Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 25, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 30, 1999 Page: 4 of 20
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4/VĚSTNÍK—Wednesday, June 30,1999
Leťs hear what your members and
lodge are doing to make a positive
difference in your community.
Send your news and photos to:
Vestnik, c/o SPJST
P.O. Box 100, Temple, Texas 76503
FAX: (254) 774-7447
Got a question?
Call 1 (800) 727-7578
Lodge 1, Fayetteville
and Fayette County
CHS members picnic
“sight for sore eyes”
The SPJST Lodge i, Fayetteville
and Fayette County Czech Heritage
Society held their annual combined
picnic on Sunday, June 13, 1999 at
Polansky’s Lake at Rek Hill with 44
members and guesís in attendance.
A delicious covered dish meal was
enjoyed by all which even included
“polévka” (chicken noodle šoup) pre-
pared by George Hranickey.
Just as everyone finished eating, a
torrential downpour drenched everyone
even though they were in a covered
pavilion because of the flash floods
and wind blowing into the area.
This did not dampen the spirits of
these happy-go-lucky people as they
huddled closer for warmth and Iaugh-
ter. Lee Roy Matocha brought out his
accordion and George Koudelka very
meticulously wiped off his clarinet and
blew a few notes and before you could
counf to three, everyone was “singing
in the rain.” Members of the Fayette
Singers group included Mickey
Hogens, Helen Mikus, Irene Polanský,
Edward and Frances Sula, Emily
Thoede, Elmont and Georgia Vyvial
singing the old favorite Czech songs
with others joining in.
Surprisingly, no one complained
despite being wet from head (with
drooping hairdos) to toes (in soaking
Georgia Hrachový stated it very
appropriately noting that it certainly
will remain a memorable occasion—
making jest of the whole thing as they
moved tables from side to side and
then back to the center as the wind
shifted with people using the table-
cloths as ponchos -— “a reál sight for
Louis and Irene Polanský
George Koudelka, on clarinet,
accompanied by LeeRoy
Matocha, on accordion, play for
attendees to the SPJST Lodge I,
Fayetteville and Fayette County
Czech Heritage Society annual
Lodge 5, Pilot Point-
Tioga golf tourney
a “huge success”
SPJST Lodge 5, Pilot Point-Tioga
held its Second Annual Golf
Toumament on Sunday, Apríl 18, 1999
at Turtle Hill Golf Course in Muenster,
Texas. The tournament was a huge
success with 24 teams of four players
each entered. This was more teams
than we had expected and our lodge
made a profit of $3,300 which will go
towards our building fund.
Supreme Lodge Sponsors Meal
We want to thank the SPJST
Supreme Lodge for being the meal
sponsor which consisted of sausage
from Rudolph’s Meat Markét, brisket
and sauerkraut which was enjoyed by
all. Also, we want to thank Coors for
being the 19th hole sponsor and
Johnnie Krizan, our District Three
Director, for donating kolaches for
Singing in the Rain
Fayette Czech Singers perform as the rain falls at annual combined
picnic of SPJST Lodge 1, Fayetteville and the Fayette County Czech
AN IMPRESSIVE SIGHT: In addition to good fellowship and spirited
competition, participants in the Second Lodge 5, Pilot Point - Tioga
Golf Tournament enjoyed the pastora! setting afforded by play at
the Turtle Hill Golf Course in Muenster.
We also had the foliowing “hole
L.E. David Construction
Howard Leshikar,S.L. President
Dan’s Sure Savé Drugs
Custom Cabinet Doors
Evans Stop and Go
Pilot Point Hardware
Hale and Associates
We awarded cash prizes to the top
three teams. The winning teams were:
Andy Marshalfs Team
Donnie Koemer, David Fuller, Kemp
McMillan and Jon Mosely
First Plače Team
Second Plače Team
Third Plače Team
We also awarded prizes for the
longest drives and closest to the pin:
Men’s Longest Drive
Womerťs Longest Drive
Womerťs Closest to the Pin (Two)
Jamie Irick, Kyleen Wolf
Each team member entered in the
tournament received a goody bag and
dooř prizes were awarded at the end of
the tournament. Thank you to the
Home Office for supplying the aprons
for our workers.
Handmade Quilt Winner
Also, the drawing for the quilt was
held on the day of the golf tournament.
Over 1,000 tickets were sold and the
winner of the quilt was Dorothy
Tamplen. A speciál thank you to Laura
Doízalek for piecing the quilt together
and all the ladies of our lodge that
cross stitched the blocks. A profit of
$700 was made on the quilt drawing
and this will also go towards our build-
A great big thank you goes to all the
lodge members that came out and
helped make this such a success.
Lodge 5, Pilot Point-
Tioga reports on
Our meeting was rather informal
this month; we had a picnic. There
were 36 members and 31 guests gath-
ered at L.E. (President) and Joella
Daviďs home, Sunday, June 13th, 6
p.m. They háve a large area back of
their home that was just right. A good
time was had by all. Hamburgers and
hot dogs were served. Donnie was
kept béry busy for a while trying to fill
up that crowd.
We were privileged to háve Bessie
and Emil Petr with us. Bessie is
District Three Youth Counselor.
Bessie brought an item to be ušed as a
dooř prize or auction item. It was
decided to be auctioned off. It brought
$50. The winning bid went to Dean
Carender. She says it was a very good
pecan pie. Thanks, Bessie; it was
appreciated. The building fund keeps
going right aíong.
We were also privileged to háve
District Three Director, Johnnie Krizan
with us. He brought along several items
for dooř prizes. Thanks, Johnnie; we’re
always glad to háve you.
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Vanicek, Brian. Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 87, No. 25, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 30, 1999, newspaper, June 30, 1999; Temple, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth633047/m1/4/: accessed October 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.