March – April 2013
The Liberty Hill Lions Club is preparing for the 22nd annual Thrill of the Hill 5K Run/Walk March 30 at Durham Park subdivision.
The route is generally flat with enough grade and curves to keep runners interested. Young and old alike are welcome as are walkers and runners, both fast and not so fast.
Homemade refreshments are provided.
The race begins at 8:30 a.m.
Money raised goes to support the philanthropic work of the Lions. Two of the main projects that the group supports are Lions Foundation Park and scholarships for Liberty Hill High School seniors. Others include the Lions camp in Kerrville for handicapped children and eyeglasses for local children and adults.
Sponsors for the event include Union State Bank, Flying H Fitness, Winkley’s Hardware, Anytime Fitness, Classic Bank, Hill Country Braces, Prosperity Bank and Certified Arbor Care.
For more information or to register online go to www.lhlions.org/events.php.
The Liberty Hill Community Easter Egg Hunt is at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Lions Foundation Park.
Sponsorship and donations are needed to support the event. Sponsorship starts at $100. Donations such as filled eggs and items for the prize table are also needed. For more information, call (512) 666-1887.
The Liberty Hill VFW will host its monthly Pancake Supper from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
The all-you-can-eat supper features pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice for $5 per person or $15 maximum for families.
The Pancake Supper, a monthly fundraiser for the VFW, is held on the third Tuesday evening of each month.
Co-host this month is Boy Scout Troop 196.
Life Springs Christian Church will host a Golf Tournament to raise funds for the church at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Lago Vista Golf Course, 4616 Rimrock Drive in Lago Vista.
Entry fee is $80 per person.
Team trophies will be awarded for first, second and third places, and prizes will be presented for longest drive. Hole-in-one prizes include a Tour Edge-Exotics Trilogy Fairway Wood; Stay & Play at the LVH-Las Vegas Hotel & Casino/The REvere Golf Club, two-night accommodations and two rounds of golf for two; Stay & Play at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI, two-night accommodations and two rounds of golf for two; and a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi-Quad Cab.
For more information, call (512) 619-9446.
The City of Liberty Hill will host a spring cleanup day for city residents from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon (or until full) April 20 at the County Barn on RR 1869.
Residents wishing to dump brush should purchase a permit from City Hall no later than 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 19. Permit costs are as follows: pickups $5, trailers up to 14 feet $10, trailers over 14 feet, $15, dump truck up to 10 yards $15, dump truck over 10 yards $25.
The following items will be accepted at no charge: scrap wood, metal, glass, cardboard, paper, furniture, plastics, miscellaneous junk, appliances without freon.
Items not accepted include tires, florescent bulbs, chemicals of any kind, telephones, televisions, commercial waste, compressed gas cylinders, paints, pharmaceutical items
For more information, call City Hall at (512) 778-5449.
To reach River Ranch County Park, take SH 29 west to Liberty Hill and turn left on RR 1869. Turn left on CR 282. The park is on the left just south of CR 284.
The Liberty Hill Development Foundation will dedicate a new addition to the International Sculpture Park during a ceremony at 1 p.m. April 27 at Lions Foundation Park.
The community is invited to attend the event, recognizing the contribution of local sculptor John Van Camp.
The Sculpture Park, which is currently on the grounds of Liberty Hill Junior High School, will be moved during the coming months to its new location in Foundation Park.
“Lions Foundation Park seeks to bring Liberty Hill residents together again, as they did in 1976, to support this new beginning for the Sculpture Garden and recognize the cutural significance of the art that was created here,” said Gary Jackson of the Development Foundation Board. “The dedication of Mr. Van Camp’s scupture provides an opportunity to show our community that if we come together and get behind something that we can put Liberty Hill on the map as a cultural art community.”
Scheduled to speak at the ceremony later this month is Mike Fowler, son of the late Mel Fowler of Liberty Hill. Mel Fowler organized the International Sculptors Symposium in 1976, which brought internationally reknowned sculptors to Liberty Hill to create pieces of art. The sculptures and the Sculpture Garden are listed in the Smithsonian American Art Museums Catalog.
Additional speakers include Mary Morris, president of the Texas Sculptors Society, and Liberty Hill ISD Superintendent Rob Hart.
Small sculptures and artwork from the 1976 Symposium will be displayed as well as tours, movies and slideshows of the 1976 event and the 1987 dedication of the Sculpture Garden when the artwork was moved to the school campus.
Learn more about Lions Foundation Park at www.lionsfdnpark.org.