The intersection of Gilmer and Atkins Street......
"First Ever" Rotary Club Beauty Pageant
Names New Officers, at Noon Thursday
by: Bobby McDonald
"Grand Potentate," outgoing president, Craig Roberts, arrived in all of his finery, following his attempt
at "flying" from City National Bank....he must have found a soft landing! Some in the audience discussed
that he might look more like "Bernie Tiede."
"Johnny on the spot," we arrived at the corner of Gilmer and Atkins Street, in Sulphur Springs, to cover the "First Ever" Rotary Club Beauty Pageant. We'd been forewarned to "watch the skies. Suddenly, an apparition came floating across from City National Bank. Bystanders said, "It's a bird! It's a plane! No, that's Craig Roberts, outgoing president of the Rotary Club!"
Roberts must have found a soft landing somewhere, as he was none too "banged up." A witness behind the scenes elaborated that they saw him land in a stand of crepe myrtle bushes, dust off his pants, and head for the church!
Once inside, he called on Brandon Williams, complete with tux, bow tie, and tails, to introduce the District Potentate (Assistant District Governor) John Sellers, who served as the emcee for the pageant. Potentate Sellers gave a bit of history about the organization and delivered the "swearing-in" of the newly elected pageant participants.
Brandon Williams introduces the "Esteemed Pageant Director....."
Cousin Cedric served as the official pageant escort.....
New Officers for 2012-13 Include:
President - Kayla Price
President Elect - Carrie Nuckolls (Not Present-Stand-in- Chaney Johnson)
Secretary - Judy Tipping
Treasurer - Ruth Ann Crowson
Vocational Services - David Fenton
Community Service - Craig Johnson
International Service - Chris Voorheese
Club Service - Mike Horne
New Generations - Neva Mohesky
All Pledge to a Platform of "World Peace!"
Kayla Price, the 2012-13 Rotary Club President.
Craig Roberts was presented with the outgoing President's Award.