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 2022

It’s officially Fall now, and the beginning of our fourth quarter activities is imminent. Our final WPS sponsored dance will be held at the Ft Worth Elks Lodge on October 12. Then, on October 13, we will hold our next General Meeting and Annual Drawing at which we will present the nominees for Officers and Board Members for 2023 and proposed changes to our By-Laws. In addition to the large screen television first prize, additional prizes will be given away. As it has been several years since the By-Laws were last revised, these recommended revisions will align them to our current operating procedures and practices. At this meeting, copies of both the current By- Laws and the proposed revisions will be handed out with limited discussion at this point. Please take these copies home with you and review. These revisions will have been reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors prior to this meeting. At the November 17 General Meeting (Annual Business Meeting) the revised document then will be discussed again, any questions answered and an approval vote taken. Refer to the flyers. Refer to Ruth’s Outreach column for more information on end of the year Grief Support activities.


Sunday, December 4, is the date of our annual Christmas Banquet this year. As I mentioned in last month's column, you really don’t want to miss the Christmas Banquet this year! Phyllis and her Programs Committee members have put together what I believe will be a memorable afternoon experience. This year, in addition to a beautiful venue, delicious lunch and a chance to mingle with friends, we’re pleased to have as entertainment a regionally and nationally known musical group, the Jolie and Sonny Burgess Band. Both Jolie and Sonny, now married, have performed individually and as a couple at numerous local, regional and national venues. Among other awards, Jolie was named CMA Indie Awards Female Vocalist of the Year for 2001, and Sonny was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. They have produced several albums both individually and together. Enjoy listening to the music or dancing on the largest dance floor that Mira Vista has available, have your picture taken by the Christmas tree and have a chance at winning a door prize. (By the way, we still need a few men to volunteer to dance with the unescorted ladies. If you’re willing to volunteer, contact Phyllis at 817-372-2151. Ladies, pick up your flowers at the sign-in table.) Phyllis and Nancy Sheffer-Poole will be visiting all WPS events in the next few weeks to collect payment for reservations, so you can pay them directly if you prefer rather than mailing in your payment. Refer to the flyer for full details. I hope to see you there!

Mike Grissom, 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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