Friday, December 4, 2009

Revved up: Biker Broads calendar 12 Bell County seniors strike a pose for church fundraiser

By TOMIE LUNSFORD
Telegram Staff Writer

The Biker Broads of Bell County made their debut Thurs day night during a wine reception at Horny Toad Harley Davidson in Temple.
The 12 women were signing their autographs on the 2010 calendar they made for the 1874 Church Restoration Committee. All of them are posed on and around motorcycles.
"It's all in effort to save the old St. Luke Episcopal Church in Belton," said Vicky Moose, fundraising chair. "The building's condemned, but there's a bunch of us who want to see the building stick around. It's a part of Belton."
So the group devised the idea of the calendar as its first major fundraising project. Photographer was Elaine Dobos of Belton.
Models range in age from 65 to 100, with the youngest being Saron Wilson, the widow of Ralph Wilson Jr., and the oldest being Mary Alice Marshall, longtime arts benefactor. "It's the cutest calendar," said Stephanie Turnham, director of the Bell County Museum. "It's full of the area's senile divas."
That's not a harsh comment for the models to hear.
"It's funny," Mrs. Marshall said. "I say a sense of humor is always good for you."
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Where can you get one?
Calendars cost $20 and are available online at: www.1874church.org or by calling Ms. Moose at 939-1917.

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