The Glen Rose Antique Tractor and Machine Club was saddened on Monday, June 22, to learn of Connie Rakeís death.

Connie attended The Cowboy Church in Stephenville and it was there that she was stricken with a stroke before the Sunday morning worship service on June 21.

She was carried to Harris Methodist Erath County Hospital and later that day was air lifted to a Fort Worth Hospital. Connie suffered another stroke on Sunday night.

Connie was a very active member of the Glen Rose club and loved her collectible John Deere tractors. She was Everett Passonís constant companion the past nine years, serving as his driver and caregiver after he acquired an eye disease. Everett and Connie traveled the country buying, selling, restoring, and collecting antique tractors, and attending tractor shows.

Connie also enjoyed photography. She could always be found on her scooter at the end of the Kiddie track. Kiddie pull pictures were always part of her favorites.

Connie enjoyed working the registration table at our shows and was planning to work registration again this year.

Our club joins in expressing sympathy to Everett Passon and Connieís family as we honor her memory during this yearís show. The featured Oliver Crawler on this yearís plaque was one of Everett and Connieís favorite restorations and show pieces.

Connie is survived by a son, a daughter and a granddaughter. A memorial is being planned for a later date.

Submitted by the Glen Rose Antique Tractor and Machine Club.

Lloyd Wirt, on behalf of the Glen Rose Antique Tractor and Machine Club

Dear Editor,

I donít know who to thank specifically for this event but a huge THANK YOU to all that worked on putting together the Party After the Fourth concert in Glen Rose! We are a happy little family of four - including a 5 year old boy and a 10 year old girl. At first I was worried about the combination of a music concert and kids, but once we got there all of that subsided. They had a FANTASTIC time. This was the first big concert they have ever been to since most concerts arenít real kid friendly if you know what I mean. The Party after the Fourth was a great show for them to watch - they LOVE Johnny Cooper by the way! Even when it started getting a little rowdy, security did a fine job of handling the situations. We were thoroughly impressed with the whole thing! It was a great family event and we so hope youíll have more! Count us in!

Christina Drewry and

The Drewry Family

Granbury, TX