This Week in Wills Point History

Friday, December 2, 1960:

   “Santa Claus will be welcomed in style on his first visit next Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, with a giant gala Christmas parade. He will be riding on his bright red sleigh and handing candy out to the children.”

   “The Tiger cagers took their opening game of the basketball season Tuesday night from Mabank, 41-38. Richard Shinn and George Conn tied for high point honors with 10 points each. In the B game, the local lads also took a victory, 37-21. Johnny Paul Hargrove was high point man in the game with 14 points. Head Coach Jerry Faucett commended the boys in their games against Mabank and commented on their improvement since practice began last week.”

   “Don Davis was among 10 outstanding students at Henderson County Junior College who were named to Who’s Who Monday. Students were chosen from a field of 52 nominees by a student-faculty committee.”

   “Wednesday, Nov. 23, the FHA chapter sponsored the assembly program in the high school auditorium. Brenda Parkerson, presided at the meeting. Lynn Ezell read the scripture and Mr. Mark Wells led in prayer. Peggy Smith, accompanied at the piano by Martha Nell Provence, led the audience in singing, “Count Your Blessings.” Brenda presented Mr. Witcher and he introduced the guest speaker, Glen Boles.”

   “Glenn A. Foy has announced his recent purchase of the Western Auto Associate Store here from I.E. (Gene) Ellis. Mr. Foy took over the store on October 24 from Mr. Ellis.  Mr. Ellis had owned and operated the store for the past 5-1/2 years, and has purchased a store in Grand Saline.”

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