Trophy Club is a community bursting with patriotic spirit, and what better way to celebrate the wonderful United States of America than through outstanding Independence Day festivities? On July 4, 2014, the 3rd ranked Healthiest Community in North Texas (according to the Dallas Morning News, May 26, 2014) awoke with a skip in their step.
Almost 400 people, from age 4 to 75, participated in the Patriot 5K & Fun Run race that morning, with Bishop Stevens of San Juan Capistrano, California coming in with the fastest time of 17 minutes and 19 seconds. Jessica Smith of Roanoke followed Bishop’s time at 17 minutes and 53 seconds, and Keller’s Emmett Rasmussen placed third with a time of 18 minutes and 4 seconds.
Following the morning events, the Trophy Club Stars and Stripes organization, a group dedicated to infusing the spirit of patriotism within the community, worked with Town staff to put together the Parade of Patriots. Traveling through Trophy Club in pickup truck beds, on trailers, in convertible cars, golf carts, horseback, and even on foot, 35 groups came out to strut their stuff down Trophy Club Drive and hand out candy to the rows of people lined along the streets. Special thanks goes to Dr. David Crumpton, D.D.S., Baylor Family Medicine at Roanoke, Victory Chiropractic, Powell Law Offices, Fanchon’s Suite Escape, Susan Mayer, realtor, Broyles Financial, Trophy Club Tribune News, and Classic Chevrolet of Grapevine for helping to sponsor the parade activities.
As the sun started sinking in the sky, Limelight lit the mainstage at Independence Park with rocking good tunes, both modern and popular. More than 1500 residents and visitors from all of the Metroplex came out to the event to enjoy offerings from the 20 vendors that set up booths on the open lawn. From face painters, bounce houses, and jugglers, to local culinary delights, handmade jewelry, and more; there was something for everyone of all ages to enjoy. Residents also enjoyed stopping by the Town-sponsored Shop Trophy Club table, where they grabbed a reusable tote and filled up on coupons and goodies from local businesses.
Add to the mix one of the best firework displays in Dallas-Fort Worth just before calling it a night, and you have a glimpse of what Independence Day looked like in the beautiful Town of Trophy Club. In typical community style, it was through the efforts of many different people and groups that make the July 4th Celebration a success. Thanks to the Town Council, Stars and Stripes, local businesses, vendors, sponsors, organizers, churches and the more than 75 volunteers and staff who lent a hand, these festivities would not have come together in such a booming good time.