RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Our GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING
CEREMONY was held Of Our Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony On
Saturday, August 7th, 2005.
THANK YOU Sherry &
Courtney Tracy for all your help with the photography, great refreshments
and designing our new T-shirts! It's supporters like you that help
make Newton Gym & Boxing Club a success for our area youth.
Co-Founder and coach Ed Tracy seen
here just before the Ribbon Cutting ceremony. A crowd of over 30
attended the affair and showed their support for the Club and our goal of
helping the area youth in providing them a safe and structured environment
to develop their skills and morals.
We were honored by the number of
people who attended our ceremony especially on a Saturday morning. We
appreciate your support!
Newton County Judge, Truman
Dougharty, spoke briefly at the ceremony. A retired Texas State
Trooper with nearly three decades of service, the Judge had the crowd amused
when he told the story of his adventures in the boxing ring at Trooper
Training School as a rookie. He found out real quick that boxing was
not his life's ambition!
Newton Mayor Rachel Martin
entertained the crowd with her enthusiasm that the "Old Feed Store" had been
given a new life. She let the audience know that Newton has always
been recognized for its student athletes and now we will have another reason
to be proud.
When the Ribbon Cutting ceremony was
completed, the crowd was invited inside to watch the boys workout and spar.
Here, from left to right, are Buddy Hollis, Paul Price, Courtney Tracy,
Charles Wright and Sam Collins.
James Burch (left) and Chase Odom
(right) warm-up in preparation for a practice sparring match.
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