Rotary Golf 2024

Wylie family gets Christmas treat

by | Dec 16, 2015 | Latest

By Joe Reavis

Staff Writer

[email protected]

 

Texas Motor Speedway last week provided an early Christmas to a Wylie family that works to raise funds for North Texas families who have been impacted by a sudden loss.

Beneficiaries of the Christmas, that included house decorations and presents, was the family of Richard Durrett, who died suddenly in July 2014 of a brain aneurysm, leaving behind wife Kelly, who was pregnant, and had two young children.

House decorations put up by speedway personnel included outside lights along the roof line, an inflatable snowman in the front yard, candy canes along the front sidewalk and lights in bushes. The crew came equipped with a new Christmas tree, but the family already had put up one.

“They did a beautiful job,” Kelly declared.

TMS went to work early Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 9, installing the decorations and returned at 6 p.m. for the arrival of Santa Claus who presented gifts to 7-year-old Owen, 5-year-old Alice and to Margot, 11 months.

Santa Claus visited the Durrett family of Wylie last week, courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway. Pictured with Santa are, l-r, Kelly, Margot, Owen and Alice Durrett.

Santa Claus visited the Durrett family of Wylie last week, courtesy of Texas Motor Speedway. Pictured with Santa are, l-r, Kelly, Margot, Owen and Alice Durrett.

Subscribe RH Love

0 Comments

Order photos

Related News

Collin County no stranger to severe storms

Collin County no stranger to severe storms

The tornado that hit Copeville and other parts of Collin County in 2015 did extensive damage. File Art The Federal Emergency Management Agency predicts Collin County has a high risk of tornadoes this year, but that’s nothing new. For starters, more tornadoes have been...

read more
Community discusses disputed development

Community discusses disputed development

Volunteers of Communities & Creeks United hand out yard signs opposing a high density development between Parker and Murphy. Bob Wieland/C&S Media  There’s no longer any question as to who is building a densely packed housing community just west of Southfork...

read more
Police chief talks equipment, personnel requests

Police chief talks equipment, personnel requests

Police Chief Anthony Henderson provided an overview of the department’s proposed five-year plan and talked about staffing issues at a city council work session last week. The police department recently earned the Texas Police Chiefs Best Practices Accreditation, said...

read more
Indian dancers entertain, teach library crowd

Indian dancers entertain, teach library crowd

Tejas Dance students Shrujana Kumar and Mahi Devappa performing at Smith Library Thursday, March 14. Jeremy Hallock/The Wylie News Parents and children showed up at the Smith Public Library last week to watch and learn about classical Indian dance. ...

read more
Plan, prepare now for tornado season

Plan, prepare now for tornado season

This Farmersville mobile home landed on CR 697 due to straight line winds in eastern Collin County in 2019. Courtesy Farmersville FD The three-month Texas tornado “season” begins in April and a new analysis ranks Collin County near the top of the list of 100 most...

read more
Experts discuss fentanyl at WISD event

Experts discuss fentanyl at WISD event

Wylie Police Detective Joshua Rountree, right,shows parents what fentanyl looks like at last week’s seminar held at Burnett Junior High. Jeremy Hallock/The Wylie News Wylie ISD families and community members learned of the dangers of fentanyl, vaping and social media...

read more
Mural will be preserved

Mural will be preserved

Artist Roger Nitz at the mural he painted in 2012 in downtown Wylie facing Olde City Park. The mural, located at 104 S. Ballard Ave., is painted on a building that will soon be razed.  Jeremy Hallock/The Wylie News The mural that has been welcoming visitors at the...

read more
House members helped by governor

House members helped by governor

Three Texas House members from Collin County apparently survived Attorney General Ken Paxton’s attempt to punish them for supporting his impeachment. Another has been forced into a GOP primary runoff with two Paxton-backed challengers. Paxton, who was acquitted by the...

read more
NASA engineer from Wylie wins prestigious award

NASA engineer from Wylie wins prestigious award

Nahum Alem received the Modern-Day Technology Leader Award at the 2024 BEYA STEM Digital Twin Experience (DTX) Conference held in Baltimore last month. Courtesy art An aerospace engineer from Wylie has won one of the industry’s most important honors in science,...

read more
Order photos