Monthly summary of Lantana, TX news as published in The Cross Timbers Gazette.
If you’ve visited the Lantana Community Event Center recently, you’ve probably seen construction activity on the north side of the building. A new paddling pool is being built for summer fun!
The wading pool was part of the original design for the construction of the event center, but the Lantana Community Association was unable to include it in the construction budget. After learning of the wading pool’s removal from the project, Lantana Cares approached the community association to possibly fund the construction of the wading pool. The offer was accepted and Lantana Cares was able to secure a grant from the Lantana Educational/Charitable Foundation.
The wading pool will be 1,200 square feet surrounded by a 125 linear foot wall of seating. It will have a variety of water games for young Lantana residents. The wading pool will have no standing water and will be a safe, exciting and economical water feature for the community. It will be a great alternative to swimming pools for cooling off on a hot summer day.
Lantana Cares is a non-profit organization dedicated to the beautification, education and recreation of residents in the community. The wading pool will provide another recreational option for Lantana residents and provide a rich sensory experience for developing children. The paddling pool will be ready for you and your family to enjoy this summer!
Golf Cart Laws Clarified
April 5and, 2021, Ken Paxton, Attorney General of Texas, issued Advisory No. KP-0364 regarding the use of golf carts on public roads in the state. The notice specifically addresses the requirement for a golf cart operator to be a licensed driver.
Other state laws prohibit the use of a golf cart on any public road with a speed limit greater than 35 MPH. This means there are no golf carts on Lantana Trail. Golf carts are only permitted on other public roads between sunrise and sunset and prohibited on public sidewalks.
The Denton County Sheriff’s Office enforces these provisions and issues citations to unlicensed drivers and anyone else who violates these laws. Additionally, if an unlicensed driver is stopped by a deputy, the vehicle may be confiscated if a licensed parent or guardian is unavailable to drive the vehicle home. Call the sheriff’s office at 940-349-1600 with any questions.
A copy of Notice No. KP-0364 was posted on lantanatx.org.
Casino for a cause
The Lantana Ladies League and the Lantana Community Association are proud to present Casino for a Cause. Come roll the dice at this premier annual event. It’s sure to be an incredibly fun night for members and guests, but most importantly, it’s an event designed to raise money for a worthy local charity.
Festivities will include: Casino games: Blackjack, poker, roulette, slots and craps; Silent auction and casino raffle prizes; LIVE Auction with a Kentucky Bourbon Trip for 4; wine and whiskey to tap; DRAWING GOLD TICKET; New Orleans-style heavy appetizers; Open bar offering 2 signature cocktails, wine and beer.
This year, the money raised will be donated to Cloud 9 Charities. Cloud 9 helps provide temporary housing for families in our community who are in crisis and need safe shelter. The cost to house an at-risk mother and her children is $340/week. Although we would like to raise a year’s worth of housing – the cost to house a family for 52 full weeks per year is $17,680 – our goal is to raise $10,000 (30 weeks) for this amazing organization. .
Tickets are $75 for members / $85 for guests and are available online through Monday, February 21 at lantanaladiesleague.com or via email [email protected]. No tickets will be sold at the door.
So mark your calendars and come join us on Friday, February 25 from 7-11 p.m. at the Lantana Community Event Center, 1301 Haverford Lane.
For more information on the Lantana Ladies League, visit lantanaladiesleague.com or visit the Lantana Ladies League Facebook page.
-Sent by Kathy Hummell