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  Rotary celebrity waiter dinner set for August 18
Special to The Monitor
MABANK–Event co-chairpersons Colleen Hinckley and Kim McClaskey have announced the theme for the 2007 Celebrity Waiter Dinner to be “Margaritaville, Escape to Paradise,” and the date as Saturday, Aug. 18.
The dinner will be held again this year at the Athens Country Club.
Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7:15 p.m. The live auction will begin at 8:30 p.m.
A silent auction will be going on from 6 p.m. through dinner.
“The committee is working hard to make the event event more exciting than ever before.
“Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite “Margaritaville, Escape to Paradise” costume and get your tickets early as they always seem to go fast.” Hinckley said.
This year’s list of celebrity waiters includes some favorites from past dinners, as well as some new faces.
The list includes David Holstein, Dr. Aaron Stephen, David Cain, Wade McKinney, Robert Render and Chris Pickens, Molly Pyle, Richard Sanders and Dr. John Loar.
Also, Judith McGilvray, Bud Henry, Mike Groom, Sue Cardin, Sue Stalcup, Charlie Arnt, John Jeter, Lana Mock, Sara McAtee, Dr. Mark Roberts and Jerry Scott.
Additional waiters include Linda Fernald, Mike Moore, David Riddoch, Scott McKee, Wade Gent and Raymond Schackleford.
Again this year there will be a live auction, with Kenny Odom conducting the auction.
According to Kim McClaskey, the list of auction items is outstanding.
For tickets or more information, please call Glenda Holbrook at (903) 498-7277.
Remember to make plans to attend and help the Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake fund their goals to present scholarships to some deserving graduating seniors from Eustace, Mabank and Kemp high schools.
There were more than 30 scholarships presented this year. Local students as well as many other lake area organizations will be benefactors from the proceeds of the Rotary Club’s annual fund-raiser.
This year’s event marks the organizations 11th Celebrity Waiter fund-raiser.
Each year the club strives to come up with new, unusual and fun themes to keep it’s fund-raising event original and entertaining as well as a successful benefit affair.

Pancake breakfast smiles


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Robert and Mary Schronk make eggs to order at St. Peter Lutheran Church’s breakfast fund-raisers. The couple say they are planning another one for September.





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(Left to right) Ericsen Gudjohnsen with grandmother Dee Dockins, Roxie Silva, Karen Gudjohnsen and Princess Silva were among those who enjoyed the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at St. Peter Lutheran Church July 14.






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Ken Foster serves himself a blueberry pancake while daughter Denise and grandbaby Pierson Wilkerson eye their selections at the pancake breakfast.









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