2008 Event Photos
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Photos from many of Lewisville’s 2008 events are shown below in REVERSE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. To see more photos of these events, simply CLICK on any of the photos to go directly to each event’s gallery.
The FULL COLLECTION of Lewisville Photos can be viewed in the Photo Gallery. While all photos are available for purchase, feel free to simply enjoy viewing scenes of life in beautiful Lewisville, North Carolina (USA).
LEWISVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE • December 14, 2008
Once more Lewisville’s Christmas Parade was a great community event, whether you were participating in the parade or lined up along Shallowford Road watching the parade go by. Participants included floats, dance teams, Scout troops, veterans, bands, ATV and bicycle riders, military vehicles, tractors, antique cars and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Lewisville’s Christmas Parade
SHILOH LUTHERAN CHURCH • LIVE NATIVITY • December 12 & 13, 2008
Shiloh Lutheran Church presented its second annual Live Nativity with scenes depicting the story of the birth of Christ. Actors and actresses of varying ages played their roles with heartfelt enthusiasm, even as the night temperatures fell. Visitors were also treated to hot drinks and baked goodies in the church’s fellowship hall. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Pointing the Way
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • HOLIDAY CHEER EVENT • December 6, 2008
The Friends of the Lewisville Library sponsored this year’s fun Holiday Cheer Event. Children and their parents enjoyed the variety of holiday crafts, games and tasty treats. Santa Claus also greeted the children, and gift baskets were available for purchase. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Eyes of a Child
SHALLOWFORD SQUARE • TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY • December 5, 2008
The Lewisville Civic Club and the Town of Lewisville sponsored the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on a festive evening in Shallowford Square. Hot chocolate and sweets were a hit with the young and elders alike. In addition to the lighting of the Christmas tree, the evening included special Christmas music and a visit by Santa. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Lewisville’s Tree Lighting Ceremony
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • CREATIVE CHRISTMAS CRAFTS • December 3, 2008
The Creative Christmas Crafts class was taught by Margie Carter, aka “Wallpaper Queen. Using wallpaper samples from discontinued wallpaper books, Margie led the eager class in making gift bags, gift card envelopes and bows. She also brought in samples of gift bags, earrings, beaded necklaces, tree ornaments and other items she’s made from wallpaper. This class was the second in a new series of monthly Creative Crafts classes that the library will be sponsoring. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Creative Christmas Crafts
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE & BOOKS ALIVE • Nov 29, 2008
Lewisville Library celebrated its first year in its new facilities with a Birthday Open House, with tasty refreshments provided by Casanova’s Coffee and Fudge. A large birthday card was also signed by patrons, from preschool age and up.
Meanwhile, a popular monthly children’s program, Books Alive, was underway with the theme, Festive Families. The Books Alive program focuses on helping to bring books to life for children as they act out portions of the selected book of the month.
READ THE BLOG POST FOR THESE EVENTS >> One Year Later — Lewisville’s Library
BETHLEHEM AME ZION CHURCH • THANKSGIVING EVE • November 26, 2008
Bethelehem AME Zion Church hosted a Community Thanksgiving Eve Service with Brookstown United Methodist Church and Olivet Moravian Church. Members from the various churches came together for a combined choir, with pastors from each of the three churches participating in the service, which included a Thanksgiving Communion. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> The Tie that Binds
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • THANKSGIVING STORYTIME • November 25, 2008
The library’s Storytime for preschoolers featured books and crafts about Thanksgiving. Aside from the reading of two popular Thanksgiving books, the children and moms also enjoyed working on the “Give Thanks” turkey craft project. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Giving Thanks
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • CROCHET CLUB • November 12, 2008
This one-hour crochet class was taught by Robin McBride, a true crochet aficionado. Join Robin and others in a future class to learn how to crochet or how to improve your crochet skills. The Crochet Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Lewisville Library. Experts and novices alike are most welcome. For more information, call the Lewisville Library at 703-2940. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> One Stitch at a Time
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • VETERAN RICK McVICKER • November 12, 2008
In recognition of Veterans Day, Rick McVicker, an Iraq War veteran, was the special guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Lewisville Library. Rick shared about his daily routines, his living quarters, the food and his work as a soldier serving in Iraq. He also shared his optimism for the future of the Iraqi people and their efforts to create a democratic government. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> A Soldier’s Story
JIM COLE / WBFJ CONCERT • November 8, 2008
Shallowford Square was the scene of a concert by nationally known sing/songwriter, Jim Cole, preceded by the warm-up band, Waiting on Wings. Following the concert, a delicious chicken stew was enjoyed by hungry audience members. The concert was hosted by radio station WBFJ and sponsored by Lewisville Drug Company and six area churches. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Chicken Stew — and Music — for the Soul
HALLOWEEN NIGHT • October 31, 2008
The Lewisville Fire Department and Lewisville Baptist Church hosted separate Halloween events that were attended by families and youth from surrounding communities. At the Fire Department, trick-or-treaters enjoyed making their way through a spooky maize and going on a hayride. Nearby at Lewisville Baptist Church, trick-or-treaters attended the Trunk or Treat event that included free hotdogs, soda, popcorn and cotton candy. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Halloween Night in Lewisville
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • HALLOWEEN PARTY • October 30, 2008
The Halloween Party at Lewisville Library was attended by all sorts of costumed superheroes, celebrities, and storybook characters, most of whom were four feet tall or less. The lively party was complete with refreshments, a story time, Bingo and crafts. Also spotted among the partygoers were a tiger, princesses, a pirate, witch and gladiator! READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Halloween Party
CRUISE-IN FOR THE CURE • October 18, 2008
The Cruise-In for the Cure fundraiser was organized by Kyle LaLlave in honor of his mother, Nora, who is a 10-year breast cancer survivor. More than 30 cars were lined up at the Lewisville Soda Shoppe, along with Kyle’s 1993 Honda Civic, which he restored himself. Proceeds from the fundraiser went to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization devoted to fighting to cure breast cancer. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Cruise-In for the Cure
BROOKSTOWN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH • FESTIVAL • October 18, 2008
Held every other year, the Brookstown Community Festival, which is sponsored by Brookstown United Methodist Church, provides something for all ages. This year’s festival included: a Kiddie Tractor Pull, vendors with handmade and homemade items, a variety of live music, good food, old cars and tractors, a woodworking demonstration, massage therapy, a farmer’s market, youth games, a children’s playground, barnyard animals, and a living history presentation. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Brookstown Community Festival
LEWISVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT • THE JAWS OF LIFE • October 9, 2008
Sponsored by the Lewisville Library, firefighters from the Lewisville Fire Department demonstrated to a gathering of children and adults how accident victims are extricated from a wrecked vehicle using the Jaws of Life. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> The Jaws of Life
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • FIREFIGHTERS STORYTIME • October 6 & 7, 2008
Toddlers and preschoolers were treated to a special Storytime at the Lewisville Library by the Lewisville Fire Department, in tribute to National Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11). Chief Scott (R. S. Alderman) passed out “Junior Firefighter” badges and helmets, and he read popular children’s stories about firefighting to the youngsters. Also on hand for the children to check out was some of Chief Scott’s firefighter gear. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Junior Firefighters
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • COOKBOOK BAKE-OFF • October 4, 2008
The Cookbook Bake-Off, sponsored by the Friends of the Lewisville Library, drew some tough competition from local cooks. Ladies from six area churches showed up with some “Mmmm-mmmm” delicious-looking baked goods. In addition to the tasty food, the churches’ respective cookbooks, as well as gift bags and “book bags” prepared by the Friends of the Lewisville Library, were available for purchase. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Cookbook Bake-Off
EPILEPSY INSTITUTE OF NC/NCEASE • A DAY IN THE PARK • October 4, 2008
The Epilepsy Institute of North Carolina, with NCEASE (North Carolina Epilepsy Awareness Support and Education), sponsored a day of fun, food and music in Shallowford Square to promote awareness, support and education for epilepsy. A blowup bounce and a slide were very popular with the kids, as was the tent where kids lined up to receive some cool (and removable) tattoos. Rock-and-roll music was provided by the Winston-Salem-based band, Sub Q. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> A Day in the Park
JACK WARREN PARK • GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY • September 20, 2008
Mary Alice Warren and her family members joined Lewisville town leaders and citizens for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Jack Warren Park on Lewisville-Clemmons Road. Mary Alice’s donation of the 15-acre parcel is in honor of her late husband, Jack Warren. The first phase of the park will include a walking trail and disc-golf course, a multi-purpose field, restroom facilities, two age-appropriate playgrounds and a pavilion. What a wonderful gift to the community. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Visionary Gift
LEWISVILLE CIVIC CLUB • CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT • September 19, 2008
The Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Lewisville Civic Club, drew more than 80 golfers to Salem Glen Country Club on a pleasant late-summer afternoon. In its third year, the tournament serves as a fundraiser to provide college scholarships and other local financial assistance. If you’re a golfer, this tournament is a great way to have fun and also help others in the Lewisville community. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Golfing for Good
STARLIGHT MOVIE NITE • RATATOUILLE • September 19, 2008
The Academy Award-winning film, Ratatouille, drew an energetic, diverse crowd to Shallowford Square on a late summer evening. Even as cooler temperatures set in, the audience was treated to Pixar’s heart-warming story of a rat named Remy who arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a great French chef. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Life Moments — and Ratatouille — at the Square
WEST SIDE CIVIC THEATRE • HELLO, DOLLY • September 6–7 & 11–13, 2008
What might you get when you mix a visionary small town with a group of creative, talented and hard working individuals? In Lewisville, North Carolina one answer to that question is the incomparable West Side Civic Theatre. In their tenth year of providing outdoor theatre at Shallowford Square in Lewisville, the theatre company has raised the bar ever higher with their production of Hello, Dolly. This is community entertainment at its best! READ THE FINAL AND PREVIOUS BLOG POSTS FOR THIS EVENT >> Hello Dolly — Final Performance
STARLIGHT MOVIE NITE • TRANSFORMERS • August 22, 2008
An affable crowd gathered at Shallowford Square to watch the evil Decepticons and the heroic Autobots battle it out on planet Earth in the 2007 movie, Transformers. If you’ve never been to one of the Starlight Movie Nites, consider coming with family or friends to the final movie of the season. The Pixar film, Ratatouille, will be playing on September 19. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> Transformed
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS • ANDREW THIELEN BIG BAND • August 9, 2008
Following last year’s popular debut, the Andrew Thielen Big Band made its second appearance at Shallowford Square on a pleasant August evening. Instrumentalists and vocalists delighted a crowd of all ages to a repertoire that included swing, rock, disco and Motown classics. READ THE BLOG POST FOR THIS EVENT >> A Swingin’ Time
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • NC ZOO VISIT • July 25, 2008
Representatives from the North Carolina Zoo shared animal facts and photos with children and parents in the library’s packed-out auditorium. Along with some touchable exhibits, a friendly live King Snake was also introduced to the wide-eyed youngsters!
STARLIGHT MOVIE NITE • CLOSE ENCOUNTERS… • July 18, 2008
Some “Close Encounters” were spotted on Shallowford Square! That is, the movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and all the friendly folks who came out to enjoy the 1970s classic on quite a nice summer evening.
BEACH BLAST • June 21, 2008
Lewisville’s annual Beach Blast was a swinging time! A great crowd turned out at Shallowford Square to enjoy food, games, music and dancing. Although Deb’s plan to photograph the entire event was unexpectedly cut short, the photos in the gallery still depict the variety of activities and fun enjoyed by all ages.
LEWISVILLE LIBRARY • SUMMER READING KICK-OFF • June 14, 2008
Kids and adults enjoyed a number of fun activities and a jumpstart for the adventures of summer reading. Bubble blowing, bluegrass music, snow cones, and face painting were just a few of the afternoon’s offerings.
STARLIGHT MOVIE NITE • OPEN SEASON • June 13, 2008
Families, couples and singles enjoyed a relaxing evening in Shallowford Square for one of this summer’s movie nights.
WEST SIDE CIVIC THEATRE • OKLAHOMA! • May/June 2008
With this production of Oklahoma!, West Side Civic Theatre celebrated its tenth anniversary. The hard work and dedication of the actors, musicians, staff and the entire group of volunteers paid off in splendid performances. Held in Shallowford Square, the popular musical drew large crowds each night. (The photos in this collection were taken during the May 30, 31 and June 1 performances.)
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE • May 26, 2008
American Legion Post 522 sponsored the Memorial Day service held at the Veteran’s Monument at Shallowford Square. The start of the ceremony was marked by the fly-over of a North American P6 plane. Both young and old came out to honor our country’s veterans.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS • MELVA HOUSTON AND FOUR FOR ONE • May 17, 2008
Internationally known jazz and blues singer, Melva Houston, was accompanied by the local quartet, Four for One. The music and the nice May weather made for quite an enjoyable evening at Shallowford Square.
LEWISVILLE METRIC BIKE RIDE • May 10, 2008
Bikers turned out for the annual Metric Bike Ride sponsored by the Lewisville Civic Club and The Piedmont Flyers as a fundraiser. Part of the proceeds went toward college scholarships to three deserving students.
OLD FASHION FAMILY PICNIC • April 19, 2008
The Old Fashion Family Picnic held at Shallowford Square included a variety of games for kids. Unfortunately, turnout and rain were limited due to the threat of rain.
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