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Mullendore Cross Bell Ranch
Benefiting Elder Care.

About this event and Elder Care.

Each spring Elder Care is honored to be a part of The Good, The Bad and the Barbeque, an outstanding charity event hosted by the Mullendore family at their legendary Cross Bell Ranch in northeast Oklahoma. Proceeds from this wonderful event directly support the many programs that Elder Care provides to seniors and caregivers in Washington, Nowata and Osage counties. The evening includes a barbeque dinner, music and dancing, and live and silent auctions, all held under a beautiful tent on the grounds of the ranch.

 This year The Tulsa Playboys will be the featured band and Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Q will be providing dinner. A cash bar will be available.

 Tickets are $65 per person and reserved tables of 8 are $800.

For additional information please call (918) 336-8500 or contact Deirdre McArdle, Director of Development, at

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Prime Sponsors:

Bank of Oklahoma
Bartlesville Print Shop
Bartlesville Regional United Way
Cable One
Central States Business Forms
Dink’s Pit Bar-B-Que
Shelley Koster, Keller Williams Realty
Magellan Midstream Partners
Osage Casino
Regent Bank
Truity Credit Union

Featured Band

The Tulsa Playboys

The 2018 Barbeque featured band is The Tulsa Playboys.

The Tulsa Playboys are Western Swing epitomized from the first note to the last. Drawing on the tradition of Bob, Johnnie Lee and the Cain’s Ballroom, the band is as authentic a sound that takes you back to the 40s. The band features triple fiddles, horns, piano, steel and standard guitars and electric mandolin. Many of the band members have worked with the Texas Playboys, Johnnie Lee Wills, Leon McAuliffe, Hank Thompson and John T. Wills. Their debut album “Swing with the Tulsa Playboys” features guest artists: Vince Gill, Roy Clark, Riders In The Sky, Wanda Jackson, Red Stegall, Billy Parker, Leroy Van Dyke, David Frizzell, Jody Nix, Jody Miller, Billy Parker and including the immortal Bob Wills and Johnnie Lee Wills. As their theme song says, “grab your boots, get your hat, swing with the Tulsa Playboys!”



Featured artist: Tyler Crow

Elder Care is honored to be featuring the artwork of renowned western artist Tyler Crow on the invitation and posters for its 2018 fundraiser, The Good, The Bad and The Barbeque. The image of Crow’s painting titled “Ridin’ the Storm.” portrays the realistic life of a cowboy in beautiful detail.

 Tyler Crow has spent his young life in the small town of Apache, Oklahoma. A 2007 graduate of Apache High School, Crow always had paper and pencil with him drawing horses. During his senior year he entered a pencil drawing in the Oklahoma Youth Expo at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Winning Reserve Best of Show and a scholarship gave him a chance to attend a weeklong summer painting workshop co-taught by Bruce Greene and Martin Grelle. This was the first time he had ever held a paintbrush in his hand.

 Crow’s artistic talent has continued to evolve over the years. He has attended additional workshops and has been featured in several art shows where he has received recognition and awards for his western art.

Mr. Crow’s artwork can be seen on his website or on his Facebook page, Tyler Crow Art.