Record Breaking Waffle Bake 2016

img_0982Obviously love Waffles listen up, another record breaking crowd this year!

Nineteen Hundred and Sixty-two (1962) East Texans treated themselves to Waffles, sausage/ham and coffee or a soft drinks between Tuesday and Thursday night.

Thank you for coming to “The 60th annual Waffle Bake.” img_0907“It’s a family fun atmosphere. How can you be anything but happy with Waffles and syrup,” Al Ross, the Lufkin Rotary club president said. Ross added, “All proceeds support local organizations such as Ellen Trout Zoo, Meals on Wheels and a new playground for an Lufkin Elementary School.”

2 Stories – Annual Waffle Bake

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LUFKIN, TX (kswp.org) – Over 507 people set a new record for the first night of the 60th Annual Lufkin Rotary Club Waffle Bake. This years Club President Al Ross said, “Tuesday night started the three day event with over 507 people coming the first night. The Annual Waffle Bake event raises money for support of local organizations such as Ellen Trout Zoo, Meals on Wheels and a new playground for Brookhollow Elementary.”

The all-you-can-eat waffle bake continues tonight (Wednesday) and Thursday at 5:15p at the Angelina College Cafeteria in Lufkin.” Tickets prices in advance are $2 for kids and $4 for adults, at the door kids are $3 and adults will be $5.
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The Polar Express™ Train Ride, Palestine, Tx.

img_0935The Texas State Railroad made an early visit to Palestine, Texas, last week delivering the gift of a Golden Ticket to The United Way of East/Central Texas gifting 100 tickets this season for The Polar Express™ Train Ride. The Polar Express™ Train Ride is underway and runs through December 23. The magical story comes to life when the train departs Palestine, T.X. for a one-hour round trip journey to “The North Pole.”

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News: Another Shooting

image3 law enforcement officers killed, 3 others injured in Baton Rouge shooting.

The Louisiana governor called the shooting of Baton Rouge deputies and officers “an absolutely unspeakable heinous attack” Sunday, as the city mourned the deaths of three officers and prayed for the recovery of one “fighting for his life.”

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Worth a thought !!

burybentleyOne of the richest and most powerful men in Brazil, Thane Chiquinho Scarpa, made waves when he announced plans to bury his million-dollar Bentley, so he could drive around his afterlife in style. He received lots of media attention, mostly negative and was severely criticized for the extravagant gesture and wasting of a precious commodity. Why wouldn’t he donate the car to charity? How out of touch with reality is this guy? He still went ahead with the ceremony.

But, there’s a twist. (Of course there is. Why else would we be covering this story?)

Moments before lowering the car in the ground prepared for the burial of his Bentley,he declared that he wouldn’t bury his car and then revealed his genuine motive for the drama: Just to create awareness for organ donation.
“People condemn me because I wanted to bury a million dollar Bentley, in fact most people bury something a lot more valuable than my car,” Scarpa said during a speech at the ceremony. “They bury hearts, livers, lungs, eyes, kidneys. This is absurd. So many people waiting for a transplant and you bury your healthy organs that could save so many lives!”