Baylor 20th women’s brunch set for Feb. 15

Lohse Lohse WACO—For twenty years the Central Texas Baylor Women have held a brunch honoring the Distinguished Baylor Woman selected from this area. From Cameron over to Lampasas, Gatesville and Hamilton, down to Rockdale and Georgetown, the women who support Baylor University, whether graduates or fans, have met yearly also to raise money for the Central Texas Endowed Scholarship.

This year’s event will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15 at The Venue in Salado, according to spokesperson Pam Dial Taylor. Tickets are $35 and may be paid at the door. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, Feb.12.

There will be a silent auction and a style show given by Susan Marie’s of Salado. A special treat will be the Baylor Religious Hour (BRH) Reunion Choir, led by Kurt Kaiser, famous Christian composer. Another addition this year will be a reunion of former Athenean Club members of Baylor. This club later became Kappa Kappa Gamma National Sorority.

Emcee will be Carol Mills, who was honored as Distinguished Baylor Woman of 2013. She and her husband, Billy are the new co-presidents of the Central Texas Baylor alumni.

Special guest speaker will be the First Lady of Baylor University, Alice Starr, wife of President Ken Starr.

The Distinguished Baylor Woman for 2014 is Paula Goode Lohse, born and raised in Central Texas, educated in Killeen public schools and was drum major and twirler at Killeen High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in Music from Baylor, attended the AIM Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria and is a graduate of the National Automobile Dealer Association’s Dealer Academy. She is a Board Member for the Texas A&M Foundation.

Currently, Lohse is dealer in principal at Toyota of Killeen. She has been involved in several civic and non-profit organizations and has received numerous awards for her service and contributions.

She has also appeared in many musical productions at Vive Les Arts. She serves as director of Children’s Music Program at First Baptist Church of Killeen, where she also sings in the choir.

Lohse has three children: Jennifer Angell, Lea Anne Erwin and John Lohse, and three grandchildren Ren, Birdie and Charlie.

For reservations or more information, call Pam Dial Taylor at 760-8855.

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