The Steven Smithhart Foundation of Kermit, Texas is holding a fundraising event to raise money to buy equipment for First Responders in Winkler County. The foundation was established by Steven's family and friends in honor of their brother, son, uncle and friend, after he lost his life in a car accident on December 18, 2020. The Foundation hopes to provide essential gear to assist First Responders with aiding those in need in their time of crisis. So help them by attending the festivities and taking part in the many events while you're there.

Food, Live Music, an Auction, a Raffle--and that's just PART of the event!! There's also an IBCA Sanctioned State Championship Cookoff--several categories including brisket, chicken and ribs... IBCA Cooks can get their names entered for a chance to go to the National Jack Daniels Cook-Off! Payout to the Grand Champion is $1,000, Reserve Grand Champion $500. And there's also a Bloody Mary mix-off competition ($25 entry fee)!

Live Music on Saturday night the 31st--bring your lawn chairs! For just $10 a person or $15 per couple--enjoy The Brice Daniels Band, The Texicans, and Chris Deanda on stage. Limited VIP tables available for $100 each.

It's ALL happening Friday and Saturday, July 30th and 31st in Kermit at the VFW---for the GPS: 6284 1249 Highway 302, Kermit TX 79745.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20--items include a 65 qt Yeti Cooler, 32 inch smart tv, 799 piece tool set, $100 gift certificate to Evil Ink, and a ton more. Auction items include a Nolan Ryan signed picture, a George Strait autographed guitar, a guided fishing trip on Lake Fork, and a ton more.

*All the proceeds from the event go to purchase equipment for local First Responders, and to scholarships for Wink and Kermit Salutatorians.

You can see the full event page on Facebook by clicking HERE.

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