Some three hundred people came to the cool and comfortable Myrtle Wilks Community Center Thursday evening for a delicious meal of cod, sides and desserts. If you were one of them, thank you. Your participation in the fish fry and raffle generated net proceeds of well over $2700 for the little country cemetery’s upkeep.
We congratulate the winners of the raffle prizes. They were:
-> One hundred pounds tender, grass-fed, vacuum-packed beef — Greg Cary, Cisco
-> Fitness membership (2 mos.) OR Round of golf (party of 4) at Kingdom Course at Lone Cedar, Lake Leon — Bo James, Cisco
-> $100 gift certificate to Great Times Furniture Warehouse in Eastland — Dorothy McKinnerney, Eastland
-> $50 gift certificate to Cracker Barrel Store and Restaurant — Tammi Wilson, Cisco
-> $50 gift certificate to Golden Corral — Sue Wilks, Cisco
Our appreciation goes out to all who participated, but special thanks are due the many who made significant contributions. These include Wilks Ranch, Cisco; Myrtle Wilks Community Center, Cisco; Mountain Top Church, Cisco; Kingdom’s Course at Lone Cedar, where the motto is “Faith, family and fun,” Lake Leon; Great Times Furniture Warehouse, Eastland; Assembly of Yahweh (7th day), Romney; Beth Maynard, Rising Star; Eddie Munn, Olden, Brookshire’s, Cisco; Patrick Hay, Cisco.
We are grateful for the valuable publicity given so generously by Eastland County Newspapers, Inc., MicroplexNews.com and KATX Radio, all of Eastland.
The point of the effort was to raise money for the little Romney cemetery between Cisco and Rising Star, but in the process we had an evening filled with food, fun and fellowship.
Music was part of that, with a delightful mix of styles filling the auditorium of Mountain Top Church. Emcee Ron Bostick’s musical introduction and Tim Turnbeaugh’s well-done country and gospel favorites were followed by high-energy trio Walker York and Reuben and Dewey Wilson. The Corinth Baptist Church Choir gave excellent renditions of gospel favorites, augmented by Lynn and Rosetta Hagan’s duet and Bill Fannin’s deep-voiced solo.
It was a pleasure to see and hear Alice Ann Holliday perform a mix of popular hits. Mountain Top Church’s giant video screens made her performance doubly memorable. Our thanks to Patrick Hay for running the sound, video and lights.
Eddie Munn and the Olden Golden Stars, as they were known for the evening, shared great country favorites with flare. They were followed by Ruth and Rachel York doing Ruth’s nostalgic “Mama and Daddy and the Radio.” Everyone sang “How Great Thou Art,” led by Ron Bostick and played by his wife Susie, to close.
Thanks to Glenna Morgan and Beth Maynard for cashiering all night, even to the detriment of their dinners.
A nod to the kitchen includes Ron, Susie and main chef Robert Bostick; Mackey Morgan, who proved himself a trouper; Tammi Wilson; Odie Lohman; Joe, Ruth, Leighton, Tiffany, Rachel, Walker, Ri and Asya York; and the helpful staff of the Myrtle Wilks Community Center.
A special salute goes to Ron Bostick, who suggested this project and carried it on his shoulders to fruition.