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‘We are excited to bring Georgette here;
her lineage is pure talent.’
By Elizabeth Tanner—
The Community Recovery Center, which has been providing substance abuse services to individuals in Garza County at little or no cost for 38 years, is excited to announce that Georgette Jones, daughter of Country Music Hall of Fame legends George Jones and Tammy Wynette, will perform at the 14th Annual Recovery Roundup Fall Fundraiser, said Director Chris Atkinson.
“We are really excited to be bringing Georgette here,” Atkinson said. “Her lineage is pure talent between her dad, George Jones, and her mom, Tammy Wynette. Georgette will be performing some of her dad and mom’s greatest hits and she is bringing her husband, Jamie Lennon, steel guitar player for the Easton Corbin Band, to play.”
Aside from Georgette, attendees can expect entertainment from the Lone Star Cowboy Band, a band from the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Lubbock, Texas that is led by Kelly Hasty of the Texas Cadillac Jack Band.
“The Lone Star Cowboy band has been preforming for our event for the past three to four years and they do a great job,” Atkinson said. “Everyone that attends the show is surprised and impressed with this band.”
Guests can also expect a performance by Jenni Dale Lord, a young Lubbock, Texas artist who is a finalist for Female Vocalist of the Year for Texas Regional Radio Music Association and is a Pro Country highlighted artist.
“She is a very down to earth, humble young lady that has her own style of music,” Atkinson said. “We are really excited to add her to the list of entertainers.”
A live auction featuring Bubba Smith, a local resident and auctioneer, will also be held at the fundraiser with items ranging from a Dallas Cowboy football autographed by Dallas Cowboy Bob Lilly to a “Pamper Me Package” for the ladies.
“We have crosses, makeup packages, collectible art and Texas Tech items to list a few for the auction,” Atkinson said. “We are still working on auction items and are welcome to receive any that local establishments and individuals might wish to donate. We will be able to accept items up to Friday, Sept. 11.”
Atkinson reminds that the Recovery Roundup Fall Fundraiser is important to the community as funds from the event help provide local recovery support services, intervention and prevention services and much more at little to no cost for families dealing with substance use disorders.
“This is our one major fundraiser for the year that gives people the opportunity to support us and keep us going,” Atkinson said. “Most families dealing with substance use disorders have been stretched financially and emotionally and have limited resources as it is a time when resources are getting fewer and fewer. Funds from the event allows us to continue to operate and has assisted us in not only providing recovery support services but has allowed us to start and continue to do other services such as intervention and prevention services in schools along with issues like anger management and parenting.”
Funds also go towards providing scholarships such as the C. J. Schoenrock Memorial Scholarship, named after a past director of the Community Recovery Center, which is for individuals who are entering higher education that focuses on counseling, psychology or social work. Other scholarships include the Dalby Family Memorial Scholarship, named after the late Judge Giles Dalby and his wife Nelda, a co-founder of the Community Recovery Center, that is geared towards individuals seeking degrees in agriculture or ranching and scholarships for students entering into trade schools on which the center has partnered with Thomas Automatic Fire Protection.
“To date, since 2013, the Community Recovery Center has awarded approximately $10,000 in scholarships to graduates of Post and Southland High School,” Atkinson said.
Atkinson thanks the county, city, local foundations, local leaders, sponsors, attendees, volunteers and staff for all their help and support as the center continues to prepare for the event.
“This event has become a lot of work to put together and I have lots of folks to thank for the help,” Atkinson said. “From my Board of Directors to the attendees and volunteers that make this thing happen – we are always happy with any support anyone desires to provide. We are very fortunate that we receive a lot of help from the county, city and local foundations to keep us alive. Our local leaders know the value of restoring someone that might be broken and allowing them to become a contributing, positive part of the community.”
The Recovery Roundup Fall Fundraiser will be held on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ragtown Gospel Theater, 870 Ragtown Road. Those that have received an invitation are to RSVP by Sept. 4. Any others interested in attending should contact Director Chris Atkinson at 806-759-7561 or at [email protected] by Sept. 8. Call-ins are accepted on the basis that seating is available.