Weatherford, TX- In a project begun last September, recycling was the main reason that Weatherford 9th grader Tucker Morton wanted you to donate your old boots to the Doss Heritage and Culture Center (DHCC) and help raise money for its Schnebly Educational Fund that make scholarships available for student campers and other educational programs. Morton will be entering the 10th grade in the fall and has taken donations of cowboy, ropers, lace-up ropers, hiking and riding boots and sold them on EBay donating all of the profits to DHCC. Today, June 30, at 1 p.m. Morton dropped off a check for $750 for the Doss Heritage and Culture Centers's programs. Morton has named his project "Boots for History II." His EBay seller name is "bootsforhistoryii.
Morton is not finished with his project yet because he recently acquired boots from two notables from the rodeo world, former Champion Bull Riders Donnie Gay and Tuff Hedeman. Donnie Gay won the World Bull Riding Championship eight times. Gay is a native of Mesquite, Texas, and is now general manager for the Frontier Rodeo Co. and a bull riding analyst on PRCA telecasts for Fox Sports and ESPN. He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1979. Richard Neale "Tuff" Hedeman was born in El Paso, Texas and is retired 3 times PRCA World Champion bull rider, as well as the 1995 PBR World Champion, and is the current president of the CBR.
The Doss Heritage and Culture Center opened its doors to the public in the summer of 2006 and has hosted a series of historical seminars and talks, exhibits and other public events. The mission of the James and Dorothy Doss Heritage and Culture Center is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Parker County through cultural and educational events that raise community awareness and pride in our western heritage. For more information on the Doss Heritage and Culture Center visit the website at www.dosscenter.org or call 817-599-6168. The Doss Heritage and Culture Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 to 5. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens. Member admission is always free. For more information on the Boots for History Project, contact Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org.