McCrohans host dinner at Scheller’s Café for auction item winner
Wharton County Junior College President Betty McCrohan and her husband Dale recently hosted a dinner at Scheller’s Cafe in Glen Flora for Betty Muegge. The dinner package was a live auction item purchased by Muegge at The Wharton County Junior College Foundation 2010 gala and included accommodations for 10.
Guests of Muegee included Wanda and Carlos Bonnot, Karen Rees, Rob Kainer, Myra and Dr. John Wynn, and Cheri, Eric, and Mason Muegge.
Located just northwest of Wharton and founded in 1900, Glen Flora was once known for its fertile soil, proximity to a navigable river, newly laid railroad lines, and a sugar mill.
Today, only three structures built around 1912 remain, the Emporium, an antique establishment, another two-story brick building, and a two-story brick edifice known locally as “Scheller’s,” which was originally a pharmacy. Sometime during the 1960s, Ed Scheller turned the building into a drinking establishment and named it Scheller’s Place. Texas author Leon Hale wrote fondly of Ed Scheller and his pet alligator in his book Turn South at the Texas Bridge. The place closed in 1981. Emporium owners Trish and Joe King purchased the building, refurbished it, and reopened Scheller’s Cafe.
The dinner package included appetizers, a steak dinner, dessert, and assorted beverages. Muegge also received a copy of Turn South at the Texas Bridge.
The dinner was funded in part by Betty and Dale McCrohan, Trish and Joe King, Cindy and Danny Gertson, Jeanene Dittman Merka, and Curtis Wilkins and Aris Revelo.
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