Society

Founders Day crowds take in all the family fun

Winners announced in annual baking contests, parade
By WANDA LEE
Reporter correspondent


At top, Stephen Chapel AME Church won first place in the floats division of the Gause Founders Day parade with the help of angels (l-r) Natalia Smith, Lairenan Wallace and Zeeaonna Wallace. At left, members of Gause Baptist Church’s men group sold out of their delicious barbecue plates, sandwiches and sausage wraps at the event. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken At top, Stephen Chapel AME Church won first place in the floats division of the Gause Founders Day parade with the help of angels (l-r) Natalia Smith, Lairenan Wallace and Zeeaonna Wallace. At left, members of Gause Baptist Church’s men group sold out of their delicious barbecue plates, sandwiches and sausage wraps at the event. Reporter/Marie Bakken Many, many thanks goes to everyone who had a part in making the annual Gause Community Improvement Program’s annual Fundraiser a big success. You know I would leave out a name if I tried to put names in this column.

Thanks goes to all of you people of Gause and the surrounding communities who participated in the activities and who came to be a part of our day and those who gave your generous donations of items, money and your time doing the judging. We appreciate every thing you all did.

Winners in the “made-fromscratch” cake and pie contests were:

Adult pie—Wanda Coats, first; Louise Carpenter, second; Edity Smith, third.

Adult sheet cake—Melissa Turnage, first; Susan Larson, second.

Adult layer cake—Darlene Anglen, first; Lois Wilkins, second; Susan Larson, third.

Youth sheet cake—Mary Brown, first.

Youth layer cake—Ginny Cunningham, first.

Others—Abby Miller, first; Robert Miller, second.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this contest.

Winners from the Founders Day parade were:

Covered wagons—Leon Russell, f irst; Sharon and Howard Chapman, second; Vanessa and Mike Stracener, third.


Top, the Moonlighters band entertained the crowd during Gause Founders Day on Saturday. Above left, Ruth Hardy was the flag bearer during this year’s Founders Day parade. Above right, Lucky Moore waves to onlookers during the annual parade and trail ride. Top, the Moonlighters band entertained the crowd during Gause Founders Day on Saturday. Above left, Ruth Hardy was the flag bearer during this year’s Founders Day parade. Above right, Lucky Moore waves to onlookers during the annual parade and trail ride. Floats—Stephen Chapel AME Church, f irst; Gause Junior High cheerleaders and football team. Kids on wheels—Coby Sheppard, first; Ryland Kirk, second.

Antique vehicles—The Cernuch Girls, family and friends, first.

Decorated vehicles—Coats Grocery, first.

Thanks to all of you for your hard work in preparing your entries in the cake and pie contest and the trail ride. And a special thanks to our judges in the contests.

There are so many “ thank yous” but one I have to mention is Ray Cass for auctioning the cakes and pies each year and calling out raffle ticket numbers.


Above, auct ioneer Ray Cass and helper Pamela Hornby try to get up the bids during the Founders Day cake and pie auction. At left, Darlene Anglen won top prize in the layer cake division with her famous Italian Cream Cake. Above, auct ioneer Ray Cass and helper Pamela Hornby try to get up the bids during the Founders Day cake and pie auction. At left, Darlene Anglen won top prize in the layer cake division with her famous Italian Cream Cake. Gene Baumann reports that the Baptist Church barbecue plates was again a very rewarding activity. They sold out.

Dorsie Wilson and Alma Gray had plenty of out of town visitors with family members coming to attend Founders Day on Saturday and the Stephen Chapel AME pastor appreciation day on Sunday afternoon.

Joan Rains Shaw and family members were up for the weekend and attended the community activities and got a chance to visit with her sister Darlene Anglen.

Spending the weekend with Lois Wi lkins and at tending Founders Day was daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Steve Rachui, granddaughter Misty and great-granddaughter Jessica Whitney. Then Sunday they attended the Eiland Family Reunion in Rockdale. Jessica was honored by receiving one of the college scholarships the family gave.


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