Les Cockrell: Girl Scout brings new rabbit shelters to Denton

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Krystal Reagle
Senior Girl Scout Bailey Coleson is shown near some of the new rabbit shelters that were added at WildRescue, Inc. in Denton as part of her Gold Award project.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 22 atWildRescue, Inc.’s Denton headquarters to commemorate new rabbit shelters madepossible by an Oklahoma Plains Senior Girl Scout’s Gold Award project.

Tarrant County Community College freshman BaileyColeson, 18, began volunteering at the Denton nonprofit in 2007 afterdeveloping a passion for working with animals, according to a press release.Six years later, she began the nine-month-long collaborative project that wouldhelp her earn her the highest honor as a Senior Girl Scout. 

“I’ve known Bailey since she was a little girl andshe’s always been very motivated,” Diana Leggett, founder and president ofWildRescue, Inc. and family friend of the teenager, stated in the pressrelease. “She’s always been the kind of person who quickly assesses a need andsteps in to help.”

Coleson, entering her 11th year as a Girl Scout,led the 207-hour project from start to finish, according to the press release.Project tasks included fundraising through cookie sales and planning andconstructing durable, weatherproof structures capable of housing 30 rabbitsundergoing rehabilitation at WildRescue. The nonprofit educates rabbit ownersin the North Texas region about properly caring for their pets and provides asafe haven for more than 200 rabbits from Denton and the surroundingcommunities. 

“These new habitats will help keep the recoveringrabbits safe from the elements,” Leggett stated. 

Coleson worked with a volunteer team of family andfriends to measure the yard, dig holes, pour concrete and add roofs to theshelters. 

 

Humane Society plans program on foster homes

The Humane Society of Flower Mound will offer aprogram on providing foster homes for dogs and cats at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The free program will be held at the Flower MoundPublic Library, located at 3030 Broadmoor Lane in Flower Mound.

For more information, call 972-874-6165 or e-mail fmpl@flower-mound.com.

 

C.S. Lewis classic to be offered at Liberty Christian 

Performances of The Lion, the Witch, and theWardrobe will be offered at the new black box theater at LibertyChristian School Thursday-Sunday.

Performances are scheduled at 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

“We chose this show for our students to performbecause of the timely message of the story for all ages,” said Misty Baptiste,Fine Arts Department chairwoman. “There is something so magical about thestorytelling nature of C.S. Lewis, and we want to celebrate him.”

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students.Because the theater seats only 70, registering for the performance is highlyencouraged by e-mailing Baptiste at misty.baptiste@libertychristian.com.

Liberty Christian School is located at 1301 S. U.S.Hwy. 377 in Argyle.

 

Denton Area Retired School Personnel to meet Friday

The Denton Area Retired School PersonnelAssociation will meet at 10 a.m. Friday atthe C.H. Collins Athletic Complex, 1500 Long Road.

The speaker will be Denton schools SuperintendentDr. Jamie Wilson, who will discuss the district’s upcoming bond election,according to an event announcement.

The association’s community project of providing afree book for every student at Borman Elementary School is also underway andcontinues until December. Anyone wanting to donate a children’s book cancontact Dee Carrico at 940-382-3821 or Sue Bode at 940-566-2467.

 

Opera House to offer ‘Gangsters that Go Bump’

The Pilot Point Community Opera House will presenta production titled Fright in the Night or Gangsters that Go Bump inconjunction with the city’s fourth annual Bonnie and Clyde Days festival.

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,2:30 p.m. Sunday1:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the opera house,located at 110 S. Washington St. in historic downtown Pilot Point.

For more information, call Lyn Rodgers at817-707-3771 or e-mail pilotpointcoh@gmail.com.

The Bonnie and Clyde Days festival, sponsored byPilot Point’s main street program, will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, on the townsquare. Activities will start at 10 a.m.

 

Lewisville Fire Department to hold annual open house 

The Lewisville Fire Department will hold its annualopen house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday atthe city’s Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway in Lewisville.

Activities will include demonstrations anddisplays, children’s activities, hot dogs, popcorn and special appearances byfire safety clowns, according to an event announcement.

For information, call 972-219-3580.

 

Lewisville Public Library to offer learning fair Saturday

The Lewisville Public Library will hold its firstLearning Fair from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday atthe library, located at 1197 W. Main St. in Lewisville.

The event is open to teenagers and adults and willoffer a series of 20-minute mini-sessions from experts on topics such ascreating a budget, balancing work and home life and gardening tips.

Those who attend will have the opportunity toattend four mini-sessions and complete a learning passport for a chance to wina gift card donated by the Friends of the Lewisville Public Library. 

 

Denton High Baseball Booster sets golf tourney

Members of the Denton High School Baseball BoosterClub have announced a golf tournament to raise funds for repairs to thebaseball field at Denton High School.

The first "Divots and Dugouts” golf tournamentand silent auction will be held Oct. 21, at Oakmont Country Club, 1901 OakmontDrive in Corinth, according to a press release.

Cost is $125 for individual golfers or $500 for ateam of four. The price includes 18 holes of scramble golf, a cart, lunch and acertificate for a replay at the country club, the press release stated.

The event will begin with sign-in and a silentauction at 11:30 a.m., followed by a box lunch. The tournament starts at 1 p.m.

Deadline to register is Oct. 16. Corporatesponsorships are available. For more information, visitDentonBroncosBaseball.com or call Steve Ciulla at 940-391-4094.

 

Tickets available for upcoming cooking school

The Denton Record-Chronicle is hostingits first Taste of Home Cooking School on Oct. 19, in the auditorium at DentonHigh School, 1007 Fulton St.

A vendor marketplace will open at 4 p.m., and thecooking show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Featured will be cooking demonstrations byculinary specialists featuring items easily found at local grocery stories andfree gift bags filled with products and coupons.

Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased online atwww.dentonrc.com or at the newspaper office, located at 314 E. Hickory St.between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Vendor spaces are still available at a cost of $30each. Local crafters, local artists, massage therapists, direct salescompanies, restaurants, photographers and other vendors are welcome. For moreinformation about booth spaces, e-mail drc-marketing@dentonrc.com.

LES COCKRELL is interested in your input for Out& About. Help share information about Denton County events and people bycalling him at 940-566-6887. His e-mail address is lcockrell@dentonrc.com.


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