The 12th Annual Curly’s Cowboy Christmas dinner and show was held on Saturday, December 14 at the Historic Apple Valley Inn.
The show starred Belinda Gail, one of the most awarded female performers in Western Music, and seven-time Western Music Association Female Performer of the Year grammy winner. Another award winning songwriter, Joyce Woodson, also sang.
Andy Nelson, cowboy poet and humorist, also performed and interacted with the crowd of several hundred attendees.
A beautiful quilt in memory of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans was displayed. It took Marylin Pierson two months to make, and will be up for raffle at the December 2014 Curly’s Christmas.
Kathy Musgrave, widow of popular cowboy singer/songwriter Curly Jim Musgrave, drew the grand prize raffle ticket to a loud drum-roll. The winner, Owen Morell of Nashville, Tennessee, won the Silver Screen Legend XVI dedicated to legendary cowboy star Ray “Crash’ Corrigan.
The event is a fundraiser for the Happy Trails Childrens Foundation Cooper Home for abused children, located in Apple Valley. If you would like to help, call (760) 240-3330 or visit www.HappyTrails.org