The Parker County Heritage Society is hosting the 35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes on Dec. 10.
The non-profit organization was founded in 1976 to protect and preserve historic buildings in Parker County.
“In 1981 the Society began sponsoring an annual Candlelight Tour of Homes,” said the Parker County Heritage Society website. “This event, held the second Saturday in December, highlights homes, churches, and buildings left by these pioneers.”
Most recently the society, in conjunction with the City of Weatherford, successfully implemented new rules regarding City Greenwood Cemetery.
“City Greenwood Cemetery is a historical treasure to the community of Weatherford that attracts many visitors each year,” said Mayor Craig Swancy. “The health and safety of the public is our main concern and the new rules help to address those concerns.”
The news rules will regulate items allowed into the cemetery and only allow American flags flown on the graves of veterans and civil servants.
“This project has been in the works for over two years and was first brought to staff by Jonelle Bartoli on behalf of the Parker County Heritage Society,” City Secretary Melinda Nowell said. “After much consideration staff felt that [the Parker County Heritage Society] request was warranted for the health and safety of the parks maintenance crews, contractors, volunteers and visitors to the cemetery and for the proper appearance and standards of the historic cemetery.”