July 2016

Chairman's Message

July Chairman's Message

What a time of celebration in our wonderful community. Fireworks, Peaches, Ice Cream, Hot Dogs!! We’ve got it all, right here at home. I hope you take advantage of all...
Board Member Spotlight

Board Member Spotlight - Misty Engel

Misty Engel is the Advanced Planning Advisor and Marketing Specialist at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel since 2010. She has been married to Travis Engel for 15 years and they…

Cover Story

Get your FREE Peachy Treats!!

5 Days of Peaches will officially kick off on July 4th,

Get your FREE Peachy Treats!!

It’s getting Peachy in Parker County!! The 5 Days of Peaches will kick off on July 4th with a FREE Tall Peach Green Tea or Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbuck’s and end on July 8th with a FREE Peach Ice Cream from the Malt Shop. The 5 Days of Peaches gives us the opportunity to give back to our community…

2016 Peach Festival

The Parker County Peach Festival is a handmade arts and crafts festival with more than 200 art, craft and food vendors, stage entertainment and activities for kids and adults alike. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 9th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Historic Downtown area.  We have vendors and visitors attend from all over the state, but we like to make sure our local residents are invited and excited to attend this…

News & Special Events

3rd Annual Peach Festival Food Competition

Friday, July 8, 2016, is the date for the 3rd Annual Peach Festival Food Competition. This annual event is…

WISD Vendor Fair - August 10, 2016

Each year WISD kicks off the school year with an opportunity for vendors to showcase products and services to…

Tradition Continues: Texas Bank Hosts Gabe Vick Memorial 42 Tournament

Parker County folks take the domino game of “42” very seriously. And why shouldn’t they? The game was invented right…

Weatherford Chamber Platinum Members

The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce recognized the Star Platinum members at the May Membership Luncheon. Platinum Members are those…

Leadership Weatherford - 2016-17 Registration has Begun

The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce is offering the next class for Leadership Weatherford this fall. It will begin with…

September Membership Luncheon “All American Salute”

We remember those serving our country in many ways and at numerous times throughout the year. As the anniversary…

New Members

New Members June 2016

Amira Spa & Exclusive Club
114 W. Owens
Weatherford, TX 76086

Angie's Wine Designs
3515 Sycamore School Road Ste. 125 PMB #200
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Jordan Taylor & Co.
120 N. Main St.
Weatherford, TX 76086

Murphy Oil USA
1832 S. Main St.
Weatherford, TX 76086

Renewing Members

Renewing Members May-June 2016

1 Year: Addington & Associates CPA, PPLC, Schwarz-Hanson, TRT Booster Club, The Covered Bridge Inn, Chandor Garden Foundation Inc., Williams H Cantrell Attorney at Law, C&S Development Services LLC, Iron Skillet, Parker County Cruisers, Back Home Bakery, MCMC Auto

2 to 5 Years: Alphagraphics Weatherford, Texas Health Outpatient Center Willow Park, Sawyer…

Star Member Roster

Star Members June 2016

Citizens National Bank of Texas
City of Weatherford       
First Financial Bank      
First National Bank       
Imperial Construction   
Jerry Durant Auto Group
Mr. Rooter Plumbing -Parker County
Plains Capital Bank
Pogue Construction
Texas Health Outpatient Center Willow Park 
Weatherford Democrat     
Weatherford Regional Medical…

Ribbon Cuttings

June Ribbon Cutting Recap

6/2         Murphy USA 1832 S. Main Weatherford www.murphyusa.com
Murphy USA is getting BIGGER! The complete rebuild of its long standing store in Weatherford Texas started in May and will be completed later this summer. The new location will be a full convenience store with food coffee and fountain drinks along with spirited beverages and bottled soft drinks. Get ready for fast and friendly service with a wide variety of product to choose from along with the most competitive prices in town.

6/8     Dove Chocolate Discoveries – Barbara Hummel 817-613-7692 www.mydcdsite.com/BarbaraHummelBarbara Hummel has announced that she has joined Dove Chocolate Discoveries, as an Independent Chocolatier. Dove Chocolate Discoveries is a premium chocolate brand owned by the Mars, Incorporated.  You may have heard of some of the other brands owned and manufactured by Mars, such as M&M's, Snickers, Milky Way and Twix.  The difference is that you can't buy Dove Chocolate Discoveries in the stores as they are sold exclusively through chocolatiers.  Barbara would love to indulge you with a chocolate party at your home or office. 

6/9     CASA 303 S. Rusk Weatherford 817-599-6224
Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained community volunteers who will fight for a child’s right to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect and to learn and grow in the safe embrace of a loving family. You can make a difference in the lives of abused children in our county by giving a voice. Please visit them at 305 S. Rusk or call 817-599-6224


6/20     Flying Tire Bicycles 220 Fort Worth Hwy. Ste 300 817-654-9388 www.flying-tire.com
When Was the Last Time You Went On a Picnic? Flying Tire Bicycles is excited to bring their one of a kind concept to Weatherford Texas. They are located right across the street from the starting point for Weatherford's new bicycle trails. They offer Sales Service and Bicycle Rentals. In addition, they also offer an added experience for their customer's convenience. Picnic Baskets to go, complete with the traditional red & white table cloth to spread on the ground, food of their choice, drinks and a dessert all packaged in a real Picnic Basket to take with the customer when they rent a bicycle or just want a prepared Picnic Basket ready to go. Take a look at the menu and innovative concept on the website, www.flying-tire.com.


6/23       Sanctified Hope Home for Women: A Transitional Program 817-901-5446 www.sanctifiedhope.org
Sanctified Hope, a Christian transitional living program, provides a safe, loving home for women recently released from the criminal justice system. Through a 12 month life changing program, women journey to freedom and success, learning who they were created to be. Center of Hope will provide vocational classes, job training and volunteer opportunities in the community; all leading to a tax-paying job. Our board members all have experience working or volunteering in the prison system for many years. Sue Moreland, our executive director can be reached at 817-901-5446 for questions or to donate.

6/30       Noon Lions Ringer Alley Horseshoe Pits @ Love Street Park
Love Street Park has another feature citizens of Weatherford can enjoy. The new horseshoe park, Noon Lions Ringer Alley is located next to the water park at Love Street park. The pits can accommodate 48 pitchers at a time. Ringer Alley has been a collective effort with the Weatherford Noon Lions, City…

Calendar of Events

July 2016 Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Weatherford Chamber of Commerce


July 1-3 – First Monday Trade Days – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Held at Heritage Park off of Santa Fe Drive. For vendor information, contact the City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation at 817-598-4351. www.weatherfordparks.com

July 2 – 3rd Annual Star Spangled Sundance Party – 3:00 to 10:00 pm
Free to attend! Live music, pool party, activities, professional fireworks display, food & beverage available for purchase, RSVP to or call: 940-769-4402. www.JoinSundance.com Sundance Club, 110 Stagecoach Trail, Gordon.

July 4 – Old Fashioned 4th of July Festival at Still Waters – 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Beginning with pancake breakfast at 7am, followed by opening ceremonies at 9:00 am, car show, fishing contest, apple pie contest, games, raffles, vendors both food and retail, photo booth, face painting...swimming and entertainment on stage all day. Entry fee is $5.00 per car load plus 2 can goods..all proceeds to charity! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a family day! Contact: Dene Berry at 817-220-2681. Still Waters Retreat is located at 403 County Road 3672, Springtown. www.stillwatersretreattexas.com

July 4 – Spark in the Park – City of Weatherford Fireworks– 4:00 to 10:00 pm
Fireworks at Heritage Park with live music, food trucks and shopping available. Country music artist Charlie Robison will headline the event with special appearance by Tommy Alverson at the new amphitheater. Spark in the Park is free to the public. Free shuttle service will be provided with parking available at Heritage Park and Weatherford College. For more information about the event, contact Special Events Coordinator Michael Howard at (817) 598-4034 or Heritage Park, 315 Santa Fe Drive. www.weatherfordtx.gov/spark

July 4-8 – Chamber Event - 5 Days of Peaches – Open to the public.
Join us for a Peachy Treat each day this week at the following locations: *ALL WHILE QUANTITIES LAST*
              Monday at Starbucks, FREE Tall Peach Green Tea or Green Tea Lemonade, Noon to 2:00 1952 S. Main Only.

Tuesday at Taste & See Bakery, FREE Peach Cobbler, Noon to 2:00 216 York Ave.

Wednesday at Short Chef Coffee House & Bistro, FREE Peach Dreamsicle Frappuccino,11:00 – 2:00, 120 College Avenue

              Thursday at Back Home Bakery, FREE Peach Bread Pudding, 10:00 to Noon, 316 Santa Fe.

              Friday at the Malt Shop, FREE Peach Ice Cream, 10:00 to Noon.2028 Ft. Worth Hwy.

July 8 –Deadline for Food Competition Entries – Parker County Peach Festival- 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Bring all entries along with registration form to Barlow Hall – All Saints Anglican Church, 123 Waco St. No late submissions will be accepted. Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 9, at Noon, Peach Festival Grounds, Kids Tent (corner of York and…