It’s not every day one receives an email from a formerly homeless fellow by the name of Barney. He reported that after a three-year hiatus, Easter in Turtle Creek Park is returning on Sunday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Organized by Turtle Creek Park Conservancy, the 50+ year-old, family-oriented celebration is renowned for attracting more than 5,000 people from all over the area to the “historic green space in the heart of the city.”
Barney admitted that it didn’t take much “hounding” to have Gina and Ken Betts and their sons Jack Betts and Logan Betts to chair the afternoon when the park becomes ground zero for food trucks, music provided by Hi Hoppin’ DJ, games, photos with the Easter Bunny, live music by a brass quintet from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the new Easter Egg Recognition Wall.
When asked about the show-stopping, ever-popular Pooch Parade, Barney howled with delight that he would be chairing it himself. After all, Barney knows a thing or two about pooches since he is one that adopted the Betts family a couple of years ago. He proudly reported that since he joined the household, he’s managed to teach them how to walk on a leash.
If you and your canine pal want to parade in your finest Easter attire before a host of judges and hundreds of folks, it’s easy and just $25. You can register here!
Speaking of adopting, if you would like to adopt a sponsorship for Easter in Turtle Creek Park, they range from $100 for R’Egg’cognition Wall to $100,000 for Presenting S’paw’nsor. BTW, deadline for inclusion on the free Easter T-shirts is Friday, March 10.
* Photo provided by Turtle Creek Park Conservancy