BookFest offers free, family-friendly fun and learning

Posted Oct. 10, 2019 – City of Fort Worth

young people in costume

Dress as a storybook hero and join the BookFest costume parade.

Raise your awareness of the transformative power of literacy, visit authors and take part in family-friendly activities at the third annual Fort Worth BookFest, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Bass Hall-Maddox Muse Center, 330 E. Fourth St.

Activities will include panel discussions and opportunities to talk directly with authors. Learn how they got started and how to get your own manuscript published.

Early Christmas gift shopping (think signed copies of books) will be available at reasonable prices.

Participants are encouraged to dress as a favorite storybook character or superhero!

All activities at BookFest are free and family-friendly.

Join the first Bus Stop Cleanup day
on Oct. 26

Posted Oct. 9, 2019 – City of Fort Worth

Plenty of locations are in need of sprucing up on Oct 26.

Join Trinity Metro, in partnership with Keep Fort Worth Beautiful, to celebrate the inaugural bus stop cleanup day from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 26.

With hundreds of bus stops scattered across the Fort Worth, keeping each location clean is a challenging task. Bus shelters provide passengers with a safe, pleasant and comfortable place to rest while waiting for the bus. Now is the perfect time to clean them all.

Individuals, civic groups and local businesses are encouraged to do their part by cleaning a bus stop or passenger shelter. Participants can choose a location from a number of preselected bus stops. Included in the list are Route 8 Riverside/Evans, Route 14 Sylvania/NE 28, Route 15 Stockyards/North Main, Route 23 TCC North Main Campus/TRE and Route 22 Meadowbrook, to name a few.

Trinity Metro will provide cleanup team members with trash bags, safety vests, gloves and T-shirts.

Sign up online or by calling 817-215-8600.

Have a day off?

Share some love with a dog from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter

Posted Oct. 10, 2019 – City of Fort Worth

young women  with a shelter dog

This squad is ready for a fun day exploring the city with new friends! The Fort Worth Animal Shelter started an exciting new program this past year, giving residents an opportunity to spend a day or a weekend with a dog from the shelter — no strings attached.

With more than 14,000 animals coming into the shelter annually, providing a comfortable and safe environment for them while they wait to be adopted is a priority. Studies have shown that a day out of the shelter environment, or even one night away, can drastically decrease stress in a shelter dog and increase their adoptability.

The new Out & About program provides an opportunity for anyone to a dog and spend the day with them. Simply visit the main shelter, 4900 Martin St., during operating hours, sign in, choose a preselected dog and supplies, and go.

The shelter provides a map of dog-friendly places to visit around the city, and all dogs will be sent with a collar/harness, leash and a backpack full of goodies. You’ll also receive a foster dog report card. Any information you can provide will help shelter staff match the foster with the best adoptive family.

All dogs in the program have been spayed/neutered, microchipped and are current on their vaccinations.

To learn more, email Animal Care and Control.

 POLY'S HOME COMING PARADE Saturday, October 26, 2019

Parade kicks off 11 am


PARADE ROUTE: From Poly HS left onto Rosedale to Ayers round-a-bout, then West onto Rosedale, ending at Poly HS


Grand Marshall, Mayor Betsy Price

Lots of Dignitaries

Tarrant County Sheriff's Posse

Circle L5 Riding Club

Vaqueros with DANCING HORSES

Poly's Mariachi

Pride of Poly Band

Wm. James Middle School Band

Morningside Middle School Band

4 Alumni floats

50+ cars carrying alumni

Motorcycles carrying alumni

Several Poly Businesses with decorated cars/ trucks

Moslah Shrine Temple Units

yellow mini car-vettes

motor corps mini motor cycles

mystic wheels mini go-carts

Bat- Mays with his BAT MOBILE

Student organizations from 12 schools that feed into Poly

Poly cheerleaders

Poly Dancers


Lots of Poly clubs and organizations

Poly athletes both boys and girls


This is a parade for the entire Poly Community, Poly High School and Poly's alumni.. Come join in the FUN and EXCITEMENT of this annual event...Get involved...line Rosedale as Spectators...let's show the true SPIRIT of POLY with hundreds and hundreds of alumni


Spectator parking:

Lot directly behind Poly United Methodist Church,

(corner Rosedale & Collard)

3 additional lots on Collard across from Church




Following parade, "Dutch Treat" at Mexican Inn,

E. Lancaster Location...everyone invited.

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