Elder Care Fundraiser at the Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch

You don’t want to miss this great party next weekend, its one of my favorites!

                        Down The Road with the Original Buffalo Dale

Welcome back.   From boots and spurs to diamonds and pearls you’ll see it all at Elder Care’s The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque on Saturday May 12th at the historic Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch. This is a big time party with entertainment by award winning western music artist Les Gilliam who plays Gene Autry tunes like Gene himself did’em. Les is a judge for the Western Heritage Awards, among many other things, and we folk in the area are lucky to get the chance to hear his fine music. Les grew up in the same town as Gene Autry and he has some great stories about his friend which he might share during the evening as well.

The committee chair for the event, Virginia Sawyer, has told me that because of the popularity of the Barbeque this year they have added another large tent where a large array of silent auction items will be displayed. They will be featuring everything from artwork and handcrafted jewelry to a three day trip to the Pagosa Springs Resort and Spa and my personal favorite, a pie a month for a year donated by Cindy Defehr. If you’ve ever tasted one of her pies you know what a treat this would be.

According to Virginia, the live auction starts right after dinner and will include fantastic Hearts On Fire diamond jewelry from McCoy’s and a week a week’s stay in a beautiful private home in Destin, Florida donated by Doug and Debbie Schwegman.

With great fishing and swimming right out your door, I’m saving my pennies for it. Another very popular item is bound to be the fishing for four donated by Bob Funk at his UUBar Ranch outside of Cimarron, New Mexico. Even if you don’t fish, it is worth the trip just to see the scenery in this part of the world. Private parties, estate jewelry and even the chance to own a 10% all expenses paid interest in an Oklahoma bred racehorse will also be included in the live auction which as always will be conducted by master auctioneer Roger Skelly assisted by emcee Charlie Taraboletti. Guaranteed to be fun for all.

Of course the proceeds from the event support the great programs and services that Elder Care offers to senior adults and caregivers in the community and since we’re all moving in that direction we need to get out and support them. For more information about Elder Care check’em out at www.abouteldercare.org ,call (918) 336-8500 or see their page on FACEBOOK.

For those of you who may not have been to the Barbeque before and haven’t heard the history of this famous ranch, this is the only time of the year that the Cross Bell is usually open to the public and it is well worth the price of admission to see this extraordinary place.

Till next time, I’ll see ya down the road…..







Till next time I’ll see ya down the road……………..




2 thoughts on “Elder Care Fundraiser at the Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch

  1. As a transplant to this part of the country I have heard about this event and have seen the billboards for many others in the area. I have, as you know, enjoyed the Indian Summer event and maybe when I get some time off work I can enjoy a few more. Till then I’ll enjoy your inside commentary. Keep it up..!!!!

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