The Fourth of July is not the only big deal patriotic hoop-di-do. On Friday, July 20, Boots and Salutes will be taking place at Texas Horse Park. Event Chair Carolyn Anderson has arranged to kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a fly-over salute by four WWII T-6 Texans at 8:00 p.m.
Afterwards, guests will graze at food stations provided by Asian Mint, Carlton Provisions, Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Haute Sweets Patisserie, Lucky’s Café, Savor Gastropub and Taco y Vino with liquid refreshments thanks to Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Real Ale Brewery.
As the sun is setting, Jordan Kahn Orchestra will fill the air with tunes from the big band era.
Funds raised from the event will support Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program that “helps veterans and their families’ transition from military to civilian life and excel as community members, neighbors and civic leaders. The individually tailored programs include mental health counseling, physical and occupational therapy, therapeutic horsemanship, carriage driving and more.”
In the past six years, more than 600 vets and military families have been helped at no cost.
Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $25,000 with perks like branded picnic tables are available. Individual tickets are going for $75. But if you can’t make it, you can always give your ticket to a veteran.
BTW, thanks to a grant from HHSC, all net proceeds from the vent will be matched for H4H.
The following groups/people have already put in their support of the event: Bert Headden and Cindy Thomas, CrossFirst Bank, Hopkins, Luther King Capital Management, SettlePou, Penderey’s, Jordan Kahn Orchestra and Rita Wortham Photography.
* Graphic and photo courtesy of Equest