Monday, December 4, 2023
Pecan Plantation Bits

Woman’s Club enjoys successful beginning to new club year


The Pecan Plantation Woman’s Club began a new club year celebrating its sapphire anniversary in our community with a lovely crowd of ladies who enjoyed a business meeting, musical program, and lunch.

The next collective meeting of the PPWC comes on Thursday, Oct. 19. All female residents of Pecan are invited to join the group and attend its meetings. Membership information may be found by visiting


EAA chapter 983 happily announces Pecan’s fall fly-in and car show happening today, Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pecan’s Planeview Park and airstrip. Young Eagle flights, aircraft simulation, a silent auction, emergency vehicles on display, and food for purchase will all be a part of the day. Everyone is welcome.


The Marina Music Trio plays every second and fourth Saturday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the marina, which means that today, Saturday, Sept. 23, folks may enjoy live music from Eric, Jim, and Bruce with outdoor dining and activities.


The Pecan Widows and Widowers Club will meet again on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room for a “no host” dinner featuring items from Chef Jordan Ray’s menu. Following dinner, Pecan resident Anna Langley will review John Graves’ title “Goodbye to a River,” a book featuring the proposed series of dams along the Brazos River. For complete information on the group and its activities, contact Caryl Mahaffey at:


Pecan’s Breakfast Club will meet again on Wednesday, Sept. 27 with breakfast service beginning at 8 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m. Attendees will hear from Martha Headrick, Director of Air Evac Lifeteam Program, which is the leading provider of emergency air medical transportation services and one of the providers for Pecan Plantation. Everyone is invited, and reservations are due by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 26: 817-573-2641.


The Pecan Plantaition Volunteer Fire Department/Emergency Medical Service Auxiliary is busily planning its next fundraiser, Pecan’s Fall Bazaar (formerly known as the Arts and Crafts Fair) scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the PAC grounds. Gates will be open that day for the public to attend this event, which always provides an exciting opportunity for shoppers to find unique, handcrafted home décor, apparel, artwork, and food and gift items.

Donna Bullis, co-president of the PPVFD/EMS Auxiliary and chairman of the upcoming bazaar, said the quality of merchandise and skill level of the artisans and craftsmen who offered their creations for sale at the 2022 fair was amazing, and she is delighted that many are returning this year.

“All spaces/booths inside the PAC have been reserved, but artisans wanting to participate can contact me (817-454-0422) or Vicki Paxton (615-394-5058) about setting up on the PAC lawn, weather permitting,” said Bullis.

In addition, food will be available for purchase in the PAC kitchen.

Finally, Cowtown Gold and Silver will be on hand to purchase scrap gold, silver, and other precious metals with the VFD/EMS receiving a portion of the day’s profits.

Every cent raised at the Auxiliary’s fundraisers supports Pecan’s emergency personnel.


The Pecan Plantation Art Guild happily announces its annual gallery night that is happening on Friday, Sept. 29. The evening will consist of folks touring five estate homes filled with fine art offerings from PPAG members. A special facet of the event this year consists of the Jim Stewart Gallery (PPAG member, teacher, and mentor) honoring his many artistic accomplishments. Attendees may check in at the clubhouse from 4 until 8 p.m. to receive a map and beverage tickets. The evening promises a time of fine art, food, friends, and fellowship, and folks throughout Hood County are invited to attend.


The milling, stabilizing, and chip sealing of roads continue on Brierfield, Prospect Hill, and parts of Bellechase and Monticello. A final layer of asphalt is scheduled in the near future, weather permitting. Pecan’s Operations Manager Daniel Van Patten thanks residents for patience and caution during this period of road improvement for our community, and he has answers for any questions concerning the road resurfacing process: 817-573-2641.


“Dining around the World” will come to Pecan on Saturday, Oct. 14 when dishes representing Germany, France, Italy, New Orleans, Polynesia, and Texas will be on the menu. No passport is needed to enjoy this fare, and complete event details will come soon.


Flu shots are currently available at the emergency services compound on Monticello Drive. Hours of service are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a $20 cost per vaccination.


Pecan’s fall garage sale weekend is on the calendar for Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21. Friday’s sale for members only will run from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Saturday’s operations happening from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and open to the public. Residents desiring to be included in the garage sale master list may send details of items available to from Oct. 1 to 16.


Pecan’s 19th Hole announces “Game Day Happy Hour” on Sundays at noon, Mondays at 6:30 p.m., and Thursdays at 6:30. All three evenings will end with the final whistle of the game. Attendees will enjoy selections from Chef Jordan Ray’s new game day menu.


Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Milton Schultz, who passed away Sept. 9. Milton owned and operated Pecan Drugs and served our community and its residents well. Sympathy also goes to the family of Bill Hoffman, who passed away Sept. 15. | 817-579-9360