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From the Bottom of My Heart: Thank You

Well, Kentucky Derby Party 2012 is in the books.  All in all it was a great time.  The turnout was good, we raised some great money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the food & drink was exceptional!

I want to take this time to thank some folks.  Without you, this event just wouldn’t have been possible.

Atlantic Drift: You guys are great.  The bidding was incredibly tense over the tour visor.  Grant Hewit at Hudson Sutler:  That was a close one wasn’t it?  Thanks a million for being there for us.  William and Margaret at Wm Lamb & Son: I lost out on the bidding for the painting, but that’s what it’s all about.  I tip my hat to you two!  Pheasants Forever:  Thank you for everything.  You are a world-class organization that I’m proud to know.  Eric Corbyn at Corbyn’s: I thank you for everything.  Hope to see you soon!  Andrew at Luxley & Bernard: What an awesome package you put together for us!  I can’t thank you enough!  April at True Texas Designs:  Thank you so much for everything…the planter was a huge hit!  Casey Renner at Palo Duro Creek Golf Course:  Thank you for everything bud.  You’re one of a kind sir.  Tim at Canyon Country Club:  I want to apologize in advance for who won the bidding on the rounds of golf…in fact, I should probably give Casey a heads up as well! 

If you are reading this, please check out these companies.  They are truly wonderful people.

A special thanks to those who helped us bring all of this together:  Keith Brown.  Mr. Brown, you’ll never know how much I appreciate everything you do.  Dirk Swope.  We did it bud!  Now we just have to start planning for it all over again!  Jason Avent.  You sir are a true gentleman.  I am proud to call you my good friend and part-time financier.  The men of Sigma Nu, Eta Delta Chapter.  You boys are fine young gentlemen.  Thank you for all of your hard work.

To everyone that attended, I appreciate you spending your time and hard-earned money to help us raise money for a good cause.  I look forward to seeing all of you next year.  I’ll leave you with a few snapshots of the event.

Keith Brown on the left (my right).

Ms. Kaitlin Tucker

My sister and my sweet baby girl Scout

Jake enjoying the day

Bonnie with the spoils of “Best Derby Attire”


Corbyn’s: Amarillo’s Go-To For Prep

The other day, I visited with a gentleman named Eric Corbyn.  We sat down and got to know each other on a particular Saturday, and visited about a wide variety of topics while we watched that weekend’s PGA tour event on television.  Through our conversation, I learned that Mr. Corbyn is a straight shooter and definitely doesn’t pull any punches.  He tells it exactly like it is…which is how I found out several things…like how much he dislikes Tiger, loved the Beatles (mostly Lennon), and used to mix it up with administrators while he was attending college.

Without a doubt, Eric Corbyn is one of the most unique gentleman that I have ever met, and that only adds credibility to the reason that he has been so successful.  Corbyn has been a clothier for a good part of his life, but only until fairly recently has it been in his best interests.


After spending most of his professional career working for other local clothiers, about seven years ago, Mr. Corbyn grew tired of being the employee and decided to become the employer.  He started a retail clothing store that has become synonymous with good style and quite popular with the college kids who wish to dress properly.

Corbyn’s Classic Traditional Clothing is a men’s and women’s clothing store.  For the Prep out there, this is the final word in where to shop.  With brands like Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, Bills Khakis, Southern Proper, and Allen Edmonds, just to name a few, it’s no wonder that Corbyn’s has set itself apart from the rest of the pack in Amarillo, TX.

At first it becomes overwhelming just how much product Corbyn’s carries.  There are so many things to look at, that a person really needs at least three visits to properly take in the offerings at this establishment.  One of my favorite spots in Corbyn’s, and one I plan on visiting this weekend is the nook where Mr. Corbyn has the Smathers and Branson needlepoint key fobs.  When you take a look at it for yourself, make sure to ask Eric about the picture that hangs just above…see below.


For sure, there is a lot more that I could add to this article, but I think that we’ll leave it at that for the time being.  We will be sure to visit with Mr. Corbyn much more and talk about it here periodically, but right now, I think that you yourself need to go see what Corbyn’s is all about.  Trust me…the clothing is unforgettable and the conversation is killer!  Tell Eric that Panhandle Prep says hey.

Corbyn’s Classic Traditional Clothing – 2817 Civic Circle / Amarillo, TX


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