Parade, pep rally to kick off Homecoming

     A parade and pep rally will kick off Pilot Point High SchoolÕs 2014 homecoming on Friday, Sept. 26.

     ŌKnock Out the WarriorsĶ is the theme of the parade. The Bearcats will play the Bonham Purple Warriors in the homecoming game.     

     Anyone can enter a float in the parade and in the float contest. Participant vehicles will pay a $5 entry fee, which will be due at the lineup the day of the parade. Preregistration is not required.

     Parade lineup will begin at 1:15 p.m., with the parade starting at 2.

     Student floats from the elementary, intermediate and middle schools will line up in the St. Thomas Catholic Church parking lot; they will join the parade on the road behind YogiÕs and turn left onto Prairie Street.

     The parade will travel south on Prairie Street, turn west on Main and continue to The Square. The parade will continue across The Square on Main, turning on Washington and then on Liberty; it then will continue east on Liberty to Harrison, turning south and ending at the stadium.            

     A pep rally will be held at the stadium following the parade at 3 p.m.

     No dirt bikes or four-wheelers will be allowed in the parade. Candy will not be allowed to be thrown from the floats, although walkers can pass out candy to spectators.

     More information is available from Carolina Sheeder at


Events set for annual Greenfest

     The third annual Greenfest will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Ray Roberts Lake Greenbelt.

     Greenfest promotes the Greenbelt through outdoor activities, food and live music. This yearÕs festival will include an appearance by Grammy Award winning band Brave Combo. Activities include archery, rock climbing, kayaking, biking, and geocaching, backyard bass, live birds of prey, inflatable obstacle courses and more.

     The event is organized by the Greenbelt Alliance of Denton County, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the City of Denton. Tickets are $5 per person, if purchased in advance at, and  $7 at the gate on September 27. 

     Proceeds will go to a fund for improvements to the Greenbelt equestrian trail. Texas Parks and Wildlife approved a grant of $132,000 grant for the project in May; the Greenbelt Alliance needs to raise about $14,000 to provide the required matching funds for the $165,000 project.


New Hope plans holiday crafts fair

     New Hope Baptist Church will hold a holiday crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 inside its new Family Life Center.

     The church is located at 5800 S. U.S. 377 in Aubrey, a mile north of U.S. 380.

     The fair will include a wide selection of holiday gifts, as well as household and personal items, including handmade items, crafty gifts and artwork. Concessions also will be available.

     Vendor call is open. All booths will be inside. Information is available on the church website 


Park plans nature hike

     A guided nature hike will be held at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts State Park at 9 a.m. Saturday.

     The 2.2-mile hike along the Randy Bell Scenic Trail will begin at Hawthorn. Hikers should pack water and a hat.


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