Rehab fundraisers this week

For the second year in a row, there will be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. A Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Nolan County Annex on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, the night before the sale at Sweetwater Auction which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26.Heading up the Sweetwater Round-Up events as chairs are Jan Smith, Riley Ann Price, Homer and Beth Taylor, Tom and Becky Rees, Rodney Foster, Brenda Stevens, Bruce Sanderson, Dalton and Gretchen Maddox, Debbie May and Tom Henderson.The Shrimp Peel will begin at 6 p.m. on the 25th and cost will be $20 per person. Sponsorships are available which include dinner tickets. Individual tickets and sponsorships are available from the chairpersons.The regular Round-Up for Rehab sale will be the following day at 12:30 p.m. with the REHAB chuck wagon serving up free beans, cornbread and tea beginning at 11:30 a.m.Both events will feature live auctions and items for each are being accepted by the committee.The REHAB’s Director of Donor Relations, Dan Huggins, says WTRC has been taking care of people throughout West Texas for the last 58 years 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 52nd 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 nine sales being this year in local west Texas communities to benefit patients at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. In addition to Sweetwater, San Angelo, Abilene, Stephenville, Olden, Dublin, Brownwood, Junction and Coleman are also hosting 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, Lone Star Beef, Stamford Insurance/America First Insurance, Strongpoint/Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife, Raford and Lana Hargrove, Rafe and Leslie Hargrove and Mark and Amy Hargrove.For more information about the Rehab Center, Round-Up sale dates or arrangements for hauling donated animals, call WTRC at (325) 793-3508.