It was a night to remember Friday when Jon Koonsman was named Erath County’s newest hunk and $45,000 was raised for Meals on Wheels of Erath County. 

The 5th annual Handsome Hunks of Erath County was a sold-out event that featured 11 guys competing for the coveted title - all in an effort to raise money for MOWEC.

Event organizer Lisa Pendleton said she is thrilled the event raised a record-setting amount of money.

“Meals on Wheels does so much great work in Erath County and it’s exciting to see the community come out and support this event,” Pendleton said. “These guys were terrific. They gave it their all to make the event fun and special and worked hard to raise so much money.”

Meals on Wheels Executive Director Whitney Lee said the money will be put to good use.

“On Monday morning I called four disabled individuals who had been on our wait list due to the fact they were under 60 years old,” Lee said. “A couple of these folks have been on there for several months. I was able to let them know we finally had enough funding to get them started with meals.”