Organizers are putting the final touches on the Weatherford College Foundation’s Bell Ringers’ Ball, including an impressive list of silent auction items.
The black-tie-optional event, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth, is billed as the capstone celebration of the college’s sesquicentennial year.
“Our silent auction chair, Lonna Leach, has been hard at work,” said Brent Baker, foundation executive director. “She’s aiming for 25 top-notch items, and she and her donors have come up with some truly unique pieces that will feature something for everyone!”
As of Oct. 21, the silent auction items include a Louis Vuitton handbag, donated by Phoenix Construction of Weatherford.
A downtown Dallas package featuring a night at The W Hotel and dinner for two at the Lexus Club inside the American Airlines Center (donated by Paschall Insurance Group), two 100-level Dallas Mavericks tickets plus parking (from the Coyotes Care Scholarship Fund) and treats from Back Home Bakery will give the winning bidder a tremendous stay in “Big D.”
Bryan Lank has donated a one-night stay at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine along with a family pack of tickets to ICE!... featuring a Charlie Brown Christmas, along with treats from Ultimate Cupcake.
An original script from the classic television show “Dallas” autographed by the late Larry Hagman along with an autographed photo of the famous Weatherford native will also be available for bidding, donated by WC.
A 45-minute scenic tour of Christmas lights in a private airplane, donated by Lin Bearden, will be paired with dinner for two at Fire Oak Grill, donated by Mac Smith, along with more treats from Back Home Bakery.
Bob Glenn has donated several pieces of art, including a large framed photo of the last rodeo performance at Will Rogers Arena, a classic Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo framed poster and the first-ever bronze desktop replica of Kelly Graham’s roundabout coyote statues.
The silent auction also includes several other fantastic items, including a chair emblazoned with the seal of the State of Texas (Rep. Phil King), a football autographed by Troy Aikman (Coyotes Care Scholarship Fund), an ECHO gas leaf blower (Mike’s Westside Rental) a framed first-edition silk WC sesquicentennial scarf (Dr. Andra Cantrell and the WC Rodeo Booster Club), and a collection of gift cards from local restaurants (Texas Bank Financial).
Other items will be added as the event nears. For more information on the Bell Ringers’ Ball, contact the WC Institutional Advancement Office at 817-598-6275.