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The Parks And Recreation Department (PARD) of the City of Whitesboro offers excellent Parks & Recreational facilities with ongoing and seasonal activities for all members of our community, young and old. Please browse our menu at left to learn about the many opportunities that are available.
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The Whitesboro Parks and Recreation Department hosted its ninth art show, now known as the Shauney P. Lucas Community Art Show, March 18th through 20th at the Jimmie O. Rector Community Center. PARD Director Penny Renfroe declared the event a great success. “We exhibited a total of 342 pieces of art from 54 different artists! We are so grateful to the local artists for submitting a great variety of art for the community to enjoy! We are really blessed to have such talent here, and fortunate to be able to display some fascinating pieces of art! We even had several professional artists participating! What a treasure we have right here in Whitesboro!”
In addition to the entries from community artists, there were over 100 photos by Shauney Lucas on display. This was an opportunity to publicize the Shauney P. Lucas Memorial, and photos were sold to raise money for the fund that grants multiple scholarships. Anyone interested may still donate to that fund by contacting Karen at email@example.com.
The show began on Friday evening with a reception for the public to meet the artists. Renfroe said, “I personally enjoy the artists’ reception because I get to meet the talented people of our community and ask them about their work, their history, and the perspective of their different pieces. It’s also gratifying to hear the older artists encourage the younger artists! And I think the chance to compliment someone on their work is rewarding! It’s always meaningful to the artists to see that people notice and appreciate their work!”
The reception was co-hosted by the Whitesboro History Club. “The ladies of this organization add so much to this event by hosting the reception. We are so fortunate to have them as co-sponsor for the art show! They are great hosts for the entire weekend,” added Renfroe. The show continued on Saturday and Sunday with an opportunity for the public to view the display.
The Whitesboro Parks and Recreation Department’s first art show was held in 2008. The fourth show held in 2011 was renamed for Shauney Lucas, a PARD employee and local artist that was killed in an accident in 2010. Renfroe added, "We enjoy providing an opportunity to celebrate the creativity and talent of our community. Having organized the first Community Art Show with Shauney, it's such a fitting way to remember her and to continue to be inspired by her life and her talent!"
If you have an idea for a community special event, call the PARD office at 903.564.5964. For more information about PARD activities, visit the website at www.whitesborotexas.com/PARD.
Jimmie O. Rector Community Center
400 N. Wilson Whitesboro, Texas 76273
Office (903)564-5964 FAX (903)564-9281
- Sonny Croney
- Jeff Butts
- Chris Dobbs
- Jim Schuessler
- Allyson Russell
Parks & Recreation Staff Director - Penny Renfroe
Athletic/Aquatics Director - Dare Nolen
Administrative Assistant - Jessica Hughes
For Park Locations, see Whitesboro Map - Zoom In 1 or 2 levels
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