“Pleased” is what organizers are saying following the 18th Annual Scholarship Fest on Saturday, July 5, at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds.
“We are very pleased with how we did,” said Larry Burrow, chairman of the event for the sponsoring Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association. The final numbers are still being tabulated.
This year’s prize drawing featured over $33,000 in prizes, including 34 guns, jewelry, hunting and fishing equipment, gift certificates and more.
For the first time, prize drawing tickets were sold in advance and winners did not need to be present for those drawings.
This year’s event, which was moved from April, featured a German dinner. Along with the live auction was a silent auction, special drawings and more.
“A lot of people came up and said they had a good time,” Burrow said. “And, everyone seemed to enjoy the food.”