In recent months or days you have been placed in a period of time in your life that caused you grief and sorrow in the loss of someone you loved.
The members of the Widowed Persons Service of Tarrant County extend a hand to you and welcome you into our lives.
You are welcome to view the pages of this web site. We extend an invitation to join in our activities. We believe you will find comfort in the knowledge that everyone you meet in the coming months and years through our activities has experienced the same cloudy days but you can be reassured there are sunny days ahead.
After viewing these pages ask the office to send you one of our monthly newsletters. You will be glad you
Once again, we welcome you to review our web site, become a member and get involved. There are no fees or dues.
Although the hot summer is probably not past us yet, fall is rapidly approaching, and WPS activities are starting to pick up. This year September 22 is the date of the annual North Texas Giving Day, of which WPS has been a part for the last three years. Our members have been quite generous in years past, making it possible to continue our mission of providing initial and continuing support to area newly widowed persons as well as our long-time members. Our goal this year is $1,500. A donation of any size will be greatly appreciated to help us meet this goal. Refer to the flyer for details on donating.
Our Programs Committee chairman, Phyllis Weisheit, and her committee members are finalizing plans for our annual Christmas Banquet, which will again be held at Mira Vista Country Club in Ft Worth on Sunday, December 4, this year. If you attended in the past, you know the drill: meet and mingle, dinner, a few announcements, introduction of 2023 Officers and Board Members, and, of course, listening and dancing to a live band, all in a beautifully decorated holiday themed venue. If this will be your first time to attend, you’re in for a treat. Phyllis tells me this year she has been able to book a truly outstanding band. (The identity of the band, for now, is apparently top secret – she won’t even tell me yet). Details will be revealed in the October newsletter. You will not want to miss this event! We will begin accepting reservations soon. Additionally, to facilitate the process, Phyllis and Nancy Sheffer-Poole will be visiting all breakfasts/lunches/dinners/dances in the next few weeks to take your reservations.
Realizing that we usually have quite a few more unescorted ladies than single men at the Christmas Banquet who would really like to dance but don’t have a partner, Phyllis is looking for a few men to volunteer to dance with the unescorted ladies. In addition to making someone’s afternoon much more enjoyable, she tells me that there will be a financial reward as well. Please contact Phyllis at 817-371-2151 if you would be willing to participate.
We’re looking to borrow an electronic still frame camera with printer connection to take and print pictures at the Banquet and to post on our website. If you have one we can borrow, or if you would be willing to take pictures for us, please contact Phyllis.
A beautiful new Esteban acoustic guitar valued at over $150 has been donated to WPS. You may have seen it at the July General Meeting or at an earlier dance at the Ft Worth Elks Lodge. We will be conducting a silent auction for the guitar at the September 14 dance at the Arlington Elks Lodge and again at the October 12 dance at the Ft Worth Elks Lodge. It will be awarded at the October 12 dance. In addition to our dances, we are still attempting to organize other events that might be of interest to members. Would you be interested
in any of the following:
- Attend the Passion Play (the story of Jesus’ life) at Glen Rose?
- A night out at the bingo hall in Everman?
- Attending a Christmas show at the Arlington Music Hall?
- Pay to ride a bus to Winstar casino?
- Anything else that might be of interest to the membership?
If so, please contact Phyllis.
Mike Grissom, President
WHO WE ARE
WPS of Tarrant County is a Grief Support Program for widowed persons of all ages. WPS of Tarrant County is a Tax Exempt Not-For-Profit organization funded by memorials, gifts and donations.
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