Hawaiian Falls announced its special events for August and September. The current list of specials is at https://hfalls.com/specials-events/
Teacher/School Worker Appreciation Week – Today – Sunday, July 30
Hawaiian Falls wants to offer teachers one last splash before returning to the classroom. Starting today through Sunday, July 30, teachers, administrators, aides, custodians (anyone with a school ID) gets free admission with the purchase of a Big Kahuna ticket.
Champions Day (Free Admission for Special Needs Individuals) Saturday, Aug. 5
Champions – special needs individuals of all ages – and their families get exclusive access to Hawaiian Falls from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, before the park opens to the public. Champions get free admission. Companion tickets – up to four people per Champion – are available for $10 each at the front gate before 10 a.m. And the family can stay all day long with no additional admission cost.
Heroes Week – Aug. 7 – 11
In sincere gratitude for their selfless service, all active duty military and first responders get free general admission by showing their badge at the front gate Monday, Aug. 7 – Friday, Aug. 11. Each Hero can bring up to four guests for a discounted price.
Dog Days – Sept. 9 and 10
As the last day of the season before all pools are drained and winterized for the off season, several Hawaiian Falls parks host Doggie Swim events to benefit local organizations:
* Garland – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 – Wags & Waves benefits Cat Matchers, Dallas Companion Animal Project, DFW Rescue Me, Feral Friends and Legacy Boxer Rescue. The event will feature Pet Costume Contests, pet tricks, vendors and a separate activity pool for large and small breed dogs. More info at www.wagsandwaves.org.
* The Colony – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sun, Sept. 10 – Bow Wow Luau benefits The Colony Animal Shelter Injured Animal Fund. Enjoy swimming with your best friend, contests, games and prizes. More info at https://www.thecolonytx.gov/Depts/PARD/SpecialEvents.html.
* Mansfield – noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 – Hounds at Hawaiian Falls benefits MADE in Texas Assistance Dogs, a North Texas nonprofit dedicated to providing highly trained service dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Pups will be allowed in the Waikiki Beach Wave Pool, the Splashwater Reef Kiddie Pool and the Kona Kooler Lazy River. Hounds at Hawaiian Falls seeks to honor those who serve by providing free admission tickets to veterans, active military and first responders. These individuals can bring up to two dogs each at no cost, or come on their own. More at https://thedriven.net/houndsat-hawaiian-falls.race_reg/eid/8415012457.
Celebrating 15 years of bringing families closer together, Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. Day passes are $28.99 for guests 48-inches and taller; $21.99 for guests under 48-inches tall; and $21.99 for guests 55 years of age and older. Season pass holders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. More info at hfalls.com or facebook.com/hfalls.
Taylor’s Gift Foundation announced the 2017 honorees for the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards – Dr. Tiffany Anthony and Terri Maxwell, who will be honored on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Union Station in Dallas.
Anthony is a transplant surgeon at Baylor Scott & White in Dallas.
Maxwell is the founder and CEO of Share On Purpose Inc., a multimillion-dollar business cultivator in Dallas.
For additional information regarding the Outlive Yourself Awards, contact Lindsay Cleland, LindsayCleland@TaylorsGift.org.