Chamber rep promotes Kilgore at Senior Citizens gathering


President Sally Melton opened the Aug. 8 Kilgore Senior Citizens Club meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Ray Drost gave the prayer for the meeting and the meal.

Debbie Moore, secretary read minutes from last meeting which were approved as read. Sylvia Bennett, vice president, gave the treasury report. It was approved for audit.

Sunshine Lady Stella Morris will send get well cards to Joyce Riddle and Evelyn Banda. Birthdays for August are Judy Irving and Katherine Miller.

Entertainment for this meeting was Ryan Polk, tourism manager from Kilgore Chamber of Commerce. He discussed the history of Kilgore and things to see and do in Kilgore. Splash pad, oil wells, derricks, East Texas Oil Museum, oil boom, Worlds Richest Acre, Crim and Texan theatres, Rangerette Showcase, Gussie Nell Davis, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Kilgore College, Texas Broadcasting Museum and others.

Door prize was won by Doris Hampton.

Fish was served for lunch with other side dishes and desserts.

Some members stay after the meeting to play dominoes and/or Mexican train. Everyone is welcome to play.

There were 18 members in attendance: Ginger Anglin, Margaret Baker, Sylvia Bennett, Reo Calender, Dave Conner, Eva Nell Drost, Ray Drost, Leona Halbert, Bea Hampton, Doris Hampton, Betty Herrelson, Mary Ann McDonald, Sally Melton, Debbie Moore, Stella Morris, Paul Newman, Martha Smith and Nita Woodcock.

Everyone 55 and over is welcome to attend meetings and enjoy the fellowship and entertainment. The next meeting will be Aug. 22 at the Lions Club building, 307 N. Rusk St. Meetings begin at 11:15 with a short business meeting followed by either bingo or guest entertainment at 11:30. Dinner is at noon.

Meeting adjourned at 12:45.


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