Round-Up for Rehab approaches

October 25, 2013

The Sweetwater Round-Up for Rehab Shrimp Peel dinner and auction are right around the corner and items are being finalized for the event on Tuesday evening. Shown are Stacy Dove, Jan Smith, Kirsten Smith, Beth Taylor, Dan Huggins and Homer Taylor. (Photo by Tatiana Rodriguez)

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. It’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 year’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.
WTRC’s Director of Donor Relations Dan Huggins says REHAB has been taking care of people throughout West Texas some 60 years now regardless of their financial circumstance. He says to help offset the costs of helping those who can’t afford services, the REHAB holds fundraisers.
The overall Roundup for Rehab, now in its 54th year, is the REHAB’S oldest fundraiser and it’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 — 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, it’s a place where “neighbor-helping-neighbor” is more than just a slogan, it’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.
Some items that will be available to bid on, either in the auction or silent auction, include a box of golf balls, a welding hood, a Yeti cooler, a goody bag, a bottle of tequila, a 22 long rifle with 10 shot magazine, wine, Crown Royal, a two-day deer hunt for two with cabin, a flat iron, comb and hair spray combination, five large bales of hay delivered within 40 miles, a limited edition print "Tex" by Ragan Gennusa, golf for two with cart at the Sweetwater Country Club, a haircut and style with Judy Little at Oak Street Salon, a three-day, two-night stay at Angel Fires, a hunt at Sanderson Ranches, a mesquite pen set, a rocker recliner from Gallery Furniture, a cruise from Travel Factory, a chop saw from Sweetwater Steel, flip flops from Dandy Western Wear and one of Aunt Bet's homemade German chocolate cake.
For more information about the Rehab Center call Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations at (325)793-3508.

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