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Pilot Club Fundraiser Will Feature BBQ and Major Western Entertainment

Put on your boots and saddle up for Western entertainment, a BBQ Supper and a Texas-size opportunity to lend a hand to the Pilot Club’s efforts to raise funds for 2018 projects. Set for Saturday April 7 at 7pm in the Civic Center, the local Pilot Club Spring Fundraiser will feature Robert Joe Vandygriff, originally of Roxton, Texas. After forming a band in Sulphur Springs in the 1980’s, the musician branched out into rodeo, wrote chart-topping country songs, opened for major acts including Garth Brooks, produced shows for Nashville’s major stars and became a regular on “Walker,Texas Ranger”.  RJ’s long-running “The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” one-man show is among the longest-running and most successful comedy stage shows across the nation, recognized by numerous associations including the Academy of Western Artists and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.   Tickets are on sale now at $30 each for his one-night-only appearance in Sulphur Springs.


According to Pilot Club President Jane Goldsmith, the entertainment is for the entire family and will include a catered BBQ meal, dance, door prizes and prize baskets. Local businessman Bill Owens was in Robert Joe’s band in Sulphur Springs for a number of years and has proudly watched his rising career in entertainment. Both encourage everyone to come and enjoy the Spring Fundraiser! For tickets and information, contact Pilot Club President Jane Goldsmith at 903 348-5099 or other local Pilot Club officers at 903-243-0979 or 903-438-7153, or through [email protected].

The mission of Pilot Club International is to influence positive change in communities and to come together in friendship and to give people an outlet for service. For the Sulphur Springs Chapter, persons with brain-related injuries are a special focus. Among their 2018 projects for brain-injured children are Hoop Dreams basketball camp and the Handi-Capable Rodeo, as well as recognition of caregivers of persons with brain-related injuries.

Author: Enola Gay

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