Azle native turned Nashville singer/songwriter/musician Andrew Greer didn’t win the Dove Award for his album All Things Bright & Beautiful: Hymns for the Seasons. Greer was one-upped by his former employer and internationally known Christian entertainer Michael W. Smith.
But Greer’s friends and fans have an opportunity to see — and share — the premier video from his new album to be released next week.… Read the rest
The Inasmuch Food Pantry is preparing for the increased grocery needs for hungry families during the upcoming holiday season.
Two Azle groups have volunteered to hold fund raisers for the pantry.
Dr. Jessica Brace will sponsor her second annual food drive by asking her staff, patients and all other Azle residents to bring goods to her office Nov. 4-8. Always requested items are peanut butter, jelly, pasta, mac & cheese, and ramen noodles.… Read the rest
The Optimist Club of Azle is raffling off a new Ruger M77 30-06 stainless steel rifle with Brunton 3-9/40 scope.
Tickets are 1 for $10 and 3 for $25.
All proceeds go to the club’s and Lions Club’s Angel Tree program that purchases clothes and gifts for children at Christmas.
Drawing for the gun, valued at $1,134 and available for pick up by the winner at Bargain Hunter Outdoors in Weatherford, is set for Nov. 8.… Read the rest
Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Azle Lions Club and Carter BloodCare will hold a blood drive at Walmart, 721 Boyd Road.
Be sure and take the quiz at KnowBlood.org to learn more.
Please contact Chad Reese at 817-994-0074 for information.… Read the rest
First Baptist Church Castle Hills, 401 Beverly Road in Azle, will host a “Surviving the Holidays Seminar” Saturday, Nov. 16.
The event focuses on helping those who are grieving make it through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The 10 a.m.-noon program comes through GriefShare with a $10 fee that includes a workbook.
For more information, contact Lonnie Hamel at 817-500-3283 or at lfh246Wgmail.com.
Azle’s American Legion Post 356 will be renamed “Houston M. Taylor Memorial Post 356” in a formal ceremony to be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Azle High School auditorium.
To honor his sacrifice and memory, and in keeping with the American Legions’ preamble… “To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars…” Post 356 Commander, Debra Brooks suggested renaming the post for SSGT Houston M. Taylor.… Read the rest
The Azle Historical Museum is hosting a “Bake and Book” sale in front of the museum at 124 West Main Street from 11 a.m. until noon.
The town history book Azle will be for sale for $21.99 plus tax and museum members are offering home-baked sweets for sale.In the event of rain, the event will move inside the museum.
For more information or to donate baked goods, contact Rex Ballauer, museum president, at 817-270-3037.… Read the rest
The biennial fundraiser for the Azle Animal Shelter Building Fund is BARKtoberFest and it’s set for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Vance Godbey’s Restaurant, 8601 Highway 199 in Lakeside.
WFAA-TV’s Jim Douglas will emcee an event that includes dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction.
BARKtoberFest runs from 6-10:30 p.m.
For more information, visit AAHSA@charter.net or azleanimalshelter.org.… Read the rest
The Azle Memorial Library Fall Festival arrives Saturday, Oct. 26 at the library at 133 West Main Street and adjacent Central Park.
A plethora of activities are planned including a canned food drive benefitting the Community Caring Center, a blood drive, and a pie bake-off as well as a bounce house, face painting, stories, a live DJ, and games and prizes.
The event runs from 1-4 p.m. Call 817-444-7236 for more information.… Read the rest
Azle FFA will hold its First Annual Trick-or-Treat for Canned Goods Oct. 30-Nov. 5. Azle FFA students will canvas selected neighborhoods Tuesday Nov. 5 collecting filled grocery sacks to help stock the shelves for the Community Caring Center.
The neighborhoods to be visited will receive a flier and bag Wednesday, Oct. 30 notifying them of the event. Anyone who does not receive a flier, but who wishes to make a donation, may bring non-perishables to the Azle High School Agriculture Science Building.… Read the rest