Weatherford Democrat

Top News

October 17, 2013

Willow Park celebrates 50 years Saturday

By CHRISTIN COYNE

Willow Park’s 11th annual ParkFest Saturday is expected to be an even bigger event in East Parker County this year as the city is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.

With the hours extended from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., attendees can play, eat, shop and listen to music.

Texas country music artist Steve Helms will be headlining the event Saturday evening. Others performing throughout the day will include River Trip, Rocky Lott, Jimmy Jones and Charla Corn.

Vendors will be offering jewelry, ceramics, arts and crafts, arrowheads, knives and other items for sale.

Younger attendees should find plenty of fun activities to do in the children’s area, as well.

The children’s stage will have performances by the Klassy Kloggers, a magician, clowns, several karate and gymnastic performances and a bullying and self-defense presentation.

The police department will have a petting zoo, and the public works department will have a 30-foot tall, great white shark slide.

There will also be a dunking booth, balloon animals, free cotton candy, a lollipop tree, face painting, and other free games and prizes for children.

The fire department will have trucks on hand and a medical helicopter is expected to land, as well.

The East Parker County Genealogy and Historical Society is expected to distribute free punch and cupcakes provided by Brookshire’s and attendees can watch a slideshow about the history of Willow Park that will be playing in the community center.

Other community organizations such as Parker Paws and the Parker County Master Gardeners will be on hand.

There will be food, as well, according to the city.

The planning process began earlier than usual this year and event organizers have worked to make sure local churches and organizations knew to save the date, according to city staff.

The event will be held at the corner of Ranch House Road and Stagecoach Trail and there is free.

1
Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results