Mineola Railers hold benefit dance for Harvey relief

It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast line, however many Texans are still working to help in the relief effort. The Mineola Railers Square Dancers have already collected nearly $700 in contributions last week at their benefit dance for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort on Sept. 18. With these contributions, caller Tim Tyl is donating his caller’s fee and the Mineola Railers are donating the door fees which ended up being a $853 donation to the Texas Baptist Men for Hurricane Harvey relief. The organization applies 100 percent of the contributions towards helping the people that need help related to the hurricane and according to the club’s officials no administrative costs are taken from the donation. “(This is) just our small way of saying Square Dancers give back to our communities.  Along with the contributions that other clubs in the East Texas SRDA are making we hope and pray that it will make a difference,” Mineola Railers club member Howard Rowan said.