ladies inspecting the prizes at the tannenbaum ballGuests at the Tannenbaum Ball on Saturday, December 4 can walk away with a diamond, a murder mystery dinner, trip to Santa Fe, or other select items while supporting the mission of the Gillespie County Historical Society.

The Ball takes place at the Pioneer Pavilion in Lady Bird Park beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is the Diamond Anniversary in honor of the Society’s 75th year.

Auction items include a house for 12 in Santa Fe, murder mystery dinner, a condominium in Colorado, an antique gun, crawfish/shrimp boil for 40, a Houston Grand Opera package, plus fly fishing, a day hunt, gourmet dinner and helicopter ride. Among the Silent Auction items are a hand-painted heart on canvas, martini shaker and martini glasses, amethyst & rhodalite garnet necklace, small silver tree with ornaments and gift for underneath, hand-painted wine glasses, and a table runner-silver animal print. New items are coming in daily.

The Society is also offering prize tickets for a .75-carat oval diamond valueda sante fe b&b that is one of the prizes at tannenbaum ball at $2,200 donated by Segner’s Jewelers. Prize tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased from Segner’s Jewelers at 236 W. Main St, Fredericksburg TX; Janie Trantham at 830-990-9675 or email at; or Pam Spruiell at 830-997-5809 or email at

All guests will enjoy dancing to Austin’s top show band – Groove Daddy. The 10-piece group plays popular tunes from the 1950s to today.

Carte Wheels will cater a full course meal featuring Roasted Beef Tenderloins Tournedo, Smoked Gouda Mashers, and Fine French Beans, with Apricot Bread Pudding for dessert.

Tickets for the ball are $100 per person and may be purchased online at, or by calling 830-997-2835. For the first time, guests can reserve seating at the ball for $125 per person. Seats can be reserved only by calling 830-997-2835.

The Holiday Home Tour takes place on the following Saturday, December 11, 2010, from noon until 6 p.m. This year’s tour features seven first-time homes decorated for the holiday season. Tickets for the Home Tour are $25 per person and include tour booklet. Details and tickets are available online at

The Home Tour and Ball are the largest fundraisers for the Gillespie County Historical Society. Details and tickets may be purchased by contacting the Gillespie County Historical Society, 312 West San Antonio Street, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, 830-997-2835, or by visiting the web site.

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