Parker County Today September 2017 - Page 73

B achelorette contestant Jacquie Case grew up in Aledo, but is no stranger to the rest of Parker County. Her dad and stepmom live in Aledo, her mom lives in Weatherford and her grandparents live in Willow Park, so everyone is local. Growing up, she was a huge daddy’s girl, and still looks up to him. “He instilled in me at a young, young age to never give up,” said Jacquie. She loves Parker County because she grew up here, and even though it is growing like crazy, it still has the hometown feel. Now, at age 28, she has her own Outdoor Fitness Program through Camp Gladiator in her hometown. To her, it’s not a job, it is her passion. She loves the outdoors, trail running, the moun- tains, and most importantly, showing positivity to as many people as possible through health and fitness. She is a people person and loves to get to know people and their stories. Her goals for the future are to be the area director of the Aledo/Weatherford area for Camp Gladiator and to continue to have it grow, though she will go wherever God leads her. “I am so in love with the Colorado Mountains; so if He places me there, I wouldn’t be upset at all,” she said. “In all seriousness, I would love to settle down, have a family and continue to impact lives through Camp Gladiator.” This isn’t the first time that Jacquie has heard about her char- ity, Gracefully Strong. Last year, one of her clients mentioned it, urging her to get involved. Since she had just opened Camp Gladiator Aledo, the timing wasn’t right, but it planted a seed. Gracefully Strong is a program that helps empower young girls, and to teach them that it’s what is on the inside, not the outside, that counts. “Beauty syncs perfectly with strength,” said Jacquie. “They prepare girls to build that inner strength to know they are beautiful no matter what.” Jacquie Case — Gracefully Strong With Fish Creek partnering with her, she is excited to participate in this competition, and especially excited to help a charity that helps grow girls into young women. “Even though I am a pretty competitive person, seeing all the organizations come together as one to better the community is huge,” said Jacquie. “I will do all I can to raise money for Gracefully Strong!” Located Inside The Weatherford Farmers Market 217 Fort Worth Hwy | Weatherford, TX 76086 | 817-599-4080 71