The annual Old Blanco County Courthouse benefit is set to begin this weekend. The festivities kick off with a free showing of the Coen Brothers’ True Grit on the courthouse lawn at sundown on Friday, September 28. Enjoy the show with popcorn (provided by American Legion), soda, water, and boxed dinners (call Uptown Blanco Restaurant at 830-833-1579 to reserve yours). Buggy Barn Museum is bringing down their chuck wagon, which appeared in the movie, and a jail wagon. You can also pose for postcard photos.
Tickets are on sale for the 22nd annual gala and the third annual True Grit Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament. The annual gala, which supports the continued maintenance of the old gal through the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society, is set for Saturday, September 29.
The gala is an evening of dinner and auctions on the grounds of the courthouse. Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at the Old Courthouse during regular hours or at 830-833-2211.
Mid-morning on Saturday, the True Grit Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament will return to the courtroom, upstairs in the Old Courthouse, for the third year. Advance tickets to the tournament are $50 per player, and $60 at the door. Seating for the poker tournament starts at 10am, with the game beginning promptly at 10:30am. The grand prize is a luxury trip to Las Vegas – get your tickets early as seating is limited! There will be re-buys and re-fresh available during the tournament.
For more information, call the Old Blanco County Courthouse at 830-833-2211.