Parker County Today October 2016 - Page 84

Taylar White OCTOBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Charity: Parker County Committee On Aging Newly graduated Taylar White is Parker County Today’s youngest bachelorette ever to compete at 18. But, don’t let her age fool you. Taylar is ready for the competition and excited for the challenge.  “I was really surprised,” White said when asked about her initial reaction upon learning she was nominated to be a 2016 Bachelorette. “I’m 18 and I just graduated high school and I’m starting college so I was just really shocked. I thought it was meant for older people, but I was really honored. I was held up with all these ladies and I was up to compete for this title.”  Currently Taylar works at Couts Christian Academy, but previously she worked at Pizza Place. “I worked there for two years,” she said. “But this last summer I was the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Sweetheart so I was with rodeos over the summer. At the beginning, I was in stock helping out with the Spring Creek 4-H, showing for them, so I’m also an alumni of that.”  Her plans for the future include attending Weatherford College to work on her associate’s degree. “I’m hoping to transfer to a university and if everything goes as planned I’ll have business as my major. People tend to change them, but for right now that’s my passion.”  Taylar was paired with the Parker County Committee On Aging and the Sundance Club and she’s already had a few ideas for the competition. “I’m actually going to be going on Meals on Wheels’ with them. I’ll be helping them deliver. I’ll be in the senior center helping out and being with the seniors. Bei ng with them is so much fun,” she explained. “I walked down their food pantry and they don’t have enough food to feed all these elders and I’m hoping to increase their stock and just help out with their organization and raise as much money for them as possible.”  As for a goal, Taylar wants to raise more money than last year, which of course is always the goal. “The Bachelorette of the Year last year raised almost $23,000, which is amazing. If I can fill her shoes that would be great, but I’m also just enjoying my time with the seniors.”  With the support of her family and friends Taylar is sure to succeed. “They all think it’s crazy and they think it’s awesome,” Taylar said. “They want to help out as much as they can. As soon as I found out I was telling everyone. I was so excited and they were excited for me. I have a lot of support from my friends and family so I’m really excited.” Restaurant: Sundance Club Chef: Britton Schweitzer GM: Joel Taylor The Sundance Club’s GM Joel Taylor couldn’t or wouldn’t divulge his team’s sweet entry for the dessert portion of the Sweet Charity & Bachelorettes event set for November 3, but he did confirm there will be sugar in it. Chef Britton Schweitzer was equally secretive about it. 82 “I’m looking forward to the event and the competition,” Britton Schweitzer said. “I think this is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community while showing off a little bit. I participated in the very first Bachelorette competition. I’m looking forward to it. I enjoy tormenting my fellow chef/friends.” Sundance Club is teamed with Bachelorette Taylar White and hopes to help her raise a recordbreaking sum of money for the Senior Center. “That it is local is one of the things we appreciate the most,” Taylor said about involvement in the charity event. “This is our first time to participate with this particular event, but from our understanding it’s been very successful in the past, doing a lot of good things with some high-quality charities in the area. That made it easy for us to want to get involved.” Sundance Club and its BlueStem Grill is located near Gordon and opened its doors about three years ago. For the past year the company also has operated a restaurant at Canyon West Golf Course.