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High winds flatten Bear Club's pavilion


Strong winds on Dec. 26 flattened a new pavilion under construction by the Brushy
Mountain Bear Club in Del Rio. Standing in front of the collapsed structure are, from
left, Club President Gordon Sexton and Club Treasurer Bill Finchum.
Published: 9:50 AM, 12/27/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

DEL RIO-Fierce winds flattened a Brushy Mountain Bear Club pavilion under construction in Del Rio on Wednesday morning, Dec. 26.

Gordon Sexton, president of the club, said there were "roaring, real high" winds in the area that started after midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 25. He estimated that winds on his property in the area hit 50-60 m.p.h. at 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

Sexton's son, Jeff, saw the collapsed pavilion at 5:30 a.m. on his way to work, his father said.

"This is going to set us back," said club treasurer Bill Finchum. "That means there are people in need" that the benevolence organization "can't help right now," he said.

"We had $11,000 worth of supplies" in the partially built pavilion, which had a metal roof and all of its support beams in place, said Sexton. He added, "We'll try to salvage what we can, and rebuild it."

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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