The Cattle Barons’ Gala, a fundraiser known for its relaxed country vibe, will take place Saturday, June 16, with games, food, auctions and a concert by country star Easton Corbin.
The gala raises money for the American Cancer Society, an organization that funds research and provides services for cancer patients and their families.
In a joint statement, Gala chairmen Justin Armstrong and Jeremy Cozad said that the event is an opportunity to “celebrate those who have conquered cancer, reflect on those who have been taken too soon and raise funds for research and support.”
Now in its 31st year, the focus remains on raising awareness and money.
“Our motivation for humbly accepting the honor of co-chairing this event is our friends and family touched by this disease and the urgency we feel to help find a cure,” the men said in their join statement. “In keeping with our 2018 theme, ‘Southern Raised, Southern Strong,’ we salute those who have fought cancer and those who are on the journey alongside them. The party is fun, but the purpose is to find a cure. We long for the day that cancer is defeated.”
The honorary chairwoman for the gala is Amanda Jones of Tyler, a cancer patient. The Cattle Barons’ Gala also recognizes a Li’l Wrangler, a child who has faced or is facing cancer. This year’s Li’l Wrangler is Jase Curtis, the 4-year-old son of Shauna and Jarod Curtis. Each year, gala volunteers host an event for pediatric oncology patients and their families.
The gala will take place beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Texas Rose Horse Park, a complex at Texas Highway 110 north near Interstate 20 that houses the Brunson Equestrian Center. Gala events are held in a covered show arena and tents that are air conditioned.
Corbin will be the night’s music headliner. He has had seven Top 10 singles including “A Little More Country Than That,” “Roll With It,” “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “Baby Be My Love Song.”
Tickets to the gala cost $200 and can be reserved online or by calling 903-597-1383.
Tickets to the Barons’ Reception cost $300. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. and will include music by the Tyler Dudley Band, food and access to the midway before general admission guests arrive.
Cuisine is provided by 1836 Texas Kitchen and Villa Montez.
Stonewater Roofing is a sponsor of this event.
A longer version of this article originally appeared on the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s website.