On Saturday the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held it’s 5th. annual Discover Downtown Whitney and Classic Car Show along with the 3rd. annual Halloween Costume Pet Parade.

Approximately 1,000 people braved the sprinkling rain to view the cars and march their pets.  The afternoon weather was great and many awards were given out to the 35 car entries and 20 pet parade entries.

1st. place winner in the pets was Ginger a mix breed shown by Johnny Rowland of Whitney.  Besides a trophy he received a Pet Smart gift certificate.  Pix attached #091

2nd. pace went to Phoebe, a toy poodle with owner Carol Archer of Whitney. 

3rd. place went to T-bone, an English bulldog with owner Debbie Jones of Whitney.  An Honorable mention ribbon award went to Rod, a Yorkie with owner Nan Russell of Morgan.   All the entrants received doggy treat bags for participating.  This has become a very popular event and we look forward to it next year.

A 50/50 raffle was held with proceeds going to Debbie Clay of Whitney and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

In the car show category, may awards were given out.  Top prize of People’s Choice went to Bob Comer of Whitney with his 1957 Cadillac Convertible.  This was strictly judged by the spectators. Pix #074

For the rest of the show, Judges carefully looked at many categories in deciding the winners.  Trophies were passed out to all with door prizes for everyone from Bossier’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Bosque County Classic Car Club, donations from the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce with everyone receiving a prize.  Photo attached of People’s Choice Winner, Bob Comer who was presented his trophy by the 2015 Miss Pioneer Day Montana Aspen Dawn Meyer of Whitney and the 2015 ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Brynlie Vantreese of Hillsboro.

Pre 48’2 and Earlier: Pix#043

1st. G. W. Lanmon of Clifton with a 1941 Ford Coupe, 2nd. place Jerry Mason of Whitney with a 1932 Ford.

49’s to 59’s:

1st. Place to Bob Comer-Whitney with a 1957 Cadillac Convertible, 2nd. place to Bobby Henderson of Whitney with a 1955 Chevrolet and 3rd. place to Johnny Krenek of Abbott with a 1954 Ford Customline.


1st. place Glenn Eastwood of Robinson with a 1965 Dodge Coronet, 2nd. place to Ronny Shiflet of Whiney with a 1969 Ford Cobra and 3rd. place to Clarence Deegan of Laguna Park with a 1966 Dodge Charger.

70’s to 79’s:

Carol Archer of Whitney got 1st. place with a 1976 Triumph Spitfire.

80’s to 99’s:

Bobby Clarkin of Whitney got 1st. place with a 1993 Ford Mustang GT.

2000’s & Up:

1st. place to Bill West of Whitney for his 2002 Corvette Convertible and 2nd. place to Robert Hatherly of Whitney with a 2004 Corvette Coupe.  ***We are holding his trophy as he had to leave early.

Pre 59 Trucks:

1st place to David Clendenen of Whitney with a 1954 Ford Pick Up and 2nd. place to John Brown of Valley Mills with a 1958 Chevy Apache.

60 & Up Trucks:

1st. place to Rick Diefenderfer of Joshus with a 1964 Ford F100 and 2nd. place to Bobby Gardner of Laguna Park with a 1970 Chevy 1/2 Ton Truck.


1st. place to Frank H. Morrow of Clifton with a 1976 White Garden Tractor

Lawn Mower Racers:

Wayne Lancaster of Whitney with his award winner BP Lawn Mower Racer

In the Special Category:

Woody Thomas of Whitney with his 1958 Nash Metropolitan


1st. place to Bobby Clarkin of Whitney with a 2010 Harley Davidson and 2nd. place to Charles Rupp of Whitney with a 1985 Honda Goldwing Ltd.

Best Paint:  Glenn Eastwood of Robinson with his 1965 Dodge Coronet

Best Interior:  Bobby Henderson of Whitney with his 1955 Chevrolet

Best Engine:  Steve Woznuck of Waco with his 1966 Ford Mustang GT

Thank you for this publicity and a special thanks to our sponsors:

Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry of Whitney

HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc. of Itasca

Hill County Title Company of Hillsboro

First Central Credit Union of Waco & Hillsboro

And an extra thank you to all the merchants in Downtown Whitney.

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