GONZALES — The grills are hot and the 10th annual Gonzales County Area Go Texan Steak Night Scholarship Fundraiser is ready to serve up a smokin' night of food, fun and dancing, all in the name of local students and education.
In 2017, the Gonzales County Area Go Texas Scholarship Fund issued $71,950 in scholarships, to 16 students. These allocations were made through the generosity of donors attending the annual Steak Night Scholarship Fundraiser, held in January; and, through the Gonzales County Area Go Texan Tractor Pull and Cook-off held in September.
Tickets for the Steak Night Scholarship Fundraiser are $40 per person. Corporate sponsorship is available for $50 per person, with a six-ticket minimum purchase.
The event guest list is growing, with a busload of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo dignitaries coming for the event and more than 400 tickets having already been sold.
There are only 480 tickets in circulation. All tickets are pre-sale only and available through any Gonzales County Area Go Texan committee member, or at the E-Barr Scale Office, next to E-Barr Feed & Supply, located at 212 St. Louis Street; or by calling 830-672-4555. No tickets will be sold at the door.
The 10th annual Gonzales County Area Go Texan Steak Night Scholarship Fundraiser Schedule of events includes: 4:30 p.m. - Doors and Silent Auction open; 6 p.m. - Meal featuring a ribeye steak dinner with all the trimmings, including the association’s famous loaded potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert; 7:15 p.m. Live Auction with a huge variety of items, such as George Strait autographed memorabilia, gift certificates, handmade items, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tickets and much more; and, the evening will close with a Dance featuring the Can’t Hardly Playboys.
The event is BYOB. Guests may bring ice chests, bottles and mixers with them.
The annual scholarship fundraiser is on Saturday, Jan. 13, at JB Wells Park Expo Center at 2031 County Road 197 in Gonzales.
The mission of the GCAGT Scholarship Association is to provide scholarships for Gonzales County Students to advance their education.
Gonzales County AGT, a 501c3 non-profit, promotes the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo through ticket sales and show participation. Scholarships awarded to qualified students of Gonzales County. Proceeds from this GCAGT STEAK NIGHT event provide scholarships for Gonzales County Youth who plan to attend Texas universities and trade schools.