Posted on December 1, 2021 at 2:06 PM by Jill Lind
As 2021 comes to an end, it’s a perfect time to reflect. Though there were challenges for many, the year also had life settle into a new normal. I’m optimistic that 2022 will be better and I’m also so thankful and proud of our community. I saw many acts of kindness as we came together to help those in need and support each other through business closures, loss of loved ones, financial hardships and so much more. The holidays can be very difficult, so we want you to know that you’re not alone…you matter…you are important…you are appreciated…you are loved! Let’s continue to be there for our community and be the light for one another as we enter 2022!
Please join us at Christmas in the Park as we light up the Christmas Tree on December 11th at 6:30 PM! This years celebration will include not only the Christmas tree lighting but I will be reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, as well as choir performances (courtesy of Lakeview Elementary Chorus students), pictures with Santa himself, face painting, refreshments, crafts, giveaways and SO MUCH MORE! Also this year, Bobcat Youth Football & Cheer have teamed up with our friendly resident, Chris Bailey for his annual toy collection, Touchdown for Toys. This group of dedicated volunteer will be set up at the roundabout at indy Park East collecting toys as a lead into the Christmas in the Park event from 4:30PM-6:30PM!
Don't worry if you miss the chance to drop off a toy during the December 11th collection because Trophy Club Police AND Fire are each collection sites for Toys for TOTS! Happening NOW through December 15th you can spread holiday cheer by donating new, unwrapped toys at both the TC Police Station and at the TC Fire Station! AND, new this year, if you don't have time to come by in person to drop off a toy, it's no problem....the TCPD team is gladly accept Amazon packages delivered directly to the station! Feel free to have them shipped to:
Trophy Club Police Departmentc/o Toys for Tots1 Trophy Wood DriveTrophy Club, TX 76262
Whether you support Touchdown for Toys, Toys for Tots or any other program taking place this holiday season, your generosity and KINDNESS is truly making someone's Christmas much brighter this holiday season!
Also, please join us on December 18th at 11:00 AM at Medlin Cemetery for Wreaths Across America. Volunteers will be placing wreaths on the graves of our 75 veterans in the Medlin Cemetery. There will be a small ceremony before the wreaths are placed on the graves. This event is done in coordination with the TC Fire and Police Departments as well as the Metroport Veterans Association. The wreaths will be in place until after the New Year and the community will then harvest the wreaths. This is the THIRD year Medlin Cemetery will participate in Wreaths Across American which is a nationwide event. It is a TRULY special event!
I would like to wish everyone a very safe holiday season and a prosperous happy new year. As always, thank you for your continued support and dedication to our great town! With neighborly love and togetherness, we will continue to thrive in 2022!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Mayor Alicia Fleury
Posted on November 3, 2021 at 12:31 PM by Jill Lind
Happy November Trophy Club!
As we head into this month, it is certainly one to reflect on the things we are thankful for! Things I know I am thankful for this month include; a healthy fiscal budget for the year ahead, the new Town Council leadership taking their place at the dais, our dedicated community veterans who have served to provide us our freedoms, and of course the holidays themselves which hopefully everyone is able to spend with their loved ones.
As we know, in August, Trophy Club Town Councilmembers Gregory Wilson (Place 2) and Michael Geraci (Place 5) both resigned from Town Council resulting in the calling of a Special Election November 02, 2021. While I was happy for both gentlemen and their endeavors, it was bittersweet to say goodbye as they both had such an impact during their time at the dais. Thanks to those who ran and congratulations to those who won. I am looking forward to having both Jeff Beach and LuAnne Oldham on Council. This is a great way to go into the new fiscal year, with new ideas and new perspectives to help us on the path of success.
Last month was the start of our new FISCAL year. The FY 22 Budget is the collective efforts of all departments to meet the clear vision for our community, as laid out by your Town Council and you, our residents, as reflected in the 2021 Citizens’ Survey. You’ve spoken and we’ve responded by maintaining the high level of service that you’ve come to know and expect while holding our current tax rate steady, enabling us to focus on the long-term health and stability of our Town’s economic position.
Please join us as we honor those who have served in the US Armed Forces at our Veteran's Day Celebration on November 11, from 11am-12pm at our Military Veteran's Memorial Park, courtesy of the Metroport Veterans Association and GallantFew, Inc. Veterans Day is a time to respect and celebrate the people in your life who have served in the military and have been discharged. It’s different from other holidays that focus on military members like Memorial Day, Armed Services Day, Women Veterans Day, and international holidays like Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as “the last Thursday of November next” and implored “the all mighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment peace, harmony, tranquility and union.” I hope you remember these words as you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving! A reminder that all Trophy Club Town offices will be closed beginning on Wednesday, November 24th at 12 PM through Friday, November 26th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services will remain in operation at all times. In addition, there will also be NO collection of trash/recycle/bulk materials on Friday, November 26th. The weekly schedule will be delayed by one day, with all collections being completed on Saturday, November 27th.
Posted on October 2, 2021 at 8:14 AM by Jill Lind
Happy New Year, Trophy Club!
That's right, it’s a new FISCAL year! TC is proud to say it will be maintaining the high level of service that you have come to know and expect while holding its current tax rate steady, in fact with a slight decrease, enabling the me, Council and staff to focus on the long-term health and stability of the Town. Please take a moment to watch this short FY 22 Budget Highlight Message to hear more about whats to come: https://bit.ly/2Y2Icfo
October also marked other new beginnings as we said goodbye to Council Members Michael Geraci and Greg Wilson and said hello to four candidates: Jeff Beach, LuAnne Oldham, Mike Roberts and Ron Sheehan. Early Voting is October 18th-29th and Election Day is November 2nd.
Trophy Club’s 13th Annual Pet Fest brings pets and pet owners together for a community pet fair celebrating man’s best friend. Vendors will be on hand with various pet-related merchandise, service offers, and educational information. Leashed, vaccinated pets are welcome! Join us on Oct 2nd.
A perfect time for residents to clean out closets, drawers, garages, and attics to purge unwanted belongings is the Trophy Club Community Garage Sale, sponsored by Trophy Club Women’s Club, on Oct 9th.
The Byron Nelson High School HOMECOMING PARADE is back as well, Wednesday, October 13, 2021! The parade will begin at 6:15 PM leaving from Medlin Middle School ending at BNHS where a community pep rally will complete the festivities! Come join the fun, this is one of my very favorite events!
Our Fall Community Clean-Up Event is Oct 16th. Sponsored by the Town of Trophy Club and provided by Republic Services, this is a safe and convenient way to dispose of your unwanted household hazardous waste and to prevent pollution.
Have you ever wanted to tour the Trophy Club Fire Station? You are in luck, also on October 16th, the Fire Department is hosting and OPEN HOUSE at the TC Fire Station! Meet our neighborhood firefighters, checkout firefighting equipment, tour the station and learn how you can help in an emergency. We are so happy this event in pack in person! Can't wait to have everyone come to check out what the team is doing!
ALL first responders deserve our community support. Through resources and awareness, they can pass their knowledge and skills on to the next generation of first responders. Come join both PD and Fire in celebrating National First Responders Day at Trophy Club Town Center on October 23 at the Trophy Club Town Center and see what the TCPD and TCFD will have on hand for you!
Lastly, I would be remiss in not mentioning that every October, people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer. For months, C19 put many areas of breast cancer on “pause”. Now more than ever, we need everyone to press “play”…to campaign, volunteer, fundraise and raise awareness to ensure people affected by breast cancer know we’re here for them. Don’t forget regular self-checks and yearly mammograms…early detection is key!
Last, but not least, have a safe and happy Halloween!