Weatherford Democrat

Local News

April 27, 2013

‘Saddle Up For Kids’ event Wednesday

Humorist Ron Hall, other celebrities lined up for child welfare board fundraiser

The Third Annual “Saddle Up For Kids” event is Wednesday, May 1, at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse grounds.

The event features a delicious chuck wagon steak dinner highlighted by an entertaining, humorous and inspirational evening with Ron Hall, co-author of the New York Times best selling book, “Same Kind of Different as Me,” soon to be a feature film.

Also on hand will be Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler and his posse plus a star-studded cast of celebrities including actors Betty Buckley, Barry Corbin, Alex Cord, Robert Fuller Anne Lockhart and Jennifer Savidge. Dallas Cowboys legends Walt Garrison and Rayfield Wright are also expected to be on hand, along with cowboy poet and songwriter Red Steagall, among others.

Proceeds from the event help the Parker County Child Welfare Board make life better for children whose lives have been impacted by abuse and neglect. Proceeds will go toward summer camp enrollment as well as the purchase of school clothes and other necessities throughout the year.

Delivering the meal is Silver Spur Chuck Wagon Catering. Other sponsors and participants are Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, Carol Anderson Ward Cutting Horses, Hamilton Wholesale Meat, Lamb’s Print Shop, Logan’s Roadhouse, Mission Restaurant Supply, Rusty Crownover, Singletary’s Furniture and The C.D. Hartnett Company.

Celebrity tables for six are $1,000 (celebrity and spouse with be your seventh and eighth table mates) and individual tickets are $75 for open seating. To order tickets call 817-291-4371 or 817-444-0976. Seating is limited.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0416 loc WISD new HR director.jpg Chapman named WISD’s new Human Resources director

    Members of the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees last week approved Monty Chapman as the district’s new executive director of Human Resources.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Accidental shooting reported

    Parker County deputies say a shooting that injured a man in the 8500 block of FM Road 1886 shortly after 5 p.m. Friday was reported to be accidental. 

    April 15, 2014

  • 20140307_120244 (2).jpg Garner student named one of top young artists

    Lily Youngblood, a Garner Elementary first grade student, was recently honored as one of the top 100 young artists in Texas by the Texas Art Education Association. Lily and her parents, Kristi and Clay Youngblood, traveled to the Bob Bullock Texas History Museum in Austin where students from across Texas came together for the award ceremony and reception. 

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • WCPAAA awards recipients at annual ceremony

    In recognition on National Volunteer Week, the Weatherford Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association held their Annual Awards ceremony April 9 at the city council chambers. Presidential Service awards were given out to members as well as years of service awards, followed up by a presentation of volunteer hours for 2013 to the City of Weatherford. 

    April 15, 2014

  • GoodCitizenship.jpg DAR hosts Good Citizen Award and chapter scholarship

    The Weatherford Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution hosted their annual luncheon March 25 at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford, with 48 students, parents and grandparents, teachers and members attending.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • Pophin, Tommy.jpg PASTOR POPHIN: Hallelujahs to hisses

    I graduated from Baylor University in 1983. My mother worked as a cashier for Baylor from 1970 until 1995. She became the assistant head cashier and scholarship clerk many years before her retirement.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barnwell completes Basics of County Investments course

    Honorable Jenny Barnwell, Parker County treasurer, has completed the Basics of County Investments course presented by the Texas Association of Counties.

    April 12, 2014

  • CASA logo panel.jpg CASA volunteer advocate training begins April 28

    Persons interested in becoming a volunteer advocate for abused and/or neglected children are invited to CASA-Hope For Children’s training that begins April 28.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alzheimer’s group to screen ‘Angel’s Perch’ locally

    The Alzheimer’s Association–North Central Texas Chapter will screen “Angel’s Perch” this Wednesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford.

    April 12, 2014

  • Man charged with severely beating border collie

    A Parker County man was arrested Thursday after he was accused of beating a border collie with a metal bucket, breaking several of the animal’s front teeth.

    April 11, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video