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Shelia Huffman and actor Colton Lively (Melvin Thorpe)

About an hour and a half drive from Dallas is Granbury, Texas— a gem of a small Texas town set on picturesque Lake Granbury.  In addition to being a water playground with a sandy city beach, boating, skiing and fishing, the historic square is perfect for charming shops, eateries and festivals like Saturday’s celebration of the town’s namesake, General Hiram Bronson Granbury’s birthday. 

Saturday morning the Westside Wanderers from Central Christian Church of Dallas set out for Granbury where they browsed the shops, lunched at Christina’s Bistro on the square and attended the matinee at the Granbury Opera House of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” a musical set at the Texas Chicken Ranch. 

The Opera House is a popular destination for patrons of the arts from all around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Originally built in 1886, the Granbury Opera House has been painstakingly renovated to the period.  The interior boasts elaborate, imported chandeliers, elegant curved staircases, the original limestone walls, filigree iron balcony railings, pressed-tin-inspired acoustic ceiling tiles and an intimate seating arrangement.   

The Westside Wanderers is a group of men and women who love the theater, visiting interesting destinations and small Texas towns.  It is a friendly group of mostly seniors who like the convenience and companionship of traveling together on short excursions. 

For more information on where we are going, call the church at 214-526-7291 and ask for Shelia.

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