Christmas Parade / Canned Food Drive
The Flower Mound Summit Club is holding a canned food drive in conjunction with the 2010 Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 11, to benefit Christian Community Action. The organization is requesting that all participants and spectators bring canned goods to the parade. The CCA truck and Summit Club members will proceed down the parade route at 9:50 a.m. to collect the donations, and will be parked at Marcus High School for the duration of the parade.
Christmas in Camelot
December 11 / 2 to 4 p.m.
Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane
All ye ladies and knights of King Arthur’s round table in kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to attend a celebration of the Magic Tree House book Christmas in Camelot by Mary Pope Osborne. Come dressed in your finest courtly attire, join us for delicious morsels, and drink the Water of Memory and Imagination. Make Merlin’s wand, a crown to rival King Arthur’s, and other magical surprises. Participants are asked to bring a new or gently used Magic Tree House book (any title) to be donated to the Denton County Friends of the Family. Book donations and costumes are not required to attend this event. For more information, call 972.874.6167 or visit www.fimlibrary.net.
Voices of Flower Mound Annual Christmas Concert
The Voices Of Flower Mound will present it’s annual Christmas concert “Everywhere Christmas Tonight” at 7 p.m. on December 17 at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Rd. The chorus, under the direction of Mary McGuyer and accompanied by Sonia Shin, will sing a variety of Christmas music. Selections will include various arrangements of favorite carols. There will be a silent auction along with refreshments following the concert.
Tickets at the door are priced at $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors (60+) and students. There is no charge for children under 6. Advanced ticket prices are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. For ticket information and advanced sales, contact Jeannie Seth at 214.215.0895.
Join in the Holiday Spirit and Help Local Arts Group
Join Flower Mound Performing Arts Theatre (FMPAT) this holiday season as we get into the spirit with a special screening of the classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life.” This film is a holiday tradition for many families. Admission is by donation (suggested donation $10), and all proceeds benefit FMPAT’s 2011 Season and Youth Programs.
Show times are December 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Arrive early to enjoy pre-film, live entertainment featuring performers singing some of your favorite carols accompanied by the talented Mr. Mark Mullino. Each night will feature a guest star at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at FMPAT beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening and seating is general admission. Concessions will be available for purchase.
FMPAT will also have the 5th annual FMPAT Angel Tree for those wishing to participate. Become an FMPAT angel by choosing an ornament from the tree with a FMPAT wish request. This year’s wishes include a new ENERGY STAR concession refrigerator, donations to purchase three new sound system speakers, a new 18-volt drill, computer networking system in-kind service and repair, white copy paper, office supply gift cards, paper towels and toilet tissue, and any monetary donations for assistance with basic operating expenses. Ornaments can be selected at the film screening or choose a virtual ornament off of FMPAT’s wish list online at www.fmpat.org. Please return all FMPAT Angel gifts to the theatre.
FMPAT is located at 830 Parker Square, Flower Mound, and is an IRS recognized, non-profit 501(c)3 organization and has been serving the Flower Mound area since 1993. All donations to FMPAT are tax-deductible.
FMPD Santa Cops
Santa Cops is a joint program of the Flower Mound Police Department and the Flower Mound Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association to provide a Christmas for deserving local families and their children that may not otherwise be able to provide one for themselves. Santa Cops is designed to make Christmas brighter for the children of Flower Mound as well as provide a positive interaction between the Flower Mound Police Department and those children that might perceive law enforcement in a negative light.
Santa Cops was started in Flower Mound four years ago at the urging of Officer Steven Caldwell, Crime Prevention Officer of the FMPD, who witnessed its merits first hand while he was an officer of the Dallas Police Department. From its humble beginnings of serving 7 families and 20 children in 2007, it has grown dramatically each year, serving 40 families and 120 children in 2009. When Officer Caldwell approached the Flower Mound Citizens Police Academy about starting this program, our organization jumped at the chance. We are already well on our way to eclipsing last years total of families and children served so the need is greater than ever. Santa Cops works off of referrals, mostly from schools. The schools are informed of how to refer a family for the Santa Cops program. Each family is then vetted to determine if they will be included in the program. At this time, only families and children of Flower Mound are served. Once a family is accepted into the program, they complete a worksheet (“wish list”) that tells us about themselves and what they need and what they would like. A worksheet is provided to the parent(s) to complete for their children to determine their needs, and one is also given to the children to determine their wants.
The biggest donation shortcomings in the past have been gifts for teenagers and monetary donations. Most of the donations are toys for younger children, and there is a tremendous need for them, but many of the families we serve have teen children as well. Monetary donations help us to fill in those areas that we haven’t gotten enough gifts to satisfy the needs. The Santa Cops program cannot succeed without the support and kind donations of the citizens of Flower Mound. We ask that you help us brighten many a deserving child’s Christmas this year and for future years to come by making a donation of toys or money.
Toys are accepted for donation at various locations in Flower Mound. For a complete list of donation sites, please visit http://www.flower-mound.com/police/. Monetary donations can be arranged through Officer Steve Caldwell at 972-874-3357 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Graves at 972-874-3339, or email@example.com. If you know of a family that needs help this Christmas from Santa Cops, please notify the FMPD so that they may be considered. We are limited to the number of families that can be served only by the amount of toys and monetary donations we receive.
Submitted by the Town of Flower Mound