CROWLEY, Texas (Feb. 13, 2020) – The community center currently under construction at Bicentennial Park officially has a name.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, the Crowley City Council agreed to name the new facility the Crouch Event Center at Bicentennial Park.
“The Crouch family has been a valuable asset in our community for many, many years,” Crowley Mayor Billy Davis said. “We are grateful for their years of dedicated service in various civic capacities, and the impact they had in the bettering of our city and schools can still be felt today.”
Joe Walter Crouch Jr. was a dairy magnate not only in this area but in the state of Texas as well. In 1986, the Texas Dairy Heritage Foundation recognized the Crouch family for continuous dairy operations in Tarrant County for 100 years. He was also a charter member of the Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce and served as the organization’s first vice president.
Sue Crouch was a Crowley ISD trustee for 33 years, board member of the Crowley Area Chamber of Commerce and charter member of the Crowley Lions Club. She also regularly volunteered at the Crowley House of Hope and the Crowley Public Library. An elementary school in Crowley ISD bears her name.
“My brothers and I are humbled by this recognition,” said Karen Crouch, daughter of Sue and Joe Crouch. “Our parents loved Crowley and loved serving their community. I know they would be deeply honored by this dedication.”
The Crouch Event Center, located at 900 E. Glendale, adjacent to what was once the Crouch Dairy Farm, is set to open May 1, and it will have meeting rooms, restrooms and a kitchen. It can be rented out for parties, meetings or other gatherings, and it will also be utilized by the city when it hosts events in the park, like the Celebration of Freedom.