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August 2nd, 2010
Boot Scoot Ball to benefit Harrison Ranch Park


Billy Garza and 40 Guns will entertain at the Boot Scoot Ball Saturday.


There is still time to purchase tickets for Dripping Spring’s  first annual Boot Scoot Ball at the Salt Lick Barbecue in Driftwood on Saturday.  The event will take place in the air-conditioned pavilion at the Salt Lick. Tickets are $30 and benefit the development of the City of Dripping Spring’s Harrison Ranch Park.

“The vision is for the parkland to be transformed into an equestrian and agricultural themed park with facilities for horse riding and other activities reflecting the area’s cultural, natural and historical significance,” said Dripping Springs Mayor Todd Purcell.

The evening will include boot-scooting dance lessons from 6-6:30 p.m., followed a full Salt Lick Barbecue dinner. The dinner includes the restaurant’s famous beef brisket, pork ribs, sausage and chicken, as well as the trimmings of beans, cole slaw and potato salad. Dinner will be served from 6:30-8 p.m. A cash bar will be provided.

Music will be played by Billy Garza and 40 Guns from 6:30-10 p.m. The band has donated its performance at the event.

The Boot Scoot Ball is sponsored by Scott Roberts and Susan Goff of the Salt Lick Barbecue restaurant, which donated the use of the pavilion, as well as a substantial part of the dinner.

“Scott and Susan recognize the importance of the new amenities that will be built at Harrison Ranch Park and the additional tourism which will come when the multi-use event facility and covered arena is completed,”  said Harrison Ranch Park (HRP) Committee Chairperson June Baumoel.

The City of Dripping Springs received a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department matching grant of $50,000. The money will allow for more than six acres of the Harrison Ranch property to be dedicated as a wildlife preservation and conservation area. Other park features will include a covered open-air pavilion suitable for equestrian and other events, a playground, a crushed granite trail for walkers, runners and hikers and a path that is handicapped accessible for wheelchairs. An 18-hole disc golf course, regulation horseshoe and washer courts and a designated picnic area also are in the plans.

Cash sponsors, whose $500 contributions paid for the remaining costs of the event so that 100 percent of the proceeds would go to the park, include Robert Avera of Avera Law Firm, Sandy Pedrazas of Ruby’s Emporium and Dr. Ron White of Ron S. White, DDS, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Tickets for the Boot Scoot Ball are available at Dripping Springs City Hall, 511 Mercer Street, or at Print Plus in Dripping Springs, 400 West U.S. 290.

For information on the event, call (512) 858-4725. For more information on the progress at Harrison Ranch Park, visit

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