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Elvis collection will be available for viewing
Houston County Courier

Elvis Presley is no longer among the living, but his memorabilia lives on and lives strong. Bobby Bridwell, general manager and broker for an area real estate company, has been collecting Elvis memorabilia for years, and his collection is now so big he began wondering what to do with it. He wanted to find a use for his collection and he wanted to give back to the community. In Nacogdoches, he discov-ered a way to do both. Bridwell set up an Elvis room at his company’s office in Nacogdoches and opened it to the public. Through donations made by people who visited the collection, a tribute to the king of rock and roll, Bridwell raised several hundred dollars for the United Way. The United Way directed the funds to the Boys and Girls Club in Nacogdoches. Bridwell wants to accomplish the same goal in here. He is bringing his Elvis Presley collection to Christmas in Crockett. Donations received will be earmarked for the Crockett Boys and Girls Club. Bridwell speaks modestly of his collection, calling it his “Elvis stuff”. His collection began when he purchased a 1956 Elvis button at a Comic-Con convention in San Diego. Since then, friends, family and strangers have given him quite an array of Elvis memorabilia. He owns the expected framed posters and ties, along with Elvis beer and wine, an Elvis belt buckle from England, Elvis hip-shaking clocks, Elvis afghans and even an unopened box of Elvis Russell Stover chocolates. Houston County Elvis fans can savor the full extent of Bridwell’s collection at Crockett’s Christmas on the Square, Saturday, Nov. 20. Contributing Source: Robbie Goodrich, Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel


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