Local Briefs

Have Fun for Charity
Oakmont Country Club in Corinth will host a full day of activities at the 2011 Freedom Charity Open on Saturday, July 16, including a 5K walk/run, tennis, pool activities, golf challenges, 18-hole golf shotgun, Freedom Festival, live music, Taste of Denton, silent auction and fireworks to benefit three charities: MDA’s Augie’s Quest, The Abused Children Protection Fund of Denton County and the Employee Partners Care Foundation. Call 940-321-5599 for details.

Back-To-School Drive Gears Up
Communities Civic League’s Back-To-School Program is seeking to assist low income families by providing clothing for school-aged children in the Argyle ISD. CCL needs donations to purchase pants, shirts, shoes, socks, underwear and a backpack for each child. The deadline to donate is the end of July. Tax-deductible donations can be made payable to Communities Civic League, Inc. P.O. Box 323, Argyle, TX 76226. Contact Shantel Day at 940-565-1386.

Officials Stress Fireworks Safety
Area authorities are urging residents to know the rules about fireworks and use extra caution during the July 4th holiday weekend. Most towns in Denton County prohibit fireworks, including Argyle, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound and Highland Village. They are allowed in unincorporated areas like Lantana if discharged on private property, away from buildings and people. The Denton County Fire Marshal will patrol the area looking for violations. Residents in unincorporated areas can report fireworks violations to the Denton County Sheriff’s office at 940-349-1600.

Biz Advice Available
Small business owners and entrepreneurs in southern Denton County now have access to a wide range of free consulting services at the new North Central Texas College campus in Flower Mound with the opening of the Small Business Development Center office. Free one-on-one counseling in all aspects of business needs is available. Call 972-899-8420.


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