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The Sweetwater Round-Up for Rehab event is a fun opportunity to once again to help out patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, some of whom are from this area. Itâ€™s the annual Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater that raises much-needed funds for the REHAB Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29.
Last yearâ€™s event raised a record $62,260.
Heading up the Sweetwater Round-Up event again this year as chairs are Jan and Steve Smith. Also on the Advisory Committee are Stacy Dove, Homer and Beth Taylor, Riley Ann Price, Jacque McCoy, Kirsten Smith, Leah Andrews, Tom Rees, Tere Lawrence, Dalton and Gretchen Maddox, Meghan Cantu Strickland, Kathy Smartt and Brenda Stevens.
The Shrimp Peel will begin at 6 p.m. on the 29th and cost will be $20 per person. Sponsorships are available which include dinner tickets. The event will feature a live and silent auction and items are being accepted by the committee members. The Sweetwater Municipal Band will also perform.
WTRCâ€™s Director of Donor Relations Dan Huggins says REHAB has been taking care of people throughout West Texas for some 60 years now regardless of their financial circumstance. He says to help offset the costs of helping those who canâ€™t afford services, the REHAB holds fundraisers.
The overall Roundup for Rehab, now in its 54th year, is the REHABâ€™S oldest fundraiser and itâ€™s where local ranchers, businesses and individuals come together to help raise funds for the Center.
Huggins says there are seven events being hosted this year in local west Texas communities to benefit patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. In addition to Sweetwater â€” San Angelo, Abilene, Stephenville, Brownwood, Junction and Coleman are also hosting events or cattle sales this year.
Red Steagall is once again teaming with Rehab as Honorary Chairman, because as the legendary cowboy says of Rehab, itâ€™s a place where â€śneighbor-helping-neighborâ€ť is more than just a slogan, itâ€™s a way of living and doing business.
Corporate friends already on board for the Round-Up include B-4 Farms, Bar-G Feedyard, Basic Energy, Group IV Electric Cooperatives, H-E-B Food Stores, Indeca Energy, Permian Transport, Lone Star Beef, Stamford Insurance/America First Insurance and Hargrove Ranch Insurance.
For more information about the Rehab Center call Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations at (325)793-3508.