Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Keene at a Glance

Keene offers visitors and residents the charm and warm hospitality of small-town life at its best combined with easily available modern conveniences and amenities. Located 30 minutes south of Fort Worth, Keene has it all: a mild four-season climate, recreational opportunities, a large University, award-winning schools, myriad of cultural and social activities, affordable cost-of-living, and a thriving and prosperous business community.

The Keene Chamber of Commerce has been serving Keene since 1993. We strive to partner with local businesses, government and education to support a favorable economic environment. The Chamber represents business, organization, and individual members who depend on the Chamber for member services including networking events, community and business development, ribbon cuttings, growth opportunity reports, economic data gathering, business referrals, business seminars, relocation packets, and being an advocate with governmental and regulatory bodies. These are among the many services we provide to our members.

The Keene Chamber's objective is to provide a platform from which our members can enhance their business or organization through networking and programs designed to improve their bottom-line and to make available the tools necessary to excel as the economy improves. Our mandate is to pursue opportunities in the areas of retail development and education. We will work diligently to ensure that our local economy is strong and vibrant.

History of Keene
Educational Institutions
  • Keene Adventist Elementary School
  • Keene Elementary School
  • Keene Junior High school
  • Wanda R. Smith High School
  • Chisolm Trail Academy
  • Southwestern Adventist University.
Demographics
Governmental Offices
Things to Do

PARKS

  • The Elisa Carver Park is located in the heart of Keene and includes softball, soccer and tee ball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, a three-quarters-of-a-mile walking trail, playground, and a picnic area, as well as a nine hole disc golf course.
Major Employers
Visitors Information
Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Show Dec. 3

The 22nd annual Keene Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Show will be 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3 in Keene.
Parade staging is at the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium parking lot at Old Betsy Road and Magnolia Street on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University.
Anything with wheels or feet, adorned with Christmas lights and is consistent with the theme, 'The Reason We
Celebrate This Season,' is welcome to participate and needs only show up at the starting time.
Parade entry fee is two packages of dog food (preferable Purina) to be donated to the Keene Animal Shelter. The dog food should be turned in at the registration desk.
The fireworks show will immediately follow the parade. The show will be presented west of the Duck Pond at Callicott Student Park. The best place to watch the fireworks is from the Leiske-Pultar parking lot or the embankment along
Old Betsy Road between Magnolia and Campus Drive.

Judging of entries
Parade Entrants who want to be judged and be eligible for prizes should meet at 5 p.m. in the Leiske-Pultar parking lot. Judging begins at 5:15 p.m.
All entrants should enter the gymnasium parking lot at the north entrance, not on Magnolia Street.

Parade route
The parade starts at the Leiske-Pultar parking lot and goes west on Magnolia to Old Betsy Road, south on Old Betsy to Hillcrest, west on Hillcrest to Oakwood, south on Oakwood to Fourth, east on Fourth to Old Betsy, and north on Old Betsy back to the Leiske-Pultar parking lot.

Entry awards
First-place prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
■ Best lighted vehicle
■ Best lighted float
■ Best animal entry
■ Best business entry
■ Best children's entry
■ Best Pathfinder club
■ Best Adventurer club
■ Best antique entry
■ Most unique entry
One entry will be awarded Best Overall and will receive a trophy.
The parade is presented by the Keene Chamber of Commerce.
In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, the parade will be at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
For parade entry information, call the chamber office at 817-556-2995.

Contact Us
Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
 
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Upcoming Events
Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Show
December 03, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

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