By LIBBY CLUETT
In addition to musician Stoney LaRue and his band The Arsenals, Brazos River Wounded Warrior Outdoors has added to its Feb. 2 benefit lineup the Taylor Hickey Band.
The event next Saturday is held in conjunction with the second annual BRWWO hunt, which gives about 10 wounded veterans a chance to hunt for deer and hogs over a day and a half. The BRWWO provides lodging and meals for the veterans and coordinates the weekend's activities. Funds raised at the dinner-concert will help ensure more outdoor activities are available for wounded warriors in the Palo Pinto-Parker County area.
According to BRWWO President Mitch Bradshaw, the honored wounded warriors will enter Mineral Wells from Parker County via an entourage. They are estimated to arrive around 4:15 p.m., Feb. 2, and will enter Fort Wolters under ladder trucks with crossed ladders, escorted by a large procession of American Legion and Patriot Guard bikers.
A live auction will include items such as a rifle, a vintage government-issue 1911 40-caliber pistol and guided hunt trips at various ranches. In addition, there will be various raffle items donated by businesses and individuals, including a Beast pump-up hunting blind.
The dinner and concert take place in the Palo Pinto County Livestock Association Expo building, located at 800 North Farm-to-Market Road 1821. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the Taylor Hickey Band will perform beginning around 6:15 p.m.
A limited number of tickets remain available for the dinner-dance-concert fundraiser and are available at Ace Hardware, Cole's Flowers and the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, all located in Mineral Wells. Tickets are $75 each and include a barbeque dinner with all of the fixings, as well as all beer and soft drinks.