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July 8, 2014

PCLIA Grand Champion Gala

WEATHERFORD —

Parker County’s Bob Tallman was the emcee at the recently held PCLIA Grand Champion Gala, an important fundraising event for the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association. The Grand Champion Gala funds are designated to a new building fund to provide Parker County FFA and 4-H youth with livestock, crop and ag mechanic projects with new facilities. The existing facilities have been in place since 1949. A golf tournament will also be held on Friday, Oct. 3, at Canyon West Golf Course.

This years gala proved to be an enormous success with the help of Grand Champion table sponsors such as 1845 Oil Field Services, Texas Tire (Jackie and Stephanie Aldridge), Gypsy Soule (Lorinda Van New Kirk and Amy Moorehouse), JRM Cattle Company (Jim and Pat Martin), Cody McCleery and friends, and Leonard DeBusk Concrete Construction. Other Grand Champion sponsors included American Concrete, Hacienda Pools, Weatherford Noon Lions Club and ESMS (Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery). Schricks Liquor and Parker County Sheriffs Posse were also major sponsors. The continued support of these businesses and others is greatly appreciated as PCLIA is a non-profit agency.

Guests from both grand and reserve table sponsors enjoyed a red carpet social with photos by Jake Felts Photography, a steak dinner, beautiful floral arrangements by Wild Orchid Florists and refreshments, as well as a live and silent auction with Tallman as emcee and Clay Pitt as auctioneer. Music and dancing entertainment was Jake Hooker and the Outsiders with special guest Tommy Hooker.

This years gala, which is organized by a small volunteer group, raised over $37,000 toward the new building fund. We greatly appreciate the support from the above businesses and individuals as well as those who contributed to projects at the livestock show and auction in June.

The Grand Champion Gala is held each April. For information on the upcoming golf tournament, next years Grand Champion Gala or how you can help Parker County youth, please contact the Parker County Livestock Improvement Association or president Dan McIntosh at 817-894-3327.

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