The Mineola Pilot Club’s 15th annual Valentine Dinner, Dance and Auction “Will You Be My Valentine” was held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Mineola Civic Center.
Those attending danced to the songs of Dale Cummings and placed bids during a lively auction done by Sam Curry. The auction made $1,835 from the sale of two wine baskets and a trip donated by Honorary Pilots Linda and Charles Fry.
John Abbott served as master of ceremonies. Celebrity waiters included Dana Sadler, Joyce Williams, Sam Curry and the MHS Anchor Club members. Sadler was awarded the trophy for most tips, with $728 collected by all the waiters.
The Mineola High School Anchor Club, named Outstanding Texas District, sold purses making $425 with Mitzi Pearce winning a designer purse. Tickets were drawn for 12 items ranging from metal art by the Mineola FFA to Kacey Musgraves items to various types of baskets.
A Mineola Pilot Club spokesperson said the club appreciates the event sponsors.
Pilot International was founded in 1921 and supports brain health and safety, preparing youth for service, and help for caregivers. On the district level, Pilots support traumatic brain injury camps in Texas and New Mexico. Locally, the Pilot Club of Mineola teaches elementary students to protect their brains, honors family members with an Alzheimer’s Support Group and Memory Walk, provides Project Lifesaver tracking devices, presents bicycle and helmet safety and many other programs.