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“Here’s To Our Heroes” Governor Abbott Speaks to Hill Country Gala, Inc. Trey Garrett “Love of the Sale” Galapalooza Live Auction & Bucket Listing

ISSUE

Gala Chef Martino Ortega

02 October 2019

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor


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5:30-7:00 PM Registration, Cocktails, Raffles Open, Live Auction viewing Music by EXIT 505 7:00 PM

Placing of Colors by Greystone Academy Color Guard Pledge of Allegiance led by Rebecca Williamson, Secretary, Hill Country Gala, Inc. Invocation by Pastor Mike Williams, Zion Lutheran Church Dinner is served

7:20 PM

Welcome & Introductions--Ward Jones, President Hill Country Gala, Inc.

7:30 PM

Ward Jones--Introduction of Congressmen Chip Roy Congressman Roy--Introduction of Shawn Morgan

7:33 PM

Shawn Morgan, Area Director of Alumni, Wounded Warrior Project, Texas---Presentation

7:40 PM

Toby Appleton, Vice President of Hill Country Gala Introduction of Schreiner University President

7:42 PM

Charlie McCormick, President of Schreiner University Presentation

7:50 PM

Cash Raffle

8:00 PM

Live Auction

9:15 PM

Bucket Raffle Drawings

9:30 PM

Dancing to music of EXIT 505

*Thank you for you support* Have A Safe Trip Home *See You Next Year*


Letter from the Governor of Texas, GregAbbott

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2019 Gala Certified Executive Chef Martino Ortega Chef Martino Ortega was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM. He has studied culinary arts for the majority of his personal and professional life. He spent his early years in the Bay Area and wine country; studying at California Culinary Academy; and, making his way through the South (Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina) in the role as Regional Executive Chef and ultimately New Mexico and Texas. He is excited to be in the Hill Country in the role as Director of Dining at Schreiner University where the magic continues!

Hill Country Gala, inC. “Here's to our Heroes” Saturday, November 9, 2019, 6:00 PM

Salad Course

Classic Wedge Salad with Tuscan Gremolata, Hickory Smoked Bacon. Diced Local-Aquaponic Tomatoes, Diced Persian Cucumbers . Spring Carrots, Harvest Watermelon Radishes, Greek Feta Cheese. Choice of Creamy Hill Country Ranch and Modena Balsamic Vinaigrette

Entrée 8oz CAB Rib-Eye Club Steak with California Zinfandel Bordelaise Calico Mashed Potatoes Asparagus Sauté with Haricot Vert, Piquillo Peppers and Pearl Crusty French Roll and Butter

Dessert Belgian Chocolate Caramel Mini Bundt Cake alternating with Forest Berry Panna Cotta

Chef Ortega’s mother is Japanese and inspired him early on when spending time in the kitchen as a prep cook. He was 12 years old when his interest really took off learning how to scratch bake in Home Economics during his middle school tenure…

Chef Martino Ortega, Certified Executive Chef (CEC)


Cash & Bucket Raffle

Bucket Raffle Tickets $10 ea, or 6-$50 or 12-$100 Credit Cards & Cash Accepted

50/50 Cash Raffle Bring $20.00 Cash to enter the 50/50 Cash Raffle. $20.00 Cash Per Ticket. No limit on number of tickets you can buy.


$500

Bucket Raffle Preview  Gold Cup Pawn, James Avery Necklace  Mink Bucket Hat & Rex Scarf Set From Alaska Fur Galleries & Hydro Facial From Bella Luz  Jaguar Print From Ward & Sherri Jones  $500 Shopping Certificate from H.E.B  $500 Shopping Certificate from Outback Patio Furnishings  Silver Cross Necklace, Tammy ParkhurstRhodes Sable Necklace, Sherri Jones  Custom Hand Made Knife from Don Harris, County Commissioner Precinct 4  Lifetime Membership from Jack Burch  Hill Country Shooting Sports Center  Texas License to Carry Course from Jack Burch Hill Country Shooting Sports Center  Pet Package from Dogologie  Stay at Cowboys & Angels  Print from The Museum of Western Art  Six Month Membership & 3 Free Training Sessions from Peak Fitness  Hand Crafted Dart Board Cabinet and Supplies, Donated by Sherri Jones  Print from Cowboy Artist Museum  Two Night Stay at Cowboys & Angels for Two  Hogs Turkey & Varmint Hunt for Two From Ryno Hunting Services  “Seated in Heavenly Places” Print from Kathleen Marie  Coffee Lovers Paradise Package


He grew up in Santa Fe, NM with a very unique family dynamic. Santa Fe is a hub of cuisine and growing up with Japanese flavors incorporated into his style has given him a whole new perspective on Spanish/ Asian/ Northern New Mexican cuisine.

An interesting example of this combination of flavors is a dish he created: Edo Negi Maki with Hatch Green Chile Appetizer finished with a Catalan Style Sofrito on a nest of Pomme Rosti‌. Always on the quest for new flavors, Chef Ortega says it has taken him many years to continually master his craft and the disciplines associated with culinary creativity. Chef Martino Ortega is the recipient of three gold medals (ACF) A Tasters Award (sponsored by Rio Grande Chapter ACF), Bronze medal Culinary Competition Boston MA. Recognition in culinary excellence from Schreiner University, UNM, NM Tech, University of Montevallo, UTSA & various other affluent organizations. ‌

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No Tickets Sold After: Nov 1st, 2019


Love

I think my passion for the auction business stems from spending my early childhood on the catwalks and in alleyways of countless sale barns across the nation. I remember them as a playground while my Dad was hard at work either buying or selling our livestock while the chant of the auctioneer echoed through that auction barn. As I grew older I had the opportunity to be a part of the logistics of planning and working lots of auctions. I loved the excitement and challenge of getting everything ready by sale day. I liked how everyone had to work as a team and how family and close friends would always be present. It began to become a desire of mine to become an auctioneer for many reasons including the fact that my two boys would be able to grow up similar to the way I did, learning to work hard and seeing firsthand how a business functions.


“That experience drove me to attend The World Wide College of Auctioneering� Due to an unfortunate local bank closure in 2010 my family was forced to sell the Safari park that I managed for them. They lost the business and just about everything they had worked so hard for. Assets were auctioned off by a court appointed auction company. I watched the auction crew as they placed bets before the auction on how fast they could sell our livelihood instead of working hard to get the most for the items being sold. Moments later I watched the winning crew member walk around boasting his winnings. That experience drove me to attend The World Wide College of Auctioneering graduating in 2011. I set out to start Garrett Auctions vowing that I would never treat my customers in such an unprofessional manner. One of my favorite things about the auction business is that you can truly make a difference in someone's life. We at Garrett Auctions strive to make a positive difference in our customers lives. Diligently seeking every way possible to realize the highest value we can. I am excited to be a part of this incredible event and I look forward to raising money for those that have sacrificed so much for our country! Sincerely, Trey Garrett


Live Auction Rules & Disclaimer  All sales are final. No refunds will be processed without just cause and approval of the Hill Country Gala, Inc. Board of Directors.  Items purchased are not considered contracts between Hill Country Gala, Inc. and the buyer and/or participants. Items purchased are considered agreements between the buyer and provider/donor.  Hill Country Gala, Inc. does not guarantee or warranty the taking of donated trophies or other game/fish negotiated for taking by the buyer and provider. Nor does Hill Country Gala, Inc. guarantee or warranty the trophy quality, size, or quantity available.  Decisions such as dates of hunts/fishing trips/other trips, details of hunts/fishing/other trips, charges during hunts/fishing/other trips beyond the representations made in the donor forms are considered negotiations strictly between the buyer and the provider. Hill Country Gala, Inc. shall not be held liable for such negotiations, nor shall it be held liable for the failure of the donor to provide such items or services.  In the event of a tie bid, there will be a bid-off only between those bidders deemed by the auctioneer to have been tied for that bid until a bid winner is determined. The auctioneer shall have final decisions over such matters.  All sales must be paid in full by appropriate credit card, check, or cash before leaving the event.  All changes on sale date are deemed to have replaced any applicable rules or items.  Hunts and fishing trips may not be resold or transferred to other individuals by the buyer.

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weekend getaway for 2 www.fredericksburgherbfarm.com

Dining


777 RANCH, Hondo, TX is one of the premier hunting ranches in the entire state of Texas! They have donated a 3/day, 2/night hunt on the ranch for one hunter and one non-hunter for the 2020 whitetail deer hunting season. Included in this package are accommodations for the time stated, guide, meals & beverages, the trophy fee for (1) whitetail buck scoring up to 120 SCI, and field prep for your trophy. This hunt may be upgraded at the hunter’s cost as to trophy size, additional hunters, and the harvesting of other types of game available. Not included are transportation to/from ranch, meat processing and taxidermy of trophy(s), and gratuities. This would make a perfect youth hunt for a beginning hunter. Don’t miss this opportunity for an amazing experience on this historic ranch offering hunts to hunters coming from all over the world for almost 50 years. The donation value for this hunt is over $2,300.

www.777ranch.com/

We thank the 777 Ranch 100% donation!!.


www.alaskanfur.com ALASKA FUR GALLERY has donated this beautiful 24� long mink vest in the scan black cross pattern. This beautiful item being modeled by our raffle girl is the perfect piece of apparel to wear in the Hill Country autumn and winter during those cold nights or cool days. It is extremely versatile and could be worn with jeans and boots or pant suits and dresses. The holiday season is upon us and what a fantastic way to say Merry Christmas to that special lady. This item may be exchanged for size in the same design. This vest retails for over $2,800. Gentlemen, start your engines!


“Brave Glory” Measures 23” h X 18”w X 11”d.

TREASURE INVESTMENTS CORPORATION & HILL COUNTRY GALA, INC. have joined together to offer you 3 magnificent bronzes during this evening’s auction. This first item is entitled “Brave Glory” and depicts an American Eagle sitting atop the American Flag. This is the creation of world renown sculptor Lorenzo Ghiglieri. His works adorn the White House, The Vatican and such private collections as that of Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti. This is one of only 1,500 like it. It would be an amazing addition to anyone’s collection. The item is 23” h X 18”w X 11”d. The gallery value of the original piece is $27,000. Therefore, we would like to start the bidding at $1,000.


GLOBAL SPORTING SAFARIS, INC. one of the premier booking agencies in the world, has donated a fabulous hunt package for 2 hunters in the incredible country of NEW ZEALAND. The beauty of this destination is only surpassed by the friendliness of its people. Your hunt will be managed by a premier upscale New Zealand outfitter and takes place on 10,000 privately owned acres on the South Island. Hunt may be taken in 2019, 2020, or 2021. Arrival & departure point is Christchurch. Each hunter must take a red stag scoring 375 SCI at the hunter’s cost of ($6,000) each. The hunt includes 3 full days of hunting 2X1 with a certified guide, all hunt transportation, pick up and drop off at Christchurch Airport, luxury lodging, 3 meticulously prepared meals per day, wine and beer, and field prep of all trophies. Hunt may be upgraded for trophy size, other game available, additional hunters, and non-hunters at applicable rates. Not included is transportation to/from US and New Zealand, trophy fees, pre or post hunt accommodation, taxidermy, and gratuities. This is one of the world’s most stunning scenic places, and it is advised that the winning bidder consider taking in many of the incredible sights and places before or after your hunt. This is a $6000 Value

We thank Global Sporting Safaris, Inc. 100% Donation!


SHERRY STELLE, one of the premier wildlife artists in the world, has donated this beautifully framed artist’s proof of the most magnificent of all antelope in the world, the Sable. Entitled “Aristocrat” this pen and ink creation is 18” w X 24”t. In 1994, the insatiable desire to depict wildlife as she sees it became an uncompromising passion for Sherry. Without formal art training, she took the unforgiving medium of pen and ink and made it her own as one of the foremost artists in the world in this medium. Abstaining from the traditional approach of using watercolor washes over black ink outlines, Sherry mixes her own shades of ink and builds layers of rich color. The result creates a texture and depth that becomes almost sculptural as she literally “paints with her pens”. Sherry’s studio is in Austin, and you need to visit if the opportunity presents itself. To put a price on this work would be to limit its value.

We thank Sherry Steele 100% Donation!


TEXAS HUNT LODGE have donated one of the most exciting hunts available in the Hill Country. (1) hunter and (1) non-hunter will pursue the dangerous and challenging trophy wild boar. This is not a little pig hunt, but pursuit of a boar with real big cutters-the kind that can hurt you. As the premier outfitter in the Hill Country for many years, Texas Hunt Lodge offers this hunt with suite accommodations in their 10,000 square foot lodge in hunt Texas for 1 day and 1 night. Meals and beverages are included. You may add additional trophies at regular prices per current trophy list. Method of take can be rifle, handgun, or for an additional $150, the hunter may hunt over dogs with a knife. Hunter may add another hog for an additional $250. Add $150 for a Saturday hunt. Not included are taxidermy, gratuities, cost of additional trophies harvested, and transportation to/from lodge. We thank Texas Hunt Lodge and Aaron Bulkley

100% donation!


www.alaskanfur.com ALASKA FUR GALLERY has provided another beautiful and practical fur for your buying pleasure. Ponchos are a staple garment of Texas, and this magnificent knitted mink poncho with fringe trim in a whiskey color will make you the talk of the town. Modeled by our raffle girl, this stunning creation is stylish, warm, and will go with numerous wardrobe looks. The item may be exchanged for size. This mink poncho retails for over $1,750. What an early holiday gift this would make!!


AQUA ADVENTURES PANAMA & HOOKED ON PANAMA LODGE www.hookedonpanama.com

have generously donated a trip to one of the great deep sea fishing destinations in the world, the Pacific Coast of Panama. Two (2) anglers will enjoy the quest for marlin, dorado, rooster fish, snappers, sailfish, and many other types in this 3/day, 4/night fishing package. Double occupancy private bungalows are your accommodations and all meals and beverages at the lodge and on the boat are provided. You will have a captain & first mate, and all tackle, bait, and fuel are provided for you on your boat. Calm waters and short trips to the fishing areas enhance this trip’s value. Trip can be taken in March-July in 2020 or 2021. Your destination is David, Panama through Panama City. Round trip transportation to and from the airport is included. While in Panama, extend your stay and see the Panama Canal, one of the manmade wonders of the world. This country is very safe, and its people are very friendly. Not included are the roundtrip airfare, US to David Panama, any accommodations and meals, sightseeing, etc, before or after your fishing excursion, and gratuities. This package for 2 has a value of over $7,000.


Port Aransas Stay & Play Hamilton Family, Chicken Express franchise owner, has donated one rooster of an opportunity for a whole flock of folks. Enjoy an 8 day/7 night stay at his magnificent and spacious home in Port Aransas. As you can see in these pictures, this is a beautiful home that was untouched by the hurricane as a result of hurricane proof construction. The home sleeps up to 10 comfortably with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a large living room, and even a ping pong table. A community swimming pool, stocked pond, picnic & grilling area and much more is right outside your door. Now for the ultimate-the home is located 5 minutes from downtown Port A and is 2 blocks from the beach. This trip may be taken from September 2020 thru April 2021 and is subject to availability, so make you reservations promptly. Check in time is 3 PM and check out is 11 AM. Port A is rapidly recovering from the hurricane, and now is the time to plan a great vacation, family re-union, etc.

We thank the Hamilton Family & Chicken Express

100% Donation!


James & Kelli Wright have donated a great 2/night stay at their retreat in Mountain Home just minutes from Kerrville. You will stay in their spacious Rancher cabin which has a queen bed, large private bath, kitchenette, and spacious front porch with rocking chairs facing the wildlife trail. Cabin comes with all linens, dishes , and toiletries as well as snacks and you will receive a deluxe welcome basket. Grill your favorite steak, swim in the pool, watch some wild game, or just sit back with your favorite libation and relax in the comfort and beauty of the Hill Country. Donation is good for one year from November, 2019.

We Thank James & Kelli Wright

100% Donation!


Bronkhorst Safaris Has generously donated the safari of a lifetime for 2 hunters and two non-hunters. This is a 10/day adventure with 7 days of hunting at the beautiful luxury safari lodge in Limpopo Province in the country of South Africa. If you have never been on safari, this is the perfect first trip. If you have been before, this is the way to add to your collection. Or, if you are not hunters, this is the perfect camera safari excursion. There is nothing like the mystic, beauty, and grandeur of Africa. You can arrange your trip from March through September in 2020 or 2021. This is a 2X1 hunt with each hunter able to harvest one Nyala bull with trophy fees included, or both hunters can apply a trophy credit of $3,500 toward the animals of their choice. Three delicious meals per day are provided along with all beverages. Hunt may be upgraded to more days, additional hunters or non-hunters, or upgrading nonhunters to hunters at regular rates. Hunting birds or fishing can be arranged for an additional small daily charge. Not included are roundtrip transportation to/from Johannesburg, South Africa, return airport transfers @ $500 per couple, $250 per day/per person for arrival and departure date, taxidermy, rifle permits, costs prior to or after the safari and gratuities. This is an $18,000 value! You will never forget this trip!!!


“Act of Valor”


Much Respect & Appreciation To Our Dynamic & Committed Donors! Glenn Baxter & RGB Resources Veterans of Foreign Wars Kerrville In Country Vietnam Motorcycle Club Gold Cup Pawn Shop & Rachel Fitch H.E.B Hill Country Shooting Sports Center Ryno Hunting Service Texas Hunt Lodge & Aaron Buckley Altstadt Brewery KSG Portraits Studios Alaska Fur Galleries Tammi Parkhurst-Rhodes Don Harris, County Commissioner 777 Ranch & Jeff Rann Global Sporting Safaris Hooked on Panama Lodge Kerrville Hills Winery Bending Branch Winery Singing Water Vineyards Charity Fundraising Safeguard Business Systems JAM Broadcasting Peak Fitness Bella Luz

AMVET Post 100 Kyra Bowman Hill Country Telephone Company Ben E Keith Outback Patio & Judy Miller Cowboy Artists Museum Kathleen Marie Chicken Express/Terry Hamilton Nootka Island Lodge & Tim Cyr FTW Ranch & Tim & Susan Fallon Ward & Sherri Jones Dogologie Herb Farm Treasure Investments Corporation Sherry Steele Phillip Bronkhorst Safaris Becker Vineyards Grape Creek Vineyards Hill Country Distillers So Fast Printing Grape Juice River Oaks Framing Co. Kyle Bond Cowboys & Angels

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Seven Area Wineries, Distilled Spirits & Craft Beer Tastings

This is one of the most unique donations offered anywhere at any auction. You say you like wine? You say you like craft beer? You say you like distilled spirits? Well, this is the item for you. We recommend that you do not try to do this all in one or even two days. Take your time and enjoy!! BUT WAIT, there’s more, all the extra goodies you see displayed tonight also come with this already phenomenal auction item. And if that wasn’t over the top, this is a 100% donation from these small area businesses. Help us thank them all by bidding high and often to gain this prize.. Plan now and get your friends together to bid on this auction item.


Becker Vineyards, Stonewall-tasting for (10) people and private tour. No Saturdays. Certificate good for one year from 11/9/19. Bending Branch Winery, Comfort-tasting for (6) people in Estate tasting room and tour of winery. Certificate good for one year from 11/9/19. Grape Creek Vineyards, Fredericksburg-tasting for (4) people. Certificate good for one year from 11/9/19. Kerrville Hills Winery, Kerrville-tasting for (4) people and (4) Armadillo logo wine glasses. Certificate good for 6 months from 11/9/19 Singing Water Vineyards, Comfort-tasting for (6) people and complimentary glass of wine. Certificate good for one year from 11/9/19. Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg-dining and drinking certificate of $160. Good at any time. You can enjoy a tour and tasting at normal prices. Hill Country Distillers, Comfort-tasting and (1) free cocktail for (10) people and $5 off any bottle purchase. Good for one year from 11/9/19

Swag courtesy of Hill Country Gala, Inc.

Donation valued over $1,000.

We thank all these donors for a 100% donation!


Museum of Western Art John Hampton

Gordon Snidow Gordon Snidow has been known as the foremost chronicler of the contemporary cowboy since 1959, after receiving a Bachelors Degree in Art from the Art Center College of Design, in Los Angeles. He was born in Paris, MO in 1936 and now resides in Ruidoso, N.M. When Western Art Collector magazine, in December of 2017, reached out to the museum directors, curators, gallery owners, artists and art experts to ask one simple question, “What is your favorite work of art that depicts the cowboy?” Trailside Gallery responded, naming gordons painting, ‘Remnant of Another Time.’

Well eighties, John Hampton, one of the into his founders of the Cowboy Artists of America, was still painting, drawing, and sculpting the many stories of the American West. Hampton was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1918, but made his way west at an early age. As a boy, he had shown an early aptitude for art and won a drawing contest sponsored by the New York World Telegram. Years later, while he was working as a cowboy in New Mexico, one of his cow bosses told him that he had the makings of a good cowboy, but an even better artist. Hampton combined those two pursuits for the rest of his life. One of his early jobs was working as an illustrator for newspaper comic strips, including Fred Harman’s Red Ryder and Little Beaver. In 1965, Hampton got together with Joe Beeler, Charlie Dye, and George Phippen in Sedona, Arizona, to talk about the need to preserve and promote the art of the American West. As Hampton later recalled, “We didn’t feel the necessity to wait around and let the Eastern critics tell us what was worth painting in the West.”

Museum of Western Art has donated these 2 beautiful lithograph prints. They would be fine additions to the collector’s gallery or would adorn the walls of office or home in grand style. Donated & framed by River Oaks Framing Co, LLC

THANK YOU 100% DONATION


Nootka Island Lodge & Tim Cyr

have donated a wonderful fishing trip for (2) anglers to their magnificent lodge on Nootka Island off the coast of British Columbia in Canada on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. This is a 4 day/3 night trip to be taken at any time available from June through September in 2020 or 2021. You will enjoy an extremely comfortable lodge room with all sumptuous meals included. Alcohol can be purchased at the angler’s expense upon arrival. You will be fully guided with all gear and boat provided while you fish for salmon, halibut, ling cod, and rockfish. Your fish will be cleaned and packaged for you to take home with you. There are multiple ways to reach the lodge by plane, car and plane, or other combinations. Discuss with lodge staff for best options for you. The beauty of the British Columbia landscape and seascape combined with the incredible fishing and the great staff and facilities of Nootka Lodge make this a trip to remember forever. Not included are round trip airfare, fishing license, and gratuities. The

approximate value of this trip is $5,400. We thank Tim and Nootka Lodge 100% Donation!


KSG STUDIOS & KEVIN SAUNDERS have donated a $3,000 gift certificate good for one portrait session and one 11� X 14� portrait of your favorite person, couple, pet, etc. This is the most amazing process in producing an original oil painting for your private legacy. The work is stunning! The people are personable and professional. It all can be accomplished at their studio in San Antonio. This is another one of a kind donation that you will not see at any other fundraiser in Kerrville. Even if you do not win this one, you need to go to see this amazing studio and its people. We Thank Kevin KSG Studios

100% Donation! https://www.kgsmasterpieceportraits.com


PIG ROAST & WINE & BEER TASTING FOR 25!! Tim Rye & Justin Foster have donated an item that will be talked about long after the evening is finished! You better have some room and a big appetite to bid on this one. They are donating a roasted pig (Hawaiian style) for 25 people at the local home of the buyer or other attendee. This dinner includes all the accoutrements!

Patrick & Kerri Wilt, Grape Juice Add to this a wine & craft beer tasting for your 25 participants conducted by none other than Patrick Wilt, owner of Grape Juice, and you have an evening that no one present will ever forget!!! Date to be arrange the date with the donors. This is an event to remember and an evening to enjoy and “pig out� (excuse the pun!)

Thank you all! PHENOMINAL 100% DONATION!


Global Sporting Safaris Property donated another trip of a lifetime. This time, (2) lucky hunters will travel to the beautiful 5 star Estancia Chischaca outside San Luis, capital of San Luis province in central western Argentina to hunt big game, enjoy delicious food and wine, and partake of the great hospitality of the Argentine people. Take this trip in 2020 or 2021. Included are 5 full days of hunting with a 2X1 PH to hunter ratio, pick up and drop off at airport in San Luis, 3 meals per day, wine and beer, all transportation during the hunt, field prep of trophies, and much more. You will fly through Buenos Aires to San Luis. However, plan for a couple days in Buenos Aires either coming or going, as it is one of the great cities of the world. Shopping and a tango show are a must! Not included are trophy fees for animals taken (see price list), transportation to/ from San Luis, accommodations before or after the hunt, dipping, packing, and taxidermy of trophies, rifle permits, license, and gratuities. Non-hunters and additional hunters may be added at normal rates. This is the trip of a lifetime and has a value of over $3,000. We Thank Global Sporting Safaris 100% Donation!


Mystery Item! The thing that makes you go hhhhmmmmm.. It could be one of the greatest buy of the night or a total bust. It is something everyone will want when they see it. It is something everyone here can use. No one keeps one of these at their home or office on a regular basis. It is worth much more than $500, and the maximum value is perceived by each buyer in their own way! We Thank you 100% Donation


FTW RANCH TIM & SUSAN FALLON have donated one of the most unique opportunities in the Kerrville area. Travel to their beautiful ranch just west of Barksdale (about 80 miles from Kerrville) to stay in some of the most picturesque country in the area. This is a donation for (2) hunter/shooters. Each person will have a (5) night/(4) day stay at their luxury lodge with all meals and beverages provided. Long range shooting instruction (up to 1,000 yards) will be taught by former Navy Seals in both a classroom and range setting. You will receive custom built range cards for your rifle/bullet combo. Rifle cleaning supplies, hearing protection, shoulder pads, and other nice gear are yours to keep. Stays begin on a Friday and depart on Wednesday. Must be scheduled 60 days from purchase this evening on a first come first served basis. Dates may be scheduled in 2019 or 2020 subject to availability. Both students must attend at the same time. Purchaser must be one of attendees. Each attendee will receive a $2,000 trophy credit toward hunting the animal of their choice (some of the most unique choices in the Hill County). A top rated guide will be provided. Not included are transportation to/from ranch, ammunition (200) rounds, gratuities, and taxidermy. You will see a sporting rifle course with pretend African game! Nothing like it anywhere! Don’t miss this opportunity!!! Value of this package in over $12,000.


“Soldiers Cross”

TREASURE INVESTMENTS CORPORATION presents the last in its trio of beautiful bronze sculptures. Laran Ghiglieri presents this moving and emotional piece entitled “Soldier’s Cross” Not mush need be said about this powerful piece as it speaks to the sadness of lost fellow soldiers and friends. This is one of an edition of 750. Dimensions are 18” h X 27” w X 15” d. Gallery value on this piece is $22,500. We will again start the bidding at $1,000.


BYRON & SANDRA SADLER YO RANCH HEADQUARTERS have graciously donated a family youth hunt on its legendary location in Mountain Home.


The Eagles Vs. Rolling Stone Dueling Guitars have teamed up to bring you the final items of this evening. Look at these two beautiful Fender guitars with authentic verified signatures from the Stones and the Eagles. All signatures are authenticated by an independent 3rd party highly decorated New York City police lieutenant whose specialty is forensic and document examination and by educated and trained signature examiners and handwriting analysis experts who train the FBI, IRS, Department of Defense, and Secret Service as well as board certified and court qualified experts, museum curators and police officers. Both guitars come with a Certificate of Authenticity, a Hologram Identifier & an Online Registry. What an item for a fan, musician, entertainer, or collector to have. The Stones guitar features the signatures of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, & Bill Wyman. The Eagles guitar features the signatures of Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Randy Meisner, Don Felder, and Glenn Frey. Cont. next two pages‌‌


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