Social Eyes by Faye Reeder

Eyes on H-E-B: Dog Splash Day and 2K-9 on Sept 12

Dog Splash Day is Saturday at Bedford Splash.
Dog Splash Day is Saturday at Bedford Splash. Courtesy photo

The four-legged members of your family are in for a special end-of-summer treat at the annual Dog Splash Day and 2K-9 pet walk on Sept. 12 at the Boys Ranch Activity Center in Bedford.

What better way to spend a Saturday morning than walking the 1.24-mile route through the beautiful Boys Ranch Park with your pet and family? This is the third year for the event, created to celebrate healthy lifestyles for doggies so we can enjoy that unconditional love they give their humans.

“The 2K-9 is a fun way to get exercise with your pup and socialize with local residents and guests,” said city spokeswoman Natalie Foster.

“When the walk/run is over, you can cool down at Dog Splash Day where the whole family — including your dog — will enjoy all that the Bedford Splash Aquatics Center offers.”

Besides swimming with your dog, be sure to enter the fun contests. Will your pooch end up winning a prize for best trick or best costume? Or how about the diving, long jump or retrieving competitions? These events are crowd favorites each year.

Dogs must have proof of current rabies shots and city license. Pre-registration is available until 5 p.m. Sept. 11 (one day before the event). The 2K-9 starts at 8:30 a.m. and the dog splash is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fee for the 2K-9 is $10; the dog splash is $5 per dog (free admission for humans). Get the combo package for $12.

“It is a great way to end the [Bedford] Splash season, and our guests look forward to it every year,” Foster said. Learn more at or call 817-952-2323.

See what the Lions Club is all about

The Northeast Tarrant chapter of the Lions Club takes its community work very seriously and has been busy lately continuing services at local events to identify people needing vision correction.

Club members recently performed hundreds of free vision screening tests at the Cathedral of Faith Church community health fair in Euless and at the 6 Stones Operation Back 2 School event serving students in the H-E-B school district.

“These types of events are exactly what the Lions like to participate in,” said club President Pat Hannah. “Lions are known worldwide for their support and involvement in improving the vision of children and adults. The opportunity to be involved in community events of this nature is what our club and other Lions Clubs look forward to doing.”

Hannah said the Northeast Tarrant club is always seeking new members who wish to serve their community. The next meeting is set for Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at Highway 55 Burgers in Bedford. Visitors are welcome to attend and get acquainted with club members as they learn about Lions Club plans for the year ahead.

The club meets on the first and third Tuesdays. The first meeting of each month is at noon and the second meeting at 7 p.m. Contact Tim Funderburk, director of membership, at 817-605-8474 to inquire.

Historical Heritage Park tours

The focal point for history preservation in Euless is Heritage Park located at 203 Cullum Drive. The 4-acre park is home to several structures of historical significance that have been relocated there.

Now that the weather is cooling down a bit, the park and cabin tours tours offered from 1 to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of every month would make a fun family outing. Mark Sept. 12 on your calendar for the next available tour date.

“Heritage Park is home to the Fuller House, the first brick house in Euless, the McCormick Barn built with lumber from World War I, the Himes Log House, the oldest structure in Euless (ca. 1850) and the all new Euless Museum,” wrote Ofa Mary Faiva-Siale from Euless Parks and Community Services.

Faiva-Siale said that tours last as long as the visitors like and that docents can tailor their presentations depending on specific interests. Although docents are on-site to answer questions about anything on the property, guests are encouraged to wander and roam throughout the venue.

“Many of the members of the Historical Preservation Committee are direct descendants of Euless’ founding families and grew up here, so they are able to share stories about how Euless has evolved over the years from firsthand experience,” said Faiva-Siale.

“Heritage Park offers unique educational opportunities for the youth of today that you can’t get at other museums,” she added. “I strongly encourage families to make a day of visiting the park and share in the rich history of our city.”

Tours are free, but for a large group, advance notice is advised to ensure proper docent coverage. Details at, or call 817-685-1649.

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