October 8, 2015 marked The Salvation Army’s first Williamson County Giving Back event. The event was held at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl inside the new Bass Pro Shop in Round Rock. The fund-raiser was held to support the Williamson County Service Center located in Georgetown, Texas. The evening was emceed by Williamson County Service Center Director Laura Spradlin.
The entertaining venue included two bowling alleys and a pirate ship decorating the ceiling. We gathered in the dining room and guests enjoyed an Angus Beef Burger buffet and amazing prizes given throughout the evening. Our happy guests walked away with prizes ranging from a Weber Grill BBQ Pit to a Yeti Cooler, a Ruger Rifle, 2 Fishing Trips from Pirates of the Bay in Rockport and many more.
We were honored to have special guest Football Pro Hall of Famer Bob Lilly at the event. He took photos with fans and signed pictures and memorabilia. The line to meet him was almost out the door! Bob Lilly signed a poster sized football picture which was the final prize drawn at the end of the event. The Salvation Army is so thankful to have Mr. Lilly and his wife’s support.
Colonel Henry Gonzalez spoke about the Williamson County Service Center and the services it provides to prevent family homelessness in the community. Long time Disaster Services volunteer, Randy O’Dell spoke about the services our Williamson County Disaster Service team (which is completely run by volunteers) provides throughout Texas during disasters, and the Williamson County Canteen which provides food to first responders on disaster sites and to disaster survivors. Alvin Migues, our Texas Disaster Services Director, presented Randy O’Dell with an award by for his long time support and services helping in times of disaster. Laura Spradlin presented Bob Lilly with a plaque for donating his services and time to helping our Williamson County Giving Back event become a great success.
We are thankful to our guests, staff and volunteers that helped make this a fun and successful event and thankful for their support for the Williamson County Service Center.