Flaco Guapo Media

SAN ANGELO – If you were looking to ring in the New Year 2020 to the sounds of country music legends Bob Wills, Marty Robbins or Laurie Lewis, well fans were given a "two-fer-one" deal as the Baker Family Band kicked-off the VFW’s (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post #1815, 3rd annual New Year’s eve dance with Texas sized, country classic songs such as: Don’t Worry (Marty Robbins), Texas Blue Bonnets (Laurie Lewis) Faded Love (Bob Wills), etc.

After the Baker’s 45-minute performance of cover songs, The Westerners of Brady, Texas took the stage to close out the final scheduled performance of the year for the VFW [located at 125 S. Browning St.]
Approximately 250 attendees Texas two-stepped, country line-danced, quick-quick, slow-slow danced the night away to bluegrass, country and western music.

Third and fourth persons from left-to-right included couple: Mr. Jim Edscorn and his gorgeous date, Miss Marilynn Mann.

A member of the Westerners country band.



Flaco Guapo Media interviewed host and VFW manager, Janet Sheppard, accompanied by her assistant manager, Christine Crosby. “The headliners for tonight are the Westerners from Brady, Texas.” As for that opening act on stage, the Baker four-member band included: Trustin Baker (fiddle player), Carina Baker, (mandolin), Elijah Baker (guitar) and mother, Carrie Baker (bass.)

The lovely and vivacious, Miss Marilynn Mann.

Left-to-right: Marilyn, Miss Carolyn Cahill and Miss Jean Bundrant. In the back is Mr. Richard Roberts.

This happily married couple were celebrating their one-year anniversary.

Left-to-right: Christine Crosby, VFW assistant manager, Janet Sheppard, VFW manager and volunteer worker, Lynn.

At 12 midnight, breakfast consisted of casserole, biscuits and gravy, the traditional, holiday staple, black-eyed peas [considered to bring good luck] with cornbread was served. For dessert there was cinnamon rolls and banana nut bread. Breakfast included coffee, tea, orange juice and alcohol.