• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    Former Groesbeck Mayor Jackie Levingston, representing Lone Star Baptist Church, presents a donation of $900 to Groesbeck city council, $500 to the Fire Department, and $400 toward the purchase of a bullet-proof vest for the Police Department. Shown here, l-r, are Mayor Ray O’Docharty, Officer Brad Martin, City Administrator and Fire Chief Chris Henson and Levingston.

Groesbeck police, fire departments get donationBy Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Groesbeck city council received a significant donation from Groesbeck’s Lone Star Baptist Church.

The council members dealt with this matter at their Dec. 19 meeting and also heard the initial plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, awarded Hotel-Motel Tax Fund money for a horse show event and resolved other matters.

As for the donation, former Mayor Jackie Levingston, representing the church and Pastor Nathaniel Bedford, presented donations to the city totaling $900, including $500 for the Fire Department and $400 toward the purchase of a bullet-proof vest for the Police Department.

On a separate matter, Frances Rhoden spoke to the council on behalf of the Groesbeck Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, announcing that the annual MLK commemoration will be held Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The program is to be held at Enge-Washington Intermediate School, with breakfast beginning at 8:30, and the program at 9.

“I’d like to personally invite all of you to come out and be a part of our breakfast,” Rhoden told the council.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students 12-18; students 11 and under are free.

In other business, the council approved awarding $500 from the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund to the second annual Multi-County Youth Invitational 4-H Horse Show, scheduled for March 17-18, 2018.

Annette McCloskey, who heads the Limestone Leaders 4-H Club, made a presentation requesting the funds. She anticipates participants and their families arriving for the event on the evening of Friday, March 16, many staying at local hotels.

The money would be used for advertising outside the Groesbeck area.

“What we’re trying to do is create a destination-location at our facility that’s in the city of Groesbeck. Besides using the Fairgrounds and local hotels, the visitors would use local restaurants, gas stations and other businesses.

On a different subject, the council approved the city’s investment policy, which City Administrator Chris Henson said was the same as last year’s.

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