“It has been a lot of work but it has been fun,” Tillman said. “Talk about getting into the Christmas spirit, we definitely have it. The community has rallied behind us and the sense of pride in our courthouse is overwhelming.”
Donation jars are available for those wishing to assist in funding the courthouse Christmas lighting project at Something Special, Cup and Cake, Quickprint, Mainstreet Mercantile, Hartness Print Central, Sassy’s, Texas Butane, Back to Yesterday, Arbor Lane, Red Rooster, Bennett’s Office Supply, Downtown Café, Rhema Boutique, Dave Deison C.P.A., Craig’s Music, Brilliant Medical Boutique, Pizza Place, Weatherford Chiropractic, Mother Lode, Hair on the Square and Le Chateau K-9 Day Spa.
Those wishing to make a donation for courthouse Christmas decorations can do so by calling Tillman at Holland Lake Nursing Center in Weatherford at 817-598-0160. Those who would like to purchase a print of the courthouse, commissioned by First National Bank, with proceeds going to the Christmas Lighting Committee, can do so by contacting Bennett at Hartness Print Central on the square in Weatherford at 817-594-6020.
More information can be found at the committee’s Facebook page Parker County Courthouse Christmas Committee. The committee also has a Facebook event page for that night called “Celebration of Lights – The Lighting of the Parker County Courthouse Christmas Tree & Stars.”
For those interested in old photos of the courthouse as well as the posting of memories and stories about the courthouse they can go to the Facebook page Parker County Historic Courthouse. That page is maintained by Riley. To post comments, just request to join the page.