CITY OF HEATH SPECIAL EVENT SERIES
Part of what makes Heath a special place to live and work is our community’s warm, friendly, hometown spirit. Nowhere is this more evident then when friends and neighbors gather at the numerous Special Events hosted throughout the year in Towne Center Park.
From kicking off the Christmas Season at Holiday in the Park, to celebrating freedom with the Annual Independence Day Parade and Patriotic festivities afterwards, there is a full calendar of activities with lots of new and exciting features to be announced in the coming months.
So check back here, watch your City newsletter and follow the City on social media for all the latest details.
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Saturday, April 4, 2015
FIT & FUN IN THE PARK…
Featuring the 2015 Heart of Heath 5K & Family Run
The Heart of Heath 5k was established in 1994 by a group of dedicated volunteers to help raise funds for the construction of Towne Center Park, located behind Heath City Hall.
Today, Towne Center Park is the “heart” of all City events, and this gathering has been expanded to include fitness FUN for the whole family including a new one-mile run, outdoor classes like yoga, Pilates and taekwondo, life-size checkers, chess and other games, and refreshing goodies available like healthy treats from Smoothie King.
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June 5, 2015
MOVIES IN THE PARK…
Come celebrate “opening day” of summer at the City of Heath’s Movies in the Park, Friday, June 5 in Towne Center Park.
It’s all about baseball and hometown spirit at this new event! Rookie of the Year will light up the giant 36′ screen at 9 p.m., but the action begins at 6:30 p.m. as some of Dallas’ favorite food trucks roll in with ballpark favorites. Enjoy an easy and festive dinner from Easy Sliders, Eat Jo Dawgs and Kona Ice.
Be sure to bring the kids’ baseball gloves and bats, because the experts with Big League Academy/Texas Sports will have fun skills and drills activities to test out. There will also be a huge inflatable Speed Pitch station, courtesy of Dr. J. Scott Quinby/Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation Services.
The District Champions Heath Hawks Baseball and Lady Hawks Softball Teams will be a part of the celebration. Kids can mingle with the players and sign up for their summer camps. During the Community Pep Rally, the City will also recognize our other Hawk stars, including the District and Bi-District Championship Men and Women’s Soccer Teams, Top Men and Women’s District Golfers, and the Robotics Team that advanced to the World Competition.
Whether your gang is celebrating the last day of school, or you want to try a different kind of night out on the town, this is the place to be on June 5! Activities and movie are free. Just bring spending money for the food trucks and your lawn chairs. Picnics and small coolers are also welcome.
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July 4, 2015
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN THE PARK…
Featuring the Annual 4th of July Parade & Patriotic Celebration
For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 4.
Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet and free popsicles.
Staging for the parade is at 8 a.m., judging and awards are at 8:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School at 330 Laurence Drive. A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; Most Spirited; and the Mayor’s Award.
The City’s Special Events Board is encouraging a little friendly competition among neighborhoods with a new award for the BEST NEIGHBORHOOD/HOA FLOAT!
As always, the City of Heath invites veterans from any branch of the U.S. Military to ride in the parade on the Veterans Float.
“We have this float so that our community can honor our veterans for their extraordinary gift of service,” said Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty. “It is because of them and the many other brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces that we are able to celebrate independence.”
Active members of the military are also encouraged to ride or march in the parade. For more information, please contact Norma Duncan at 972-771-6228.
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December 4, 2015
HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
This is an annual favorite featuring the musical talents of our local students, the Christmas tree lighting, a winter village with some of Dallas’ most popular food trucks, a cozy outdoor dining area warmed by holiday lights, a miniature train ride, and fun activity booths for the kids.
There’s always plenty of complimentary hot cocoa, while Mrs. Claus and her elves serve complimentary Christmas cookies, home baked and donated by the National Charity League and Rockwall Women’s League.
Of course, the star of the evening is Santa. After his grand arrival, he’s eager to visit and take photos with the children in his sleigh, nestled in a picture perfect scene. Bring your camera!
Watch for more details on this website or follow us on Facebook.
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City of Heath Status Report
Water Restrictions: TWICE WEEKLY
Burn Ban In Effect: NO
Terry Park Boat Ramp: OPEN
Terry Park: OPEN
Towne Center Park Fields: OPEN
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CITY OF HEATH
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