Museum fundraiser is success

Richard Campbell (left) is cake auctioneer at the ‘Tie One On’ museum event.

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Thanks to around 100 to 150 benefactors, the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum received a monetary shot in the arm Monday night during the “Tie One On” event.

Executive Director Schelley Brown Francis said this event is the museum’s biggest fundraiser.

“All the numbers aren’t in yet, but I believe we made around $10,000 – maybe more,” Francis said. “That’s much needed money to run the museum.”

Funds were raised by a cake auction, that included all types of desserts and ticket and cookbook sales. The new cookbook is filled with color photos and handwritten recipes that go along with the apron exhibit, which will be on display until October 1.

“This event funds everything we do for the coming year, plus we need to start work on the building next door. It is going to allow us to do so much more by doubling our space,” Francis said.

The museum welcomes online donations at

For more details, call 318-377-3002.

Museum board member Mike Harper presents retiring president Lou Snook with a plaque.

Phil McInnis cannot decide which cake or pie he wants to bid on in the auction.

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