Lone Star Stomp

(Photo by Joe Southern)

The honorary chairs for the 2017 Lone Star Stomp gathered for a picture at this year’s event, held Saturday at George Ranch Historical Park. The Fort Bend County Museum Association celebrated its 50th anniversary. It was founded on April 11, 1967. Twenty-two members from around the county met at the Fort Bend County Courthouse to sign the founding document. It was a big mix of people, including mayors, superintendents, former teachers, retired members of the military and more, but they all shared a love for history and education. Pictured in this photo are descendants and representatives of the original 22 founders, including Richmond Mayor Evalyn Moore, County Judge Bob Hebert, Sugar Land Mayor Joe Zimmerman and the last surviving original founder, Carmen Willey. Willey is seated in the front row wearing a floral jacket. Total attendance for the night was about 570 people. Live and silent auctions were held and guests enjoyed food from the Swinging Door Restaurant and danced to the music of The Triumphs.

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