Holiday in the Park

City of The Colony Electronic Newsletter • Dec. 4, 2019

Holiday in the Park

Celebrate the holidays this Saturday in The Colony!

The holidays begin in The Colony THIS Saturday, Dec. 7, with Holiday in the Park! Activities begin early afternoon at the Library and continue into the evening at Perryman Park, 4930 South Colony Blvd. Schedule of events as follows:

  • Pictures with Santa: noon to 2 p.m. at The Colony Public Library, 6800 Main St. ($2 per photo);
  • Holiday In the Park: 5 p.m. at Perryman Park, featuring festive holiday music and performances, holiday carnival games and rides, and a holiday baking contest (entry form); 
  • Parade of Lights: 5:45 p.m., route begins at Peters Colony Elementary parking lot and proceeds west on Nash to Blair Oaks and then south to The Colony Five Star Complex (registration form); and,
  • The Colony Christmas Spectacular Light Show: sunset at Central Fire Station, continuing nightly 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and 5:30 to 10:50 p.m. Fridays through Jan. 5, 2020.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

Reflector stripe on median

Reflector strips installed on thoroughfares

Per guidance from the City Council, city crews have been installing reflector strips at the ends of the medians on thoroughfares to better assist visibility of the roadway at night. As of now, the strips are completed on Paige between SH 121 and North Colony, and on North Colony between Paige and Main. Installation on South Colony between Paige and Main is underway. Unlike traditional reflective paint, the strips are a new safety product that shape to the contours of the median and screw into the concrete. They are part of a multi-year project to install the strips along city thoroughfares as additional funding becomes available.

Snack bar

Community rallies to support school’s snack program

Call to action! In recent years, The Colony City Council has sought to create and foster closer working relationships between the City and a variety of stakeholders in the community, such as The Colony Chamber of Commerce and Lewisville ISD. As a direct result of those efforts, an urgent need for snack donations at Camey Elementary was brought to the attention of the leadership among those groups. Please consider making a donation during the month of December. Visit our website for more information, including drop-off locations around the city.

Football Santa

Fire, Police host 'Touchdown for Toys' flag-football event

The Colony Police and Fire departments invite the community to watch their personnel face off on the football field for a worthy cause. The game is at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at The Colony High School. There'll be pictures with Santa, too, and great giveaways from event sponsors. Bring an unwrapped toy to gain entry into the game and help make someone's Christmas a little brighter! Cash donations also accepted. 

The Colony City Council

What else is In THE News?

  • At its recent regular meeting on Dec. 3, The Colony City Council named Place 4 Council member David Terre as Mayor Pro tem and Place 2 Council member Richard Boyer as Deputy Mayor Pro tem for the coming year;
  • the City Council also approved a site plan application for Shipley's Do-Nuts, to be located at 4911 Main St.;
  • effective Monday, Dec. 9, Stewart Creek Park winter operating hours will change to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. These hours will be effective annually each November through February. Normal parks hours (6 a.m. until 10 p.m.) will resume March through October. For more information contact Parks & Recreation at 972-625-1106;
  • #ICYMI, members of The Colony Public Library Local History Committee have been working hard to help make updates to Bridges Cemetery over the past few years. In the summer of 2016, a geophysical survey revealed several unmarked graves. Using fragments of headstones that were vandalized in the 1980s, donated funds have been used to engrave 'Unknown' to mark the 25 graves indicated by the geophysical survey; and,
  • the LPGA has announced the dates for next year's Volunteers of America Classic, which will be held Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 at the Old American Golf Club. Next year's event will feature an increased purse totaling $1.4 million.
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