The power of the pen and the Courier
Houston County Courier - December 2007
By Daphne Hereford
Many people served by the Crockett Senior Citizens Center in Houston County will directly benefit from the power of the pen and the far-reaching readership of the Courier.
A 93-year-old Crockett native, William "Bill" Lansford, who now resides in Granbury, read a plea in Courier by friend of the senior citizens center for funds to purchase a new van to be used to deliver meals on wheels.
Lansford said he keeps up with events in the county through his subscription to the Courier and when he read the plea for assistance to purchasing a van in a November edition contacted Larry K. Thomas, who was spearheading the effort.
Lansford agreed to fund the purchase of the van in the memories of his father and mother, C.G. "Gersham" and Lucile Lansford.
Thomas said Wayne Williams had offered the group a 2007 Dodge Caravan at $16,000, which reflected a $4,000 discount.
Thomas said the van was purchased and he, along with Betty Gunn from the senior citizens center drove to Granbury to show Lansford the fruits of his generous donation.
Thomas said, "The van was named "Fuzzy" after that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you help others."
Thomas said Lansford's sponsorship of the van has been designated in signage on the vehicle to honor his generosity.
Thomas said other individuals, groups and organizations have made generous donations that will be used to purchase a second vehicle for the senior center and once all the information was collected the center would announce those donations as well.