he 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. The progressive dinner tour will feature two new locations that are different from those of the past three years.
The appetizer course will be served at the Bryson and Ana Kate Pankey home at 1225 South Main St. in Jacksboro. Guests will pick up addresses for the remaining courses at this first location on the tour. This home was at one time owned by Mary Elda Sewell Ward Ferrell.
The second stop on the dinner tour for the salad course will be at the home of Harold Gene and Debra Pankey, located at 1143 South Main St.
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.
The final stop on the dinner tour for the dessert course will be the Jack County Museum, which is located in one of the oldest houses in Jack County. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cooper built the home in 1882 from materials freighted in by wagon from Jefferson, Texas.
Entertainment, including dinner music, will be presented at some locations by local talents. Additionally, hosts and hostesses, some perhaps portraying historic figures associated with the locations or telling the history of the buildings will be on site at some of the venues.
Those interested in attending this very special event should choose a “start time” for the dinner. The choices are 5:30, 6, 6:30, or 7 p.m. For tickets contact Frances Easter at (940) 567-5900, Darlene Bonner at (940) 567-3206, or Kathy Garner at (940) 507-1330. Leave a message, with a 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. The first three “start times” will be filled first. Please choose one of them if at all possible, but contact one of the people listed above if a 7 p.m. “start time” is needed. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Jack County Museum for maintenance and growth at the museum site.