Rockwall’s Hometown Christmas celebration will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in historic downtown Rockwall. The day begins at 9 a.m. with the Kiwanis Christmas parade, followed by holiday festivities in the square. Tree lighting ceremony on the lawn of City Hall from 6 to 8 p.m., craft making in Santa’s workshop, free cookies, and Santa.
For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4.
Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet, recognition of our veterans and active military members, and free popsicles and pie! (Blueberry, cherry and buttermilk, of course.)
The parade announcer and judges (some of RISD’s finest faculty members) will be based on a flatbed stage near City Hall. If you plan to participate in the parade, please R.S.V.P. at www.heathtx.com so that your entry information can be shared with the crowd. This also facilitates the judging process, and allows Heath DPS officers to prepare for the utmost in safety and timing of intersection closures along the parade route.Staging for the parade is at 8 a.m., judging and awards are at 8:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School at 330 Laurence Drive. As always, the City of Heath invites veterans and active members from any branch of the U.S. Military to ride in the parade on the Veterans Float.
A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Community/Business Float; HOA/neighborhood Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; Most Spirited; and the Mayor’s Award.
For more information, call 972-771-6228 or visit www.heathtx.com. City of Heath offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Wednesday, July 4.
*Please plan ahead for brief traffic delays. The intersection of Laurence Drive and FM 740/FM 1140 will be closed during the parade from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on July 4. For weather alerts, stay tuned to the City’s Facebook page or go to the emergency alert page at www.heathtx.com Due to so many students and children participating, the City will follow the Rockwall ISD’s delay protocol for lightening strikes and severe weather. The parade may delayed up until 10 a.m. only due to traffic concerns.
Rockwall ISD will host a Multicultural Celebration at 7 p.m. at Rockwall-Heath High School. The annual event features a Parade of Nations with students marching in traditional clothing of their native country. More info at www.rockwallisd.com.
The City of Rowlett Parks and Recreation Department and the Rowlett Noon Exchange Club invite everyone to the FREE Main Street Festival: The North Pole on Thursday, December 8 in Pecan Grove Park, 5300 Main Street.
There will be music from carolers as well as the Lakeshore Symphonic Winds and a host of exciting activities that include photos with Santa, children’s activities, desert trucks, a spectacular light trail, and, for the first time… the trail of trees. Do not forget this year will feature a special surprise that you’ll only get to see if you stop by and witness the fun for yourself.
Parking will be available in the Rowlett High School parking lot. For more information call 972-412-6170.
5:30pm Santa’s Workshop
Snow Play Area opens
5:45pm The official lighting of the City of Rowlett Christmas Tree and lighting of the Pecan Grove Trail
6:00pm Santa Pictures on the Coyle House front porch
6:30pm Special Entertainment by Jill Beam
7:00pm Event concludes and activities close
Free admission and parking. The Holiday Parade will go down Main Street towards Rowlett High School and conclude by going through the high school parking lot. The choir performances, live music, and entertainment will occur at Pecan Grove Park, behind the Rowlett Community Centre located at 5300 Main Street. Parking will be available in the Rowlett High School Parking lot for the event.
Handicap accessible parking will be located in the Rowlett Community Centre parking lot located at 5300 Main Street.
Event Sponsors: Baylor, Scott and White Medical Center, Chick-Fil-A, Jason’s Deli, Waste Management, Mathnasium of Rowlett, First Rowlett United Methodist, Toyota of Rockwall, DART (official transportation provider of Main Street Fest), and Main Street Dental. To become a sponsor, contact Robert Searle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate the 4th of July with a fireworks show & live music at Harry Myers Park. Best viewing areas are Harry Myers Park, Dobbs Elementary, Tuttle Athletic Complex & the RISD Admin Building. Parade starts 11 a.m.; live music at 8-9 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.
(HEATH,TX—May 16, 2016) For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4.
Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet and free popsicles and PIE! (Blueberry and cherry, of course.)
Staging for the parade is at 8 a.m., judging and awards are at 8:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School at 330 Laurence Drive.
A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; Most Spirited; and the Mayor’s Award.
The City’s Special Events Board is also encouraging a little friendly competition among neighborhoods with a new award for the BEST NEIGHBORHOOD/HOA FLOAT!
As always, the City of Heath invites veterans from any branch of the U.S. Military to ride in the parade on the Veterans Float.
Active members of the military are also encouraged to ride or walk in the parade. For more information, please contact Brandie Smallwood at 972-771-6228 or visit heathtx.com.
City of Heath offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Monday, July 4.
*Please plan ahead for brief traffic delays. The intersection of Laurence Drive and FM 740/FM 1140 will be closed during the parade from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on July 4.
Patriot PAWS Service Dogs will bring a special patriotic pet parade to Rest Haven’s Annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, Concert and Family Day event on Monday, May 30. The Reveille Sisters also return to the Memorial Day event which will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Park’s Celebration Field in Rockwall (2500 St Hwy 66 East) beginning at 10 a.m. This free, family event is open to the entire community and is hosted by Rest Haven Funeral Homes,Rest Haven Memorial Park, The Flower Box and Pet Memories. Seating will be available, but lawn chairs are welcome and encouraged.
If you are one of the hundreds of families who look forward to Memorial Day at Rest Haven Memorial Park every year, chances are you have already marked your calendar for 10 a.m. Monday, May 30. If you have not yet discovered Memorial Day at Rest Haven, this is a great year to start a new tradition for you and your family. A special Remembrance Ceremony, an Andrew Sisters Tribute concert, live demonstrations by Patriot Paws Service Dogs, and a Patriotic Pet Parade will highlight this year’s free community event.
Dewayne Cain, President and Founder of Rest Haven Funeral Homes & Memorial Park, promises that this year’s Remembrance Ceremony, Concert & Family Day will be better than ever.
“Not only have we added some very meaningful components to our patriotic ceremony this year,” Cain said, “but folks can also look forward to great music, free hot dogs, patriotic puppies and, I’m happy to say, Blue Bell is back and we will be dishing it out!”
Local veteran and military groups, including the American Legion, Civil Air Patrol and the Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard will participate in the Remembrance Ceremony honoring veterans who have sacrificed their lives while serving our country. The concert this year will feature the Reveille Sisters, crowd-pleasing entertainers who have a unique harmony reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters.
The Patriotic Pet Parade is a new addition to the event this year and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Prizes will be given for the best pet costumes including Most Patriotic, Most Creative and Best Pet-Human Lookalike. Pets must be leashed, up to date on vaccinations, people friendly and non-aggressive. For pet parade guidelines and registration, visit resthavenfuneral.com/who-we-are/community-events.
There will be hot dogs fresh off the grill, Blue Bell ice cream, and contests for the kids, all free of charge. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages are invited to bring their fishing poles and tackle for catch-and-release fishing at the well-stocked pond. The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will also be present at the event, and donors can register at redcrossblood.org using sponsor keyword: resthaven.
“My staff and I truly enjoy hosting this special day for the community every year,” Cain said. “We want everyone in Rockwall, Royse City, Rowlett and beyond to bring their patriotic pride, lawn chairs, fishing poles and appetites and experience Memorial Day at Rest Haven!”
Memorial Day at Rest Haven will be held under the big tent at Rest Haven Memorial Park located at 2500 State Highway 66 East, Rockwall, TX, 75087. Seating is available, but lawn chairs are welcomed and encouraged.
For more information, contact Sharon Satterwhite at 972-771-8641. You can also follow this event on Facebook at facebook.com/Rest-Haven-Funeral-Home-and-Memorial-Park.
UPDATE from Royse City Main Street:
In over abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the Christmas parade. The safety of all those involved and attending are priority. With the possibility of inclement weather and due to the number of people involved and logistics associated with the event, it is necessary to make this decision in advanced notice.
We are disappointed and so sorry for the inconvenience! Unfortunately, this event will not be rescheduled. We appreciate all of the hard work and planning that everyone has done and hope to see you all next year!
The Royse City Lighted Christmas Parade, with a “Storybook Christmas” theme, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 on Main Street in downtown Royse City. For more information, contact Paula Morris at 972-524-4846 or email@example.com.