City of
HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Haltom City Community Relations

Community Relations

4839 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

Contact Information

Community Relations Coordinator 817-222-7767

Community Relations - News & Events

Haltom City Community Relations, a division of the Parks & Recreation Department, coordinates projects relating to improving the quality of life for its citizens. Their news & events are listed here.


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2019 CARFEST - Apr 6

April 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Haltom High School - 5501 Haltom Rd,. Haltom City, TX 76137
817-222-7767
registration form:
Download PDF File

The 2019 Haltom City CARFEST will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at in the east parking lot at Haltom High School, located at 5501 Haltom Rd. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of Haltom City hosting this event!

CARFEST is a fun, free family event that showcases and entertains local car enthusiasts and our many automotive businesses. All the proceeds from CARFEST raise money to purchase new school supplies for Haltom City elementary and middle school students in Birdville Independent School District (BISD) for the 2019-2020 school year.

Collectors and enthusiasts can register their ride for only $25. New this year...in addition to our car, truck and motorcycle groups, we have added a Jeep group! A 2019 CARFEST t-shirt and a 2019 CARFEST commemorative dash plate are included with the registration.

There are over 20 competitive categories. The registration form is available for download above. Judging, conducted by the North Texas Street Cars Association, begins at 12:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. haltom city carfest april 6 2019 logo 920x

CARFEST...it's not just a car show!


CARFEST is Haltom City’s signature annual event and serves as our biggest fundraising effort for our Haltom City students at Refresh BISD. Refresh BISD provides backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, eye exams, hot dogs, help­ful resources and family fun. Refresh aims to help get stu­dents ready for school, families connected with the community and people transforming their cities. For every one car that registers, a Haltom City student's sponsorship will be funded at the annual Refresh BISD Back to School Health Fair.

CARFEST also will include family activities, including inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting/temporary tattoos, balloon twisters, crafts, free goodie bags (while supplies last) and a special visit from the Easter Bunny. The Haltom City Police Department will host a bike safety rodeo and will have some of their vehicles on display. The Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department will have a fire extinguisher simulator and some of rescue vehicles/fire engine on display. Our CERT team will have their Fire Safety Smoke House for kids and adults on site teaching kids what to do in case of a fire. Concessions will be available for pur­chase and the Fire Services Board will be there popping fresh popcorn.

Sponsorships


Assist us in reaching our goal by becoming a 2019 CARFEST sponsor. To give you an idea of what a sponsorship provides...$30 sponsors one student for the entire school year. Vendor booths are also available for $100. A sponsorship and vendor packet can be downloaded below.

For more information about the 2019 Haltom City CARFEST including sponsorship, vendor or volunteer opportunities, call Julie Orebaugh, Community Relations, at 817-222-7767. You may also contact her by filling out this form. Be sure to like CARFEST on Facebook, as up-to-date information will be posted there as the event date gets closer.


Big Bopper (title sponsor) - $2,500


Your business will be the presenting sponsor of the 2019 CARFEST and feature prominently on every promotional item: event banner, CARFEST T-shirts, social media the city website. Business representatives will be able to announce their business and give awards at the presentation ceremony, as well as select a sponsor trophy winner. A premiere booth space where you may promote your business during the event, as well as enter up to three vehicles for competition are all included at this level.

Hood Ornament - $1,000


Your business name will be included in advertisements and listed on promotional materials, including CARFEST t-shirts, banner, social media and the city website. Hood Ornament sponsors will receive a booth to promote their business and can make announcements two times during the event, as well as enter up to two vehicles for competition.

Fender Bender - $500


 Your business name will be included on CARFEST t-shirts, event banner and the city website. Fender Bender sponsors will have a booth to promote their business and may enter one vehicle for competition.

Classic Dice - $250


Your business name will be included on the event banner and the city website. Classic Dice sponsors will have a booth to promote their business and may bring up to three non-competition vehicles to display event.

Vendor Booth - $100


You will have a booth at the event where you can distribute information about your business and pass out free samples. Selling of services or products for a profit is not prohibited.

The rain date is Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1 - 5:00 p.m.

 

2019 Fine Arts Student Scholarship

Three $750 Scholarships Will be Awarded
Application Deadline is March 22, 2019
817-222-7767

The 3rd annual Haltom City Fine Arts Student Scholarship is now accepting applications from 2019 graduating BISD Haltom City senior students. The city wants to assist graduating seniors in reaching their higher education goals as we recognize the importance of art and education to the vitality of our community.

  • The scholarship will reward students who have already proven their commitment to citizenship, service and the fine arts.
  • This year we have increased the scholarship amount to $750 and three scholarships will be awarded to Haltom High School and/or Shannon High School fine arts graduating seniors that reside in Haltom City.
  • Scholarship recipients will be determined by the City of Haltom City based upon completion of the designated application and in-person interview.
  • Funds will be made payable to the institution after the student has enrolled and may be used for tuition, books, fees or on-site room and board.
  • Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Northeast Tarrant Chamber Scholarship Luncheon on May 16, 2019. Recipients and their parents/legal guardians will be guests of the City of Haltom City.
  • The City of Haltom City reserves the right to revoke any scholarship award at any time if a recipient is ruled to be ineligible or if the recipient fails to enroll in school within 12 months of award selection, or for other reasons as deemed appropriate by the city.

Rules & Regulations

  • To be eligible, the recipient must demonstrate that he/she is a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.25 or higher (unless extenuating circumstances exist...warranting further consideration by the City of Haltom City for a student with a lower GPA) and:
    • is the student residing in Haltom City and whose school is Haltom High School or Shannon High School
    • is a United States citizen
    • completed at least two semesters in a BISD fine arts program
    • plans to use the funds to attend an accredited community or four-year college or university
    • has fully completed the designated application form and submitted it by the stated deadline
    • has submitted the required essay and had the counselor submit the transcript by the stated deadline
  • The City of Haltom City will determine the best-qualified applicant from this area as demonstrated by:
    • Fine Arts student
    • Leadership/school and community involvement (i.e., church activities, volunteer work, extracurricular school activities)
    • Employment
    • Essay
    • Personal interview of top candidates
    • Financial need
  • Community, civic and volunteer service, work experience and attendance are emphasized in consideration of these scholarships
  • Applications must be complete in order to be considered

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact Haltom City's Community Relations.

Please mail/drop off a sealed copy of your transcript to:

Haltom City Recreation Center
Attention: Community Relations Coordinator
4839 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Apply online below or here:

2018 winners were featured in this short video:


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2019 Images of HC Photo Contest

Drop entries of at the Haltom City Public Library
Entry Deadline: 6:00 p.m. | Monday, April 8, 2019
Haltom City Public Library - 4809 Haltom Rd. | Haltom City, TX 76117
817-222-7767
Download entry form:
Download PDF File

The 31st annual Images of Haltom City Photo Contest is now taking submissions. This photo contest is open to everyone...Haltom City residents, non-residents, city staff, professionals, amateurs and people of all ages.

This year we have added some new categories, Haltom City Sports and On The Road: Long Exposure/Nighttime. We have also split On The Road: Landscapes and On The Road: Nature/Wildlife into two separate categories. All photo entries will be considered to appear in the 2020 Haltom City Community Calendar. “Best of Show”, chosen from the four Haltom City categories (see below), will win $300. Each winner of the four Haltom City categories will win a cash prize of $50. Cash prizes are only awarded in the Haltom City categories. 

Entries will be judged and contest winners will be announced by May 1, 2019 here on the city website. All entries will be displayed at the Haltom City Public Library during the month of May. Our judges are skilled and knowledgeable in the field of photography and use creativity, technique & imagination as criteria.

CATEGORIES


Haltom City

  • Haltom City Scenes: nature/landscapes, architecture, etc.
  • Haltom City People: city events, people at work, portraits, etc
  • Haltom City Animals
  • Haltom City Sports: photos of sports, sporting events, coaches, anything sports related

On the Road

  • On the Road: Landscapes
  • On the Road: Architecture
  • On the Road: Nature/Wildlife
  • On the Road: Nighttime/Long Exposure
  • On the Road: Portraits

An entry form and a list of guidelines can be downloaded at the link above. Please be sure to specify the proper category for each submission. You may also pick up a printed copy of this form at the Haltom City Public Library, City Hall (5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX  76117), or the Recreation Center.

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Feb/Mar 2019 Crossroads Newsletter

Published out of the office of Haltom City Community relations
February & March, 2019
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The February & March, 2019 Haltom City Crossroads Newsletter is available for download.

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Oct/Nov Crossroads N'letter

by-monthly city newsletter
October/November, 2018

haltom city crossroads newsletter oct nov 2018The October/November 2018 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

Aug/Sept Crossroads N'letter

by-monthly city newsletter
August/September, 2018

haltom city crossroads newsletter aug sept 2018The August/September 2018 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.

HC Community Relations Coor. Recognized

julie orebaugh Community Relations coordinator haltom city bisd recognitionJulie Orebaugh, Haltom City Community Relations Coordina­tor, was recognized for her support of Birdville ISD at the June 28, 2018 Trustee Board meeting. Julie serves on multiple Partners in Education committees, is a member of the Haltom High School CORE Values team, and has served on the Teaming for Excel­lence in Education (TEE) committee. Julie uses city resources to advertise school district needs and events.

Most recently, her advertisements in the newsletter and electronic billboards lead to a record setting number of attendees at the Birdville Reads event on June 2, 2018. She is also one of the leaders who merged the Haltom City Back to School Health Fair with Refresh BISD, combining resources and funding to help an even greater num­ber of families in the district through this combined effort. She is always willing to help the students and families in Birdville ISD.

pictured L to R: BISD Board of Trustee Kelvin Dilks, Julie Orebaugh, and her family Donagh and Bryce

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

For kids under 5 years of age who live in the 76117 zip code
https://imaginationlibrary.com

If you have a pre-schooler (under 5 years old) at home and live in the 76117 zip code of Haltom City, you are eligible to receive one FREE book mailed to you each month through the United Way of Tarrant County and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The link to register your child is linked above.

dfolly parton imagination station booksDolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write, Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans four countries and mails over 1 million free books each month to children around the world. Just another reason to love Dolly!

“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer. The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.” ~ Dolly Parton

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