Get ready to shake your pom-poms at ¡Fandango!- Friday Night Lights, on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Museum of South Texas History. Honoring the century-old tradition of Valley high school football, guests will enjoy a variety of auctions, drawings and games to get into the fundraising spirit. With teamwork, a touchdown can be scored for the museum’s historical preservation and education programs. All of which are enjoyed by tens of thousands of South Texans each year.
Don your high school colors and cheer on the games such as the new Quarterback Spin. A ticket holder can pull a bottle of mystery wine and then spin for a Varsity and/or Junior Varsity drawing ticket. The touchdown prize is a family-style wine dinner for eight at Bodega Tavern & Kitchen and the field goal prize is a tower speaker with a game box filled with cards, poker chips and dice from L & F Distributors.
Almost two hundred auction items are on the block for the Silent and Live Auctions thanks to many generous business owners and individuals who have donated these wonderful packages. Mobile bidding, made possible in part by technology partner Frontera Consulting, is back for the second year for the Silent Auction only. This means if you cannot come to the event, you can still bid via your cell phone in the comfort of your home. You will need to register ahead of time by calling the museum.
Museum fans can enjoy a special photo station, the Water Bucket Drawings, the Quarterback Spin and Silent Auction before moving out into the stadium parking lot for a gourmet tailgate dinner and Live Auction.
Reserved tables for ten persons are going fast as are single tickets. Single tickets are $150 per person, Standard Reserved Table is $1,500 and a Premium Reserved Table is $2,500. Deadline to make reservations is Sept. 21. Call Cedar Risica at 383-6911 to make your reservation today. You don’t want to miss this game night!
About Museum of South Texas History
The Museum of South Texas History is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is located in downtown Edinburg at 200 N. Closner Blvd. on the Hidalgo County Courthouse square. Hours of operation are from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday. Founded in 1967 as the Hidalgo County Historical Museum in the 1910 Hidalgo County Jail, the museum has grown over the decades through a series of expansions to occupy a full city block. In 2003, following the completion of a 22,500 square foot expansion, the museum was renamed the Museum of South Texas History to better reflect its regional scope. Today, the museum preserves and presents the borderland heritage of South Texas and Northeastern Mexico through its permanent collection and the Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archives and exhibits spanning prehistory through the 20th century. For more information about MOSTHistory, including becoming a FRIEND, visit MOSTHistory.org, like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter, find on Google+ or call +1-956-383-6911.