Erath County will soon have a new hunk.

The county’s next hunk will be crowned on Friday, Aug. 17, when the sixth annual Handsome Hunks of Erath County event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall at City Limits.

Those vying for this year’s coveted title are VW Stephens, Chris Walter, Kent Howell, Louis Chipman, Toby O’Neal, Cade Richmond, John Baxter, Lane Becker, Dr. Ricky Osterloh and Ferron Lucero.  

Last year's event raised a whopping $45,000 for Erath County Meals on Wheels and event organizer Lisa Pendleton is hoping to raise even more this year.

"This event is a lot of fun and all for a great cause,” Pendleton said. “We are making a few changes this year to freshen things up and we think people are going to love it.”

Former hunk contestants Brady Pendleton and Brandon Huckabee are this year’s emcees. Judges include Dana Whitten, Shawna Glasgow, Leann Durfey, Nicole Young, Holli Stone and Kim Andrae. 

Individual tickets will not be sold to the sell-out event, but tables of 10 are available for $850 and can be purchased by calling Lisa Pendleton at 817-715-1682 or any of the hunks.

Tickets purchased from the hunks will go toward the People’s Choice Award.

The event will feature lots of entertainment including a dance routine performed by the hunks and choreographed by Renee Burdick with Stephenville Dance Center. 

A light dinner will be served and two cash bars will be open.