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"The C" - Dale Cummings Photo by Linda Baggett

Once again, the Big Sandy Museum Association annual fundraiser supper was an over-the-top success and for many reasons. First was location, location, location. The Church of God is an outstanding facility and the wonderful congregation is always eager to share. Thank you!

Frontier Boys and Girls at the Museum fundraiser. Photo by Linda Baggett

Next, the food was from Longhorn Smokehouse. Big Sandy natives, Mike and Stephanie Hill, cater many local events and never disappoint with their brisket, chicken, and all the fixins’. Helping with serving and cleanup were the great kids from Sylvia Duke’s Frontier Boys and Girls club. These kids jump in and help at many functions around town. Thank you!

The Big Sandy Area Lions Club was one of several service organizations attending. Seated l-r: David Fisher, Rickey and Debra Caughron, Lois Triebenbach, Texanna Greene, and Lupe and Joanne Gonzalez. Photo by Linda Baggett
Rotary Club of Big Sandy and Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce showing support. Seated l-r: Lois and Rick Peterson, Dwayne Canup, and Carrie Campbell. Photo by Linda Baggett

Moving on to some really ‘sweet’ fun, there was a rousing dessert auction. More than $1,000 was raised (and that’s not counting the number on several scales after those goodies were consumed!). Cakes, cupcakes, puddings…mmmm! And Big Sandy’s “Baking Queen,” Melody Payne’s Italian Cream Cake brought top dollar – $240. For those who missed the Chamber of Commerce banquet, Melody’s pecan pie sold for a whopping $1,000! Thank you!

Also supporting the Museum were Big Sandy City Council members Becky Desborough, Rex Rozell, and wife Patti. Photo by Linda Baggett

And finally, our King of 50’s and 60’s rock and roll, Dale Cummings – The “C,” brought down the house with many tunes that most of the attendees grew up with. And there was lots of audience participation, especially during The Temptations “My Girl,” and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”…so good, so good, so good! Dale closed the evening’s entertainment with a special request from Museum President, Ellis Stewart: Elvis Presley’s beautiful “American Trilogy – Dixie, Battle Hymn of the Republic, and All My Trials.” Thank you!

The Big Sandy Museum is located in downtown Big Sandy and is open to the public each Tuesday 10am-2pm and every second Saturday of each month 10am-2pm. Private group tours are available by contacting President Stewart or any board member: Michael Baggett, Mae Brown, Berniece Burson, Mary Lynn Gorman, Sue Jones, Mary Lingle, Norma Penney, Jim Philip, Daron Walls, Kimberly Walls, Shirley West, Lois White, or Dorotha Willis.