Items mounting for auction

The community-wide effort on behalf of Granbury Mayor Rickie Pratt as he fights to recover from a severe stroke continues as big-ticket items are coming in for a fish fry and auction planned for later this month.

Organizers say that items donated thus far include a used car and trips for two to places such as Belize and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

“We’re real happy with everything,” said Tony Allen, a member of the Granbury City Council and one of the organizers of the event.

The benefit will be held on Saturday, March 30, at the Granbury Reunion Grounds.

Entertainment will start at 4:30 p.m. and will include Aurora Blew, the Brazos River Outlaw Society and bellydancing demonstrations.

Tickets are $10 each.

Volunteers will start serving dinner at 5.

The live auction will start at 7:30. There will also be a silent auction.

Allen said that silent auction organizer Faye Landham has been working “night and day,” collecting donated items.

“She’s doing a fantastic job,” he said.

Donated items include a used car provided by Classic Chevrolet, an Ethan Allen sofa, an electric guitar, artwork, golf packages and week-long trips for two, including airfare.

Destinations for the trips are Chincoteague Island and the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, and also Belize.

For tickets or more information, call Brenda Hyde at the Historic Granbury Merchants Association.

Hyde can be reached at 817-573-5299.

Hyde asked that those interested in attending should purchase tickets as soon as possible so that food servers will have a head count.

Tom Baker and others who spearheaded a recent community “yard sale” on the square to benefit the Pratt family said that all involved were appreciative of those who donated items as well as those who purchased them.

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