Argyle’s Tiger Cubs Pack 192 are busy working on their five achievements to earn the Tiger Cub badge. The first-graders recently finished the first requirement of learning about the history of their community and how life was different in the past by reading the history of Johns’ Well and Campground Meetings, and visiting the site of the well and its historical marker.
The Tiger Cubs learned that in early Texas, a spot with an abundance of water would become a watering hole or a campground meeting place. Johns’ Well, at the intersection of Old Justin and Taylor roads, was on the property of Hardin and Charlotta Johns. The property was bought in 1875 for $2,500.
The well provided water for summer campground meetings, neighboring families, and cattle drives passing through the area. A 50-gallon barrel of water sold for 10 cents.
A Texas Historical Marker for Johns’ Well and Campgrounds was dedicated at the site on June 26, 1986, coinciding with the arrival of the Texas Sesquicentennial Wagon Train, which camped out overnight at Pilot Knob Ranch. Dr. Gene and Wanda Wright, the current owners of the property, consented to have the location dedicated as a historic site.
Church plans flea market
The First Baptist Church Argyle, 414 U.S. Highway 377, will host a Fall Flea Market/Craft Sale in the church parking lot from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
A 15-by-20-foot booth space costs $25 for the first space, $20 for the second space and $15 for the third. Setup time will be from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m., and chair and table rental is available.
A concession stand will be open before and during the event. All proceeds from the concession stand and booth, table and chair rentals will go to the church’s youth department for upcoming events and mission trips.
Advance booth rental payments made by Oct. 18 will include a $5 discount off the first rental space.
For more information, contact Kay Sanderson at 940-735-5666 or email@example.com.
Lions Club to meet
The Argyle Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Argyle Town Hall, 308 Denton St.
Senior Center events
The Argyle Senior Center is planning a wiener roast and horseshoe pitching contest on Saturday at the home of Dr. Larry and Lynn Sheffield Simmons in Argyle. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish and come dressed in Halloween costumes.
Senior Center members recently awarded a certificate of appreciation to retired Roanoke librarian Katherine Boyer for creating the official Argyle Senior Center website, at www.argyleseniorcenter.com.
The Senior Center offers activities each Wednesday and Friday at the Argyle Town Hall Community Room. An exercise class begins at 10 a.m., followed by card games at 11 a.m.
LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is founder and past president of the North Texas Book Festival Inc. She is the author of nine children’s books and two history books on Argyle. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 940-464-3368.