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Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 • Posted April 24, 2013

The Mason County Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on Saturday, May 18th is rapidly approaching.

This is the eleventh year for this highly anticipated annual event. Tickets traditionally sell out long before May 18th, so if you do not have your tickets yet, you may want to make your way to The Camber of Commerce, The Mason Gallery, The Mane Attraction, The Commercial Bank or Sandstone Cellars.

This fundraiser started 11 years ago mainly as a wine tasting. Over the years it has grown into what is today a very special event with not only wine tasting, but also live music, a gourmet dinner and silent and live auctions.

The wine tasting is still an integral part of the evening. All the wineries represented are from Texas and most of the wines are 100 % Texas grapes. All total there will be 12 wineries represented this year. Some are participating for the first time and others have been at the event year after year. This year four of the wineries are from Mason County: Sandstone Cellars, Compass Rose Cellars, Pontotoc Vineyards and Alphonse Dotson-Cervantes. In addition, Chisholm Trail from Fredericksburg, Fall Creek from Tow, Stone house from Spicewood and Duchman from Driftwood will be proud to serve you some of their newest wines. A wide array of wines for every taste will be offered from the always popular Cabernets to a wonderful champagne from Stone House.

If the wines do not make you run out to buy a ticket, maybe the auctions will.

Items offered for bid are a feast for the senses-from a flight in a 1940 Piper j-3 cub, a good read with Scott Zesch’s new book to an unbelievable giclee on canvas by Andy Thomas called “Charlie Russell paints a masterpiece”. The painting is like buying 8 paintings for the price of one (you will understand when you see it).

Original art by local artists is always popular and this year there will be art by Sue Kaan, James Magnum, Toni Hurlbut, Bill Worrell and Daynes Haines just to name a few. And if traveling is your cup of tea, bid on a trip to Ruidoso, San Antonio, Gruene, New Braunfels or Bagosa Springs, CO.

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And how about a Cajun dinner for eight, or a relaxed stay at one of the B&B’s that are being offered at auction.

Whatever it is that interests you, we hope you will make it out to the Jacques-Hurley Farm on Hwy 87 North at Camp Air to visit with 450 of your best friends and have great time.

We’ll be looking for you.

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