Museum set for holiday dinner tour Dec. 7

The fourth annual Holiday Historical Dinner Tour, sponsored by the Friends of the Jack County Museum assisted by members of the Museum Board, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7.

This progressive dinner tour will feature two new locations that differ from those of the past two years. Planners hope to alternate some locations each year in order to offer the opportunity for participants to view different historical locations dressed up with Christmas décor in honor of this special season of the year.

The four-course dinner, prepared by some of Jacksboro’s finest cooks, will begin at the Bryson and Ana Kate Pankey Home for appetizers. Salad will be served at the Harold Gene and Debra Pankey Home.

Both houses are from the Sewell family’s history. The home of Bryson and Ana Kate Pankey was the home of Mary Elda Sewell Ward Ferrell. Mary Elda was also a teacher in the Jacksboro schools for many years.

The home of Harold Gene and Debra Pankey was the home of John and Joanne (Sewell) Pankey. In addition, this Pankey house was also from the Pankey Propane business that has been in Jack County for many years.

The main course will be offered at Fort Richardson’s Halliburton Building, which was an early home of Halliburton in Jacksboro and was acquired by the fort.
It has been made into a meeting area, which has hosted several events, including receptions and special meals.

Finally, guests for this event will be served dessert at the Jack County Museum.

Those interested in attending this very special event should choose a “start time” for the dinner; the “start time” choices are 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, or 7:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets, contact Kathy, (940) 567-5375; Frances, (940) 567-5900 or Darlene, (940) 567-3206. Leave a message, with your name and phone number if necessary.

Tickets are $50 per person and only 100 tickets will be sold. Each “start time” will accommodate approximately 25 people.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Jack County Museum for maintenance and growth at the museum site.