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June 8, 2014

Local couple wins 1955 Chevy pickup at Greg Welch Classic Fundraiser


Susan Welch McCulloch was the lucky winner of the completely restored 1955 Chevy pickup raffle at the recent Greg Welch Summer Classic Concert & Car Show hosted by Weatherford Christian School. This was just one of many exciting things to transpire during the first-year event that grossed over $161,000 towards the completion of the Greg Welch Gym in remembrance of Staci Lee, Mandi McWhorter, Lacey Osina and Whitney Welch.  

The day began with a formal dedication of the gym and ribbon cutting where family members, close friends and donors to the gym gathered for a special ceremony. Supporters got a first look at the unique gym floor that displays a cross on each corner with the name of each girl lost and are connected by ranch brands, business logos and names of individuals who have made the gym possible to this point. Pastor Brian Bond from Greenwood Baptist Church delivered an inspiring message on hope and how this once tragic event has now become a triumph by allowing the gift of this very special gym that will touch many for years to come.  

Later that evening, Charla Corn, co-host of The Morning Show on 95.9 The Ranch, took the stage as emcee and introduced local entertainers Garrett Bradford and Wynn Williams for two hours of incredible country music.  During this time attendees and sponsors enjoyed shopping at vendor booths, kid-friendly entertainment within the kids activity area and a wide display of beautifully restored classic cars from both Parker County Cruisers and local collectors.  

The highlight of the evening was a two-hour set by Texas country music artist Aaron Watson. Watson, a native of Texas and familiar with the 1998 tragedy that inspired the gym, entertained guests with not only his incredible musical talents but his down-to-earth wit and charm, and personal interaction with all those in attendance. He took time to stay after the concert and meet and greet with every last fan for either photos or autographs and even handed out guitar picks to each child that simply said, “Pick Jesus.”  

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