Sun Spots

Thursday, July 7

Junior Firefighters Meet

Graford Fire and EMS will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 on Thursday, July 7. Persons age 8-18 interested in becoming a Junior Firefighter are encouraged to attend. Classes are free and will be held at the fire station on West Lee Avenue in Graford. For more information, call Linda Channer at 940-329-8161.

 

Saturday, July 9

Buckets & Boots Music Fest/Fundraiser

The sixth annual  Buckets and Boots Music Festival will be Saturday, July 9, at Graford’s Rocker B Ranch. The 2016 lineup will include Wade Bowen, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Jack Ingram and Jerry Jeff Walker. All proceeds will benefit Palo Pinto County’s volunteer firefighters. Adult tickets cost $25 and kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m., and shows will begin at 6 p.m. The Rocker B Ranch is located at 1125 Chaney Lane in Graford. For more information, visit http://www.bucketsandboots.com.

 

Saturday, July 16

PK East VFD/EMS Auxiliary Sale

The PK East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary will hold its monthly Flea Market on Saturday, July 16, at 142 La Villa Road at PK Lake. All proceeds from sales benefit the PK East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS. To donate items or volunteer, call Doris King at 817-994-5486; Roberta Carnley at 214-542-1297; or Debbie Bird at 940-452-8046. Also, visit pkfire-ems.com for more information.

 

Saturday, July 16

PK East VFD Fish Fry Fundraiser

The PK East Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Fish Fry Fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday at the fire station located on N. FM 2353 at PK Lake. The menu offers fried fish, french fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, tea and dessert. The annual fundraiser helps purchase equipment and supplies to help keep PK and surrounding areas safe. All proceeds will benefit the PK East VFD. For more information, visit pkfire-ems.com.

 

Monday-Friday July 18-22

Bible/Basketball Camp

Community Church of PK Lake, 251 N. FM 2353, will offer Bible/Basketball Camp for children and youth from 10 a.m. until noon Monday-Friday, July 18-22. Call the church at 940-779-2882 for information. All ages are welcome.

 

Friday July  22

Water Day Camp

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Palo Pinto County will host an educational Water Day Camp for kids entering third-eighth grade from  9 a.m.  to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 22. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants will learn about water conservation, safety, pollution, and erosion, then wrap up the day with some fun water activities. The cost of the camp is $10 per participant and will include lunch. Campers should wear clothes that can get wet and bring a towel and sunscreen. RSVP by Wednesday, July 20, to 940-659-1228 so they can get a head count for lunch. 

 

Ongoing Events  

Graford Fire & Ambulance

The Graford Fire and Ambulance Auxiliary welcomes new members at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Also, there are a few cookbooks available for sale. Call Bonnie Ramsey at 940-664-5431.

 

PK East VFD & EMS 

The PK East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Auxiliary is seeking new members to help with its monthly Flea Market at 142 La Villa Road at PK Lake. All proceeds from sales benefit the PK East Volunteer Fire Department and EMS. To donate items for the Flea Market or find out more about how to join, call Doris King at 817-994-5486; Roberta Carnley at 214-542-1297; or Debbie Bird at 940-452-8046. Also, visit pkfire-ems.com for more information.

 

PK Women’s Club

The Possum Kingdom Women’s Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the last Thursday of each month at the PK Chamber of Commerce. New members are welcome. For more information, call Sue McCormick at 214-502-2908.

 

PK West Auxiliary

The PK West Auxiliary needs volunteers to help raise funds for the Westside VFD and EMS. To become a member or find out about donating items for the Thrift Store, call Sue Tolleson at (940) 549-6526 or Linda Klein (940) 549-8101.

 

Bible Studies

* First Baptist Church of PK Lake, 200 Highway 16, has activities for children, youth and adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Snacks provided. To arrange transportation, call Kathy Rogers at  817-901-8383.

* Community Church of PK Lake, 251 N. FM 2353, has Bible study classes for men, women, children and youth from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call the church at 940-779-2882 for information.

 

Humane Society

The Palo Pinto County Humane Society offers low-cost spay and neuter services for pets. The group also accepts volunteers for foster services. Visit ppchs.org for information, or call Nancy at (214) 906-4563.

 

PK Hike-Bike Trails

The Brazos River Authority will close PK Lake hike and bike trails during and sometimes after inclement weather. Call (940) 779-2321 or visit brazos.org for the latest updates.

 

Special Education SSA

Children up to 21 years of age with a disability living in Palo Pinto County may be eligible for services through Palo Pinto County Special Education SSA. The organization serves children with disabilities attending home school and private non-profit schools in Gordon, Graford, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Santo and Strawn. Call 940-327-5131 for more info.

 

Inland Divers

The Inland Divers Association sport diving group works to raise awareness for conservation and water safety at PK Lake. Visit inlanddiversassociation.com or call Phil Kirchhoff at 817-688-9644.

 

Museum Hours

The Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Schedule tours by calling Ann Reagan at (940) 659-2555.

 

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