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2016-02-11

Sweethearts set for BCF’s Black & Red Ball

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

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Sponsored by the Bandera Community Foundation, the annual Black & Red Ball on Saturday, Feb. 13, offers a chance to step out in polished boots and bling, visit with friends, enjoy delicious food and dance the night away.



Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the annual Black & Red Ball, sponsored by the Bandera Community Foundation (BCF), will take place Saturday, Feb. 13, at The Farm Country Club, located off FM 2828. Proceeds will be used to assist the foundation’s work with local nonprofits.
This beautiful 21-year tradition in Bandera offers opportunities to dust off bling and Stetsons, catch up with friends, enjoy a wonderful meal and dance to exceptional “boot-scooting” music.
As part of the evening, silent and live auctions will be held with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Bandera County Meals on Wheels program at the Silver Sage Community Center. Centerpiece of the live auction will be use of a San Antonio Spurs skybox at the AT&T Center, complete with championship basketball, food and refreshments.
Mary Ann Robbins, a marketing professional for 30 years, serves as coordinator for the Black & Red Ball. She has served on the BCF Board of Directors for six years.
“This event is not only a fundraiser, it’s also a night for sweethearts to be together in a dazzling, fun-filled environment that includes a chance to wear ‘Bandera formal’ attire, sip cold draft beer and wine coolers and dance to Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band – one of the best bands Texas has to offer,” Robbins said. “We are thrilled to have Bobby Flores play for us again this year as he was such a huge hit last year.”
The dinner, catered by Brick Gibson of Brick’s River Café, will include beef tenderloin, grilled shrimp and assorted side dishes with chocolate cake for dessert. Doors will open at 6 pm, dinner will be served at 7 pm and dancing will take place from 8 pm to 11 pm.
Tables of eight are available for $350 and a limited number are still available. Individual tickets are $50. Tickets can be purchased at Shoe Biz, 301 Main Street. Telephone is 830-796-8302
Proceeds from the Black & Red Ball – along with those from Celebrate Bandera – enable BCF to assist community nonprofits. Previously, BCF has offered grants to Helping Hand, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Bandera County, Bandera County Library, Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, Bandera County Young Life, Bandera County Meals on Wheels and Boaz Ministries, among others.
Traditionally, the Black and Red Ball has become a perfect way for sweethearts to help the community while sharing a romantic evening. Don’t miss it – and purchase tickets now while they’re still available because last year was a sellout!