Although the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club’s Go Texan Style Show held in the Mason ISD Auditorium on December 4 drew a much smaller audience than in years past, those in attendance were grandly entertained. Master of Ceremonies Julie Harrison kept a running commentary of descriptions of clothing modeled by students as well as furnishing a good many laughs when things did not go exactly as planned. The show began with three delightfully mischievous models showing clothing from Mason’s long ago school days. With bare feet and fishing pole in hand, school seemed to be the last thing on the mind of these three.
Following was a fast paced parade of beautiful girls and handsome young men past the lovely decorations supplied by the Petal Patch. Students modeled items produced and manufactured in Texas and supplied by Ranchland Western Wear, Lilacs and Calico, and Mason Gem Service of Mason; Delores Unique Designs of Campwood; Lochte Storage and Creative Awards of Fredericksburg; Mercer Boots of San Angelo; Sandra’s Farm and Ranch of Harper; and JBS Storage of Kerrville. Texas Agriculture Department’s Brad Roeder made arrangements to borrow the items in the show and, along with Melany Canfield of Mason High School, produced the show.
During the show, Denay Baxter provided piano music that added much to the ambience of the scene.
At intermission, a number of doorprizes were given to lucky audience members. Drawing the names were members of the Canfield family.
This year’s show was dedicated to Edna Earle Benton who has worked for many years to raise funds for scholarships which have aided a large number of young people in getting a college education. A big bouquet of beautiful flowers were presented to her by club member Tommie Luckenbach. It was a complete surprise to Edna Earle and as usual, she wanted to give all the credit to others. She was heard to remark that if she had known about the honor in advance, she would have been a no-show.
Club president Mary Hemphill also expressed gratitude to Brad Roeder for all his help with this vital fund raiser over the years; to Melany Canfield for her help; to all the students who modeled; to the Petal Patch for the decorations; to the Mason ISD for use of the auditorium; to Julie Harrison for serving as master of ceremonies; and to Mason Bluebonnet Study Club members for providing doorprizes and refreshments.
Student models listed on the program were John Parker, Amanda Henrich, Tabita Zant, Ryan Schuessler, Raegan Stockbridge, Madison Stewart, Matt Harper, Courtland Hemphill, Madison Burney, Gabe Gonzales, Lydia Bjork, Jessida Hoag, Bobby Buist, Brittany Estes, Aimee Ruiz, Lauren Keith, Adam Timms, Mage Hamilton, Bekah Caffey, Cristi Slocum, Jessica Bibb, Paige Blair, Shaye Shultz, and Jared Hudson.....the best looking group around.
When the show was over, audience members and participants gathered in the foyer to visit and enjoy cookies and punch.
All proceeds will be added to the Ruby Kettner Memorial Scholarship Fund and will be awarded to Mason students in the form of scholarships in the spring of 2009. Receipts from this effort were only $436.07, so the community can expect other fund raisers to add to the amount before spring.
The Mason Bluebonnet Study Club is a member of the Alamo District of Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, a part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs an international service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.
In the Grand Finale of the Go Texan Style Show on December 4, the “bride” seems to have lost her head over the “groom” Bobby Buist. The dress circa 1880 was loaned to the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club for the occasion by Sue Cortes.
Brenda Kothman and Kitty Cone of The Petal Patch supplied this life sized Santa along with other decorations for the Mason Bluebonnet Study Club’s Go Texas Style Show.
The Go Texan Style Show was dedicated to Edna Earle Benton who received this big bouquet along with the love and admiration of Mason Bluebonnet Study Club members.