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.


October 2021

Welcome to Widowed Persons Service.

We (all 900 of us) welcome you. Come eat with us. There is nothing better than to start your day with a good breakfast among friends. If we know you are new, we will introduce you to everyone and will never say, “This seat is saved.” Talk with us. It is great to have someone to talk to while enjoying a meal. You can talk about your loved one, as we are either at the same place you are or have been there … or … just talk about daily events. You can play games with us (cards, dominoes). We will show you how and share our table because we remember how hard it was for us to go somewhere new, not knowing anyone and not knowing what to do, but wanting to try. It took courage. We don’t want you to go home disappointed in us and feeling alone (even though now, you are). If this has happened to you, I am sorry to hear it. Please give us another chance.


October is another busy month. Wednesday, October 13, there is a fund raiser dance. This dance will be held at a different Elks Lodge, located at 3233 White Settlement Road in Fort Worth (not Arlington this time). The dance is from 6:30 - 9:00 PM with the “Rusty Springs Band.” Admission is $10 each at the door. If you like country music, this is the band for you. If you do not dance, come listen and visit with friends. If you are hungry, food is served from 6:00 - 7:00 PM for $8 each. Proceeds from the food go to our veterans. There will be a 50/50 pot drawing and other prizes just because you are there. What a bargain for a dance, entertainment, prizes, and food! Bring your family and friends. If you want to reserve a table for 6 or 8 people, call Nancy (812-593-1578) or Phyllis (817-371-2151).

Time is here for the annual Raffle drawing at the General Meeting on Thursday, October 21, at Skillet & Grill restaurant in Arlington at 1:00 PM. Meet your proposed Officers and Board Member nominees for 2022 listed on page 4. It will be a great lunchtime get-together for members from every area. We’ll also be drawing for door prizes for just being there.

We are also now accepting reservations for our Christmas Banquet at Mira Vista Country Club in Ft Worth, Sunday, December 5, 1:30 PM. Fine dining and dancing. Refer to the flyer in this month’s newsletter for details.

Looking forward to seeing you. Hugs!

Ruth Turner, President


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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