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Variety Show, Concert Among 25th Anniversary Events At Cooper Lake SP This Weekend

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Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the park observes its 25th anniversary this weekend (Oct. 15-16). A 10 a.m. Friday ceremony at the Doctor's Creek unit starts the event. The Sulphur Springs Community Players will perform a variety show at 7 p.m. Friday night at the Honey Creek Amphitheater, and the Reilly Springs Jamboree will give a concert at 7:30 Saturday night at the Gulls Bluff Boat Ramp, both in the South Sulphur Unit. Admission to the park is free Friday and Saturday.

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Dr. John Mark Dempsey is an associate professor of radio-television at A&M-Commerce, part of the department of Literature and Languages. He works part-time as a news announcer-producer for the Texas State Network in Dallas. Dr. Dempsey was the first student to broadcast on KETR back in 1975 and was also the first person to broadcast Commerce Tigers football on the station (as a student.)