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January 26th, 2009
'Hats Off' to raise funds for CTMC hospice


Voted the “Best Roots Rock Band” three years in a row by the Austin Chronicle, Reckless Kelly will perform at the fifth annual “Hats Off For Hospice” fundraiser event on March 29, from 2-6 p.m. at Texas Old Town in Kyle.

“Hats Off For Hospice is a fun family event to raise funds for (Central Texas Medical Center) Hospice Care Dream A Dream Program,” said Lisa Adams, public relations coordinator for CTMC Hospice Care. “We have fulfilled wishes such as family portraits, special dinners and transportation for visiting family members. No matter how big or small the wish, the smile that shines on a patient’s face when their dream is fulfilled is priceless.”

A four-night, five-day vacation for six to a condo in Ruidoso, NM, is the special door prize. Ruidoso is nestled in the Rocky Mountains of southern New Mexico. Towering above the village of Ruidoso is the Sierra Blanca and the Ski Apache ski resort.

Door prize tickets are $25 for one ticket or $50 for three. Door prize tickets can be purchased by calling (512) 754-6159, or by sending a check to CTMC Hospice Care, 1315 IH-35 North, San Marcos, TX 78666. All proceeds are donated to CTMC Hospice Care.

Silent and live auction items will include autographed cowboy hats from Grammy Award winning artists, and sports memorabilia signed by super star athletes such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, John Elway, and Troy Aikman.

Additional auction items are luxurious spa trips, western jewelry, fine dining, golf trips and much more.  Children’s entertainment includes a wagon hay ride, The Kiddie Express, face painters and giant moonwalks.

Hats Off For Hospice tickets including the meal are $40 for one ticket, $75 for two tickets and $300 for a private table for eight guests.  Tickets for children ages six through 17 years are $10 each.  Concert tickets are $20 each, and can be purchased at the door. For more information, call CTMC Hospice Care at (512) 754-6159 or visit

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