Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

January 16, 2013

Celebrity Wait event Tuesday

Tips to benefit Community Resource Council

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — If your plan is to eat out one night during the week, aim for Tuesday at La Pradera, where the server may just be familiar.

Local county officials, city officials, ministers, college deans and even your veterinarian may be on staff to wait your table, all for tips that will go to the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center. From 11 a.m. to closing, local celebrities will be joined by employees of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department in serving tables with a smile.

“Your tips will go to the Community Resource Council for the many events that the council provides for the youth throughout the year,” said Gary Colburn of the council.

Special music will be provided by Steve Colburn from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Eleventh Annual Celebrith Wait waiters and waitresses include Navarro College President Dr. Richard Sanchez, as well as deans Sheri Short and Carol Hanes, and NC Matt Miller; Ministers Dr. Danny Reeves, Dr. Rick Lamb, Father Ed Monk and Sam Dilbeck; county commissioners James Olsen, Butch Warren, Dick Martin and Jason Grant, County Judge H.M. Daveport, District Judge James Lagomarsino, Tax Collector Russell Hudson, District Clerk Joshua Tackett and District Attorney Lowell Thompson; Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan and Police Chief Randy Bratton; former CISD athletic director Gene Bullard; Dr. Scott Barham; Navarro Regional Hospital CEO Xavier Villareal; actor/singer Todd Jones; Dawson official Walter Jameson; and Wortham official Kelly Butler, as well as others.

The money goes to pay for birthday cakes and Christmas gifts for the students and larger projects, such as repairing the swimming pool at the facility. Some money also goes towards helping defray travel costs for parents who can’t otherwise afford to come visit their sons.