MWR has a great lineup of holiday events

The holiday season is here, and MWR is ready with a great lineup of events and activities for everyone. Check it out:

Our annual holiday family celebration. We’ll have games, a snow slide, candy land, crafts, balloon artist, holiday displays, and an appearance by The Man in Red. Don’t miss the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at 1800 on Military Parkway. 1800 to 2100 Friday, Dec. 3, at Lakeside Park. Free and open to all with base access; food and refreshments sold, credit card only. Sponsored by First Command, Geico Flower Mound, and USAA. 

Bowling with Santa
Start your day off right: With a great breakfast and bowling with St. Nick. 0900 to 1200 Saturday, Dec. 11, Bldg. 1815. $12 per child, includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental and breakfast buffet. Open to all with base access, but limited space--please call ahead to make your reservation, 817-782-5505. Breakfast only available for $6. 

Write a Letter to Santa and Win Some Cash
Write a letter to Santa and you could win 50 bucks! Just drop your letter in the North Pole mailbox outside our Bowling Center, Bldg. 1815. We’ll take out all the letters at our Bowling with Santa event, and one lucky family will win a $50 gift card. Letters must be submitted by 0900 Saturday, Dec. 11. Need not be present to win--be sure to include your name, address, AND phone number on the envelope. Open only to families with base access--kids only, one letter per child, please. Note that we will send the letters to the North Pole afterward.

Trees for Troops
We will have a limited number of FREE, live Christmas trees to distribute. Distribution will be Friday, Dec. 3, by Bldg. 3326, in our Community Recreation Boat Storage Lot area. You must bring military ID to confirm eligibility. You also will be required to haul, load, and secure the tree on your own. Distribution schedule:
       0900 to 1200: E1-E6 military personnel & spouses ONLY
       1200 to 1400: All eligible military personnel, including reservists & spouses

If any trees are still available, all other MWR patrons, including retirees and spouses, are welcome to come from 1400 to 1500. Please respect the schedule.

Holiday Greeting Card Contest
Celebrate the season in a big way. All you have to do is build a giant greeting card representing your unit, squadron or organization. The designs will be displayed on Military Parkway—examples from last year are already on display. Three winners will be selected. Third prize is $300 in MWR Bucks, second prize is $400 in MWR Bucks, and the unit with the best design will receive $500 in MWR Bucks. (Which can be used to fund a variety of MWR activities.) Entries are due at 1359 Depot Ave. by COB Monday, Nov. 29.

Rudolph’s 5K Run and 2M Walk
Kick off the holidays by running a 5K OR walking 2 miles. 1130 Friday, Dec. 10, outside the Fitness Center. Please register in advance at Info: See the Fitness Center or call 817-782-1270.

Captain’s Cup Swim Relay
A 200-meter, four-person race, each person swimming 50 meters. At least three team members must be active duty or ready reservist, dependents not allowed. 0730 Thursday, Dec. 9, Aquatic Center. Registration: Nov. 15-Dec. 6 at Aquatics Center or Fitness Center. All participants must complete a team roster and individual waiver. Info: 817-782-1270 or stop by the Fitness Center.

New Year’s Eve Bowling Bash
Ring in the new year at our family-friendly event, beginning 2000 Friday, Dec. 31, Bowling Center, Bldg. 1815. $15 per person, includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, and buffet. Please make reservations: 817-782-5505.

And don't forget about all of our regular services!

Movie Reel: First-run movies at great prices. 817-782-6037. See the schedule. 

Bowling Center Grill: Great food and great prices right here on base. 817-782-5505.

Library: Education and entertainment for all ages. 817-782-7735.

Fitness Center: Group classes offered regularly. 817-782-7770.

Discounted tickets: Save money on tickets to Disneyland and many more destinations. 817-782-6121. Current discounts:

Auto Skills: Save hundreds by servicing your own vehicle. 817-782-6375.

Resale Lot: Sell your car, trailer, or other vehicle on base. 817-782-6375.

For more information about our services, please call 817-782-7762. Have a Merry Christmas and a great holiday season!