It’s time to dust off your hats, polish those belt buckles and get out your bling to attend Texoma’s premier social event of the year. The Annual Boot Scootin’ Ball will be held at Cal Barker’s Bar–K-R Ranch in Pottsboro, Texas on October 4, 2014.
Sponsors, partners, Texoma businesses and hundreds of volunteers all join in a huge effort to make this a great party with lifesaving and community service values at the core. What began fourteen years ago as a small gathering of Lake Texoma friends and neighbors to raise money to support the Preston Volunteer Emergency Services, the Boot Scootin’ Ball has become a sensational event.
Proceeds from the Boot Scootin’ Ball will go toward purchasing equipment for the Preston Volunteer Emergency Services (P.V.E.S), who provides emergency medical services to the Pottsboro area which includes five marinas, numerous youth camps, recreational areas, and the estimated one million annual visitors to the Lake Texoma area.
This is the fourth year that TAPS busses will provide transportation for volunteers and Boot Scootin’ Ball guest from various locations through-out the Texoma area. Golf carts provided by Premier Golf Car Company at Tanglewood will be available to transport guest from their cars to the main arena.
Master of Ceremonies, Grayson County Judge Drue Bynum will kick off the evening of dining, dancing, and fundraising activities at 6:30 pm. Chance Cody and Spur 503 Band will provide live music and dinner will be catered by Smokey Joe’s Bar-B-Que. Volunteers from the Austin College Community Service organizations and Grayson College Culinary Arts program will assist in table service for upper tier sponsorship tables.
It will be a great evening to mix and mingle with friends and neighbors while strolling among tables laden with unique, one of a kind silent auction items. The Big Board auction will feature items ranging in values from $400 to $1000, all up for grabs to the highest bidder. Wine enthusiast will most certainly want to participate in the “Wine Cork Pull”. Winners of the 50/50 Split, Fifth Line Frenzy and the Wine Pull will be announced after the Live Auction.
This year the Boot Scootin’ Ball Raffle will be for a 1980 CJ-5 Jeep donated by Lake Texoma Dental, Carwrap City and Pro Auto Glass. The jeep is on display at Brookshires and tickets can be purchased online or at Brookshires for $25. You do not have to be present to win.
The Live Auction is always a highlight of the evening. Lake Texoma resident and professional Auctioneer Sara Jerome will get the auction rolling about 8:30 pm and the bidding frenzy will begin. On the bidding block are gourmet dinners, vacations, Reba McIntyre autographed boots, cruises, a Kawasaki mule sports vehicle & trailer and more.
The Boot Scootin’ Ball is the single largest fundraiser for the Preston Volunteer Emergency Services, an all-volunteer organization. In addition to firefighting responsibilities, Preston Volunteer Emergency Services provides ambulance service for the entire Pottsboro and Preston Peninsula area servicing 8,000 full time residents and 18,000 residents on the weekends.
On holidays and during special events in the Lake Texoma area, it is not unusual for the service area population to grow to 40-50,000. Preston Volunteer Emergency Services has one paid paramedic and one EMT on staff 24/7, 365 days a year along with two ambulances. Both Preston Volunteer Emergency Services Foundation and the Boot Scootin’ Ball are 501(c)3 organizations.