Last month’s Javelina Hoedown, benefitting The Women of Quail Creek’s (TWOQC) scholarship program, was a knee-slapping, toe-tapping, and a roaring good time in the Madera ballroom. With colorful table decorations of paper cowboy hats and paper cacti, many of the 251 attendees joined the dancing circle as Garland Smith, a professional square dance caller with 35 years of experience, had the energetic and enthusiastic dancers in a circle doing the Chicken Dance and a circular square dance. Diners enjoyed the western-themed buffet dinner—”especially the beef and bean chili,” many exclaimed.
As guests entered the Madera lobby, Margaret Morris, Suzanne Whisler, and Joanna Miller were ready to sell the commemorative beer pint glasses with the Javelina Hoedown logo—and for an additional $2—a fill-up of draft beer at the bar. A specialty-themed cocktail was also a popular hit at the bar.
In the lounge, 42 gift baskets were waiting for raffle tickets to be dropped into each bag for a chance to win. “Sahuarita and Green Valley were extremely supportive in their support and donations to the baskets and silent auction,” said Suzan Bryceland, TWOQC scholarship chair. “Also the golf courses in Tucson—Starr Pass, Omni Tucson National, El Conquistador, Sewailo Golf Club plus all our local ones—Quail Creek Country Club, Tubac Golf Resort, Country Club of Green Valley, Haven Golf Course, San Ignacio Golf Club, and Canoa Ranch Golf Club donated gift certificates for the baskets and silent auction,” she added.
“The items in the raffle baskets and the 35 silent auction items were a showcase for some of the amazing talent and creativity from our Quail Creek studios—Art Glass, Lapidary, Needlework Club, Woodcrafters, Quilting Covey, Gourd Club, Fine Arts Painting Club, Ceramics Club, Pottery and Sculpture Studio, Needlework Club, and the Scrappers and Stampers, plus the donations from our talented Quail Creek residents,” she said.
The Javelina Hoedown was a remarkable event showing the tremendous support of Sahuarita/Green Valley, our popular local and Tucson golf courses, and our talented residents who helped us reach our $10,000 goal for this event. We’ve already exceeded our 2019 goal of $15,000 for the scholarship year, which runs until Dec. 31!