Parks plan hikes for dads, kids
The major park units of Ray Roberts Lake State Park has outdoor events planned for FatherÕs Day weekend.
Johnson Branch will sponsor an ŌI Heart TexasĶ hike at 4:30 p.m. Friday on the Vanishing Prairies Trail. A sunset hike will follow at 7:30 p.m.m beginning at Pavilion 1.
On Saturday, Johnson Branch will hold a FatherÕs Day Fish Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kid Fish Pond. Prizes will be awarded while anglers learn fishing basics like how to cast and tying fishing knots. The Johnson Branch Unit is located off of FM 3002 and can be reached at 940-637-2294.
The Isle du Bois Unit of the park has a sunset hike set for 8:15 p.m. Saturday on the Randy Bell Scenic Trail. Hikers should meet at the Hawthorn parking area. Isle du Bois is located on FM 455 and can be reached at 940-686-2148.
The park complex also will begin offering Junior Ranger Explorer packs this summer. The packs are free to check out and include a pair of binoculars, magnifying glass, animal tracking key, sketchbook, pencil, crayons and watercolors, colorful guides to identify the flowers, birds, butterflies, trees, rocks, wildlife and plants, plus a journal to record their findings.
Aubrey alumni gather for reunion
Seventy-seven Aubrey School alumni attended their 31st annual reunion at Aubrey High School on Saturday, June 1.
Members of the classes of 1963, 1973 and 1983 were honored. Janet Brockett gave the traditional salute to the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1963.
Scholarships were awarded to Ana Maria DeLeon, Kelsey Scribner, and Sebastian Lopez. The scholarships were organized by a committee composed of Georgia B. George, Ruth Carter and Durwood Miller.
The awards are made possible by the reunion sponsors, donations and memorials from the alumni. Additional funding is made possible by a dutch auction, which wasthe final part of the program.
Plans also were laid for the 32nd annual event, which will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
Ballard earns UNT honors
Amalia Ballard of Pilot Point was named to the University of North TexasÕ DeanÕs Honor Roll for the spring 2013 semester.
Ballard is currently studying at the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT. She had to acheive a GPA of at least 3.5 with a course load of at least 12 credit hours to earn a spot on the list.
Legion to retire flags
American Legion Post 550 will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday.
Anyone wanting to retire a personal flag is encouraged to bring it to the American Legion Hall, located at 900 Foundation St. in Pilot Point, before noon on Saturday.
Information is available by calling 940-686-9901.
Aubrey church welcomes singers
The Aubrey Church of Christ will hold a singing event from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at 910 U.S. 377S.
The event will feature the singing of church congregations from all over the area. Groups who would like to sing at the event may RSVP to 940-465-2655.
Porter makes DeanÕs List
Shelby Porter of Pilot Point was named to the DeanÕs List at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the spring 2013 semester.
Porter is currently pursuing an English degree in the College of Liberal Arts.
Pilot Point plans drive
The city of Pilot Point will hold a blood drive from 1-6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, at City Hall.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor keyword ŌPilotpoint.Ķ
To submit an item for Around Town, contact Heather Tipton at 686-2169 or firstname.lastname@example.org.