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Past Presidents

Billie Garrett
Mary Beste
Donna Gilliam
Sandy Uszler
Jolene Barr
Nora Bergfield
Anita Maynor
Vicki Walter
Jolene Barr
Rosaline Scheerer
Candy Lamel
Cheri Lee Barlow
Harriett Foster
Cheri Lee Barlow
Fran Hatzenbuhler
Cheryl Newsome
Donna Bullock
Eleanor Kunz
B.J. Williamson
Pat Springfield
Ann Lawrence
Pat Springfield
Martha Holman
Susan Schaefer
Sandy Platfoot
Mary Tonnies
Camille Blomeyer
Carolyn Shepherd
Mavourneen Scolaro
Mary Tonnies
Pat Brundrett
Sally Williamson
Carolyn Smith
Lynn Willard
Carolyn West

Our Double Oak

D efinitely, you’ll never find another place like
O ur own Double Oak.
U ndoubtedly, we live in the best place in the world,
B ecause our people are friendly, generous, kind,
L ikely, it’s because of the beauty found
E verywhere.

O f course, several stately twin oaks at Cedarcrest
A ccentuate this notion, and the
K illdeer call to their own at dawn and dusk.

W hy would anyone miss our Fourth of July parade?
O utrageous floats, Scouts marching, fire trucks blaring as
M ost residents line the streets, catching candy.
E xtending hospitality is what so many do so well,
N eighbors know their neighbors.
S mall-town values like community and cooperation are the norm.

C hildren still catch fish in well-stocked ponds.
L ife is never perfect, but it’s so very nice
U nder the sun, under the moon in our
B eloved Double Oak.

The History of Double Oak

INCORPORATED ON May 25, 1974 with 164 people, the Town of Double Oak was the realization of J.F. Brittain’s dream of starting a town.

J.R. Griswald was elected our first Mayor on June 29, 1974. Succeeding him were Weldon Word, Tony Horvath, Richard Simmons, Bob Greer, Bernie Carrico, Chuck Bimmerle, Alan Johnson, Jay Wood, Rick Braud, Malcom Nordstrom, Jim Handzel, Richard Cook, Bill Wilkinson, Richard Cook, Pam King, Mike Donnelly, and Tom Pidcock. Our current Mayor is Mike Donnelly.

Today, Double Oak is a volunteer town of approximately 3,218 people. At this publishing, our town tax rate is 0.22481 per $100 valuation (Denton County is currently 0.2498 per $100). Bartonville, Copper Canyon, and Flower Mound border Double Oak.

The annual election for town council is held on the second Saturday in May. Our community consists of a mayor, five councilpersons (all unpaid, elected positions), two town secretaries, a court clerk, a full–time police chief, six full-time police officers, a code enforcement official, a Volunteer Fire Department, and the Double Oak Women’s Club.

4th of July Recap 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s 4th of July “boat float” and parade. The parade is always well-attended, and this year was no exception! Our float this year was a big hit; very fun and creative. The 4th of July festivities, run by the DOVFD, are always a very special tradition here in Double Oak. As many will testify, events like this are a great way to get involved. After all, what good is it to live in a small town, such as ours, if you don’t participate?
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Congratulations to Our 2018 DOWC Scholarship Recipient

The 2018 Double Oak Women’s Club $500 Scholarship was awarded to Samuel Zimmerman. Samuel graduated from Marcus High School with plans to study Business at SMU in the fall. Samuel was active in school, having served in various roles including Student Council Officer. He volunteers in his community as well as foreign mission trips. He is the founder and CEO of Giving Hands Art, a non-profit art collective that supports Kyle’s Place, a homeless shelter for teens in Denton. On Saturday’s you might find him at the Flower Mound Farmer’s Market where he has his pottery for sale. Proceeds from these sales go to Kyle’s Place.

Congratulations Samuel!
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Congratulations to Our 2017 DOWC Scholarship Recipient

Last year’s Community Service Chairwomen, Becky Weber and Kathy Shake, presented the 2017 DOWC Scholarship to Kimberly Flack, shown here with her family at our May General Meeting. A graduate of John H. Guyer High School, Kimberly was chosen by committee from several very impressive applicants, and we wish her the best of luck at the University of Texas in Austin this fall. Way to go, Kimberly!
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The Town of Double Oak Recognizes the Double Oak Women's Club

The Double Oak Women's Club has provided community support for more than forty years. At a recent council meeting, the town joined with the Double Oak Police Department and Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department to thank the organization for its years of civic service and presented a joint proclamation that declared Tuesday, June 16, 2015 as Double Oak Women's Club Appreciation Day in the town.
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Highlights from Past Years

Our club held its first ever Yard Sale & Vendor Fair at Town Hall early in October of 2014, and the Children’s Halloween Social was at the end of that month. In November we had a very successful Auction, and presented our largest donation ever to the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department at our December pot luck dinner meeting. For our holiday charity effort, we adopted a local family in need to anonymously help with some of their expenses during the holiday season.

At our progressive dinner in January, our spouses joined us traveling from house to house for appetizers, main course, and desserts with a fun gift exchange game at the end. Guest speakers at our general meetings included a master gardener, an investment counselor, and an interior design specialist, each with lots of expert advice for us to consider. Easter centerpieces were made and donated to a local assisted living facility and we held a community Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at town hall in the spring.

The Casino Night fundraiser was great fun, as always, and our first ever Cars & Coffee event raised enough for us to fund a new portable defibrillator for our Police Officers’ use when responding to emergencies.

Lastly, our float entry into the annual 4th of July Parade (our theme was Dive into the DOWC) took first place in the competition so the trophy remains on display on our table in the Town Hall foyer until we’re challenged by other float entries next year. All in all, it was a very successful, and busy, and fun year for all who participated, and we hope you will join us and get involved this year too!

2015 Scholarship Presentation

The DOWC $500 Scholarship was awarded to Kayla Blackmon, a 2015 graduate from Marcus High School. Pictured here are Community Service chairwoman Kathy Shake (on the left) with Kayla and her mother Monica at the club’s last meeting in May. Kayla has been very busy pursuing her dreams from the time she was a little girl, beginning with a lemonade stand and a yard mowing business. Today she does babysitting for 15 families and pet sitting for more than that. A member of various honor societies, she also played club soccer and Marcus soccer and still had time to be an officer in The Circle of Friends club at Marcus and do mission trips with her church. On top of this she took advanced placement classes at Marcus and was a member of the PSAT team. Kayla will attend The University of Texas majoring in pre-
pharmacy, and the DOWC congratulates her on her hard work in high school and wishes her the very best while she’s at college too!
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© 2018 DOWC - Double Oak Womens Club, Double Oak, Texas

© 2018 DOWC Double Oak Womens Club, Texas