Shindig – Denim & Derby

At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, 2015, Cordillera Ranch Shindig will host a “Denim and Derby” celebration as the culmination of a year-long fundraising. It will be a fabulous evening celebrating 10 years of Shindig’s service to the community, while raising funds to ensure a vibrant future for the Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department and the residents of the 51 square miles of eastern Kendall County that the department serves. This year’s Shindig will benefit more people in Kendall County than all other Shindigs combined!

“This year’s Shindig is different than others in the past in that we have a sole beneficiary of all the money that will be raised. The Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department is a very worthy recipient because of all the good they do in Cordillera and the surrounding communities,” says Sara Hill, Co-Chairman of the 2015 Shindig.

“I was driving my son, Walker, to my mother and father’s house in Cordillera a couple weeks ago. He was going to spend the night with them, and he would be sleeping alone, upstairs. I asked him if he knew how to open a window in case the house was to catch on fire (I’m a worrywart by the way)? He said, ‘no, but we can practice that later.’ He thought for a minute, and then he said, ‘you know mom, we’re really safe though because those fire fighters are right across the street’. I thought to myself what a sweet statement that was, and how true it was as well! We ARE much safer because of what sits right across the highway from our great neighborhood. The BVFD is like a Superman for Kendall County! The conversation that I had with Walker that evening came full circle about 1:00 a.m. that same morning when a ‘medical alert’ was sent to the alarm company from my mom’s house. The alarm company called me and I rushed to check on things. I was met at their home by the BVFD! Again, it was a false alarm, but it drove home the fact that we have men and women waiting at all hours to protect our families and our homes every hour of every day.”

“Thank goodness we didn’t need emergency workers that night, but I have been in a situation before when I needed trained professionals to step in and care for me and my children after we were involved in a car accident. I wasn’t hurt, but I was in shock. It became incredibly apparent why we need these people to stand in the gap when something goes wrong. It’s hard to react and it’s hard to think. These men and women become your brain. They think for you and they know what to do to stabilize an unstable situation. No matter how many times you may think through an emergency and say, ‘I would do this or I would do that,’ in the moment it’s incredibly hard to keep your wits about you. “

“I feel so strongly about raising money for the BVFD, because I know that sooner or later they are going to be waiting in that gap to help, rescue or save someone I know. The probability is high that they will do the same for someone you know as well. Let’s do it NOW! Let’s not wait until after we’ve needed them. Let’s give and help now, so that when they arrive at any emergency scene, we know that they are equipped in the best possible way, with the best possible supplies and equipment. Our goal is to raise enough money to help purchase a new pumper/tanker truck for the department. We already have many giving individuals in the community rallying behind our cause. I hope everyone can see what a difference their support will make and give to Shindig in some way,” says Hill.

We expect 700 guests to attend the event, with the theme based on the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest race. Shindig will be an unforgettable opportunity to don your fanciest Derby hat or fascinator! Upon entering the party, guests can pose for pictures to show off their stylish Denim and Derby attire. Partygoers will then proceed into the event to savor cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres while mingling with friends. We’re bringing the ever-popular casino back this year so high rollers can enjoy casino games, silent and live auctions! Items for bid include everything from vacation getaways to Colorado and Belize, to private dinner parties, to hand painted and sculpted artwork. We are even raffling a 2015 Mercedes! Featured entertainment will be provided by the band Radio Live, and the evening culminates with a scrumptious breakfast. Are you ready to dance the night away?

The event is being sponsored by many local businesses and individuals, including Cordillera Ranch, Frost Bank, Harland and Clark Holdings Corp, Valero, Diane and Phil Pheiffer, H-E-B, Cutek, Cavender Chevrolet, Mercedes-Benz of Boerne, Joy and Michael Othites, Bettie Burton and Ed Sypniewski, Bunch Safety LLC, Kelley and Shawn Gosdin, Denalyn and Max Lucado, Linda and Jim Parmigiano,  Roni and Jack Kelly, Andra and Tim McConnell, and Kathy and Robby Shelton. Thank you so very much to our generous donors.

This is going to be the best Shindig yet, and with only months to get ready, do you have your ticket? The event is almost sold out, so please select your table at and send your check to Stephanie Fox 109 Riverwalk, Boerne, TX 78006. We hope to see you at the 2015 Cordillera Ranch Shindig!

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