Town to celebrate birthday

Double Oak is celebrating its 40th birthday with a ceremony and outdoor movie this Saturday evening at town hall.

The town was founded in 1974 and was originally home to 243 residents. Now there are about 3,200 people residing in Double Oak, with just under 1,100 rooftops.

Gary Garrett is a 35-year resident of Double Oak and will be speaking about some of the town’s history at the birthday celebration this Saturday.

“We had a celebration for the town’s 35th birthday,” Garrett said. “But as far as major celebrations, this is probably the biggest one we’ve had so far. We’re hoping for a big turnout.”

The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. at the Double Oak Pavilion. Area residents are invited to bring their lawn chairs, blankets and coolers to enjoy the animated movie, “The Incredibles” starting at dusk between 8:15 and 8:30 p.m. The town will provide the popcorn.

Event coordinator Patil Minassian is excited about the upcoming party.

“I would just encourage our residents to come and be a part of the celebration,” Minassian said.

As the town has aged, the ruralness remains one of Garrett’s favorite qualities of the town.

“We’re a community of one and two acre lots,” Garrett said. “ When I first moved here the nearest grocery store was about seven and a half miles away, and now everything has grown around us and it’s such a convenient location for the residents.”

For more information about the event, call town hall at 972-539-9464.

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