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Rain forces postponement of WCS event until September

WCS received a donation of an all original 1953 Chevy 2-Door Hard Top Bel Air that will be raffled off to one lucky winner the night of the concert now scheduled in September.
WCS received a donation of an all original 1953 Chevy 2-Door Hard Top Bel Air that will be raffled off to one lucky winner the night of the concert now scheduled in September.

Following days, if not weeks of beneficial rains, Weatherford Christian School has decided to postpone its Annual Greg Welch Summer Classic Concert and Car Show originally scheduled for Friday.

In an e-mail sent out on Tuesday by the school’s Director of Development Leslie Chalmers, she said “after much prayer and thorough consideration, [WCS] has decided to reschedule the Greg Welch Concert and Car Show for Sat., Sept. 12.”

“As you can imagine, our secondary campus is extremely saturated from all of the wonderful rain we have been blessed with and after visiting with our production company and knowing that with any further rain, the entire event would be put in jeopardy, we have decided that it is better to be safe than sorry,” Chalmers said. “We always strive to achieve excellence in our special events and knowing that any rain in the future would not only affect our attendees but our vendors, the children’s area and the classic car exhibit, or lack thereof, not to mention our parking situation.

“We want those that continue to support this event and our mission to fully enjoy the full potential of what this event is meant to be and accomplish.”

The event helps generate funds to further assist with the construction “within” the gym that stands in remembrance of Welch, who lost his battle to cancer in 2004. The gym stands also as a tribute to Welch’s daughter, Whitney, along with her three friends, Staci Lee, Mandi McWhorter and Lacey Osina, who were tragically killed by a drunk driver less than two miles from the building in 1998.

“Last year’s event raised more $161,000, making it one of Parker County’s top fundraisers but, more importantly, raising awareness about these five incredible individuals and all they stood for while on this earth,” Chalmers said.

The evening was scheduled to feature shopping from vendors, complete with a children’s area filled with fun activities such as the Home Depot building station, bounce houses, face painting and much more.

A classic car exhibit was also to be on display for car enthusiasts, and for country music fans, music from the talented Lani Stacy, Charla Corn and headliner Jason Cassidy.

WCS was also blessed again this year with the donation of an all-original 1953 Chevy 2-Door Hard Top Bel Air to be raffled off the night of the concert.

Updated information can be found on the event website at www.gregwelchclassic.com.

Lance Winter, 817-594-9902, Ext. 102

Twitter: @LanceWinter

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