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Nimitz "Old Texas Roundup"
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 • Posted March 24, 2010

Admiral’s tradition revived

The Admiral Nimitz Foundation is proud to revive the long-standing tradition of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz by hosting the Nimitz "Old Texas Roundup BBQ" on Saturday, April 10.

Nimitz would hold his barbecue during peacetime as well as during war for those Texans serving in his command – and those wishing they were Texans. It was a chance for a few hours of food and recreation without thinking about the military responsibilities of the day.

The local event will be held Saturday, April 10 in the Memorial Courtyard of the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg. The event begins at 5:30 and runs through 10 PM.

Barbecue is being provided and prepared by the famed Corpus Christi Mustangs – along with all the fixins’. Dessert, iced tea and lemonade will be served. Beer and wine will be available.

The fabulous Almost Patsy Cline Band will provide music for dancing and listening. Other activities will include a horseshoe pit, a silent auction, and the raffle drawing for the Bayou 250 ATV.

BBQ tickets are $20/adults (including two drink tickets) and $10 for children 6-12. Raffle tickets are $5/each or 5 for $20. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at the Bush Gallery Museum Store and the Nimitz Bookstore on Main.

The evening will benefit the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund – "Build the Center."

The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical property and is operated by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation.

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