Bling, Boots and the Best in the West

Commissioner James Patterson, Ann Smith, Jo Ann Smith and Mike Casey.

Commissioner James Patterson, Ann Smith, Jo Ann Smith and Mike Casey.

Christmas will come early to one lucky raffle ticket-holder. The Arc of Fort Bend County’s 36th annual Best in the West fundraiser will raffle off a replica of a classic car as part of their iconic evening. In fact, the Mercedes convertible roadster replica is just one of many luxury items that will help raise monies for the non-profit. “We have a King Ranch Hunt that is always a favorite among the bidders,” said Co-Chairperson Jo Ann Stevens. “Between our silent and live auctions, we have something for everyone.”

Make your shopping list and mark your calendar for Saturday, November 23rd at 6 pm at the George Ranch Arena. Your ticket includes a barbeque dinner provided by the Swinging Door, a dance featuring The Triumphs and the beyond entertaining auctioneering efforts of Commissioner James Patterson and the crowd banter that comes with it!

The evening benefits the Arc of Fort Bend County, a privately funded, non-profit organization that assists individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities. “With state budget cuts, many of these families depend on the services and opportunities the Arc can provide,” said longtime supporter Rick Cushenberry. Education, housing, transportation and referral services are just a few of the programs provided by the Arc of Fort Bend County.

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