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SAN ANGELO – While the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo features 12 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association performances scheduled later this week, the Junior League of San Angelo had its own version of urban cowboys and cowgirls dressed-to-the-nines at its sixth annual, Western Dance, Saturday night January 25. This year’s 2020 theme for the dance was Old Town Casino.
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua and Arielle Plesant, kicked up their heels to the music of country artist, Matt Caldwell at the Junior League of San Angelo's Western Dance.
JLSA, a 74-year-old nonprofit organization took center stage with a casino game that included blackjack, roulette, and craps tables.
“The whole first floor of the Cactus Hotel was transformed into a kind of an old west casino” stated Marcie Puckitt, Junior League Board President [the 2019-2020 Western Dance Chairmen were Crystal Jansa & Sadie Farr.]
Maggie Daniel, JSLA Communications/ board member with best friend, Miss Kyla Cullens
Puckitt’s board members included: Maggie Daniel, Amanda Bragg, Stacy Greaves, Michelle Denton, Ashley Harper, Hilary Huffman, Casey Thieman, Tiffany Farris, Berkeley Puckitt, Liz Albert, Kate Heartsill, Kristen Brockman and JLSA volunteers, hosted this major fundraiser held from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
The Pit Barbeque catered the affair with live music entertainment from country singer, Matt Caldwell. Caldwell is known for two hits: "I know Mexico" and "Woman Worth Waiting For." JSLA member, Daniel, described his music as “Texas country feel." The House of FiFi DuBois, a signature sponsor, brought in Caldwell.
Other major signature sponsors included: Bug Express, HEB, Fast Signs and AB Distributing. Junior League's 2020 supporting sponsors were: Sunset Storage, Foster Communications and AEP of Texas.
Left-to-right: Rick Andrews and Rick Mantooth. Both gentlemen emceed the Junior League of San Angelo's sixth annual, Western Dance.
Shortly after 9:30 p.m., JSLA’s live auction took place with Rick Mantooth, KIXY FM President/ General Manager, of Foster Communications and radio personality, Rick Andrews, tag-tagged to emcee it. Some of the items up for auction were: Bow Fishing Trip which sold for $1,750; Wild Willow Turquoise/ Silver suash blossom necklace sold for $2,700. And Chic Fil A gift certificates valued at $1,000 sold for $1,200. Other items included: Meat Hunt, J. Blair Painting, African Safari Hunt, etc.
Miss Audrey Wilde wore this Wild Willow Turquoise/ Silver squash blossom necklace which sold for $2,700.
Juan Sánchez was the winner of a gift basket. Juan is a social media director with Fast Signs.
All of the funds raised on Saturday night will go to fund Junior Leagues projects: Student Closet, CLP, and Done in a Day.
The Junior League of San Angelo is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable, per its website: https://www.sajuniorleague.com
JSLA's next spring event is its 7th annual, Touch-A-Truck on April 18, 2020 at San Angelo Stadium from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.