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The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque

The 19th annual celebration of The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque was another great success. Hundreds attended Elder Care’s annual fund raiser at the Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch on Saturday May 13th hosted by the family of Katsy Mullendore Whittenburg.

Music from Gypsy Twang floated through the air while guests danced and dined on barbeque at the beautiful, historical ranch. This year special guest Les Gilliam the “Oklahoma Balladeer” performed with the band as well.

Best of all, the event raised money for Elder Care’s programs to help mature adults in our community live happy, healthy and independent lives. Elder Care serves over 850 clients each month through its DayBreak Adult Day Health Center, W.R. Bohon Senior Health Clinic, Physical Therapy, Care Management, Brighter Living Services and In-Home Services, and Golden Opportunities.

“It was a bittersweet evening for those of us who have been involved with the Barbeque for a long time,” reflected Board President Virginia Sawyer. “The recent death of Katsy Mullendore Whittenburg has caused us to be even more grateful for her many wonderful contributions to Elder Care’s success and we miss her guiding spirit. We are also very thankful to her family for continuing to host the event and we know Katsy would be proud of what they have done. The hospitality of the Mullendore family has been the hallmark of the Barbeque throughout the years and this year was no different.

As always, the support of the community is outstanding and we cannot thank our donors, sponsors and guests enough for their generosity.”


Plans are being made for our 20th Annual The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque. Stay Tuned....




Brand Your Calendars for the 19th Annual

The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque

Saturday May 13th, 2017 at 6pm

Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch  

Purchase Tickets Online Here


Each spring Elder Care is honored to be a part of The Good, The Bad and the Barbeque, an outstanding charity event hosted by the Mullendore family at their legendary Cross Bell Ranch in northeast Oklahoma. Proceeds from this wonderful event directly support the many programs that Elder Care provides to seniors and caregivers in Washington, Nowata and Osage counties. The evening includes a barbeque dinner, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions, all held under a beautiful tent on the grounds of the ranch.


Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Q will be providing dinner. A cash bar will be available.


Tickets are $65 per person and reserved tables of 8 are $800. For additional information please call (918) 336-8500 or contact Deirdre McArdle, Director of Development, at dmcardle@abouteldercare.org.


Elder Care is honored to be featuring the artwork of renowned western artist Tyler Crow on the invitation and posters for its 2017 fundraiser, The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque. The image of Crow’s painting titled “And then...All of a Sudden” displays the beautiful detail of the realistic life of a cowboy.


Tyler Crow has spent his young life in the small town of Apache, Oklahoma. A 2007 graduate of Apache High School, Crow always had paper and pencil with him drawing horses. During his senior year he entered a pencil drawing in the Oklahoma Youth Expo at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Winning Reserve Best of Show and a scholarship gave him a chance to attend a weeklong summer painting workshop co-taught by Bruce Greene and Martin Grelle. This was the first time he had ever held a paintbrush in his hand.


Crow’s artistic talent has continued to evolve over the years. He has attended additional workshops and has been featured in several art shows where he has received recognition and awards for his western art.


Mr. Crow’s artwork can be seen on his website www.tylercrow.com or on his Facebook page, Tyler Crow Art.


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The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque 2017 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors:

Bartlesville Radio

The H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Trusts


Phillips 66

Prime Sponsors:

Arvest Wealth Management


Bartlesville Print Shop

Central States Business Forms

Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que


Osage Casinos

The A.E. and Jaunita Richardson Charitable Foundation


Truity Credit Union

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