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Halloween Fall Carnival at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church
West Meadowbrook resident Lois Bogusch, and a team of volunteers at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church spent weeks preparing for the annual Fall Carnival on Tuesday, October 31.
The carnival is free and open to the neighborhood residents. It is a safe place for children and their parents to dress up in costumes and play together. Carnival Activities included all new games and prizes: Cake Walk, Stuffed Animal Walk, Face Painting, door prizes a bounce house, a general store, food, candy and more! Every activity had a line of children waiting to play and win a prize or orange tickets to be spent at the General Store. Children received 5 free tickets good for games, food and prizes. Additional tickets were 5 for $1.
Meadowbrook United Methodist Church Fall Carnival only happens because dedicated neighbors put in the time and effort to make this happen for the children. The MUMC Carnival was Chaired by Pastor Denise Blakely and Linsey DuVall. Pre-planning, funding and Carnival volunteers included: The Eastside Rotary Club via Dave Henshaw, Boy Scouts Troop 12, the East Fort Worth 4-H Club, Texas Wesleyan, Don Boren, Tom Cook, Jennifer Gonzales, Kylie Renolds, Will Wier, Kirsten Strom Arntz, and many other community volunteers and youth.
If you had a good time, please let them know. Remember to put this event on your calendar for Wednesday, October 31, 2018.
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Recycling-themed bazaar offers green shopping in Fort Worth
A Fort Worth church is kicking off the holiday season with an art show and sale that showcases goods made from upcycled items.
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church in east Fort Worth is hosting the inaugural R-Bazaar on Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Karl Thibodeaux, administrator at the church, says that formerly the church held an alternative holiday bazaar, but the event moved to another place.
“The congregation thought that a recycling bazaar might be good, because there are a lot of people who sell things that are recycled,” Thibodeaux says.
Most items for sale will be made from recycled or upcycled material, including plastic scraps, bags and paper. The Dallas artist who goes by the name VET will be bringing sculptures from paperback books. In addition, students from the E.C. Stanton Community School. which meets at First Jefferson, will be showcasing their wares.
“Currently, we have about a dozen participants, but are expecting more,” Thibodeaux adds. “Anyone who either makes decorative or useful items that might normally get thrown away is welcome. It could be something that is painted up. Actually, someone is crocheting little bags to sell.”
The event is designed to be kid-friendly with a number of activities that will appeal to children, including a fashion show, featuring clothing made from recycled clothes. There will also be a “make space” where children can make things and a room where people can watch videos to learn how to make recycled items.
“Also, Commodity Recycling Solutions, a recognized Fort Worth green company, will have a truck, so that people will be able to bring in items and drop them off to be recycled,” Thibodeaux says. “Community Recycling Solutions are going to do a demonstration on how to break down a computer to be recycled.”
Irene Forrester, vice president of the church board, adds that the bazaar isn’t just featuring recycled items, but made-from-scratch items like cloth reusable grocery bags, etc. The focus is on anything that can reduce the carbon footprint. Things that are refinished or refurbished will also be available.
“It will be up to our principles to take care of our planet,” she says. “We are a green church in that we use things like organic coffee and green power. We try to better our planet.”
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church plans to make the bazaar an annual event.
“It’s really our goal to turn this into something that we do every year. People can put it on their calendar and look forward to it, says Thibodeaux.”
Artist/Vendor spaces are still available $15. Contact Karl Thibodeaux at email@example.com or 817-451-1505
About: A recycling themed art show and sale featuring recycling artists & vendors, children's recycled creation make space, recycled fashion show, papermaking, computer recycling demo, DIY recycled art project videos and electronics recycling drop off
When: Saturday, Nov. 11
Where: First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, Fort Worth
Artists/Vendor Spaces: $15. Tables provided.
Contact: Karl Thibodeaux at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-451-1505
Public Art Program installation
The City of Fort Worth Public Art Program recently installed original artwork by 12 local artists on a series of 14 traffic signal control cabinets along East Lancaster Avenue from Pine Street to Sandy Lane. A dedication took place from 10-11 a.m. Oct. 7 at the East Division Police Station, 5650 E. Lancaster Ave.
The original designs by local artists were selected by a panel of community members, artists, elected officials and city staff.
Recommended as a long-term temporary public art project by artist Jack Mackie in the East Lancaster Public Art Plan as an “opportunity for the city to invest in its utilities poetically,” artworks are featured at Pine, Riverside, Beach, Collard, Ayres, Sargent, Oakland, Rand, Edgewood, Tierney, Weiler, Canton, Handley and Sandy. The Weiler, Canton, Handley and Sandy cabinets are located in Council District 5 with all other cabinets in Council District 8.
The panel selected artworks from more than 260 images submitted by local artists. Themes represent transportation, reading, recreation, environmental stewardship and the history of Fort Worth’s east side. Original artworks were formatted to fit the traffic signal control cabinets and printed on a special 3M vinyl media designed for outdoor use.
Local artists whose work is represented: Gregory Beck, Amy Behrens, Casie Caseboldt, Teresa Foster, Chris Gonzalez, Maria Haag, Brendan T. Kelly, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, George Peak, Andrew Postell, Kim Robbins and Armando Torres.
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