The Bend Community fund raiser went off as expected Saturday night, but there was some unexpected problems when the electricity went off just about the same time as the cake auction started. It went off about three times and finally stayed off for some time. After a few minutes it was decided to continue with the aid of flash lights. Everyone who had a flash light was asked to bring them into play, which they did and the auction went on in semi-darkness until the electricity came on. In all the years that the community center has been holding their fund raiser this was the first time for the electricity to go off. It did add some excitement to the event. Some people left before the lights came back on, but then the brave ones remained until the very end. People came from all over just to eat the fish prepared by Jackie Brister.
There were lots of door prizes that had to wait for the lights to come on before they could be given away. Jane Clark and her group who had the booths set up for all the youngsters was finished with their activities by 6:00 p.m. so they were not affected.
The Texas Longhorns came out the big winner in Saturdays football game with the Nebraska Corn Huskers. Blake Gideon, the grandson of Jerome and Shirley Meischen was seen on the tv screen to the delight of his grandparents. He wears the number 21 on his jersey. After two loses in a row the Texas Longhorns redeemed themselves Saturday.
R.J. Henniger was bursting at the seams with news of his first great grandson Aidan Hite who was born September 10, and weighted in at a whopping six pounds and 10 ounces. The proud parents are Sarah and Dustin Hite of Boulder, Colorado. The grandparents are Mickey and Jill Henniger of Cedar Park.
Patsy Henniger reported that she is planning a trip to California before too long. She is eager to go and listen to her two granddaughters Ann and Kaitlin Harrington give a report on their trip in July to India. While there at the Mother Teresa Orphanage, they assisted with the care of abandoned sickly babies. The girls are eighteen and sixteen years of age. It was a wonderful experience for them.
Lola Morris is recuperating at home after her stay in the hospital in Lampasas. Happy to report that she was well enough to attend the fund raiser Saturday night. She baked a pecan pie for the cake auction and cooked a pot
of beans for the fish fry. Never let it be said that she doesn’t do her part when it comes to participating in activities at the Bend.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Glenda Scroggins who will celebrate her birthday October 23, and to John Thomas Burke who will celebrate a birthday October27.
Congratulations go out to Bill and Jo Price who will celebrate their anniversary on October 22, and to Jamie and Dave Garret who will celebrate their anniversary October 27.
October 30, at 10:15 a.m. in the Rylander library the Family Council of Eventide nursing home will meet. If you have a family member or a friend residing in the nursing home you are urged to attend.