Members of the Pleasant Hill - Rocky Community Club are announcing the distribution of $4,350 raised at this year’s annual benefit dinner, the Smorgasbord, which was held on November 7. As in previous years, the major donations went to the North Blanco County EMS ($1,000), the Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department ($1,000), and the Johnson City Volunteer Fire Department ($1,000).
And again this year, members voted to make donations to the Blanco County Youth Council, the Johnson City Library Building Fund, and the Blanco Library. Rounding out the list of recipients are the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Hill Country Memorial Hospital Wellness Center.
According to club president James Sultemeier, this year’s distribution is the largest in recent club history, and perhaps the largest ever. He added, “We’re very pleased to be able to host an event where neighbors and friends can visit while enjoying good food, and then to be able to give the money we’ve raised back to worthy causes. We couldn’t do all this successfully without the wonderful help we receive, and in that connection let me mention especially the assistance provided by the young people of the Early Bird 4-H Club and their fine leaders.”
The club has been hosting an annual fundraiser for over fifty years. Milton Hawkins, the club’s secretary/treasurer, reports that over the past nine years, the club has been able to make donations totaling more than $27,000, thanks to the generosity of those who support this event each year.
Visitors are welcome to attend meetings and participate in any of the club’s activities. The next meeting is set for January, with the date and time to be announced later. Membership in the club is free and is open to everyone living in, or just interested in, the Pleasant Hill – Rocky Creek area. The club meets quarterly in the historic Pleasant Hill - Rocky School Building, which is located about 7 miles west of Johnson City, just off Highway 290 West, on CR 205 (Rocky Road).
For more information, contact James Sultemeier, president (868-7323); Dorothy Uecker, vice president (868-7585); or Milton Hawkins, secretary/treasurer (868-9075).