Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Ed Shipman Tribute Day brings community together

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The six-mile stretch of highway in front of Happy Hill Farm on State Highway 144 was celebrated after being named in honor of Ed Shipman as part of Ed Shipman Tribute Day.

The event brought in 300 people to the luncheon where supporters of Shipman, friends and family came together for this momentous renaming of Highway 144.

Ed Shipman was the founder of Happy Hill Farm located at 3846 State Hwy 144, Granbury, TX 76048. The farm now serves as North Central Texas Academy, a Christian Academy boarding school for students all over the world.

Hood County News recently featured the academy in the Aug. 19 edition of the Hood County News. Two of Ed’s grandchildren work full time at the academy keeping their grandfather’s creation going by serving education through God’s work. Amanda Schwausch and Lucas Shipman were both in attendance at the event.

“It was a wonderful celebration of my grandfather's life and ministry. It means so much to my family. We are so thankful for the two great communities we border, Granbury and Glen Rose. We are dedicated to continuing the work my grandfather started and are thankful for his legacy,” Lucas said.

Ed Shipman Tribute Day was named recently on Aug. 8 at the Hood County Commissioner's Court regular scheduled meeting.

The official proclamation designated Sept. 1 as Ed Shipman Tribute Day in recognition of House Bill 2835.