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Ninth Annual Habitat Spring Benefit May 14th
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 • Posted April 6, 2011

Mason County Habitat for Humanity will be holding their annual spring benefit on May 14. This year, Lee and Bobbie McMillan have graciously opened up their home as the event site, and organizers have been working on special menus, tantalizing wines, incredible auction items and great entertainment.

Lee and Bobbie McMillan have always been incredibly supportive of Mason's Habitat for Humanity. They have also enjoyed attending the spring benefits at different venues around the county. This year, they approached the Habitat Board and suggested that perhaps it was time to have Art, Texas, as the site for the benefit, and they offered to open their home for the occasion.

For months now, the event committee has been meeting with the McMillans to plan the layout of the benefit. The food committee has worked with Mary Scholibo and Nonie Stringer on ideas for appetizers and main dishes. Craig and Carol Conlee, last year's hosts and party planning professionals, have coordinated all the other details that make for a successful evening. And now, they're all ready to welcome our Mason County friends, our supporters from neighboring communities, and our all the many "family" members that help to make this one of the social events of the year in our area.

This year, the musical entertainment will be provided by The Raggedy Cats. The Raggedy Cats is Fredericksburg’s only 40’s Swing and 50’s Rock ‘n Roll band. They have been making a name for themselves for their fabulous music and their entertaining style. Organized nine years ago, the band includes saxophones; keyboards; bass guitar; and drums; all complemented by great vocals.

The Raggedy Cats have a huge repertoire of nostalgic romantic ballads from the 1940’s era and fun rock ‘n roll classics from the 1950’s. They play a wide variety of wonderful favorites all the way from quiet easy listening to music which makes people want to get up on their feet and dance. And those attending the Habitat event will have a chance to do just that.

One of the highlights of the Habitat Spring fundraiser is always the silent and live auctions. The selection of art, jewelry, hunting, sports, dining and vacation items keeps bidders going all during the evening, and the winning bidders REALLY DO end up winners when they take home these incredible items.

Some of this year's auction items are: 8 San Antonio Rodeo Assoc. prime box seats to next year's rodeo, with front door parking; framed, limited edition G. Harvey print; Mary Scholibo and Sabyn Nelson gourmet dinner; Bill Worrell original watercolor; Spa packages; a guided topaz hunt from Ft. Mason Real Estate and Gems of the Hill Country; catered cocktail parties; sculptures; and hunting/fishing packages.

Tickets are now available and are $50 each. They are available from any Habitat for Humanity Board member, or at the following locations: Mason County Chamber of Commerce; Mason Garden Market; Mane Attraction Salon; Mason National Bank; The Commercial Bank; First State Bank.

Mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and plan on a great evening of food, music, friends and fun.

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