The City of Southlake along with the Arts Council Northeast and APEX Arts League will present an art exhibit and reception, called A Walk Through Time: Historical Photographs of Southlake on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby, 1400 Main Street.
Complimentary wine will be served as well as dinner, provided by Feedstore BBQ. This event is free and open to the public.
Photography is presented by the Southlake Historical Society, promoting the preservation, understanding and appreciation of Southlake’s history. Photo canvas enlargements are provided by Priority Signs and Graphics.
For additional information about this event, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.
On Saturday, April 11, 2015, the City’s Keep Southlake Beautiful program hosted Southlake’s 2015 Great American Cleanup. Volunteers came together to pull weeds, spread mulch and spruce up Liberty Gardens – students from area schools banded together to spread approximately 80 bags of mulch!
Southlake’s Liberty Gardens was initiated through Keep America Beautiful and local affiliate Keep Southlake Beautiful (KSB) in an effort to create a positive destination within the community to commemorate the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The park road granting access to the garden has been closed due to construction in Bicentennial Park – construction is scheduled to wrap-up sometime this summer and the road will then be re-opened.
Cassie Tucker with the City of Southlake said, “The Great American Cleanup is one of the nation’s largest annual community improvement initiatives. Communities across America are participating, and the program engages over 2 million volunteers. The City of Southlake is a proud partner of Keep America Beautiful, and we hope the day of service not only improved Liberty Garden, but also gave an opportunity for students to make a difference in the community.”
The Great American Cleanup is held annually in the spring. If you are interested in volunteering at the next cleanup, please visit: www.cityofsouthlake.com/ksb for information.
On Thursday, April 17th Call A Ride of Southlake honored their roster of volunteer drivers at the fifth annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. The event recognized the efforts of the 2013 volunteers, who drove more than 2,000 trips and almost 13,000 miles in support of Southlake seniors and disabled adults. CARS’ volunteers enable clients to get to medical appointments, go shopping, or attend activities at area Senior Activity Centers. This year’s event was held at Timarron Country Club and was sponsored by Frost Bank. Mimi Tran of Frost Bank said, “This event has been a great opportunity to let the public know about CARS and their appreciation for their volunteers but also to reach out to others who may be interested in becoming volunteer drivers.”
Call A Ride of Southlake (CARS) was formed in 2000 to provide seniors and disabled adults with non-emergency rides, enabling them to maintain a level of independence that they gave up when they stopped driving. Several City and County elected officials were on hand to highlight the volunteers’ efforts in support of area seniors and disabled adults. Mayor John Terrell and County Commissioner Gary Fickes made special presentations and Councilwomen Carolyn Morris and Pamela Muller were also in attendance.
“As a small nonprofit, we have to make every dollar count,” said Erik Phelps – Executive Director of CARS. “We depend on the generosity of Southlake merchants to give our deserving volunteers a small gift bag filled with discounts or gift cards to show our appreciation for their service to our clients throughout the year.” Kirby’s, Truluck’s and Corinthian Wellness Spa provided gifts for the drivers posting the most miles driven and the volunteer driver providing the most trips for the year. Some of the local merchants supplying gifts included: Speedy Bee, Kwik Kar, Duff’s, l’Occitaine, Wildwood, Feedstore, and Copeland’s. Additional donations were made by Southlake Newcomer’s Club, the Greater Southlake Women’s Society, Central Market and Office Depot.
Information regarding the service CARS provides or to receive applications for volunteer opportunities, please visit www.callaridesouthlake.org.