8 MONTROSE VOICE / FEBRUARY 7, 1986
o POLITICAL SEASON KICKS OFF
Some 60 political candidates and members of the Houston Gay Political Caucus
celebrated the filing deadline for the Democratic and Republican primaries Monday evening at the Eagle Crest Inn.
The event, undampened by the thunderstorms, raised about $500 with proceeds
to benefit the 1986 primary projects of the Republican anti Democratic Committees
of the Houston GPC.
Of the 31 political candidates attending, both Democratic and Republican, 10
candidates will be vying for county positions with about 21 seeking precinct chairs.
Bering Pancake Festival
Set for This Saturday
The fundraiser began juBt an hour after the primary filing deadline. The $15 per
person donations will aid the two committees as they begin preparing for the
upcoming primaries, as well as for the general election in the fall.
In the photo at left, David Jones, local attorney, talks with Ken Lanier, a
candidate for district judge. At right (standing I. to r.), Bob Meyer, who is
seeking a precinct judgeship, and Clif McSparran, Republican Party chair
candidate, pose with Joe Thornton and Cicely Wynne of the Houston Gay
Political Caucus. (Connie Woods photos)
By Connie Woods
Montrose Voice Staff Reporter
Passersby will no doubt smell the sausage
and bacon Saturday morning, Feb. 8, as
members of the Bering Memorial United
Methodist Church begin cooking for their
annual pancake festival.
Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, the doors
of the l_H_-year-o]d church will open for the
36th Annual Mardi Gras Pancake Festival. The "all you can eat" feast comes complete with bacon, sausage, pancakes, and
drinks for $4 per person. Proceeds from the
event benefit the church building fund.
During the day, the festival will feature
an array of entertainment including bagpipes, a fortune teller, a magician, music
and singing. Also, door prizes will be
The growth of the festival has been
"remarkable," according to Fred Cobbs, a
church member and part of the festival's
"Last year we served about 1200 peo
ple," he said. Based on the successful
growth of the festival from year to year,
the festival is expected to exceed last
Although the cooking begins about 5
a.m. Saturday morning, church members
have been gearing up for the event for
about a week, including the preparation of
Borne 200 pounds of sausage to be served
hot off the griddle on Saturday.
The traditional pancake event was
started 36 years ago by the Methodist
men's group at the Montrose-area church.
However, the volunteers are no longer just
members of that organization.
Several other changes have occurred
during the years, according to "cooks"
Eva Tune and Mary Potthoft. The kitchen
has been expanded and, in the last year,
new griddles have been added. .
Bering Memorial United Methodist
Church is located at 1440 Harold at Mulberry St., south of Westheimer and west of
Montrose. For additional information
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