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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — Collingsworth County Chamber of Commerce elected new officers during a meeting July 28 at the Wellington Opportunity Center.
The group welcomed Kent and Shannon who recently purchased the two Gulley buildings on the south side of the square.
“The former condo will serve as a coffee shop and venue for chuckwagon cooking schools,” said Kent Rollins. “The diner houses our online shipping center for our products such as cookbooks, spices and relish plus our cast iron spatulas made by Heath Neeley and his girls. We also plan to install a commercial kitchen to manufacture our products.”
The Rollins have more than 1,200,000 cowboy cooking YouTube followers.
“We will employ more people as we go along,” Shannon Rollins said. “We are looking forward to hosting specialty events to raise funds for local groups and maybe pair with the Ritz Theatre for a western movie night. Our back outdoor area will become a little oasis.”
Watch for Cowboy Coffee opening in early fall at 905 9th Street.
The chamber elected Eric Morton, an engineering technician with Greenbelt Electric, as president, Karen Caldwell vice president, Lisa Manuel secretary and Cecilia Orozco as treasurer.
The group present discussed chamber board members for the organization.
Morton mentioned the possibility of expanding on the drag for a special event since so many participated in the Sunday night corona cruises back in June.
A business list is being compiled to mail out membership information.
Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at 5 p.m. at Greenbelt Electric Willie Room. All business owners and individuals interested in Wellington are encouraged to attend the meetings.