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The Place is Argyle: Argyle Community Park to be completed in January

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Lynn Sheffield Simmons

The Argyle Community Park is to be completed in January. It is located on the south side of Crawford Road, west of the railroad tracks.

The land is owned by the Argyle Independent School District. It has ballfields, but soon the fields will be upgraded and more amenities will be added, said Argyle Town Manager Matt Jones.

Concrete trails will wander around the edges of the park and in between the fields. A basketball goal and half-court will be put in, along with a pavilion, playground and volleyball sand pit.

The town received and matched a $500,000 grant from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for the park and entered into a long-term lease with Argyle ISD.

"I hope the park will become a gathering place for Argyle residents to enjoy," Jones said.

Argyle Senior Center luncheon is Friday

The Argyle Senior Center's monthly luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. If you are 55 years old or older, join other seniors for lunch and Bingo.

Come at 11 a.m. for a meet-and-greet that includes coffee and donuts. The luncheon's theme is Mexican Fiesta, but wearing Mexican attire is optional. The menu is tacos and enchiladas, side dishes, drinks and dessert — this month's cake is German chocolate. The main course is furnished by the Argyle Police Department and each person is asked to bring a side dish or a donation of $4 for the senior fund.

The Argyle Senior Organization meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, with exercise beginning at 10 a.m. followed by card games at 11 a.m.

For more information, call Stella at 940-464-7438 or Karen at 940-464-0506.

Argyle Middle School Community Carnival set

The Argyle Middle School Community Carnival will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24 at Argyle Middle School, 6601 Canyon Falls Drive (intersection of FM1171 and U.S. Highway 377). 

There will be food from In & Out Burger, as well as funnel cakes and corn dogs. Activities will include carnival games, rides, a mechanical bull, surfing, Velcro wall, cake walk, arcade games, rock-climbing walls, train rides and more.

Sponsorships and nonprofit booth spaces are available. For more information, contact Jayne at 972-965-4749 or via email at AMScarnival@gmail.com.

Organizations

The Argyle Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday following a board meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Room at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St. For more information, email Deborah Cottle at dcottle@temporah.com.

The Argyle Chamber of Commerce meets Tuesday for breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Lantana Golf Club, 800 Golf Club Drive. The chamber office is in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. For more information, visit www.argylechamber.org or call 940-464-9990.

Keep Argyle Beautiful meets the second Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in PointBank, 302 U.S. Highway 377. Keep Argyle Beautiful preserves and enhances the town's natural environment through visit educational and motivational programs and special events. For more information, visit www.keepargylebeautiful.com or email Deborah Cottle at dcottle@temporah.com.

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is the founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of 10 children's books and two history books on Argyle. Her website is www.argylebooks.com She can be reached at Lynn@argylebooks.com.