The Arc of Fort Bend’s Best in the West

Co-Chairman for the Best In the West for 2021 benefiting The Arc of Fort Bend. Debbie Peterson, Ann Smith, Jenny Gortney and James Patterson.

Autumn in Fort Bend County is a time of tradition. The Arc of Fort Bend’s Best in the West is one of our time-honored activities.

Once again the presenting sponsor for this year’s dinner, dance and auction is Prosperity Bank. Under the leadership of chairpersons Jenny Gortney, James Patterson, Debbie Peterson and Ann Smith, this event promises a unique time of charity and friendship. The George Ranch will open its gates at 6 pm on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 where a delicious bar-b-que meal with all the trimmings will be served from 6:30 to 9 pm. The popular band Horizon will provide music for your entertainment and dancing pleasure from 7:30 pm until midnight. Additionally, just in time for holiday shopping, a much-anticipated variety of items will be available from both live and silent auctions, a raffle, numerous corrals and the unique “Ace in the Hole” Bid Board.

Visit for sponsorship opportunities and ticket information. Individual tickets are $75; tables of ten may be reserved for $750. Ticket purchases may also be made online or in person at Prosperity Bank, The Arc of Fort Bend and Pamela Printing.

All proceeds from the Best in the West benefit The Arc of Fort Bend County. Established in 1968 by a group of parents wanting to improve the lives of their children who had intellectual and developmental disabilities, this organization ensures opportunities for them to maximize their quality of life within our community. Advocacy for their inclusion from infancy through adulthood has resulted in dramatic growth of resources and activities designed for them, their parents and families. Increased awareness, inclusion and understanding have added to the positive diversity of our community. To see the influence your Best in the West contributions can make, visit The Arc’s website at

November is traditionally a month of giving thanks and giving back. Thank you in advance for joining The Arc of Fort Bend on Saturday, November 20th. Not only will you enjoy the evening, you will also be making a huge difference in the lives of many people. The abundance of activities and resources made available to parents allows their children to achieve the highest level of personal development. In so doing, they become valued, participating members of our community. This is a Fort Bend County tradition.

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