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Dirt Dominoes tournament draws stiff competition for county's youth


SHEPHERD -- Players of all ages came together to shuffle dominoes at the 3rd Annual Dirt Road Dominoes 42-tournament to raise funds for the San Jacinto County Fair Youth Auction. Ernest Bailes, event host said, "Some were serious players, some not so much, but everyone has a great time at this laid-back event." This year the competition was especially tough. Going into the final rounds four teams remained and all had their sights set on getting the win. Vida Teel and Jenny Caldwell went head to head with Homer Bullock and Greg Capers. The guys were no match to the feisty ladies, and fell with grace. Across the room Landry Robison and Jeffery Robison had just beat out contenders Kelly Bishop and his mom, Juanell. After all the dominoes were played the Robison guys came out the victors, with the runner-up title going to Vida and Jenny. Summing up the night, Bailes said, "We had a great turnout and raised funds for the fair youth auction. The best part of this event is everyone comes together to have a good time; some play dominoes and others choose to mix and mingle and socialize. This event is about doing something good for the kids in our community, winning is just icing on the cake." One hundred percent of all funds raised will go to benefit the San Jacinto County Fair Youth Auction to be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. in Coldspring at the fairgrounds. Bailes extends a big thanks to everyone who attended and those who sponsored tables.


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