Patron Party

2017 Patron Party – 21: Casinos & Cabernets

Celebrating the 21st Festival of Wine & Food, Patron Party 2017 will serve as a spirited kick-off for the annual event benefiting the Texas Maritime Museum.  Scheduled for Thursday, May 25th, from 6:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., on the grounds of the museum, the Patron Party, as well as the festival on Saturday and Sunday, will be a highlight of the Memorial Day weekend in Rockport.

Drawing inspiration from the magical number of 21, Patron Party 2017 is being billed as “Casinos & Cabernets”, with gaming tables adding to the evening’s festivities.  Patrons will be welcomed with a “Heart” warming cocktail reception enhanced by silent and big board auctions.  Beneath the big tent, guests will savor fine wines and an elegant seated “Diamond” dinner catered by Black Tie Affairs of San Antonio.  The evening will reach a crescendo at the “Club” when the revered party band from Austin, the Matt Wilson Band, takes center stage with show-stopping music for dancing.

The Reserve at St. Charles Bay and the law firm of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, LLP are serving as Event Sponsors, and advance Fleet Admiral Underwriters include AEP Texas, 1st Community Bank,

H-E-B,  Candy & Dudley McDaniel/Chevron,  The O’Connor & Hewitt Foundation, Prosperity Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and Ann & Mark Uhr/Rockport Properties.  BLS Construction is a Pinot Noir Sponsor and Navy Army Community Credit Union is a Merlot Sponsor.

Fleet Admiral Underwriter tables are $2,000, Admiral tables are $1,000 and Commodore tables are $800, with all tables seating 8 people.  Individual tickets may be purchased for $200 per couple and $100 for singles.

Chaired by the museum’s Board of Trustees, members are Jad Smith, Veronika Camehl, Garry Cate, Rose Williams, David Gibson II, Jerry Lawson, Kelly McNeely, Sally Reynolds, Bruce Sherman, Sam Spears, Sandy Swanson and Joanne Taylor.  Committee members include Jad Smith & De McLallen, Underwriting; Veronika Camehl, Rose Williams and Kelly Stinson, Decorating; Joanne Taylor and Judy Island, Auction; Sally Reynolds, Invitations & Reservations; Leta Laymon, Publicity Advisor; Veronika Camehl, Photographer; Jad Smith, Wine Fest chair; Phil Barnes, Curator and Alisha Brundrett, Executive Assistant, Museum Staff; and Kathy Roberts-Douglass, CEO of the Texas Maritime Museum.

For information and reservations, contact the Texas Maritime Museum at 361-729-1271

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Event Sponsors:

  • The Reserve at St. Charles Bay

  • Linebarger, Goggin, Blair & Sampson, LLP – Attorneys at Law

Fleet Admiral Underwriters:

  • 1st Community Bank

  • Prosperity Bank

  • AEP Texas

  • The O’Connor & Hewitt Foundation

  • Candy & Dudley McDaniel/ Chevron

  • H-E-B

  • Ann & Mark Uhr/ Rockport Properties

  • Wells Fargo Bank

Pinot Noir Level:

  • BLS Construction

Merlot Level:

  • Navy Army Community Credit Union
  • Cheniere, Inc.

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