboy’s Up is at 6 p.m. in the Reunion Grounds followed by the Extreme Pyrotechnics Fireworks Show at 9:45 p.m. over Lake Granbury near the Pearl Street Bridge.

Listen to KPIR/1420 AM to enjoy choreographed patriotic music throughout the fireworks show.


New class offered

at senior center

Join the creative writing class each Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. and learn to express yourself through words.

Led by local writing enthusiast Camille Drinan, this fun and informative class will take members through ways to write the memoir they have yet to write or the next Great American Novel, or maybe just a short story or two.

Call the senior center for more information about this or any activity at 817-237-3281.

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