With safety protocols and social distancing in effect, the Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club (PPWC) will gather at 9:30 a.m. Thursday for social time before President Susan Crawford calls the meeting to order at 10.

“Warm and Cozy” is the theme for the day’s gathering when ladies will enjoy a fashion show featuring attire from local merchants. Lunch will follow the business meeting and program.

BAKE SALE

In addition, the PPWC will hold its annual holiday casserole and bake sale on Nov. 21 at the Pecan Activities Center (PAC) beginning at noon. Sales will happen quickly, so shoppers will want to arrive prepared to purchase. All funds raised from the sale will benefit charities chosen by the PPWC ladies.

HOLIDAY EVENT

Finally, the PPWC’s much anticipated and very popular Christmas Tour of Homes is on the calendar for Dec. 10 — with options for touring five beautifully decorated residences and shopping at Santa’s Workshop, partaking in brunch, and an evening dinner option.

Reservations are being taken now, and ladies may visit www.myppwc.com/christmas-tour to purchase tickets.

ELECTION TODAY

Pecaners have received ballots and information regarding the selection of two new members to the Pecan Plantation Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Board of Directors.

The board meeting and election occurs today at 10 a.m. on the emergency services compound on Monticello Drive, and ballots must be submitted before that time. Vying for a board seat are David Budington, Dennis Fringeli, Jim Kahlke, Don McComas, David Stilwell, Randolph Stuart and Terry Winbom.

TAKE AIM

Pecan’s archery/air gun range is busy today with an air gun match this morning and a turkey shoot next Saturday, Nov. 21.

The range is open daily, and regular “fun shoots” happen on Thursday nights.

Interested archers and air gun participants may visit the PPAA’s Facebook page for complete information on the group’s activities.

PICKLEBALL PLAY

A pickleball clinic will happen Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the PAC gym. The event is free, and no registration is required.

GENEALOGY GROUP

Pecan’s Genealogy Group will meet virtually at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and discuss how to join a lineage society.

Participants do not have to be Pecan residents to join the online gathering. Contact Cindy to receive an email link to the program: 817-964-3365.

HOLIDAY FARE

Pecaners will enjoy two ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with The Brazos Steakhouse and Bar this November.

In-house dining reservations are now being taken, with seatings at 11 a.m. and also at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.

Pickup orders of prepared dishes are also on the menu. The November edition of “The Columns” details full food offerings, and dishes should be reserved by Nov. 24.

Diners may call the clubhouse front desk to reserve a spot on Thanksgiving Day or order food for pick up: 817-573-2641.

COMMITTEE SIGNUP

Pecan’s Election Committee for 2021 is now forming, and volunteers are needed to be a part of our community’s annual election.

Interested folks may sign up at the clubhouse reception desk. Names will be collected until Dec. 1.

BIG FOOD DRIVE SUCCESS

The Granbury Association of Realtors recently held a food drive in our community, and the event netted great results. More than 16,000 pounds of food were collected, and the bounty will be divided among seven food banks in Hood County.

Jane Johnson sends much gratitude to everyone who contributed. SYMPATHY

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Vernon Scott, who passed away Oct. 31.

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A Mississippi native who has been a Texas transplant for 26 years, Diane Long is a wife, mother and English teacher who has written Pecan Plantion Bits for 13 years cumulatively. She spends her time bother gathering neighborhood news and teaching students how to avoid passive voice.