As the Social Committee of the April Sound Country Club prepared for the third Annual Car Show, which was held Oct. 17 on Reserve F property, Show Chairman, Tom Cunningham, said he would be thrilled if there were 100 cars for the April Sound Show and Shine. Well, Tom was extra thrilled, because we had 107 show cars ranging from a 1929 Ford Model A in pristine condition to a 2015 Corvette. As the cars started entering Reserve F, committee members hoped that all those who had expressed interest would arrive. And, arrive they did! Along with them came the supporting members of the Texas Team Foundation, which was the chosen recipient of all proceeds of the day.
The Foundation’s founding members have served as active SEALS, in Texas Fire Service, Law Enforcement or both. It was founded by a group including Richard “Mack” Machowicz, to help families of First Responders, Navy Seals, and Naval Special Warfare members. Their mission is to provide critical support to those brothers and sisters who are dealing with personal crisis, impacted by natural disasters, or participating in morale and heritage programs. The selected recipient of the day was 26-year Senior Mounted Police Officer Robert Bart Catlett, who is suffering from Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.