Act I—Raising Funds for Fort Stockton Community Theatre hosted by Mesa Vineyards is about to open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a 5K Sombrero Wine Run or Fun Walk with Wine Tastings along the route. The event will start at The Grey Mule Saloon Tasting Room across from Annie Riggs Museum. Participants in different categories will receive a t-shirt and/or a wine glass or a bottle of wine compliments of Direct Bytes and Car-isma, Nolen’s Gifts, and Mesa Vineyards. Mandujano Brothers Farms will provide free watermelon slices to runners and walkers. Call Dorothy Nolen at 336-2201 or see Ruben Falcon at Bienvenidos about entering the run or the walk.
Xi Zeta Lambda will provide a Children’s Fair at Zero Stone Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be fun games for all ages from little to bigger-than-little. Tickets will be purchased for $1 each, and each activity will require a designated number of tickets to play. Eight hundred prizes will be given away. Make sure your child gets to play and win a prize.
Don’t forget the Favorite Fictional Character Costume Contest at the Gazebo in Zero Stone Park at 2 p.m. Four age categories will be judged—third grade and below, fourth through eighth grade; high school; and adults. Gift certificate prizes will be awarded to the top three winners in each category. It costs $5 to enter. Call Oralia Holland at 432-816-1686 if you have questions, or just show up at the Gazebo in your costume at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
There will be beverage and food tastings, a Cork Pull, Painting and Wine, vendor trucks, live music, a melodrama, grape stomping, and a delicious meal prepared by Michel Duforat and Friends—something for everyone through the day.
The day builds up to the Live Auction, with Auctioneer Kenn Norris wielding the gavel. A partial list of items is listed below. If you see something on the list but can’t be at the auction, call Dorothy Nolen at 336-2201 and set up a Bid-By-Phone or Absentee Bidding Account. Prepare to bid your socks off on: two-day stay at Holland Hotel in Alpine, cakes galore, Red Mule painting by Evelyn Cunningham, set of Big 12 Football helmets, Lip Sense Basket from Pam Carlton, Picture frame by Susan Sawyer, a work of art by Beverly Hartman, a Texas receiver hitch cover made by Juan Vasquez, hand-woven shawl made with yarn spun by Pam Lott, silver coins and one two-peso gold coin, a Dune Buggy Ride-Along with Ernest Woodward and Beth and Jim Ivy—cowboy breakfast, lunch, and steak dinner provided, up to a week in a 4-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath house in Truckee (Lake Tahoe area) anytime from September through November for up to eight people, autographed handmade pottery wine carafe from Sheridan Porter, framed signed and numbered Harriett McDonald print from Dorothy Nolen, five handmade Afghan blankets from Doni and Terry Whigham, large Texas cork bulletin board from Sue Wissmiller, graphite sketch by Laura Thornton, wooden “Welcome” sign made by Beth Holstein, cooler filled with goodies from Michelle and Sal Salazar, and the list may grow. Items will be on display in the patio area of The Grey Mule through the day. Come have a look and get your check book ready.
All proceeds will go to FSCT’s Building and Renovation Fund. All donations, up to $50,000.00 will be matched by the Still Water Foundation Fund of the Permian Basin Area Foundation and by the Permian Basin Area Foundation. The multi-purpose theatre complex can be used by the whole community for meetings, exhibits, small conferences, recitals, and social events. Be a part of Fort Stockton COMMUNITY Theatre—Have fun at Act I.