Parker County Today July 2016 - Page 90

Team Wil: Wil Wakeland is new to Parker County and is a recent University of North Texas graduate working for the City of Willow Park. Since he’s new to the area, we expect he will mostly be striking out on his own path, not being hampered by how we’ve always done things around here. He’s ambitious, so we expect great things from Wil for his charity, the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter. Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter Helping match up animal lovers and animals to find their forever homes is the goal of the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter. Animal control for all of Parker County is handled by the City of Weatherford’s animal shelter. This cooperative agreement began in 2000 and the shelter serves the City of Weatherford and the unincorporated area of the county. The shelter consists of 78 kennels including an area for quarantined animals. All animals are provided with rabies vaccinations, parvo shots and are spayed or neutered before adoption. The shelter coordinates with Fort Worth Animal Care and Control which supplies animals to various PetSmart locations to increase the live release rates of the shelter. The shelter has received numerous “excellent” ratings from the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas Animal Control and Welfare Agency. Justice Burger The décor brings us discussions of Marvel versus DC heroes as there is artwork celebrating both universes. But the food is pure deliciousness with burgers, of course, but also sandwiches and really fresh salads. Their burger offerings are different with a new one called the Mac Daddy Burger which is a burger with fried mac ‘n cheese joining forces Team Weston: JULY 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Our bachelor Weston Decker is a young entrepreneur who graduated from Peaster High and Weatherford College. His next goal is to become an occupational therapist, so we’re hoping he can help his fellow contestants if they get off track and show them innovative and new ways to be successful in their endeavors. If that doesn’t work, he can offer them a free snow cone from his stand to make them feel better in their lessthan-successful plans. Make a Wish Foundation Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. The group believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer and it guides all that they do. The nationwide nonprofit continually runs promotions and events with companies and volunteers throughout the country all aiming to raise money to fund wishes. Anyone wanting to help with a wish can donate money, but they also accept unused airline miles, in-kind donations, as well 88 as donations of motorized vehicles including trucks, motorcycles, RVs or boats. The cost of the wishes varies greatly, but an average is $9,000 for the whole wish experience. Family is always welcome and involved in the wish experience. “We are just so honored to be a part of the Bachelor event this year. We’ve got some exciting things in the works to support our bachelor and are just thrilled to be working with Fish Creek, and Weston,” said Shelby Blue of Make a Wish. with jalapeño bacon. The place has a cool vibe with live music and a wide variety of craft beers in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. “We decided to help out because it’s always something really great helping out charities. Organizations always need some help and we like to help out. We’re all dog and cat people and really animal friendly. It was doubly awesome to help out with the animal shelter,” said Michael Stephen of Justice Burgers. Fish Creek Perennial favorite and last year’s winner, Fish Creek is so much more than just fish. The winning dish in 2015 was fried potato balls. Owner Joe Lane and executive chef Jordan Ray cook up great seafood in Willow Park, as well as host four-course themed wine dinners at their wide variety of offerings restaurant. The menu has grilled seafood, steaks and even an option for heart-healthy entrees developed with a local trainer. It’s also a great place to go for salads, pasta and artisan pizzas. The brunch menu is amazing with different types of eggs benedictlike crab cake, chicken and waffles or andouille sausage as well as specialty omelets featuring shrimp or chorizo sausage. “Here at Fish Creek Restaurant we are committed to giving back to the community. We are honored to have been asked to be part of this event again this year and to be supporting such a worthy cause. As a father, it is truly amazing to be able to work with a group of people that actually make kids’ dreams come true!” said Joe Lane, owner of Fish Creek.