Sweetheart Banquet A Very Big Success by Doyle Adams

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 20 Feb 14 - 0 Comments



Kim and John Jones

Evelyn and Howard Lewis

The Community Center was so professionally beautifully decorated “Western Style”. Diane Cooley’s Committee went out of their way in the fantastic décor. As you entered the Center you were greeted with two large lighted hearts, and you knew then you would witness a fantastic evening.

All day long the food committee was busy preparing the salad, green beans and the potatoes. The steaks, all 220 of them were carefully seasoned and charcoal broiled on three broilers. The men preparing the steaks and cooking just right was Ray Roberds, Doyle Adams, Tommy Smith and Tom Ekstrom. All professional “Expert” Chefs!

The 2014 “Sweetheart Banquet”, with 222 in attendance was a “Sell Out”. The men of the church quickly served everyone and the 15 Church Youth and 4-Hers made sure everyone had their choice of drinks. The youth did an outstanding job as usual.

The event began with one of our former Pastors, J.V. Helms returning the blessing for the food. Bro. Helms has been in attendance at all of our 19 Banquets. We were extremely happy to have three of our past Pastors and their wives present, Marcos and Sue Gohlke, George and Barbara Yarbrough, J.V. and Ola Helms and our present Pastor Donnie and Shirley Martin.

The program began wit Doyle Adams thanking all the helpers and youth for their assistance in making the Banquet a success. Everyone gave them a very big applause.

Doyle Adams recognized all couples who have been married 50 years or longer and there were 28 couples who held their hands up. The couple married the longest time and receiving a beautiful award, made by Linda Butler, was EVELYN and HOWARD LEWIS. The Lewises have been married 671/2 years. They received a standing ovation after Howard Lewis read a prepared statement. Fantastic! The couple married the least amount of time, with less than 2 years, was JIM and KIM JONES. The Jones were presented a gift by Linda Butler.

The Door Prizes were then given out by drawing tickets from the container and 16 door prizes were awarded.

Doyle Adams then proceeded to the BIG AWARD of the evening, the “CITIZEN OF THE YEAR”. Without announcing the recipient, he read the inscription on the Award Plaque. Everyone quickly recognized that it was Port O’Connor’s long-time School Teacher, JUDY ANDERSON. The Plaque read:

Presented to



For your total commitment, hard work,
initiative, enthusiasm and dedication to teaching
the children of Port O’Connor for
36 years in the same classroom

for introducing the highly successful
modality math system which has spread
throughout Texas schools

for your expertise in teaching in
vacation Bible School

May God Bless you

Port O’Connor First Baptist Church
February 13, 2014

Doyle Adams then led everyone in singing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”. Wow! Everyone sang the song with real meaning. Doyle then introduced the nights Western Entertainment, Danny Bourg and Tommy Willamson. They brought the house down with their beautiful songs and music. They were great and the applause was a real indicator of satisfaction. Beautiful music and instrumentals was enjoyed by everyone. A beautiful ending to a GREAT 2014 SWEETHEART BANQUET!

Judy and Henry Anderson

Donnie and Julia Klesel

Ray and Kay Middleton

Doug and Mary Jo Walker

Jerry and Cathy Osborn

Russell and Sally Jones

Mavin and Biddie Hileman

Bill and Melissa Satterfield

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