|Cow Patty Bingo|
No bull, you can win $2,500
Once again, the popular Cow Patty Bingo is back as a fundraising event for the Bandera Community Foundation during Celebrate Bandera 2013. Tickets are now on sale for $20 each, and the winner receives $2,500.
The event will take place Saturday, September 1st, in the parking lot of LOWES Foods Store.. Hondo Bank and Lowes Foods are co-sponsoring this event. Festivities will kick off at 9 a.m. with a breakfast taco sale, music and door prizes. To be eligible for a door prize, you must have purchased a Cow Patty Bingo square and show your numbered ticket to the event coordinators in order to receive a raffle ticket. You must be present to win door prizes; however, the winner of the grand prize does not need to be present to win.
Promptly at 10 a.m., a longhorn steer with a really full belly will be released into the pen which has been marked with a grid consisting of 500 numbers drawn out in 2' X 2' squares. Whoever holds the number of the square where the longhorn decides to drop a patty is the winner of the $2,500 prize. There is only one winner, and the decision of the judge concerning which square has received the most percentage of patty is final. The Bandera Kronkowsky Library will also walk away as a big winner from the Cow Patty Bingo event thanks to Hondo Bank and Lowes Foods who have each given sponsorships in the amount of $2,500, making a total of $5,000 earmarked for our Bandera Library. The grants will be awarded to the Bandera Library by the Bandera Community Foundation, founder and organizer of Celebrate Bandera. As a special added bonus this year, the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation has agreed to match the sponsorship monies, making a full $10,000 available to the Library.
Celebrate Bandera, now in its 12th year, is a production of the Bandera Community Foundation and is the main fundraising project of the year for the organization. With events from Thursday through Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Celebrate Bandera attracts more than 20,000 people and is a rising star among Texas events.
Cow Patty Bingo tickets may be purchased from any board member of the Bandera Community Foundation; beginning in mid July or available at anytime after the first of June at The Bandera General Store on Main Street Bandera. In addition, tickets will be sold at the front door of Lowes each Saturday from noon to four in August. Remember, the winner does not have to be present to win $2,500 cash!
LOWES FOOD STORES
Lowe's has a rich family history that can be traced back to the late 1940's when E.M. 'Bud' Lowe started his career by selling candy and sundries with only one truck distributing throughout the town of Littlefield.
The Lowe's grocery career began in 1964 with the purchase of their first store in Olton, Texas. Bud and his son, Roger, founded the company on the principle of taking care of the community, their teammates and their family. It is this philosophy that has allowed the company to grow to 146 stores West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Hondo National Bank opened its doors in Bandera in 1998. The original bank opened in in 1901 with the chartering of the First National Bank of Hondo, The bank has operated continuously since the inception in the early 1900’s and weathered the "Great Depression." Jim Barlow, Branch President and his staff work hard to “Do It All For You.” Hondo National Bank welcomes new depositors and invites those in need of Ranching, residential, construction, agriculture, consumer and commercial loans to stop by and let Hondo Bank help you with your needs.
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