Party in the Village!

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Adelaide Leavens, Executive Director of Streams and Valleys, a non-profit and primary advocacy group for the Trinity River, has announced the formation of Friends of the River, a new support group for the organization that will launch the first annual Party in the Village on Thursday evening Oct. 26 at University Park Village, 1612 South University Dr.

Mrs. Leavens said the celebration is part of a new outreach to gain broader support, enjoy the river, and raise money for Streams and Valleys.

“It’s a great way for all river users — from bikers to fly fishermen — to come out and show their support and appreciation for the Trinity River and for Streams and Valleys,” she said. “Not only will we raise awareness, we’ll also celebrate the river and a few of its 40 miles of trails and surroundings.”

The entry fee/ticket price to participate in the 3.4-mile run and party with food from more than 20 local restaurants and the popular band, Pardi Gras, is $20/per person in advance and $30 day of event. Early Fun for Four passes are only $60 (purchased same time). Guests can bring their dogs, to Paw Pad, at no extra charge. The fun starts at 6:00 p.m.

Advance tickets and registration are online at or at any metroplex Luke’s Locker. Or register at Luke’s Locker in Fort Worth between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 26 or at the gate beginning at 4:30 p.m. All guests receive t-shirts and other goodies. Celebrity emcees Deborah Ferguson of KXAS NBC-5, and Steve Lamb, WBAP Radio 820 AM’s sports announcer, welcome guests and kick off the event. Free parking is available.

“Thirty-five years ago, Streams and Valleys rescued the dry river bed and over time transformed it into the treasure we all enjoy today,” Leavens said. “The party celebrates that transformation.”

Streams and Valleys Inc. has planned and coordinated the beautification and recreational development of the Trinity River for more than 35 years and provides amenities such as biking trails, boat launches and equestrian trails.

For more information call 817-926-0006 or e-mail . Visit the website at .

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