The Man behind the Pony - Phil Clark
© Holly Clark, Wolfgang Kohrn - 2008, Last update October 2010
4th ANNUAL PHIL CLARK STAMPEDE 2008
5th saw the Phil Clark Stampede in Hillsboro Texas.
2WOW..this year was AWESOME! 2
Even with high gas prices people came from everywhere to honor the Man/The Car/The Pony... Phil Clark.
It was a VERY VERY VERY HOT day, but Hillsboro City and Chamber pulled through (thanks to Robert, the Mayor, Natalie, Jason, and many others!)...we had all kinds of TOURS!
The music museum...where oddly enough a German group had just come into town to view - the Car museums..Cadillac and Mr. Estes --the historic vourthouse..the Most Historic Courthouse in Texas..and all the little small town resturants and shops that make the square so unique!
Hillsboro provided trophies and dash Plaques and T-Shirts to the PHIL CLARK FOUNDATION! It was a WONDERFUL WONDERFUL YEAR!
Of course there was the Silent Auction. Many items were auctioned off, but the big one was the signed Carroll Shelby Car... There was a fight to the end! The winner winning the car at just over $250.00!
All the money raised will be going to charity that Phil Clark would have wanted to support. Most will go to a Division of the National Kidney Disease Center's Research!
I have had lots of stuff happen since the Stampede delaying me in getting this out; not the least in which my modem got struck by lightning, I am trying to purchase or repair computers, the printer went out, and the second printer went out, we finally moved into our home and I am unpacking, we had to have a garage sale, as our home is not large enough for our car stuff we collect, and my 15 year old dog has been ill.
The big event however is that our neighbor wrecked in our front yard...and we have had a constant memorial as family and friends have been coming over..and I want to take this time to honor my neighbor and Mustang Friend/Chris Gurley, as he has touched our lives. My prayers go out to the family and especially his 9 month old son... I know what it's like to lose a father, and I am so grieved by this situation.
But I didn't want to go any longer without thanking the people that made this possible. The ones closest to me were Devon Widner, Natalie Meeks, Jason Meeks, Russ Kintz, George Herring (and Family)--THE OLD CORNER GULF, The Hillsboro Area Chamber Members/officers/Director and the State and City Members Officers and others.
Thank you to David Clark for calling Sponsors...and to Wolfgang and MCA, and NTMC for keeping everyone informed!
And thanks to Red Van for sponsoring...well Me... :) With his time and mola!
Colleen Kintz and friends came and jumped in there helping us with the daily grind of the show...and Sara Barnes brought us ready made bags!
Tommy Gayer...as usual, filled in for me in communications to Wolfgang and made AWESOME photos for the day of the Show!
I can't forget to THANK HOG WILD GRAPHICS (www.hogwildgraphics.com) for staying up so late making last minute signs and such for the Show and Parade!
All Star http://www.allstarscreendesigns.com/) Screen Designs ( for pushing the TShirt Making to the Limit! And Tommys for making the Metal Dash Plaques we love them for!
WINDMILL BED AND BREAKFAST... THANK YOU For REST and Great Food! THANK YOU! www.windmillbb.com
A Special Thanks to the Area Businesses of Hillsboro(www.hillsborochamber.org).. The Cadillac Museum, Mr. Estes, Roadside America Car Museum, the Music Museum and Historic Courthouse Tour... I know you guys had something else to do on the July 4th Weekend and you stayed in town to give our group a day to remember forever!
|Information about previous Stampedes here|