In keeping with the spirit of the rich history of the Old Blanco County Courthouse the theme for the fundraising gala this year is “True Grit”.
In 1986 the citizens of Blanco formed the Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society to rescue the beloved landmark from being dismantled and moved. Today the courthouse is still owned by the OBCCPS, a non-profit 501c3 corporation and the building’s preservation still depends on the generosity and support of private citizens.
Essentially, the true grit of this community continues to maintain this fine landmark which anchors the city of Blanco. The courthouse, built in 1885, has played many roles through the years including school, hospital, library, even a restaurant. It now serves as a museum and visitors center, special events site and most recently the filming location for courtroom scenes in the Coen Brothers’ 2010 film “True Grit” starring Jeff Bridges.
The 23rd Annual Gala will be held October 19th with a beer/wine mixer and appetizers served at 6:30 on the courthouse lawn. Dinner will begin at approximately 7:00 PM on the beautiful second floor of the courthouse. A stuffed pork tenderloin dinner will be served (with a vegetarian option) by Cooking it up with the Carles Catering. Ticket prices for the gala are $75 per person or $450 for a table of 8.
Silent auction items of both goods and services will be displayed downstairs for bid during the cocktail hour and following dinner and dessert. The live auction following dessert will include a hunting rifle, fishing trip and winery tours.
For the Poker players, the 4th Annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament will take place the morning of October 19 from 10:00 to 2:00 on the second level of the courthouse. The entry fee is $50 in advance or $60 at the door. The grand prize drawing is a trip to Las Vegas!
Seating is limited at both events so make your reservations now! For Gala reservations/information contact Lesley at the courthouse: (830) 833-2211 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Cindy at email@example.com.
Texas Hold’Em Tournament information and reservations contact is Mable Rollins, (210) 393-3377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.