Words adapted from article written by Martha Helton (LGL Winter 2014)
Photography by Shad Ramsey Photography
35th Annual Jewel Ball “A Run for the Roses” November 9th, 2019
Founded in 1984, the purpose of the Lake Granbury Area Beautification Council is to promote a cleaner and more beautiful Granbury through local fundraising projects like the annual Jewel Ball. Proceeds from this annual event help to fund outdoor area projects that are enjoyed by our citizens and community guests.
The Jewel Ball is a formal affair complete with a sit down dinner, dancing and entertainment, as well as live and silent auctions, alongside glitz and glamour. Traditionally held on the second Saturday in November, this is a premier event with all members working hard to make it a rousing success.
The LGABC has been involved in different projects over the years that entail beautifying public areas in Hood County. This includes landscaping, water features, the development of parks, and even period lighting, to name a few. Projects are presented, either from board members, community members or organizations that contact the council. Upon careful consideration, they are voted on by the board. “We are always looking for additional projects, large or small, and welcome requests from the community,” says board member Mark Graves.
Over the years, LGABC has funded in excess of $500,000 to community endeavors. This year’s project resulted in the beautiful Christmas trees on each of the four corners of the Historic Square. For more information on how to get involved, please contact board member Penny Snyder at (817)326-4277. See the Facebook page for updates.
<h2>Looking Forward: Philanthropic Happenings This Winter</h2>
HOOD COUNTY CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN VOLUNTEER DAYS AND DISTRIBUTION DAY
Hood County Christmas for Children
DATE: Dec 2, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
LOCATION: Hood County Reunion Grounds
Hood County Christmas for Children provide for 2800 – 3200 local children each year. The organization takes applications through the school system and at Mission Granbury, Ruth’s Place and through their website. Each child is allowed to choose three items that they would like for Christmas. Families are able to request family items, like a gaming system, a TV or computer. For the past six years, Hood County Christmas for Children has provided beds and bedding to families
in need, as well as blankets for every child. Thanks to the help of generous donors, volunteers and the community, children in Hood County wake up Christmas morning feeling loved, and hopefully warm
To volunteer or find out more: www.christmasforchildren.org
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE GALA
Hosted by Forward Training Center
DATE: NOVEMBER 22, 2019
TIME: 5:30PM AUCTION, 6:00PM DINNER
LOCATION: Lake Granbury Conference Center
This evening of dinner, silent and live auctions, and performance by Vocal Majority raises money for Forward Training Center. Forward Training Center is a christ-centered organization made up of mentors and educators that are giving self-sufficiency to the women and men they serve by giving classes on job interviews, resumes, computer learning and other helpful subjects. This event is the perfect night out with friends and family, while helping a local nonprofit accomplish their goal of changing lives in the community.
For ticket pricing and information, please visit the Forward Training Center Facebook page.
MISSION GRANBURY 2019 CHRISTMAS GALA
DATE: Dec 12, 2019
TIME: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
LOCATION: Lake Granbury Conference Center
The Polar Express .. believe the magic .. supporting Mission Granbury. Mission Granbury is a community based, umbrella agency that collaborates with other community resources to provide compassionate, emergency assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, court appointed special advocacy for children in foster care, and food, clothing, medication and financial assistance for families in crisis. Join us for our annual Christmas gala!
For tickets please go to www.missiongranbury.org/gala
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