The Richmond Rotary really takes the quote ‘Riding off into the sunset’ to heart with their annual Cowboys in the Caribbean Fish Fry tonight (4/7/12) at the George Ranch Historical Park! After all there’s nothing like a sunset in the Caribbean! Click here for more info on the event!

I’ll be wearing my brand new cowboy boots AND what’s left of my grass skirt that my cat Mikey has been chewing on.

I hope you’re one of the more than 1000 guests expected at the Fish Fry tonight! The proceeds help fund scholarships for local kids!

I will be your emcee! Plus along with Judge Jim Richard we will be prodding you to bid on some super fantastic auction items. Take a look at the auction items:

1. Central Texas Honky Tonk & BBQ Tour
Enjoy a trip on board the party bus with your chauffeur for the weekend, Steve Onstad of the Swinging Door Restaurant, for a fabulous two night stay in historic Gruene, Texas for six guests at the casita of Rotarian Tom Smith. Dine at the Gristmill Restaurant overlooking the Guadalupe River on Friday evening. Then wake up to fresh coffee and a homemade breakfast prepared especially for you and your guests on Saturday before touring the best of Central Texas BBQ establishments with Steve as your personal guide. Then head on down to Gruene Hall (Texas’ oldest Dance Hall) for Saturday night festivities. Get ready to kick up your heels while you and your friends enjoy live music. Depart Sunday morning back to Fort Bend County. A wonderful weekend of eatin’, drinkin’, dancin’ and stuff!

2. Around the Bases With the Houston Astros
Join your host Mark Magee and Kenny Kucherka of Amegy Bank in the beautiful Amegy Bank suite for game day and enjoy the ultimate fan day of Astros baseball. Your group of 14 will enjoy fantastic food and beverages and your game day will be highlighted with a delicious treat served up in custom Astros’ batting helmet bowls.

3. Viva la Vino for 8
Vincent Morales, Mayor of Rosenberg, and his beautiful wife, Regina will serve as your host for a fantastic evening of dinner and wine. Your party of eight is invited to spread out or mingle under the stars in the patio. Culinary delights abound as you and your friends enjoy a steak dinner and all the fixings…accompanied by your personal wine sommelier for a high quality wine tasting experience!

4. Party on the River
Let the good times roll as you and 19 of your friends head out to the beautiful home of Mike and Judy Scherer for the best of Texas…cajun style. Enjoy lots of succulent crawfish! Then it is time to relax and enjoy the conversation with your best buds for a pleasant evening down on the San Bernard River. Hey, did someone say seconds??

5. Are You Ready For Some Football…Texan Style?

Your game day gets off to a terrific start as you head out to the parking lot of Reliant Stadium for the best tailgating spot in the NFL. Enjoy a fabulous spread provided by your host Steve Onstad, Claudia and Quinn Wright. As start time draws near, head to your premium seats in the famous bull pen located in the end zone. Get ready to yell your heads off and cheer on your 2012 Texans! This is definitely a steel blue, battle red, liberty white kind of package.
Subject to availability. Buyer will choose one game from a list of three available dates selected by donor from the 2012 Texans’ schedule. Tickets must be selected prior to the start of 2012 season.

6. Remember the Alamo!

If not, here we come. Join us for a trip down to San Antonio for a complimentary weekend in a Lexus rental courtesy of Sterling McCall Lexus. Enjoy a relaxing weekend away from home! This package includes a 2 night stay at the jewel of San Antonio, the Fairmont. The night’s not over yet until you surprise your very best friend or lifetime companion with a 14 KW white gold graduated circle pendant with half a carat diamonds. And when you return home, bring your car in and receive a complimentary detail from Sterling McCall Lexus.

7. An Evening With A Record Setting Mayor
Spend a once in a lifetime evening with the longest standing mayor (and not just in Richmond, but in the U.S.A.), the Honorable Hilmar Moore and his lovely wife, Evalyn. Hilmar Moore has contributed 62 years of outstanding service as the mayor of Richmond. Moore became mayor of Richmond on September 22, 1949. His uninterrupted term is believed to be the longest, successive tenure of service of a mayor in our great State of Texas and the United States of America. To compliment the evening you and 19 of your friends will be served heavy hor d’oeuvres by our very own Jimmy Cantu of Pier 36 Restaurant.

8. History in the Making – Watch the Sugar Land Skeeter’s Seventh Inning Stretch!
Root, Root, Root for your very own Sugar Land Skeeter’s on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at the 4:05 p.m. game. You and 19 of your friends will have the opportunity to step into history at the $35 million baseball stadium. Includes 5 parking passes and $500 Visa card for food and beverages.

9. Reel ’em In!
Port O’Connor is the “Best Kept Secret on the Texas Gulf Coast.” A real jewel between Galveston and Corpus Christi, sporting the finest in sportfishing, birding with lots of gulf fun and a variety of activities. Enjoy a special one night stay and guided trip for two with Otto Haardt, a professional fishing guide. Put all your fish in your new Yeti cooler!

10. Austin City Live!
Included in this package is a tour of the State Capitol with our very own State Representative John Zerwas, followed by a high-powered tasty lunch. And to cap off the package, you will have an elegant wooden rocking chair with the Texas seal personally delivered to your home by the City of Richmond Councilman, Gary Gillen.


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