Father’s Day Memories In Beautiful North Texas

With Father’s Day just around the bend, we are excited to hear about the memories that will be created, especially in our Bridges at Preston Crossings community in Gunter, TX.  Do you have a tradition that you celebrate each year? One such tradition was shared with us by a dad and his two sons. From the time the boys were able to swing a golf club, their dad always made  a special occasion out of them playing golf together on Father’s day. The boys still recall stories of sunny skies, rolling green hills, fresh air, lost balls, sand traps, and a few to many mulligans. These same boys now share this tradition with their children. How fortunate it is to live where you can step just outside your home and have the signature Bridges Golf Course available to create lasting memories. Hole in one for Dad!

Another great tradition shared by a daughter and her dad is how they spend each Father’s Day riding horses.  A passion they both adore. A day absorbing nature, from the smell of blossoming trail trees to the exhilarating sound of horse’s hooves breaking into a run, creates a lasting bond between generations.  A major benefit of living in North Texas land country is there is plenty of room for horses. The Bridges Equestrian Center provides the perfect location for the equestrian enthusiast offering miles of well groomed trails, boarding and lessons. We expect many more memories to be built from experiences at this brand new facility.

We want to hear your stories. Please share what makes Father’s Day special for you, in the comment section below.

Happy Father’s Day!

Celebrating the American Spirit-Smiles Charity Concert and Festival

Blue sunny skies accompanied by the roar of  WWII era airplanes flying overhead and the contagious laughter of children, were just a few of the day’s treats that made the 2011 Smiles Charity Concert and Festival in McKinney, TX an event celebrating the American spirit. With thousands in attendance over the Memorial Day weekend, this annual charity concert not only brings community together, it pays homage to our armed services and veterans.

Due to generous local and corporate businesses sponsors, the day was filled with family fun, local food and drinks, outstanding entertainment, and ooh – aah fireworks! From Hollie Cavanaugh’s moving performance of the National Anthem (yes she was a contestant on American Idol), to McKinney’s Mayor Brian Loughmiller riding a mechanical bull and Uncle Kracker’s get on your feet and dance performance, the event did not disappoint.

The greatest joy provided by Smiles Charity Concert and Operation Finally Home is that 100% of the profits from this annual event are then donated to build homes for disabled veterans and widows of fallen soldiers. This year’s recipients are Levi Wilson and Alan Hornaday. Bluegreen Communities is proud to be involved in this gifting and honoring of our American soldiers. They deserve our sincerest thanks.

Did you attend the Smile  Charity Concert and Festival? Let us know your favorite highlights of the day in the comments below.

The Bridges Equestrian Center… Grand Opening!

Saturday  MAY 14th  11am – 2pm

Join us at The Bridges at Preston Crossings and help us celebrate the Grand Opening of our first class facility! This family friendly exciting event, will include pony rides, games, hay rides and more.

The Bridges Equestrian Center is NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for boarding, lessons, riding, and private events. Enjoy the opportunity to tour the community, as well as the  equestrian center’s three premium barns for boarding, indoor riding area, lighted outdoor arena with grandstands, boarder’s lounge, and miles of groomed wooded trails.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this fun filled day! RSVP to 877-687-7042

For more information, please visit http://bridgesstables.com

Patriot Bass Fishing Tournament

It was a great day of family fun this past Saturday at The Bridges at Preston Crossings. More than 200 people attended our first annual Patriot Bass Fishing Tournament emceed by pro-angler Jimmy Houston to show their support for military servicemen and women. All of the proceeds from the tournament benefitted Operation FINALLY HOME, an organization which is currently building three homes for wounded war heroes at the Bridges.

A total of 335 fish were caught during the tournament with one little boy catching a whopping 31 fish! No one was able to reel in our prized Patriot Bass worth $1,500, but everyone enjoyed a great day at the beautiful Bridges’ Double M Lake.

For more on the event, click here to watch KXII CBS Ch. 12 coverage of the tournament.

To live in a community that supports America’s veterans, visit The Bridges at Preston Crossings today.

The Bridges Hosts Charity Golf Tournament

This past Friday, the Bridges Golf Club played host to the Patriot Cup Golf Tournament benefitting Operation FINALLY HOME. Twenty five teams of participants and sponsors spent the day golfing on the charming, 18-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course. Guests enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day in Gunter with lunch on the veranda at Moms on the Green. Followed by a fun and lively raffle featuring items such as Titelist and Nike irons, a TV and rounds of golf at the Bridges Golf Club, it was a great day had by all to benefit a great cause!

All of the proceeds from this event benefit the Operation FINALLY HOME families whose homes are currently being built at The Bridges at Preston Crossings. The families to be honored include war heroes Sergeant First Class Alan Hornaday and his wife, Sheila, of Fordyce, Arkansas, Sergeant Levi Wilson, Jr. and his wife, Katie, of McKinney, Texas, as well as Army Specialist Hugo L. Gonzalez, his wife, Any, and three young daughters, of Pembroke Pines, Florida. Bluegreen Communities will continue this initiative throughout 2011 when two more veterans and their families will also be honored with lots and new homes at The Bridges.

If you’d like to help support Operation FINALLY HOME, join us for our upcoming Patriot Bass Tournament this Saturday, April 2nd. To register, please contact Kristi Robinson at kristi@bluegreenadvertising.com.

For more information about Bluegreen Communities and Operation FINALLY HOME, including more pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page.

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