End of an Era around Cedar Creek Lake
Sunday, December 25
It's the end of an era here in the Gun Barrel City, Cedar Creek Lake area. Friends bar, which has served the lake area GLBT community for more than 20 years has closed its doors. It's a huge loss to our community and the community at large. Over the years, Leo & Rick and the staff of friends have raised tens of thousands of dollars for both local charities, such as the Cedar Creek Animal Shelter, Food and toy drives and of course to the LGBT and HIV communities. Many lasting friendships were made within those walls, and you were never a stranger when you walked through their doors. Friends will be truly missed by everyone who lives out here, both in the gay and straight community and certainly by all of us here at the ranch!