“Dance Fest For West” to Raise Funds For West, Texas at Pat’s Hall – August 10

PatshallA fundraiser to help the community of West, Texas will be held at historic Pat’s Hall, 406 Post Oak Road, from 1 pm to midnight on Saturday, August 10.  All day admission is $25.  Bands scheduled so far include the Czechaholics, the Seven Dutchmen, the Bill Smallwood Band and headliner Weldon Henson.  Bands will be playing in the hall during the day, and from 8:30 pm to midnight one band will be playing in the hall and one on the patio.  Refreshments and food vendors will be available.  All proceeds benefit the citizens of West, Texas.

Fundraising Dinners This Weekend

There are a couple of fundraising meals this weekend.  Money raised will benefit local charities.

Academic Boosters  2010 Enchilada Supper
Friday, September 10th, 5-7:30pm
Fredericksburg High School Cafeteria
$8 per adult
$5 per child, 10 years and younger

The Fredericksburg Academic Boosters, Andy’s Steak and Seafood Grille, and Clear River Pecan Co. invite you to dinner before the Fredericksburg Battlin’ Billies vs. Brady Bulldogs Varsity Football game.

Enjoy Andy’s famous hand-rolled Tex-Mex enchiladas with chili, rice and beans, chips and salsa, and a special desert by Clear River Pecan, iced tea and lemonade!

Proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters’ programs: Fredericksburg Scholarship Fund, Mentoring, Blue Ribbon Billies, St. Mary’s Geo Bee, Destination Imagination, and the iOpener Youth Leadership Program.

Golden Hub Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Friday, September 10th, 5:30pm

The Golden Hub Community Center, located at 1009 N. Llano will hold its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser September 10th.

Wine, tea and punch will be available at the social mixer beginning at 5:30pm, and dinner will be served from 6-7:30pm. $8 tickets may be purchased at the door,or from a board member, or at the Hub before September 7th for $7. Dinner may be taken to go if desired, and dinner ticket holders will also be eligible to enter a prize drawing at the door.

All monies raised from the event will benefit the Golden Hub’s programs and activities. For more information call 997-7131.

Willow City Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept Annual BBQ & Auction

The Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department members invite everyone to join them for the annual benefit on Saturday, May 5 at the Willow City Fire Station, located at 2553 Ranch Road 1323.

Activities will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The Auxiliary’s Country Store opens and a silent auction of 20 items will be open from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m.

A live auction (Dudley Althaus, Auctioneer) will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A pork barbecue meal with all the trimmings plus slices of homemade cakes and pies will be served after the live auction ends at approximately 5:30 p.m.  Cost per meal plate is by donation.  Tea, lemonade and water will be available throughout the afternoon.
Local musicians in the PEC Circuit Breakers Band will begin playing live country music at 5:30 p.m.

The prize giveaway drawing will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Chances are available for 6 for $5.00 from Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue members and at Hohmann’s General Store in Willow City.

Auction Items and Giveaway Prizes include:  Auto and Tool Products, Electronics, Flyfishing Package, Furniture, Gift Baskets, Gift Certificates, Guitar, Home Décor, Jewelry, Knives, Pecan Pies, Quilts, Rifles, Shotguns, Skeet/Trap Package, and much more.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will help the department continue to maintain and improve the station, trucks and equipment, and for training, insurances and routine operating expenses.

Any business or individual wishing to donate goods for the country store, items for the auctions or prize giveaway, or desserts for the meal is asked to contact Margie Hohmann at 830-456-3785 or Janet Rabke at 830-685-3266.

Harper’s Saturday in the Park – March 28

Saturday in the Park returns this Saturday, March 31, in Harper (located just 20 miles west of Fredericksburg), and will benefit the Harper Library. The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. at the Harper Community Park off Hwy 290 West, with live music, a book sale, children’s activities, $7/plate barbeque and more – wrapping up at 4:00 p.m. The event is free!

Golf Ball Drop to Benefit Local FFA – 10/14

Members of the FISD Fredericksburg Ag Science and FFA Booster Club invite the community to its first annual “Golf Ball Drop” fundraiser and fajita lunch on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 1:00pm at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.

The event is set up to be a fundraiser for the local FISD FFA Chapter. “This event has never been done before in Fredericksburg and we are hoping it will be a fun and easy way for community members to contribute to a great cause as well as have a little fun,” says Justin Armes, event coordinator. The booster club will be selling a total of 1,000 numbered golf balls for $10 each and 40 numbered golden golf balls for $100 each. At 2:00pm a helicopter donated by Zulu Helicopters will fly over the center of the race track and drop all the golf balls over a target. The first ($10) golf ball in (or closest) to the hole will win $2,000 cash, the second golf ball in (or closest) to the hole will win $1,000 cash and the third golf ball in (or closest) to the hole will win $500 cash. The first ($100) golden golf ball to go in (or closest) to the hole will $1,000 cash. You do not have to be present to win.

The fajita lunch (by donation) will be served beginning at 1:00pm. We invite individuals and families to come out for lunch at the biergarten even if you are not participating in the golf ball drop.

All proceeds raised from this event will directly benefit the FISD FFA Chapter by funding scholarships, project supplies as well as leadership training and travel expenses.

Golf balls can be purchased the day of the event at the Fair Grounds while supplies last or anytime before the event from members of the FFA Booster Club.

For additional information, please contact FISD FFA Advisor, Patrick Padgett at (756) 491-0662 or Justin Armes at (830)992-0366.

Fredericksburg Crawfish Fest 2014

The Fredericksburg Texas Jaycees are excited to announce the return of their annual Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival to Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-25. The festival will include many activities for the entire family including a variety of great Cajun food, live music, crawfish races, children’s carnival, and a Creole brunch prepared by Chef John Russ of the renowned Lüke San Antonio.

Festival times are as follows: Friday 6pm to midnight, Saturday 11am-11pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Tickets for the festival will be $7 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. Kid tickets (ages 6-12) will be $5 a day. 2-day passes are available for purchase for $12 and 3 day passes are $20. The Creole Brunch will be held at Marktplatz on Sunday, May 25th from 10am to 12pm. Ticket prices for the Creole brunch are $55 per seat or $450 for a table of eight.

This year’s musical entertainment will feature Texas Country music artist Cory Morrow, T-Broussard and the Zydeco steppers, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, and Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s.

Special guest this year will be the cast from CMT’s hit T.V. show “Gator 911.” Gary Saurage will be teaming up with his Gator Country crew to provide an educational and interactive show with some of his favorite gators.

Chef John Russ, executive chef at Lüke San Antonio, from the famed John Besh Restaurant Group, will be cooking a Creole Brunch on Sunday that is sure to be a delicious Cajun treat for any and all who attend.

The festival is organized by the Fredericksburg Jacyees, who since their founding, have grown to promote large fundraisers with all of the proceeds being used to help youth organizations, charitable groups, and those in need within the community.

For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please visit www.fbgcrawfish.com.

Hunka’ Burnin’ Love Benefit for Bastrop

Have YOU done your part to help the victims of the largest wildfire in Texas history? Here’s your chance on Sunday, October 23rd from 5 pm until midnight at Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille , under the BIG Beau D’Arc tree, on Main Street in Fredericksburg.

It’s a “Hunka’ Burnin’ Love Benefit for Bastrop” with 8 Hill Country Bands, a silent auction and barbecue plates prepared by the Fredericksburg Jaycees included with a $20 sugggested donation.

Fredericksburg favorites, The Polkamatics (formerly known as the Luckenbach Jr. High Progressive Oompah Band) will kick off this rockin’ event at 5PM on Sunday October 23rd, followed by:
The Johnny Nicholas Band
Melissa Weatherly with Sol Patch and the Any Given Sunday Band
Dave Fenley with Davey “The Deal” Shrank
and The Ben Beckendorf Band!
Joining forces with their Fredericksburg Neighbors are The Debbi Walton Band from Marble Falls and popular Kerrville cover band, Someone Like You~who will be closing out the night around midnight.

The Cowboy & Texan Games will be showing on the biggest HDTV’s in the Hill Country and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Bastrop and Heart of the Pines Fires Departments and victims of the largest wildfire in Texas History.

For more information please visit Silver Creek Beer Garden on Facebook or call 830-990-4949. Donated items for the Silent Auction can be dropped with Rikki at Silver Creek.

It’s the Hunka’ Burnin’ Love Benefit For Bastrop on Sunday,  October 23rd~$20 suggested donation includes barbecue!
BBQ plates will also be available TO GO for $10

Sponsored by KFAN 107.9FM, KNAF 910AM & The Deuce Radio, Little ‘D’ Art Ranch, Puff Bunny Records, Riversounds Recording Resort on the Llano River, Ben E. Keith and Sysco Foods.

Historic Schools: Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools, preserving the past to enrich the future. This event raises funds to help preserve the twelve historical former rural school buildings currently being used as public community centers in Gillespie County. Enjoy a chicken BBQ meal with all the trimmings as a drive-thru or dine-in at the American Legion Hall, 724 South Washington. Cost is $8 per plate donation, while it last. Call (830) 685-3385 for more information.