Don’t Even Think of Missing the October 26 Javelina Hoedown!

Inna Shames

The Javelina Hoedown is just around the corner, and it’s one of Quail Creek’s most popular annual events. A Western-style chuckwagon dinner/dance with an outstanding DJ, lots of line dancing, plus raffles and prizes galore pretty much guarantee that a great time will be had by all.

But that’s just the beginning because the best part is that it’s all for a worthy cause. The Javelina Hoedown is a fundraiser for The Women of Quail Creek’s (TWOQC’s) Scholarship Program, which has been helping local women achieve their educational and career goals for more than eight years. There will be raffles galore, along with a silent auction offering one-of-a-kind items and experiences. Since TWOQC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all your raffle tickets and winning bids may be tax deductible.

When: Thursday, Oct. 26, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bar opens at 4 p.m.

Where: Madera Clubhouse

Who: Everyone is welcome—TWOQC members and nonmembers, women and men, residents and nonresidents. So, come one, come all!

How: Tickets will be available on select days in the Madera lobby. Check What’s Happening or contact Nancy Jacobs at 970-946-3910 or [email protected]. The cost is $50 per person. But hurry, because tickets are going fast.

Raffles: In addition to cash prizes, you could win generous donations from businesses in Green Valley, Sahuarita, Tubac, Tucson, and beyond, because this year the business community has truly outdone itself in supporting the Javelina Hoedown. There will be dozens of raffle baskets consisting of items and gift cards donated by a variety of local businesses. Jewelers, clothing stores, gift shops, galleries, restaurants, supermarkets, spas, golf venues, and much more have all contributed to the success of this event.

Silent Auction: This may well be the Javelina Hoedown’s most unique feature. Talented Arizona artists and crafters, some from our own Quail Creek community, have donated exquisite, one-of-a-kind creations and experiences for you to bid on. These include John Kiper’s stunning mahogany mantel clock and Rod Serdahl’s mesquite/walnut wood bowl, Robert Holmes’ beautiful African Padauk and curly maple wood chest, Arlene Zaloznik’s lovely handmade baskets, and Clarice Sullivan’s colorful Mexican pottery five-piece dinner service for two. Christa Cook has donated one of her colorful Southwestern paintings, and renowned Native American painter Daniel Ramirez has donated two of his unique works. Events to bid on include dinner parties for 6 to 8 people, a gourmet bourbon tasting, a custom tour of the Pima Air and Space Museum, and a private concert in the home of professional pianist and QC resident Rada Neal.

All raffle and silent auction proceeds will benefit the TWOQC Scholarship Fund, awarding scholarships to young women graduating from Walden Grove High School, Sahuarita High School, and Rio Rico High School, along with Women in Transition (WIT) Scholarships for women 21 or older who are residents of Pima or Santa Cruz Counties. So, dress Western or come as you are, but round up your friends and neighbors for a great time and a great cause at the Javelina Hoedown 2023. And bring cash and checks to win prizes while helping support the Scholarship Fund!