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Friday, June 25, 2010

It’s a Wicket, Wicket World of Croquet

By Megan Maxwell, Starr Family Home Site Staff

This month the Starr Family Home in Marshall hosted the 17th annual Wicket, Wicket World of Croquet Tournament. During the first weekend of June, players traditionally don their “whites” to participate in the Croquet Tournament sponsored by the Friends of the Starr Family Home.
Friends Board President Marjorie Perkins started the annual tournament as a fundraiser for the Starr Family Home 17 years ago. Money is raised through sponsorships and donations, with levels set by the Friends. East Texas Baptist University provides athletic fields for the preliminary rounds, and the final round takes place at the Starr Home after lunch.
This year’s winners were Bryant Perkins and Aurelio Ortiz, who have won the tournament three years in a row. Dare and Grant Westmoreland, descendants of Sallie Starr McGee, were the runners-up in the tournament.
** Starr Family Home is located in Marshall on the corner of Travis and S. Grove streets in the Texas Forest Trail Region.

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