Hats off to the Southlake Newcomers Club. That’s Santa hats I’m talking about.
At the Nov. 18 Southlake Newcomers Club monthly meeting, this amazing group adopted 50 Metroport Meals On Wheels homebound seniors.
Ok, they didn’t exactly “adopt” them, like moving in with them. What they did was sponsor 50 special senior Christmas stockings.
This is an incredible program where seniors in our community, who are homebound in Colleyville, Southlake and Grapevine, along with our surrounding communities, can receive a special stocking filled with items ranging from stamps, calendars, puzzles, gift cards, fruit, candies, nuts, etc.
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These items may sound simple, but they put a monumental smile on some very special faces. Think about it, without the visit from a Metroport Meals On Wheels volunteer, many of these seniors would just spend each day alone not knowing that anyone even cares.
Here is an idea readers, why not give Metroport Meals On Wheels a call and adopt a senior in honor or memory of your grandparents? For as little as $25, you can make a senior’s holiday something special.
Just give them a call at 817-491-1141 or go to their website, www.metroportmow.org and click on the donate button. Either way, you can give them your credit card number and warm a heart at the same time.
One day only!
That got your attention. This is one day to see and walk through five spectacular homes, decked out for the holidays. I am talking about the 2014 Colleyville Women’s Club Holiday Home Tour taking place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 7.
This home tour showcases five homes that feature traditional, Mediterranean, Texas Hill Country, Victorian and Asian-inspired styles. Truly something for everyone.
Plus, back this year is the Santa’s Sweet Shop, located at Taylor Renovations in the Tara Village Shopping Center at 1101 Cheek Sparger Road in Colleyville. There you can check out demonstrations on bow making in addition to embellishing wreaths, garlands and centerpieces.
I have heard that tour home homeowners Steve and Jan Davidson, Demetri and Suzanne Jobson, Chris and Amy Putnam, Joan Vandergriff and Charlie and Cindy Warner have been extremely busy getting each square inch of their homes ready to be shown to the public.
The key to this day of fun is to get your tickets early. Tickets before Dec. 7 are $20 each. However, they go up to $25 on the day of the event. To grab your spot and find out more information, go to the Colleyville Women’s Club website, www.c-w-c.org, put your pointer on the word “events” at the top of the page and click on “Holiday Home Tour.”
That will take you to the Home Tour page where you can click on the “tickets” tab at the top. Or, you can always pick them up one of the local ticket outlets.
In Colleyville, the ticket outlets are: Market Street, located at 5605 Colleyville Blvd.; Alternative Health Shoppe, located at 4620 Colleyville Blvd, suite 100; and Whole Foods Market, located at 4801 Colleyville Blvd.
In Grapevine, the ticket outlets are: Good Things For All Seasons, located at 334 S Main St.; and Cotton Patch Café, located at 4020 William D. Tate Ave, Suite 200.
In Southlake, tickets can be purchased at The Christmas Shoppe, located at 1234 Main St. in Southlake Town Square.
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