Wow, it's spring time in Allen. The weather is getting warmer, last weekend not withstanding. The trees and lawns are turning green, however mine are still mostly weeds (I'm working on it)!
And then the realization hit me. Schools out in a little over two months. A quarter of the year is already gone! In two months time I'll have a high school graduate (one who finally got a job, thanks Bill from Saxby's Coffee) and a Junior at Allen High. Good Gravy I'm getting old.
I don't have to worry about summertime avtivities to keep my kids busy but many of you do.
I'd like to make a suggestion to investigate all the wonderful programs that the City of Allen Parks and Recreation department makes available to our community.
Starting with the annual Eggcellent Family Adventure this coming Saturday, April 4th. This event will take place at the Allen City Hall Civic Plaza and will feature an egg hunt, local community organizations and businesses giving free information and goodies, crafts, bounce houses and face painting. The event will take place between 9am and noon.
Since we're all trying to stretch a dollar these days another fun, free event put on by the city is the Summer Sounds concert series at the Joe Farmer Recreation Center Hillside Amphitheatre. This great, and did I mention FREE, concert series will be held each Monday evening at 7pm starting May 18th and running until June 22nd.
You can visit the Parks and rec website below for more information including the lineup. http://www.cityofallen.org/departments/parks_recreation/special_events/summer_sounds.html
Also be sure to reserve June 27th for the City of Allen's largest celebration: Allen USA Celebration.
Held each year to celebrate the 4th of July, this event is the earliest celebration of our national holiday in the area. Besides the spectacular fireworks show, this years musical entertainment will feature Smashmouth, a act that's sold over 10 million records. This years celebration, to be held appropriately at Celebration Park, will be FREE and lots of fun.
Also while we're talking of summer time planning, you'll definatly want to investigate all the low cost activities to keep your children occupied over the summer. I always dreaded hearing those two little words, "I'm Bored"! Again, the Parks and Rec department will offer a wide range of programs, enough to fit anyone's need. Registration will be on April 20th starting at 8am. You can view a complete guide at:
As always, if you or anyone you know need to buy or sell real estate, have them give us a call. We'll take care of them like family!