Texana Goes ‘Bollywood’ at The 2013 Reaching For The Stars

Tye Martinez; Ron Ewer, Legacy Ford; Chance Geary and Jasmine Scott.

Tye Martinez; Ron Ewer, Legacy Ford; Chance Geary and Jasmine Scott.

Get ready for an outing to exotic India as Texana Center’s Reaching for the Stars 2013 Gala goes Bollywood at Safari Texas on Friday, April 12th. Legacy Ford is once again taking the lead as Presenting Sponsor for the event.

Franco Albarran, Gala Chair, has assembled an enthusiastic committee that is putting together an evening to remember with great food, fabulous entertainment and the chance to bid on unique items in the live and silent auctions. Safari Texas will be transformed into all the glitz and glamour of a Bollywood set, so get ready for a color explosion!

Honorary Chairs for this year’s event are Dr. William and Teresa Reading, who are both extremely committed to helping improve the lives of people who Texana serves in Fort Bend County. They are supported by a committee of distinguished community leaders: Michael and Lisa Fredrickson, Himesh and Farrah Gandhi, Lois and Larry Gremminger, Mayor Vincent and Regina Morales and Bill and Thelma Shelton, all of whom have been involved with Texana.

Judge Jim Richard is serving as auctioneer and has agreed to lend his powers of persuasion and to guide guests through the live auction.  Back by popular demand is Yvonne Washington and the Mix, who will entertain guests with a fabulous blend of tunes to dance away the night. Of course, no Texana gala would be complete without a surprise for the audience. You don’t want to miss this one!

The committee is seeking items for both the silent and live auctions. Table sponsorships are available and begin at $1,500. Individual tickets are $100 each. For information about sponsorship or tickets, call 281-239-1427. To purchase tickets online, visit www.texanacenter.com.

Texana Center is a 501(c) 3 public, not for profit organization that provides behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities services to residents of a six-county area including Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller and Wharton Counties. Texana Center has its headquarters in Rosenberg in Fort Bend County. Texana serves about 4,000 clients per month in an array of service programs located in each of the six counties, covering about 6,000 square miles.