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The Temple Historic District is a unique asset to the City of Temple and relies on members of the community to protect, enhance, and perpetuate the heritage and integrity of the homes within its borders. We encourage you to become a member or inquire about joining a committee.

Upcoming Events

Each year a resident in the Historic District hosts an Easter Egg Hunt complete with an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Danny and Rebekah Little have hosted this fun-filled event in recent years and have offered to do so again in 2021. Join us at the Littles’ home for a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt.  Members- Please bring your children, grandchildren, young friends, and neighbors and join us in the hunt and for photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny! Specific details will be available on Facebook, this website, and our newsletter as the date of this event approaches!

For many years, the Historic District has hosted an annual July 4th Parade to celebrate our nation’s independence. For several years, Bill and Deborah Keller have volunteered to chair this patriotic celebration, and they are looking forward to continuing this tradition. A procession of decorated bikes, pets, and individuals dressed in red, white, and blue march proudly alongside group participants such as Boy Scout troops and Fire Department personnel in fire trucks. The parade typically starts at 9:00AM, on July 4th, at the intersection of French and North 9th Streets and ends at the intersection of Nugent and North 9th Streets. We invite all to join in this special occasion to express our patriotism and appreciation to those who sacrificed for our nation’s freedom. Specific details will be available on Facebook, this website, and our newsletter as the date of this event approaches!

Each fall, members of the HPLT gather to mingle and visit as well as to renew their annual memberships and submit dues. Present members as well as potential new members are encouraged to attend this gathering which is hosted in combination with National Night Out and Oktoberfest! The 2020 event will again be held on the grounds of the “Chinese Mansion” owned by Dr. Gary Gosney, and we look forward to enjoying Dr. Gosney’s kind hospitality again in 2020! The fall meeting provides a great opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors as well as catch up with HPLT news. Specific details will be available on Facebook, this website, and our newsletter as the date of this event approaches!

Dow and Susan Fogleman have again agreed to provide the 2020 Christmas Hayride and Caroling Event through the Historic District during the month of December. Don’t miss this cheerful opportunity to share the joys of the holiday with your family and friends as well as treating others to the music of the season!

Also in December for the past several years, Scott and Debbie Allen have hosted a delightful Christmas Cookie Exchange party in their festively decorated home. The Allens have graciously volunteered to host this holiday celebration again in 2020. Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings with a variety of confectionary delights contributed by hosts and guests!

Specific details related to both these holiday events will be available on Facebook, this website, and our newsletter as the dates of these events approach!

Standing Committees

HPLT History & Education

Susan Luck (Chair)

Heather Schoenborn

Bev Hammett

Bonnie Fowler

Kay Guedea

Communication

Michelle Clemens (Chair)

Terri Matthew

Alyce Bartley

Health, Safety & Beautification

Will Sisco (Chair)

Sandy Heffernan

Kelly Akers

Kellie Hussmann

Archie & Tanya Moore

Kelly

The HPLT is very fortunate to work with individuals who stand ready to pitch in as needed. We want to recognize those individuals who contribute by weighting their registration fees above the typical $25 annual contribution. Our Above and Beyond Members include:

Gloria Markle

Art & Jean Coley

Dow & Susan Fogleman

Gary Gosney

Mark & Kay Mayfield

Bruce & Jessica Walker

Bryce & Jessica Walker

Mark & Dawn Ray

Carl Von Havighurst

Todd & Audrey Arnold

Charlynn & Louis Casey

Katerine & Jim Getchell

Mickey & Alyce Bartley

Doak & McKenzie Fleming

Susan & George Luck

John & Dawna Mischtian

Brittany & Michael Norman

Kenneth L. Schob

Jenny Kishiyama & Guy Fogleman

Terry & Zoe Rascoe

Fill out the form below to inquire about becoming a member or getting involved with the Temple Historic District!

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