Happy Birthday America! Thank you to all who came out and celebrated a great day filled with fun, sun, and celebrations! Bridgeland kicked off the day with a pool party at the Lakeland Pool from 1-7 pm. Free giveaways, great music, concessions sold by LifeBridge Youth Group, Letters to the Troops, and door prizes were just a few of the great activities held. At 7 pm the festivities moved to Festival Park for a great concert by “The Texas Tycoons.” Along with the concert Kona Ice helped cool the heat with delicious snow cones and the kids enjoyed tons of bouncing fun in the Bounce Houses. At 9 pm Bridgeland ended the evening with a spectator Fireworks Show!
Bridgeland’s first Memorial Day Ceremony was a well attended even of about 60 residents. The event was held Monday May 28th in Pioneer Park. The Ceremony was hosted by the Bridgeland Supports Veterans Group. The Ceremony included a prayer, the history of Taps, the playing of Taps and the Star Spangle Banner. Residents tired ribbons with names of family and friends who served around the parks trees. This was a very solemn moment and thank you to everyone who attended and showed their support.
Record-breaking crowds attended this year’s Nature Fest, held April 28 in Bridgeland, with more than 7,000 people wild to see a 600-pound white tiger, dancing butterflies in giant bubbles and the community’s new mascot, Bridgeland Bill.
The Staples Safari Animal Magic and Primarily Primates shows were popular with crowds, with throngs of children and adults enthralled by the animal antics. Birds of Prey, which has appeared all five years during Nature Fest, is a perennial favorite, and making a repeat appearance this year were The Drum Café and the Crocodile Encounter. New to the event were the Butterfly Spheres from Los Angeles, elaborately costumed dancers who appeared in clear vinyl spheres. Bridgeland also debuted Bridgeland Bill, who posed for pictures and entertained children throughout the day.
Other activities included the Fresh Pickings Farmers Market, a petting zoo, pony rides, baby camel rides, inflatables, a miniature train ride, a climbing rock wall, outdoor
Bridgeland was reminiscent of Hollywood for a few days in April, complete with ties to a movie legend.
Actors and film crews were on hand to shoot the latest commercial for Bridgeland, which will begin airing in June. Directing the spot was Michael Rooney, a seasoned industry pro whose portfolio of work includes choreography for “500 Days of Summer” and “The Muppets.” (And yes, he is the son of Hollywood icon Mickey Rooney.)
Among the large cast were 14 Bridgeland residents, including Candice Koern, theater director at Cy-Fair High School, who helped coordinate the residents’ participation. Also making an appearance in the commercial are four-legged residents Duke and Nina.
Bridgeland’s marketing staff is offering no more hints on what the commercial will contain, but Facebook fans will get a sneak peek shortly before it begins airing on Houston’s major TV stations.
Beautiful weather for an Easter Egg Hunt of grand proportions. Saturday march 31st Bridgeland held the 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Festival Park. The event had a great turn out with about 2,000 participants enjoying the morning festivities. The event included 2 bounce houses, 2 face painters, a balloon artist, DJ, arts and crafts, egg hunts, games, bunny photo booth, live bunnies, and a performance by the Texas Stars. Golden prize eggs were hidden amongst the egg hunts and the lucky winners were awarded beautiful prize baskets donated by Dickinson Interiors. The Jelly Bean Counting Game was sponsored by Billie Toland, Realtor with Prudential Gary Green. The coloring page booth was sponsored by Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield. LifeBridgeland Church sponsored the Bunny Photo Booth. Qdoba handed out free samples of chips and queso. Thank you to all of the event sponsors and wonderful volunteers to
This past Sunday, March 11, 2012 marked the second annual Half Marathon brought to you by Run Over Cancer in Bridgeland. All net proceeds from this event goes to a specific person, Eric Maaz, to help pay his cost of fighting cancer. This year there were approximately 275 participants over two different events; Half Marathon and 5K. The weather forecasted rain, and it poured with all of us running over cancer.
HappyHolidayto everyone in Bridgeland! Thank you to all who came out and celebrated theHolidayseason with us at Christmas in the Park on Saturday December 10, 2011. We estimated we had over 1,500 guests in attendance throughout the day. As always Santa was a huge hit, children had the opportunity to sit with him, tell them their wishes for Christmas, and pet his trusty reindeer. Kids of all ages had a blast playing in the snow and building snowmen. The Texas Stars Youth Choir did an outstanding job on their Christmas Presentation. Other activities included a hot cocoa bar, arts and crafts, a bounce house, trackless train, elf DJ, elf balloon artist, and elf face painter. Thank you toLifeBridggeChurchfor supplying the Sugar Cookie Bar and wonderful volunteers for the event. Thank you Qdoba for passing out free chips and queso at the event.
Bridgeland’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook off was once again a great success. This year we had 19 teams entered into the cook off. First Place was awarded to No Maintenance #1, Second Place went out to No Maintenance #2, and third place went to Scrub It Kooks. People’s Choice was awarded to Cypress Chili Kings. Thank you to all of the volunteers who assisted with organizing this great event. We look forward to the 2012 Cook Off Season!