Forney Fire Chief Rick Townsend recently reported that once again a record number of toys were donated by residents from the Forney community for families who needed assistance during the holiday season this year.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, which just set an attendance record with a million visitors in the garden, invites everyone to experience Holiday at the Arboretum in its last few weeks.
The University of Texas at Tyler held 2016 fall commencement ceremonies December 16 and 17. One thousand two hundred fifty six degree candidates were recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center including several residents of Forney.
The cold weather has arrived but Lone Star CASA is prepared thanks to the 5th Grade classes at Lewis Elementary in Forney!
Always a popular holiday event, once again the employees of City Bank in Forney held a warm and inviting Holiday Open House which was attended by several hundred area residents and businesses on Thursday night.
For the first time ever, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomed its millionth annual visitor, which exceeds 2015's total of 930,000 guests.
A significant factor in that attendance was the new holiday exhibit
On Friday night the United States Air Force Band of the West presented a beautifully arranged free holiday concert at the Forney High School Performing Arts Center to the enjoyment of several hundred area residents.
Escorted from First Baptist Church to Hillcrest Cemetery by a Care Flight helicopter and a very long procession of fire engines, high honors were observed on Friday morning as Forney firefighter James (Jamie) Dwight Barkham was laid to rest.
On Thursday afternoon the Henderson Elementary School choir entertained the members of the Forney Chamber of Commerce during their Christmas luncheon, and brimming with holiday spirit the group earned a standing ovation for an enthusiastic performance.
Mere words cannot describe the loss of someone who touched the lives of so many. However on Friday morning “last tone” will ring out for long time Forney volunteer firefighter, James (Jamie) Dwight Barkham.
Having served as a firefighter for the Forney Fire Department for decades, Jamie Barkham will receive a true fireman’s funeral at First Baptist Church in Forney, and as a community we will wish him God speed.
Kicking off the holiday season, hundreds of area families recently enjoyed attending Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals, the stage adaption of CBS’s highest rated Christmas Special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was performed live on stage,
The United States Air Force Band of the West Concert Band presents Holiday in Blue at the Forney High School Performing Arts Center, December 2, 2016 at 7 p.m. The concert is family-friendly and open free to the public.
Advance free tickets are available at bit.ly/2decforney