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Lynn Sheffield Simmons: Maundy Thursday leads up to Easter at Argyle church

The Place is Argyle

Argyle United Methodist Church will begin the Easter season with a Holy Communion service on Maundy Thursday, at 7 p.m. April 17.

The church is located at 9033 Fort Worth Drive.

On Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m., the adult choir and guest cellist Brian Seo will perform the cantata Return to Me.

At 5 p.m. April 19, there will be a family Easter service in the sanctuary. Following the service, there will be an Easter egg hunt for children in fourth grade and younger.

On Easter Sunday, April 20, there will be a sunrise service beginning at 7 a.m. Other services will be follow at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Traditional services with the AUMC choir will be held at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

A modern church service will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Morning adult, youth and children’s Sunday school classes and evening youth groups will not meet on Easter Sunday.

Community event set

The town of Argyle will have a spring community event on April 19 at Argyle High School, 191 U.S. Highway 377.

The Argyle Lions Club will sponsor a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11:30 a.m., with the Easter Bunny attending. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., many activities are planned, including several egg hunts for children according to age groups, rock climbing and a bounce house, and all of the Argyle churches are supplying the colored eggs as well as volunteers.

There will be booths with different organizations distributing materials about their groups, along with vendors selling arts, crafts and books. For more information, call Town Hall at 940-464-7273.

Days gone by

On March 28, 1980, the Argyle Volunteer Fire Department and Argyle Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary sponsored the Easter Fashion Fling and Bake Sale to raise funds for the fire department. Participating in the fashion show were Mary Ann Moon (DeBerry), 1980 Miss Flame; Shawn Baldwin; the Fire Chief Mascot; and Christine Weeks, Little Miss Flame.

LYNN SHEFFIELD SIMMONS is 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 She can be reached at