16 MONTROSE VOICE/JANUARY 30. 1987
Working Together for a Better Montrose
Around Town by Elroy Forbes
Montrose Voice Social Director
Handsome Del McGee has successfully
dealt with troubled economic times with
innovative events. Highly visible this
summer as chair of the AIDS Foundation fundraising committee, Del headed
a large team of workers reaching far
beyond their expected goals.
The famous Happy Hour Daddy's
Revue at The Galleon last September
exceeded everyone's expectations. The
society blast at The Tower fell short of
goals but still managed to raise several
thousands of dollars. Now, the Alley
Theatre two-night benefit of The Normal Heart is sold out. I think our community should recognize McGee's work
with some wonderful honor. What are
of Cousins? ... The closing of Hot
Rod left some contestants in the dark as
to who the mystery Mr. Hot Rod winner
is? We may never know. ... Everyone is
jumping at The Brazos River Bottom
for the big star, Isaac Payton Sweat, the
King of Cotton Eyed Joe. He performs
four big shows, two each night, this Friday and Sunday, Feb. 1. He will play the
song and teach the new dance "The Joe
Baily Roll." David Royaltyis so excited
he can hardly skip to the deejay booth.
Alan Pierce is out looking for a Baily
Roll suit to wear.
Popular artist Tom Liddell will open a
show at Artist Touch on University
Boulevard this weekend.
The organization of J.O.E. is having
an open house this Sunday, 3-6pm, at
611 Pacific (the Cottage Playhouse).
Relaxing, Del McGee with Bill and Jeff
□ Neartown News
Ron Rodricks became president of
Neartown Association when the
Firehouse became the site of a festive
Twelfth Night Plus this past Tuesday
night. The annual Christmas party is
used to install officers. Working with
Formerly with Gump's, Lee Findley is
Rodricks this year will be Judy Butler.
vice president; Marty Bischoff, treasurer; Frank Silver, recording secretary,
and Sharon Weintraub, corresponding
secretary. Sharon has her community
work cut out for her as she is also president of the Avondale Association. Congratulations to all and best wishes for
□ Out and About
T.G.R.A. meets Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at
The Barn on Pacific Street. Heard that
T.G.R.A. officer Jerry stayed out past
midnight one evening and his vehicle
turned into a pumpkin. He's still out
looking for his other shoe. Anybody
seen a glass cowboy boot in the vicinity
The Ripcord takes time out for talk
for the baby shower at Dirty Sally*s.
Good job both days, Gary.
Popular gentlemen's gentleman
Scotty Bright is still living the good life
in Los Angeles. However, the good life
may spread Scotty's recent investments
into telemarketing. TLC, the annex, is
Lee is now the darling of Zen, a floral
design studio deep in the heart of The
Remington. Presently he has been up
to his floral tape for the latest Harold
Farb wedding. Everybody who is anybody was there including Carolyn. I
think Carolyn gave away the groom
and a few household tips. But there was
This is for all us shy types 'cause everyone will stay attired and just socialize.
Members can answer all those questions you're embarassed to ask (like
what is J.O.E. and what are the meetings like.)
□ Christmas in
Monday night was the first organizational meeting for Christmas in Montrose. A d.b.a was filed Tuesday to
protect the name and group. A chairman will be elected at the next meeting.
Those present included Bob Bagot,
Adopt-A-BIock; Rev. Gracie Lee &
Lynn Herrick, A Place in the Sun; Kit
van Cleave for Innerview and the
Guardian Angels; Gayle Ramsey, Near-
town Business Alliance; Frank Turner
for The Greater Montrose Business
Guild; Brian Keever for GPC; Sirrom
School of Belly Dancing; Ron
Rodricks of Neartown Association;
Kerri Evans of Westheimer Colony
Association; Bruce Herman of International Flag Co.; Jim Spence of
Immuno Therapy Clinic; Lyle Barrett of Montrose Art Alliance; Terry
Hughs for Movemansters, and Barry
Petree of Happy Hollydaze. Some Hi
other groups called in for representation, too.
□ Names in the News
Gary Walter of The Roman was a busy
soul this past weekend. First, on Saturday, he took on the sheering of a life
time. The customer, although not
qualifying for the tanning booth, loved
the new do. Then on Sunday, he hosted
what must be a Montrose first. I hope
Sherry remembers to tell her baby that
all her aunts and one uncle showed up
Guess which one is really having a baby?
really adding class. They have installed Lee, up to his chest in pansies and berdi-
a grand piano in their complex along latrollopa making the world a more
with the many Valentine treasures. beautiful place to survive.
Mike Cooley, recently involved in a
gold mine operation, is planning to do
several announcements to avoid operators without proper credentials.
Can you stand it? Marvin Zindler is
back on the air. But you could look at it
this way. It is nice to know where he is
and where you are planning not to be.
I am surprised by the number of people unaware that there is still a KLEF
radio station with classical music.
KLEF has contacted many organizations, including Christmas in Montrose,
offering airtime for public service
announcements, calendar listings and
support for next season. That will be a
I don't know which celebrity is making more news these days, Shirley
McLaine or Oral Roberts. CYB, if they
worked together, Oral could have an out
of body bank account.
I award the Movemasters Award to
George Benedict who has moved home
and shop to 1501 Welch at Commonwealth. George will conduct a contest to
name the shop. I enter "Moveable
Until next week, see you Around
Talented Tom Liddell
Last fall I wrote about
Findley, formerly with