Heritage Farmstead Museum in Plano will host its 31st annual Lantern Light, a holiday family event for all ages. This year’s event is themed 1929: The Great Texas Snow.
The Lantern Light event will take place 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The museum is located at 1900 W. 15th St.
“Lantern Light is a unique holiday experience that provides Heritage Farmstead Museum visitors the opportunity to recall holiday traditions from days gone by,” stated M’Lou Hyttinen, in a press release.
The event will include tours of the holiday exhibit in the Farrell Wilson House, children’s crafts in the one room school house, wagon rides, candle dipping, historic demonstrations, storytelling, songs of the season in the historic pole barn, delicious treats and photos with Santa.
The event also will feature a snow mountain and sledding area for all to enjoy. Sledding is $2 per run, three runs for $5 or unlimited runs via a bracelet purchased for $10.
“I can predict chance of snow at Lantern Light is 100 percent this year,” stated Kathy Strobel, director of development. “Come enjoy sledding in the meadow as we recall 1929: The Great Texas Snow.”
Admission is $5, with children 2 and under being admitted for free.
Texas Woman’s University‘s basketball team signed student-athletes Taylor Thomas, Madyson Johnson, Maggie Stephenson and Menesha Knox, to the Class of 2018 during the early signing period as announced by Beth Jillson, head coach.
Thomas joins the Pioneers from Melissa High School, where her team was the 12-4A District Champions last season and in 2015. The guard averaged 11.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.4 steals and 2.4 rebounds for the Lady Cards and was a TABC 4A All-Region Team pick, an All-Texomaland Second Teamer and the District Offensive MVP. Thomas was named All-Academic at MHS and was on the Honor Roll.
“Taylor is one of the best high school passers I’ve seen,” Jillson stated. “Her vision and ability to get her teammates involved make her a true floor leader. She is a tireless worker who knows how to win and is committed to the process.”
Johnson, a forward from J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson, earned Second Team honors on the All-District 6A Team as a junior where she averaged 12 points, five blocks and three assists for the Mustangs. Johnson is also a member of the National Honor Society.
Jillson on Johnson: “Madyson is a high energy player who pushes herself and teammates to be better every time she hits the court. We will count on her to be a dominant rebounder and inside presence for our team.”
Stephenson led Klein High School to a District and Bi-District Championship last season and posted averages of 7.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.2 blocks and 1.8 assists as a forward/center for the Bearkats. The native of Spring was named First Team All-District as a junior while recording the most rebounds and blocks in the district, and was Honorable Mention as a sophomore. Johnson is a member of the National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.
Jillson on Stephenson: “Maggie will be a dominant defender in our league. She is a versatile post player who runs the floor well. She is a leader who will bring excellence in the classroom, on the court, and by serving others in the community.”
Knox, a power forward from Killeen High School, led her team to the 2017 District Championship while being named Second Team All-District. As a sophomore, Knox earned Honorable Mention All-District and All-Academic on her District Championship team. The National Honor Society member was recognized by Killeen ISD for academic achievement and was on honor roll each year.
Jillson on Knox: “Manesha will add depth to our forward position. She will be a tough rebounder and solid defender at multiple positions. She competes in a tough region at one of the highest levels in high school basketball. Seeing that type of competition will be a great asset to prepare her for the college game.”