Cowboy Christmas set for Saturday

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What: Cowboy Christmas 2010, featuring dinner, live music by the 1340 Band and a Texas Hold ‘em tournament

When: 5:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40

Cost: $35 per person

Dana Duran, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, said Cowboy Christmas is a big deal.

“This is our big, signature fundraising event for the year,” she said.

The fifth annual Cowboy Christmas will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Boys & Girls Club, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40. The event features dinner, live music, a Texas Hold ‘em tournament, and silent and live auctions.

The goal for the fundraiser is $30,000, which Duran said is about how much the fundraiser brought in last year.

Dave Satterwhite, co-owner of Brothers Custom Processing, said his company will cater the event with entrees of roast beef and pork cordon bleu. This will be the second year Brothers has catered Cowboy Christmas.

“It’s a great event for the Boys & Girls Club,” Satterwhite said.

Terri Reno, who runs Reno Poker with her husband, Randy, said she would provide four tables and dealers for the Texas Hold ‘em tournament.

Reno said the tournament is open to players of all experience levels.

“Some people know what they’re doing, and some people don’t,” Reno said of past tournaments. “We try to help (newcomers) out.”

Live music will be provided by local musicians, the 1340 Band.

Toni Cartwright, a representative for the 1340 Band, said listeners can expect a two- to three-hour set of popular music styles.

“They like to say they ‘play everything from Hank to Hendrix,’” Cartwright said of the band members.

Duran said auction items include a sleigh ride from Maribou Ranch, a major appliance from Intermountain Appliances, a “golf staycation” in Steamboat Springs and many other items.

“The outpouring from the community has been fantastic,” Duran said of the auction donations.

Cocktails and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. Music and poker begin at 8:00 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person. Tickets are available at the club, the Craig Daily Press at 466 Yampa Ave., or Spirit Pass in Centennial Mall, 1111 W. Victory Way.

For more information, call the Boys & Girls Club at 826-0411.

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