The following information was submitted by Liz Mikulec, secretary for the Montell Country Club/Community Center.
The Montell Country Club/Community Center will feature an enchilada dinner on Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. There is no charge for the dinner, but donations are always appreciated. The proceeds will be shared by the country club and the Nueces Canyon Volunteer Fire Department.
The enchilada dinner will be an all-you-can-eat meal, which will include an assortment of desserts. In addition, there will also be a baked goods auction.
Toni Hull, Uvalde’s entertainer extraordinaire, will provide the music.
The old house at Montell, affectionately called the Montell Country Club, is a sentimental place for many people who grew up in Uvalde and Nueces Canyon. There are folks who attended elementary school in the two-room building who can remember exactly where their desks were. Others tell tales of the dances that used to be held there on Saturday evenings and the great fun had by all.
These days, the Montell Country Club/Community Center is a great location for domino games, family get-togethers, bridal showers, anniversary parties, receptions, and all manner of events. When elections are held, the building serves as a polling place for Uvalde County.
Of course, the building has to be kept in good repair, and the light bills have to be paid. A group of neighbors meet each month to visit and share potluck meals. Once a year, this group stages a fundraising event to help generate the money needed to maintain the old school house and there’s a bonus: the money raised is shared with the local EMS and volunteer firefighters.
The event promises good food, good fellowship, and good music, all for a good cause.
Montell is located 30 miles north of Uvalde, about 10 miles south of Camp Wood, on State Highway 55. The Montell Country Club is seated on the west side of the highway, behind the Episcopalian Church of the Ascension and in front of the Montell Methodist Church.