Beginning Saturday, a number of Highland Village restaurants will be donating a portion of their sales to the Texas Chiefs of Police Fallen Officer Fund.
The restaurant week, sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association, is part of several events slated to raise a goal of $30,000 for the Fallen Officer Fund that helps Texas families during the year when their loved one is killed in the line of duty. Last year’s event brought in $22,341.08. A video showing last year’s event can be seen here.
The Fallen Heroes Bike Race and a 5K run are both slated for Oct. 11. The entry fee for both of the events is $30 per person with registration available at www.thehvba.com.
In the last six years, Highland Village has raised more than $56,000 for the Fallen Officer Fund, said Corp. David Harney with the Highland Village Police Department.
The 10-mile mountain bike race usually attracts entrants from other police departments across the Dallas-Fort Worth region as well as serious bike enthusiasts, he said, adding that last year was the first time residents were invited to participate in the bike race to compete with the seasoned bike officers. The race will follow along the Highland Village trail system, which sports many hills and curves to challenge racers. The bike race begins at 5:15 p.m.
The bike race, Harney said, not only helps with the Fallen Officer Fund, it also helps officers from area police departments get to know one another. “We make connections with other departments while doing something meaningful,” he said.
A 5K race, added last year, is returning this year and will also take runners along the Highland Village trail system. The 5K race begins at 4 p.m. Those interested in participating should sign up at www.thehvba.com.
“We get everybody out on the trail and celebrate awesome things,” Harney said of the two events.
Also part of the Oct. 11 program, which begins at the Shops at Highland Village, is a kid’s zone at 3 p.m., when pre-registration for the races will be available. In addition, live music will be offered by Limelight from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Race awards will be given at 7:30 p.m.
Restaurants participating in this year’s restaurant week include: Applebee’s Highland Village at 3140 FM 407; Ben & Jerry’s at 4061 Barton Creek; Bistecca – An Italian Steakhouse at 2300 Highland Vilage Road, Suite 500; Chicken Express, 2450 Justin Road; Peter’s Pizzeria & Italian Favorites at 2250 FM 407; Rockfish Seafood Grill at 4061 Barton Creek, Suite 110; Seven Mile Café at 2300 Highland Village Road; TCBY at 3090 FM 407, Suite 305; The 407 Club at 1856 FM 407; The Flour Shop Bakery at 1401 Shoal Creek, Suite 150; and The Village Grill at 2250 Justin Road. To see a video of restaurateurs talking about this year’s event, click here.