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CANCELLED: Bob Jones Community Picnic Celebrating Black History Month

bob_jones_nature_centerUPDATE: 2/27/2015 at 10:37 a.m.

Due to inclement weather, the Community Picnic that was scheduled for this Saturday, February 28 has been canceled.
BJNC sends a BIG thank you to all who RSVP’d to share a dish!


The public is invited to attend the First Annual Bob Jones Community Picnic celebrating Black History Month, presented by the Bob Jones Nature Center and Grubbs Infiniti. The Community Picnic is an event where Southlake families can enjoy the outdoors while learning about BJNC’s rich history. The Nature Center is named for Bob “Dolford” Jones, who was born a slave and became Southlake’s largest landowner. The Nature Center sits on a portion of the original Jones property.

Bob Jones hosted the first annual picnic in the late 1800s, a family tradition that continued into the 1960s. Some Southlake residents still recall those gatherings of friends, family, and neighbors to eat barbecue, listen to music, and dance. Bob Jones Nature Center is bringing back a tradition that helped create a strong community. Visit the Southlake Historical Society’s website to learn more about the history and traditions of the Jones family.

Join the fun on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Explore the nature center, enjoy lunch, listen to some live music, and test drive vehicles provided by Grubbs Infiniti.

Bring a favorite side dish or dessert to share potluck style, and attend the Community Picnic free of charge! Prizes will be awarded for the best-rated side dish and dessert. Those attending without a potluck contribution will be charged $5 per adult and $3 per child. Picnic tables will be provided, but feel free to bring items your family will enjoy, like Frisbees, balls, and picnic blankets. Call (817) 491-6333 or email to RSVP. Food will be limited; RSVPs are required.

  • Learn about the Nature Center and the history of Bob Jones
  • Grilled meats provided by BJNC
  • Potluck sides provided by guests
  • Test drive Grubbs Infiniti Premium Cars
  • Music by Trey Pope & Amanda Reddin Acoustic Duo
  • Outdoor family fun

Bob Jones Nature Center is seeking local businesses to sponsor food, entertainment, and prizes. Please contact Zoe DeVito at or call 817.491.6333 for more information.