Texas Independence Day Celebration

Two-day living history celebration, March 4 & 5, 2017

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Sundown Social

04/22/2017, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Rocking Star Ranch

Join us for our annual Sundown Social and help us celebrate the 181st anniversary of Texas!

This fundraising event starts with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a gourmet chuck wagon steak dinner by Jimmy Detro and musical entertainment by the 2016 Texas State Musician recipient Joe Ely.

A Lubbock, TX native, Ely is a singer/songwriter whose music is a mixture of country, honky-tonk and rock & roll. A good friend with native Navasotan C.B. “Stubbs” Stubblefield, Ely began his music career with performances at Stubb’s Barbeque restaurant in Lubbock, before Stubb’s moved to Austin.

A preview of auction items to be featured in the event’s “Texian Treasures Auction and Raffle” will be posted shortly. Emceed by Nick Hinze, some “truly Texan” item in the auction include a private tour of the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas, a round of golf, a custom-engraved rifle, Texas décor and much more.

Individual tickets to the Sundown Social are $125 each, and should be purchased before April 15 at 979-830-1824 or office@wheretexasbecametexas.org. Table and corporate/individual sponsorships also available. Chairs are Washington on the Brazos Board Member Hondo Powell and his wife Carrie Cavanaugh Powell.

Proceeds will benefit Washington on the Brazos State Park Association. Dedicated to supporting the site’s preservation projects, celebrations and educational opportunities, the Association has played an integral part in the creation, expansion or reconstruction of the Star of the Republic Museum; the Visitor Center and its displays; Independence Hall; and Barrington Living History Farm. Additionally, the volunteer organization has purchased a mobile phone app; a new website for the complex; playground equipment; animals for the farm; bluebonnet and other wildflower seeds; and an important collection of historical papers and documents for the museum.


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