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.

Early start for Fredericks​burg Tannenbaum Ball Auction

Guests who cannot wait for the Pioneer Museum’s Tannenbaum Ball to arrive on December 8 in Fredericksburg, can get an early start at bidding for auction items with a new online auction.

For the first time, anyone can bid early on dozens of auction items by visiting www.blacktie-sanantonio.com, then clicking on “auctions” and going to the Gillespie County Historical Society link. The online auction closes on December 4 at 10:00 pm, but will resume the night of the Ball.

Among the items offered are:
Fredericksburg Opera Festival and Champagne Cocktail Party
2 Piece Vera Bradley Luggage
4 16 oz. Fredericksburg Beer Steins
A Cajun Shrimp Boil and Beer Pairing
Blue Mother of Pearl Three Strand Necklace, with Bracelet & Earrings
20-inch Bluegreen Handmade Ceramic Bead Necklace
Handcarved Santa by American Woodcarver – Greg Guedel
Christopher Radko Ornament “Wildflower Wings” ,Hand-Blown Glass Body with Swarovski Crystals
Luckenbach sign and 1 set of dominos
Multi-Color Semi-Precious Stone Doncaster Necklace
Red Coral, CZ’s, 24K Gold Vermeil Chandlier Earrings
Sterling Silver Bell Necklace – “You Are Loved” – handmade in Austin
18 inch Star Sterling Silver Chain and Pendant and matching earrings from
the Museum Collection of Hand and Hammer Silversmiths
Sterling silver Rose Necklace and Bracelet
20″ silver necklace and holly pendant w/red Chalcedony beads Silver bracelet with 7 holiday silver charms
Sterling Silver Moravian Star Pendant on a 20 inch triple Sterling Silver Chain
Virgin, Saint & Angels 4-strand Mixed Pearl and Clear Sea Crystal Necklace and Pendant Earrings
Wood & Pewter Bowl Set by Vagabond House

The Tannenbaum Ball will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 7 pm until 11:30 pm at the new St. Mary’s Event Center. The celebration features a seated dinner by Delicious Details, open bar, more silent and live auction items, and dance music by The Flying GTs. Segner’s Jewelry will offer a $2400 custom-designed jewelry item in the prize drawing.

Ball Tickets are $110 per person before November 26, 2012, and $125 after that date until December 6. Reservations are required for the Ball. Benefactor tables are available. Tickets may be purchased at the Pioneer Musuem, 325 West Main in Fredericksburg, or on line at www.pioneermuseum.net.

On Saturday, December 1, 2012, guests can tour seven of Fredericksburg’s most distinctive homes from noon until 6pm for the 55th Holiday Home Tour.

Tour Tickets are $25 per person and include a booklet with tour map and full description of each home. Tickets are available for purchase through December 1 at Pioneer Museum 325 West Main Street, Vereins Kirche, and Gastehaus Schmidt in Fredericksburg and Crenwelge Motors in Kerrville. Tickets can also be purchased online or by calling 830-990-8441.

The Tour and Ball are the largest fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society, which is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the history of the area. Call 830-990-8441 for more information about either event.

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!

2nd Annual Nimitz Golf Classic at Boot Ranch –

If avoiding hazards like tanks and low-flying WWII-era planes while golfing at one of the best ranked courses in Texas sounds like fun, then the Nimitz Golf Classic at Boot Ranch is for you! The Second Annual Nimitz Golf Classic is scheduled for Friday, June 3, and promises to be an event to remember.

Designed by PGA Champion Hal Sutton, Boot Ranch is an exclusive golf course recently ranked in the top 10 courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News. Spaces are filling up fast, but there are still some teams left for people interested.

The schedule of events for the day includes a players’ breakfast, a 9 a.m. cannon shot start for an 18-hole four-man scramble, and lunch and beverages along the course. Evening events include a cocktail reception and private tour of the George H.W. Bush Gallery, dinner in the Nimitz Museum Ballroom, and a live auction and a dance featuring the music of Sentimental Journey and the Memphis Belles. Live auction items include a trip for two to Callaway Headquarters and Training Center in San Diego, California, for personalized club fittings for two sets of Callaway clubs; a week in a beautiful Santa Fe home; a trip for two to Honolulu including a week-long stay in the Ala Moana Hotel plus airfare, including a personalized Admiral’s barge tour of Pearl Harbor and the USS ARIZONA Memorial, plus much more.

Registration for the all-inclusive event is $750 per golfer or $3000 per team of four, with all proceeds directly benefiting the education programs of the National Museum of the Pacific War and Operation Comfort, a program that supports the rehabilitative, recreational and financial needs of wounded military receiving treatment at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. For registration or more information, contact Marty Kaderli at 830.997.8600 x204. Visit http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org/Event_2011GolfClassic.asp for a detailed schedule of events and photos from last year’s Nimitz Golf Classic.

Willow City VFD Annual BBQ Benefit – May 3

Country Store opens at 3 pm. Silent Auction open 3 to 6 pm. Live auction starts at 4 pm. Prize Giveaway Drawings at 6 pm. Barbecue meal served at 6 pm until sold out. All donations appreciated. Proceeds benefit the Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Event to be held at the Willow City Fire Station, 2553 Ranch Road 1323.

3 to 8 pm. Call 830-685-3385 for more information.

Relay for Life Team’s 10th Annual Fundraiser: “The Beat Goes On!” – April 26

The Zonta Club and Cancer Support Group present their 10th annual Relay for Life fundrasie April 26, from 5:30 PM TO 9:00 PM, at Hondo’s Main, 312 West Main street.

5:30 FHS Jazz Band directed by Brad Bryant
6:30 Callen Bohnert
7:00 Anne Blackmon, Luke Duderstadt, Danny Hallford with Graham Warwick
7:30 Ariana Detmar, Aubrey Houston, Kendra Jones, Alyssa Mohr, Tanner Stevens
8:00 Rachel Remlinger
8:30 Jimmy DePoy
9:00 The Victory Team

Tickets: $10.00 adults; $5.00 students. Ticket price includes luminaria or raffle tickets. Also including Silent Auction

Sound Provided by Graham Pearson

*Special Emcee: Tim Weinheimer of A+ Entertainment

Tax Deductible checks made payable to American Cancer Society

Doss VFD Fish Fry – August 31

DSC0154230th Annual Event! Fish fry, prize drawing and live music by Dutch Treat. The menu includes fried catfish, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans, trimmings, desserts and drinks. At the Doss Community Center located at the intersection of Ranch Roads 648 and 783 in Doss, Texas.

Serving begins at 4:30 pm. Meal is by donation only.

Beer for Boobs at Fredericksburg Brewing Company

The Fredericksburg Brewing Company will be holding a raffle beginning on Friday October 5, 2012 to benefit Team Beer 4 Boobs (B4B), a participant in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60 mile walk, whose mission is to create a positive relationship with the beer brewing community to promote breast cancer awareness and financially support non-profit cancer research. The Brewery’s goal this year is to raise $3,000 for the team.

Raffle tickets for various items, including gift certificates to the Fredericksburg Brewing Company, the Airport Diner, Aüslander’s, Mahaley’s, Silver Creek, Fredericksburg Pizza Kitchen, Grape Juice and other local businesses as well as t-shirts, pint glasses, an assortment of B4B paraphernalia plus gift items from Hand Carved Candles, The Christmas Store, and more went on sale Friday October 5, 2012. Raffle winners will be announced at the brewery beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday October 26, 2012. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or $10 for three tickets.

Prizes for a $20 raffle ticket include a two night stay at the Hangar Hotel, a one hour massage from the Fredericksburg Herb Farm and beer for a year from the Brewery (a growler and one free refill each month). Winners for the big ticket items will be announced on the 26th after all other winners have been announced. Between raffle drawings sample local brew and visit with members of Team B4B. Since 2003, when the Komen 3-Day for the Cure began, the event has raised nearly $500 million. Proceeds help pay for global breast cancer research, local community educational programs, screening and treatment. On average, participants walk 20 miles a day during the three day event. This year is the fifth year for Team B4B to participate in the event; they will be walking their 60 miles this November.

To learn more about Team B4B and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure walk, visit the team’s website at http://www.beerforboobs.org/.   For more information about the Fredericksburg Brewing Company fundraiser please contact the brewery at (830) 997-1646.

Gillespie County Historical Society Golf Tournament – October 25

A vintage-themed, charity golf tournament is set for Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at the prestigious Boot Ranch Golf Club and will benefit the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg. The format will be a four-person, best ball scramble with registration starting at 10:30 am and shotgun start at 11:30.

The round of golf at this exclusive, award-winning golf destination will integrate archery, cowboy poker, skeet shooting, driving with a hickory-shafted driver, putting with an old fashioned putter and complimentary on course food and beverage. Following the tourney, players and their spouses or guests will enjoy a social hour and awards ceremony, a steak and quail banquet, live and silent auctions, and music by Mike Blakely and his band. Green fees are $750 per player and include golf cart, team caddy, social hour, dinner for golfers and their spouses/guests, and a memorable keepsake. Proceeds of the tournament will support the mission of the nonprofit Gillespie County Historical Society’s Pioneer Museum- to preserve the history of Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country. Individual players and teams are currently being accepted. For further information please call Tom Hutton at 830-669-2944 or Larry Jackson at 830-456-9384 or Pioneer Museum Executive Director, Stephen Vollmer at 830-997-2835 or go online at info@pioneermuseum.net or www.pioneermuseum.net.