This article originally appeared on I Love Stonebriar, an online publication dedicated to covering the community from the heart of Frisco.
More than 1,000 girls will bring their American Dolls® to the 24th Annual American Girl® Fashion Show at the Stonebriar Country Club, a fun-filled afternoon for young ladies and their families, friends and favorite dolls on Saturday, October 17 or Sunday, Oct. 18. Show times are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, and all proceeds will benefit the various Junior League of Collin County charitable initiatives.
The attendees will celebrate the experience of being a girl through a colorful presentation of historic and contemporary fashions inspired by the American Girl® collection.
Tickets are $35 per person, include light refreshments, and are available online.
For additional information, you may call (972) 769-0557, or send an Email to [email protected].
Event sponsors include Market Street, Goldenlight Creative, Zoe’s Kitchen, Metro Linens, Coffee n Crème, Henry’s Ice Cream, Chamberlain School of Ballet, and Dry Bar.
Each show is comprised of local girls ages 6-12 who model the American Girl fashions, and is a memorable mother-daughter or grandmother-granddaughter experience. Each show features local girls ages 6-12 who model the American Girl® fashions, and is personalized by narrators from local high schools.
The Junior League of Collin County projects include volunteer training, community grants and programs impacting county residents. These feature the Collin County Committee on Aging, Inc., Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Museum of the American Railroad, Community Lifeline Center, Emily’s Place, Inc., ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, Hope’s Door, Inc., Assistance League of Greater Collin County, Heritage Farmstead Museum, Children’s Medical Center Foundation, Strengthening Families of North Texas and The Bridge Breast Network.
Additional JLCC outreach and community impact projects include the Collin County Council on Family Violence, Agency Assistance Fund, Done in a Day projects, Provisional Mini Projects, Kids in the Kitchen, Literacy Leaders, ManeGait, My Friend’s House/CityHouse, Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP), JLCC C.A.R.E.S. (Confidence, Awareness, Respect, Esteem & Strength), Excellence in Service Awards and JLCC Junior Volunteers.
All aboard for those of you who are train and railroad enthusiasts!!
Forty-five minute outdoor tours are available each Thursday at 1 p.m. (excluding Nov. 26, Thanksgiving) and each Saturday through Dec. 5 at the Museum of the American Railroad at 6299 Cotton Gin Road. The facility relocated from Fair Park in Dallas, transporting its collection of over 40 pieces of railroad rolling stock and historic structures to its new home in Frisco.
You may contact (214 428-0101, http://friscomuseum.org/) or visit the Frisco Heritage Museum at 6455 Page Street, a few blocks north of the railroad building still under construction to purchase tickets ($7 per adult and $3 for each child ages 3-12. Tours will originate from that location, with parking available at the Frisco Discovery Center at 8004 Dallas Parkway.
Train buffs and other enthusiasts may tour a portion of the museum and get an up close look at six vintage railroad cars:
- The 1937 Missouri-Kansas-Texas Dining Car,
- the 1949 Santa Fe all steel caboose,
- the 1925 Pullman first-class sleeping car,
- the 1914 Santa Fe Parlor-Club Car,
- the 1923 Dallas Union Terminal Steam Locomotive Switcher #7, also known as the Seven Spot, and
- the 1941 Union Pacific Steam Locomotive Big Boy #4018!
Tour guides, who are very friendly and knowledgeable, will provide a verbal history of the trains and their role in shaping our heritage in a pre-airlines era when the rails offered the best alternative to visiting family and friends, or traveling on business.
Please note that the tours will involve walking and some climbing. For those who may have mobility concerns, please contact a member of the Museum staff (214 428-0101) prior to your visit. They will make every effort to accommodate your needs.
Please feel free to Email Top Frisco Realtor Judi Wright at [email protected] or call her at (214) 597-2985 if you are in the market for a new home or selling your current property.