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Les Cockrell: Dog Days of Denton planned this weekend

The annual Dog Days of Denton, an event that celebrates dogs and their people, is planned for Friday and Saturday at the north end of Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St.

Hours for this year’s festival will be 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and visitors will find a variety of contests and other activities to keep them entertained.

Featured will be the traditional “Heinz 57” contest, pet tricks, a dog singing contest and the Spokesdog Pageant. New this year are “How Obedient is Your Dog,” “Dancing With Your Dog” and a “Canine Couture” costume contest, according to an event press release.

There will also be information about various breeds, pet-care tips, games and canine training and sports demonstrations, as well as arts and crafts for both canines and their humans, games for kids and dogs, information on pet adoptions and rescues, festival foods and more.

This year’s Dog Days of Denton will spotlight the Lions Club Leader Dog Program. Dog owners can try out their dog’s agility skills at the D.A.W.G. Agility Course on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon for a donation to the Leader Dog Project.

General admission is free, and the public is invited to bring dog food donations for Denton’s animal shelter. Friendly, non-aggressive dogs are welcome, but all dogs must be kept on a leash and controlled by their owners, the press release stated.

Owners are responsible for their dogs’ behavior and all dogs must have proof of current vaccinations.

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production to visit Lewisville theater

OhLook Performing Arts will present three performances of Fiddler on the Roof Friday and Saturday in the Performance Hall at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and can be purchased online at or by calling 817-421-2825. Advance tickets cannot be purchased at MCL Grand.

Ohlook Performing Arts Center was founded in 2002 by professional singers Matthew Lord and Jill Blalock Lord. The company has produced more than 100 musicals and plays featuring its students and instructors.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is located at 100 N. Charles St., between Main and Church streets, in Lewisville.


Denton County Republican Party reminds of contest deadline

Applications for the Denton County Republican Party’s 2013 Scholarship Contest must be received by June 3, according to a press release from the organization.

Now in its eighth year, the scholarship program provides two $500 scholarships.

The scholarships will be awarded to deserving conservative Republican students. To qualify, a student must be a Denton County resident, either an entering fall 2013 freshman or current student at a Texas institution of higher education, a full-time student taking 12 or more semester hours if in college and if of voting age and eligible, must be a registered voter and must show active GOP involvement.

The party’s goal is to recognize hard-working, ambitious, exemplary young people who share conservative values, Denton County Republican Party Chairwoman Dianne Edmondson stated in a press release.

Scholarship applications and additional information are available online at Applications must be received by the deadline and must be accompanied by a current transcript copy (or admission letter if entering freshman), resume and at least one letter of recommendation from a known Republican.

Scholarship recipients will be announced at the July 2013 Denton County Republican Executive Committee meeting, the press release stated.


Area golf tournament to benefit Susan G. Komen

Area golfers can now sign up to play in a tournament set for June 15 at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Cost is $100 per person or $375 per foursome. Contests will include closest to the pin and longest drive.

Registration and breakfast will be at 7 a.m., and the tournament will get under way with a shotgun scramble start at 8 a.m. The awards ceremony is planned for 12:30 p.m.

A food truck festival, with food available for purchase, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To register for the golf tournament, call 214-493-2441 by June 4. Sponsorships are available, and those interested can contact Julie Clinton at .

Bridlewood Golf Club is located at 4000 W. Windsor Blvd. in Flower Mound.


CoServ foundation awards grant to Camp Summit

The CoServ Charitable Foundation (CCF) recently awarded a $20,000 grant to Camp Summit in Argyle, which serves children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities.

The camp serves people age 6 to adults, Carla Weiland, executive director, stated in a press release.

The grant funds will be used for the purchase of a truck to replace a 16-year-old vehicle, officials said.

“A dependable work truck is imperative for Camp Summit staffers to help maintain more than 100 acres of campgrounds, the lodge, cabins and other structures year-round in order to deliver a quality experience for the hundreds of campers who benefit from the summer and fall activities,” Dennis Engelke, CCF executive director, stated.

The foundation has donated more than $56,700 to Camp Summit, and this is the fifth grant awarded since 2008, according to the press release. So far in 2013, CCF has approved more than $200,000 in grants.

For more information about Camp Summit, visit For more information about CCF and its ongoing assistance efforts in North Texas communities, visit .

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