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Antique Alley now includes Itasca


It's Official: City of Itasca Joins Antique Alley Texas
Jan 15th, 2012

Itasca City Administrator, Mark Gropp and other council members predict the show to be a much needed boost to the local economy. Mr. Gropp will direct the organization of Antique Alley for the benefit of residents in Itasca. His team will include Dennis Heyse, who will be in charge of showing and assigning vendor spaces and CinDee Garrett who will advertise and respond to inquiries for the Itasca show. Mr. Gropp exclaimed “look out, because we are coming on board with the force of a tornado! We’ve given this a lot of thought, made many preparations throughout the community such as adding awnings to cover the sidewalks and we’re ready!”

The show now spans Hill, Johnson and Ellis counties and runs through Grandview, Itasca, Cleburne and Maypearl. Antique Alley Texas now boasts 37 miles of treasure hunting twice per year on the third Friday, Saturday and Sunday in April and September.

The next show is slated for April 20-22. Interested parties can call (254) 337-0265. The BIG Little Town plans to fully embrace Antique Alley and put their own brand on the event.

Itasca is a culturally blended community, with annual bull riding competitions, Cinco de Mayo festivals, Barbeque cook-offs, a variety of parades, festivals and community events. Itascans enjoy participating in the town festivities. Children are a very important part of Itasca and they, too, join in the fun as all of Itasca celebrates together. Children's sports are a year round part of our culture and are sponsored by local businesses, organizations, as well as churches.

Itasca is a mobile community. Even though there are many jobs available locally, many Itascans prefer to live here and work elsewhere. Itasca is centrally located to many tourist attractions, lakes, and other recreation areas in this region of Texas. It is located half way between Fort Worth and Waco, making access to a variety of shopping areas, sporting events, recreation areas within an hour while many others are not much further. Under normal driving conditions the drive to the DFW airport is just over an hour, while other sites such as the Ameriquest Field (formerly the Ballpark in Arlington), Texas Motor Speedway, Lake Whitney, Joe Pool Lake, the Brazos River, the Trinity River, Six Flags, the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas Zoo, The Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Heritage Museum, and the Texas Rangers Museum are all less than a one hour drive.

Whatever you like to do it is likely to be found nearby.

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