This Week in Wills Point History Friday, July 28, 1961

This July 28, 1961, edition of the Wills Point Chronicle is “Lake Tawakoni” edition. Merchants, and business and professional people throughout their advertisements welcome sportsmen to the Lake and to Wills Point. The lake officially opens August 1. This issue includes a complete map of the lake and surrounding area.

Miss Glieth James, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. James will represent Wills Point at the formal opening of Lake Tawakoni on Tuesday, August 1. “Miss Wills Point will be a member of the senior class when school opens this fall.

By looking at the display in the Chamber of Commerce window, the past and present of Wills Point are combined through the woodcrafts of Kenneth Jamieson, set before a background of Lake Tawakoni maps. The replica of the Wills Cabin takes the past of Wills Point back to its farthest point. The building is made of matchsticks glued together and with other various materials makes it look like the original cabin, which is now on East North Commerce Street.

Four Wills Point Future Farmers were awarded the Lone Star Farmers Degree, last Thursday at the annual awards program of the 33rd Texas Future Farmers Convention in Dallas. The four receiving the awards were Sam Furrh, Tommy Malone, David Adams and Ronald Ragan. Other boys attending were, Joe Adams, Bobby Pirtle and James McFarland.

The daily vacation Bible School conducted by the Pecan and O’Neal Church of Christ closed Friday July 14 with some 161 boys and girls enrolled. (See newspaper for picture.)

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