According to Mike Scotten, one of the organizers, the event has become the single-best fund-raising effort for the organization.
And every penny raised goes toward funding college scholarships for deserving students who will be graduating from the three Bee County high schools.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Bee County Expo Center, and live entertainment will be provided along with lots of food and a bar.
Tickets are on sale now at the Navy Army Credit Union at 2505 N. St. Mary’s St. in Beeville at Buck’s Quick Stop in Skidmore and at Blake Fulenwider Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep dealership at 3000 N. St. Mary’s St. in Beeville.
Tickets are $30 each and $50 a couple. But a ticket will pay for all the boiled crawfish and shrimp you can eat and some good entertainment.
That entertainment will be provided by county singer John Wolfe. The music is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
Scotten said silent and live auctions also will be held during the event with a variety of items, including guns, hunting and fishing trips and professional sports tickets being offered.
Bee County’s Go Texan organization is a subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and its members hold fundraisers to provide college scholarships to deserving students in the county.
“One kid from Bee County gets an $18,000 scholarship every year,” Scotten said. And in three of the last four years, two students in the county have received $18,000 scholarships from the Houston show organization.
In the last decade, Scotten said, the Houston show has provided more than $160,000 in scholarship assistance to Texas students and the Bee County Area Go-Texan committee has provided more than $50,000 in scholarship funds.
This year Go-Texan members plan to provide $28,000 to local students, including $10,000 to A.C. Jones students and $5,000 each to students graduating from Pettus and Skidmore-Tynan high schools.
The local Go-Texan group also has been responsible for keeping the Bee County Western Week Celebration going for the past several years.
Money raised by that event also goes toward scholarships.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.