We just want to remind everyone that our almost last event of the hunting season is this Friday, the 10th at the Eckert Civic Center starting at high noon. We anticipate hosting somewhere between thirty and forty wounded and paralyzed veterans this year, and many of them have never seen good old Mason County hospitality.
Jerry Schwartz and family from Brenham, Joe Martinez, Donald Schulze, and many taste testers will be cooking over one hundred pounds of sirloin, fifty pounds of sausage, plus beans, potatoes, and extras. If the ladies of Mason come through as I know you will, we should have enough sides and desserts to feed an army, which is great. So please, come, show your support for these men and women, I assure you they love Mason—it is the highlight of their year.
We look forward to hunting with twenty area hosts this year. We have added two ranches from Llano and San Saba County, and one from here in Mason. Our program is first class, our operation is first class, and because of the folks here in Mason and surrounding counties, and of course the Veterans who come to hunt here that spread the word about you folks, our reputation is first class.
This year is going to be a special year. In addition to awarding the raffle rifle to someone, and thanks again to the Mason Feed Store for selling those tickets for the last several weeks, we have several more awards for the vets.
The first is the most coveted. A local lady who wishes to remain anonymous has donated a Quilt of Valor to be awarded to one of the wounded soldiers. This quilt will be registered in the National Registry. After this prestigious award the Warriors will draw for Case knives, Yeti coolers, binoculars, and two very nice rifles with scopes.
All in all this should be the best of the eleven annual hunts we’ve had so far, so all we ask of you is be there. High noon on Friday, January 10, 2014. It’s a feel good thing. Be there. Come early. You’ll be fed. Come late. You’ll still be fed. It’s still a feel good thing.