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Around Argyle – March 2017

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Argyle Mayor Peggy Krueger

We are about to enjoy Argyle’s 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Town of Argyle, Argyle ISD and all of our local churches. I have been asked how in the world that these three groups, representing government, religion and education could possibly come together to organize a successful event. The answer is simple: we have a community that cares and supports one another.

One day, four years ago, when I had only been mayor a short time, I received a call from a local church to see if I would join them for a meeting. The idea was presented, that in an effort to help bring our community together, we have all churches join together with the town to sponsor a community event. We decided on an Easter Egg Hunt. We asked the school to participate, and the rest is history!

We had a great time planning for the event and the result was better than we could have hoped for. Year two built on the success of the prior year and this year we are expecting the largest crowd yet! We had approximately 1500 people and over 10,000 eggs last year and plan on a bigger and better event to bring the community together for a wonderful afternoon this year.

We will have the hunt on April 8th at the high school. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and go to 1 p.m. We will have food trucks, entertainment, vendors and of course 1000’s of eggs. We will have bounce houses for the kids and the hunt will be age appropriate. We have moved the hunt to the weekend prior to Easter to hopefully help everyone’s schedule. Please watch for more information and if you are interested in being a part of this event, call Angie Manglaris. She can be reached at town hall, 940-464-7273.

This has been an extremely busy season for me. My daughter is getting married in Colorado in April and I am having a great time planning a wedding. I have come to believe that wedding planners have a very difficult job and I am learning that a wedding has many details. March will be a challenge for me trying to help with that perfect day for my baby girl that is now getting married.

I am excited about the upcoming election and would be honored to serve as your Mayor for another term. I have been asked to explain how I arrived in Argyle.

My husband and I moved here in 1990 with our two-year-old son, Steve, and our three-month-old daughter, Kristie. Hard to believe that I have been in the same home in Argyle for so many years! I worked in the financial industry with my Dad and helped companies implement retirement accounts for their employees. My father had an aneurism while we were working in the office and died instantly. With his death, I had no interest in staying in the business.

I was offered the opportunity to work for a company out of Austin that helped their clients with home loans. I found this interesting because it was a business that I could work from any location. I wanted to make sure that I kept my “Mom” duties as priority and decided to office in Argyle. My decision was made to assure I would never miss any of my kid’s activities and I could always be here for them.

Years later, I am still doing the same thing and feel very blessed to have a job that would not take me away from my home and children. Both of my kids ended up being very athletic and kept me very busy as a taxi driver! I know most of you know that feeling. I have grown to like my lack of commute and have kept my office local. With technology, you can live and work anywhere and continue doing business across the country. I had many business transactions while sitting at a picnic table watching both of my kids and their horses.

I never thought that I would be planning a wedding, enjoying being a grandmother to the best looking kid ever! Also, probably the smartest kid ever. I enjoy playing tennis, serving the community, staying involved with school activities, and of course reading Argyle’s Police blotter about the turkey.

This is my story and I hope everyone has a great March. I am loving this beautiful weather and wonder when we will see the cold again. We are in Texas and with that being said, we know we still have a chance to be covered in snow.

Get involved! Volunteer! Stay informed! Have a great month. Watch for more information on the Easter egg hunt! You won’t want to miss this event.

Peggy

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