2017 Greenwood Fall Festival

reenwood Fall Festival 2017If you’re looking for a great daytrip from anywhere in the North Texas, DFW area, mark your calendars for the 20th Annual Greenwood Fall Festival on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Downtown Greenwood, Texas.

 Greenwood EE Club Wise Extension Education Association

The mission of Texas Extension Education Association is to work with Texas AgriLife Extension Service to strengthen and enrich families through educational Programs, leadership development; and community service.

Our proceeds raised from the Festival are donated to local groups such as:

Angel Fund

Buyers Association

CASA

4-H Scholarship & 4-H Expenses Wise County

Greenwood/Slidell Fire Department

Miscellaneous community needs

North Texas Stockings for Soldiers

Slidell School Library & School Supplies

Sonflower Camp

Voices Youth & Family Services

W.A.R.M.

Wise Crisis Center

2014 Greenwood Fall Festival

The day started out with a light drizzle and a chill, but soon became the perfect Fall day for this year’s Greenwood Fall Festival sponsored by the Greenwood EE Club. The activities, parade, games, silent auction and vendors displaying their crafts, were enjoyed by children and adults alike. The money the club raised will go a long way to help support many local organizations in the Greenwood area.

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The Window View

The storm on the last day of march only added a trace of precipitation to our drought, but it created some rich colors and a little moisture for the rescue grass. Our closest neighbors, who we call the girls, have been enjoying the fresh growth.

Eastern Phoebe

Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs

As with most of Texas, the LBJ Grasslands area has its share of feral hogs wreaking havoc on pastures, crops and lawns. Even with year round hunting allowed, the pig population appears to be growing. This shot, made by a game camera on our neighbors property adjacent to the Grasslands, demonstrates the scale of the problem.  The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has information about feral hogs on their web page.

Evening Walk

Diane 1

 

Diane 2

One of the cool things about living next to the LBJ Grasslands is running into neighbors on our evening walks. We were happy to meet up with Diane, Chile and Bear who were enjoying a most excellent time on the white trail. Chile, a Peruvian Paso, is another great example of the diversity of horse breeds you can find in the park. Check out the NAPHA web site for more info on these horses. Not to be left out of the fun, Bear a Border Collie-Shepherd mix rescue dog, showed of his stuff for this action shot.

Greenwood, TX Fall Festival

Come visit Greenwood TX for the 17th Annual Fall Festival!

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Greenwood, TX EE

 Highlights from the 2013 Greenwood Fall Festival

Greenwood, Texas was the place to be in Wise County Saturday morning for the annual Fall Festival. Sponsored by the Greenwood Extension Education Club, the fun included food, crafts, games, door prizes and a parade down Main Street. After their turn in the bounce house, the kids were entertained by Jim shaping balloons, enjoyed a train ride through town and scrambled for candy thrown by the parade participants. For adults, the warm day was filled with visiting with old friends and meeting new ones. Later the Greenwood-Slidell Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fish fry fundraiser topped off the day serving fried catfish with all the trimmings as a Bluegrass band played.                      Click on a photo to enlarge.

 

Rocky Mountain Ride In the Grasslands

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Rocky Mountain Horses

Thanks to the help of our neighbors Debbie and Marilyn, I am beginning a series of posts about the many different breeds of horses on the trails in the Grasslands. They were kind enough to take a break from their ride to pose for some action shots on their Rocky Mountain Horses Blue Gene and Blondie with the dogs Chance and Sadie in hot pursuit. Standing out with a smooth ride and flashy looks, these gaited horses are a popular choice for trail riding and the show arena. Debbie has information at Canyon Creek Farm about Rocky Mountain Horses in our area. Visit the Rocky Mountain Horse Association for the history of a horse they call the “One Horse For All Occasions.”

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Rocky Mountain Horses