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Eyes on H-E-B: Euless historical mural to be unveiled Saturday

The 26th annual Arbor Daze is set for April 24-25.
The 26th annual Arbor Daze is set for April 24-25. Star-Telegram archives

A celebration of historic proportions is planned for Saturday to unveil a beautiful new mural at Heritage Museum that depicts a historical timeline of Euless.

“The Euless Historical Preservation Committee is proud to be able to provide this timeline mural as another piece of history,” said Chairwoman Barbara Collier. “The committee has put a lot of effort into seeing the mural come to life and being available for our community.”

Other key committee members working on the project are Bill Golden and Helen Voss.

Primary artist for the project is Lisa McNamara, who said painting on a large canvas comes with both challenges and rewards. McNamara felt strongly that the collage — 22 feet long and 7 feet high — had to be oversized and done in oil paint to properly portray the story.

“As evidenced by the masterpieces exhibited on gallery walls in museums worldwide, the medium of oil has created the most significant impact on the development of painting as a visual art form. It seemed necessary to depict the wonderful history of this progressive city in the old style of the masters,” said McNamara. Other artists working on the project are Carolyn Allen and John Misner.

Among the many notable features of the mural are such landmarks as Bird’s Fort and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport along with noteworthy Euless homes and businesses. At Saturday’s open house, from 1 to 5 p.m., docents will provide guided tours of the museum, and refreshments will be served.

Heritage Museum is at 201 Cullum Drive. Contact Suzanne Hendrickson at 817-685-1662 to inquire.

Mid-Cities Panhellenic to host college sorority forum

If joining a college sorority is all Greek to you, then the informational session on Feb. 22 to explain rush (now called recruitment) will give you the 411 on all things sorority.

The event, hosted by Mid-Cities Alumnae Panhellenic Association, invites high school seniors and their parents from 2 to 4 p.m. at First Colleyville, 5300 Colleyville Blvd.

Leaders will answer questions about sororities and offer interested girls a chance to register with the Panhellenic organization.

“We would encourage anyone who has even a slight interest to come and learn more about national sororities,” said member Joy Donovan. “Mid-Cities Panhellenic hosts this event year after year because joining a national sorority has been such a rewarding experience for us [that] we want to ensure young women who want to be a sorority member get that opportunity.”

Attendees will learn all about what to include in a résumé and enjoy a fashion show featuring ensembles appropriate to wear to rush parties.

Association President Laurel Dawson said, “Mid-Cities Panhellenic covers the [school] districts of Birdville, Carroll, Grapevine-Colleyville, H-E-B, Keller and Northwest. We want to assist young women with the recruitment process whether they attend universities in state or out of state.”

The session is free and no commitment is required. To learn more, visit or or call Donovan at 214-707-3724.

Vendors wanted for Arbor Daze in April

Do you want more customers? Want more people to see your products? Are you an artisan with lovely creations to sell? Do you have a restaurant that wants to branch out to festivals? If you said yes, then you need to investigate becoming an exhibitor at the biggest city event in Euless.

The 26th annual Arbor Daze is set for April 24-25, and families from across the area will flock to the festival to visit the booths, play games and enjoy a variety of foods.

“Currently we are looking for business and arts and crafts vendors. We are really trying to expand from the past years and get some really great vendors,” said Jordan Peterson from Euless Parks and Community Services Department.

Get a vendor application at or call Peterson at 817-685-1828.

Girls Style & Beauty workshops available at North East Mall

One of the area’s leading fashion, beauty and etiquette experts, Susan Huston, is offering a workshop series for girls ages 8-16 that teaches grooming, etiquette and modeling skills.

The series begins Saturday at North East Mall in Hurst. Huston offers classes for girls 8 to 12 years old from 10 a.m. until noon and for girls 13 to 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. An advanced modeling workshop for girls 12 to 17 is offered from 3 to 5 p.m.

Huston says the series teaches girls etiquette for today as well as life skills ranging from wardrobe coordination, hair and skin care, nutrition, restaurant and table manners to modeling techniques.

Make arrangements at or call 817-265-5404.

Exhibit space still available for chamber Expo

The HEB Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual Expo for March 6 at Hurst Conference Center. Popular with attendees, the event is also a home run for exhibitors because of the brand exposure and awareness participants gain.

Chamber CEO Mary Frazior says a few spots are still open for vendors. Prices begin at $250 for an 8-foot by 8-foot booth.

Restaurants that participate and provide food samplings to Expo guests get a booth at no charge other than the small fee for a health permit.

“Expo is an excellent opportunity for local businesses and restaurants to promote their products and services. More than 600 people attend to find out what is available in their own back yard,” said Frazior.

To apply for space, call the chamber at 817-283-1521 or visit

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