Founders Day crowds take in all the family fun
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 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.
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.
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.