JOCKEYING INTO POSITION—President of Vision Historic Preservation Foundation Collier Perry and wife Peggy really got into the spirit of the Jazz and Derby Party on Saturday by dressing as jockeys. A day featuring all kinds of music, vendors, tours of the The 1895 as well as a special VIP dinner made for fun-filled afternoon and evening of fundraising for the renovation of the old city hall building.
The city’s splash pad at Sumuel Park opened on Saturday and these two kids were having a great time on what turned out to be a very hot day. Sumuel Park is located at 417 MLK Drive at 4th Street and also includes barbecue grills, a basketball court, free wifi, a playscape, restrooms and a walking trail.
Above, The Sparky Thomason Quartet is always a big hit every time they play, and there were lots of fancy Derby Hats in the audience. There were many different kinds of music on Saturday, including Charlie Weyler, J.D. Pendley and Christian Wiggs. At top right, Brooke Graham acoustically serenaded the VIP-catered dinner crowd and was off to Nashville the next morning to do some more recording. Mona Butala checks out the wine selection at the En Gedi Vinyard’s booth. There was another popular wine merchant with a big trailer called Triple C Winery & Vineyard. Below, the delicious VIP dinner was catered by Hot Corner from Cameron. Right after dinner the Kentucky Derby was broadcast live on a big screen and there were lots of Derby games and prize winners.
LEGION OFFICERS—On May 2, new American Legion officers for Post 358 were sworn in Finance; Cecil Calvin, Judge Advocate; Jeff Nicholas, Sargent-at-Arms; Tim Guthrie, Service and pinned at a dinner celebrating their 100-year anniversary. New officers are (L-R) Rod Officer; Kenneth Callahan, Historian; Larry Drabek, Executive Committee; Maxie Jackson, Stewart, Commander; George Bunch, Vice Commander; Michael Lee, Adjutant; Jim Foster, Executive Committee; Ken Clark, Executive Committee and Frank Garcia, Range Manager.
Rockdale Police Officers made three arrests during the past week including one each for no driver’s license, violation of bond/protective order and failure to identify/ giving false information.