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Upcoming benefit sparks strong community support

By Elena Watts
April 29, 2014 at 9:05 p.m.
Updated April 28, 2014 at 11:29 p.m.


• Candace's Angels: $1,000

Includes two reserved tables of eight with company name, sponsorship announcements throughout event, 16 VIP tickets, beer, wine and two bottles of liquor plus mixers.

• Candace's Supporters: $500

Includes one reserved table of eight with company name, sponsorship announcements throughout event, eight VIP tickets, beer, wine and one bottle of liquor plus mixers.

If you go

What: Kicking It for Candace benefit for Candace Smith including dinner, dance, silent and live auctions, gun raffle and other games of chance

When: May 17 6 p.m. - doors open, barbecue dinner served and silent auction begins; 7 p.m. - live auction begins; 9 p.m. - dance featuring Clay Crockett and the Shotgun Riders

Where: Inez Community Center, 2511 Garcitas Creek Road, Inez

Cost: General admission tickets for the dance are $15 in advance and at the door; VIP tickets for the dinner and dance are $25 in advance only (purchase by May 10).

To purchase tickets: Email, call 361-550-1209 or visit Dance Showcase at 2505 N. Ben Jordan St. or Victoria Farm Equipment at 2501 Callis St.

To Contribute

• To make donations to the silent and/or live auctions, contact Susan Parker at 361-649-1627

• To purchase $20 gun raffle tickets, contact Joey Stockbauer at 361-550-9222

• To contribute money, make checks payable to: Candace Smith Benefit Donation Fund and mail to Pam Hill, c/o Kicking for Candace, 521 Hill Road, Victoria, Texas 77905

Friends and family are hosting a benefit for Candace Smith, 30, to help defray medical expenses associated with dysautonomia.

Dysautonomia is a medical condition that involves the breakdown of the autonomic nervous system.

Kicking It for Candace, which will include a barbecue dinner, dance, gun raffle and silent and live auctions, will be at the Inez Community Center on May 17.

General admission tickets for the dance, which are available in advance and at the door, are $15. The VIP tickets, which include the dinner and dance for $25, must be purchased by May 10.

The barbecue will be prepared by Jay Hanslik and Doug Hermes. Free keg beer will be served while it lasts. Guests can also bring their own alcoholic beverages. Mixers are available for purchase.

Doors will open and the dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The dance will begin at 9 p.m. with music provided by Clay Crockett and the Shotgun Riders.

Tickets for two gun raffles are $20 each. Guns include an $899 Ruger M77 Hawkeye All Weather rifle and an $838 Remington 700 SPS .22-250 rifle. Only 1,000 tickets per gun raffle are available, and those who purchase tickets do not need to be present at the drawing to win.

Games of chance will offer guests additional opportunities to win prizes including a Model 1911 pistol and a Savage 223 rifle.

The silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., and items will include a bed and breakfast stay in Fredricksburg, a dove hunting trip, a floundering trip and a ton of deer corn.

The live auction will kick off at 7 p.m., and items will include a Beretta Silver Pigeon 28-gauge shotgun, a George Strait-autographed guitar, a deep sea fishing trip, a South Texas hunting trip, a porch glider and a catered fajita dinner for 10.

Candace Smith is the daughter of Joey and Marty Stockbauer and Gerald and Frances Vaughn. She is married to Jason Smith, and they have one daughter, Briley Smith.



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