Call to provide a homeThackerson said he grew up in Eldorado, Texas, near an independently run boys ranch town. He said he cried when he was about 5 years old and his mother told him the residents’ parents could not adequately care for them. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Thackerson was appointed as a collegiate missionary to Boys Ranch Town in Edmond in 1990. "It’s a calling from the Lord (that) I’ve felt since I was a little kid,” he said. Thackerson said he became Boys Ranch Town’s administrator 13 years ago, and like the boys, he sees the ranch town as home. "Hopefully, we would not have to tell anyone they have to leave. That would be devastating to any one of our kids,” he said. "It’s not a camp they go to. This is their home.”
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How to helpTo donate to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children and Boys Ranch Town: →Mail: 5100 SE 33, Edmond, OK 73013. →Phone: 341-3606. →Internet: www.obhc.org or see Baptist Homes for Children on Facebook.
Drive-through Pageant→When: 7 to 9 tonight and Sunday. →Where: 5100 SE 33, Edmond.