Diane Long

Diane Long


A Mississippi native who has been a Texas transplant for 28 years, Diane Long is a wife, mother, and English teacher who has written Pecan Plantation Bits for 15 years cumulatively. She spends her time both gathering neighborhood news and teaching students how to avoid passive voice.

Members of Pecan Plantation’s Community Garden recently had a spontaneous workday when a generous donor gifted the group a collection of brick and members transported the bounty to the garden. Thankful for a gentle breeze during the work, volunteers secured the brick load for use in future landscaping projects bordering the garden.

Community Garden Club members also yielded a bountiful harvest on the group’s workday last month, and the next meeting to gather crops will come Saturday, Aug. 13 beginning at 8 a.m. Planting butternut squash and preparing beds for fall crops is on the morning’s agenda.

Visitors (and potential club members) are invited to stop by the garden (located on Plantation Boulevard) to learn more about its operation. Applications to join the group may be picked up at the PAC front desk or received by sending email to Susan Harris at susanharris21@yahoo.com.


Pecan’s Breakfast Club enjoyed a most recent program presented by Dr. David Barnett that took a look at Granbury’s history, and folks in attendance called the presentation “outstanding.”

The group’s next gathering on Wednesday, Aug. 10 will bring Jay Webster, Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator, to the platform.

The day will include a move to the Terrace Room in the Pecan clubhouse, and reservations are needed. Call the clubhouse front desk before 12 noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9 to secure a spot: 817-573-2641.


The next meeting of the Pecan Plantation Art Guild will happen on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the PAC. Members and visitors (artists and art lovers who are Pecan residents ages 18 and over) are welcome. The summer has been a busy one for Pecan artists, and congratulations to recent artists of the month, Susan White and Pam Carriker.

In addition, the guild is preparing for its annual gallery night coming up on Friday, Sept. 30. “Martie’s Party Gallery Night” (named in honor of PPAG member Martie Rains) is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. when attendees will be able to meet the artists, view their work,and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages. The event is free to attend with a suggested $5 per participant donation to the guild. Folks may visit www.pecanplantationartguild.com or the group’s Facebook page for further registration information.


Pecan’s marina began summer with a very successful “Marina Fest” during Memorial Day weekend, and the wet slip project continues to be on the Marina Committee’s agenda. The group meets again on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. at the marina. Folks interested in the marina and its activities are invited to join.


The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club’s final summer Chit Chat luncheon comes Thursday, Aug. 18, and reservations are due by Friday, Aug. 12. Secure a spot by sending email to ppwcres@gmail.com or calling 817-964-3139. This event is the final Chit Chat of 2022 before official PPWC meetings begin in September.

Ladies enjoyed last month’s gathering that included a trivia game (thanks to Polly Parmer and Cherry Redwine and their question writing) where history buffs won the competition and took the prize of homemade cookies.

In addition, Mary Scott, chair of Lighting up Pecan, and her group of volunteers have already met and begun preparing to make our community a beautiful place at Christmas.

All Pecan ladies are invited to join the PPWC, whose tenets include friendship, fellowship, philanthropy, and a love for the arts, and may visit www.myppwc.com for complete club information.


The library at the Pecan clubhouse is growing. Thanks to the PPWC’s generous bookcase donation, a children’s section is currently in the works. Children’s books that are in good condition (preferably hardcover) are welcome and may be delivered to the PAC front desk. The library volunteers are very excited about this addition and send thanks in advance for book donations.


The 2022 Pecan Plantation Bow Hunter Championship Buckle Series continues on Saturday, Aug. 20 with a 10 a.m. start. Three classes (open, hunter, and senior) will make up the day’s competition. The victor will receive a custom belt buckle and be named Pecan’s Bow Hunter champion.

For more information, send email to info@pecanarchery.com or visit the Pecan Archery page on Facebook.


Pecan’s Recreational Vehicle Club enjoyed a mini-rally (where the highlight was a “Dutch oven cookoff”) before taking a break from formal meetings during the summer. A trip is planned for Sept. 18-21 to the Vineyards RV Resort in Grapevine, and travelers interested in this jaunt as well as the RV Club and all of its activities may contact David Kroon at dk1341@swbell.net.

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