Tyler County's first responders were the guests of honor at an appreciation dinner hosted by the Methodist Men at a celebration in Wesley Center March 31. Seventy-five of the county's finest citizens attended and were greeted by Pastor Amanda Davis of the Woodville United Methodist Church. Pastor Amanda expressed appreciation for the commitment, dedication, training, cooperation and efforts of the wonderful men and women who play a major part in making our country a great place to live and raise a family.
Charlie Barrett of Warren provided some great country music. The kitchen was managed by Heritage Village General Manager Ofeira Gazzaway. Mary Nell Rainey spoke briefly about the county's Heritage Society's efforts to raise money to remodel the court house. The Society provided a door prize, a knife in a beautiful wooden box, thaw a won by Jo Lynn Harvey of the Sheriffs Department.
The Methodist Men cooked catfish and served all the trimmings. Much needed support was provided by a number of wonderful Methodist women.
All citizens are reminded to express appreciation to all first responders, including the ones that were not able to attend this dinner. Their services are vital to the great life in Tyler County.
The door prize was a Commemorative Knife of the Courthouse Restoration Project #228, designed by Kathy Mott of Spurger. It was given by members of the "Friends of the Courthouse," a committee of the Tyler County Historical Society.