Clipped From The Hearne Democrat
Birthday Celebration Honors Billy Batson Billy Ba'son, who was thirteen- years-old Sunday, February 3, j was complimented for the occa- jsion Saturday afternoon when his ! parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth IBataon, invited a group of his llrlends to their home to celebrate the event. When all the guests arrived, Billy's father accompanied the group to the High School gymnasium where sport type entertainment, appealing to thirteen- year-old boys, was enjoyed in -j | gay afternoon of playing basket- i ball with the honoree's older brothers, Tim and Jim Batson, assisting in the game. At the conclusion of the recreation period, the group was escorted back to the Batson home for refreshments which were served from a cheerfully appointed table in the diaing room. The natal theme was accented at the table with a Iarg« birthday cake ornamented with pink frosting, coconut and thirteen glowing ccndles. Following the singing of a happy birthday wish and the candle blowing ceremony, the honoree's sitter, Mrs. Roy Jones of Houston, assisted the hostess in cutting the confection and serving it with a refreshment course of jandwiches, potato chips, ice cream and soft drinks to tho honorcc and his guests. Friends enjoying the birthday courtesy with Billy were Mike Stuvnll, Mark Mathews, Jirnm> Garrison, Joe Wilson, Mike- Griffin, James Baker, Marvin Zelp, Elmo Hawthorne, Nor- m:m bishop, Kenneth Stono, . Dtmrjiis- Mamlrcll, Kenny Johnson and the honoree's cousin. ; Jimmy farter of Houston.