This is a friendly reminder of the Boots, Brew, & BBQ event this Saturday, October 29th, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Here are a few notes to help you prepare, arrive, and have fun at the event. We are so excited to see everyone!
Dress: Wear your favorite shorts, jeans, boots, hat, and BBQ bib! This is a casual BBQ event at the Macris Lake House, and the weather is expected to be very pleasant; sunny and in the lower 70s. You may want to bring a light sweater if you get cold easily, it does get a little breezy out there.
From San Antonio, take IH-35 North to New Braunfels, use exit 184 Rueckle Rd. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto S Rueckle Rd/Loop 337 and continue for approximately 3 miles. Use the right lane to take the Hwy 46 exit ramp. Turn left onto Hwy 46 and stay on for 3 miles. Take the FM 2722 exit and turn right onto FM 2722. Stay on for about 7.4 miles then veer right onto FM 2673 E and follow it for nearly 1 mile. Turn left onto Island View Dr (there will be signs from here on to help guide you). You will come to a Y on the road, stay right and you will be on Colleen Dr, go past Buck Trail. Stay right at the next Y on the road as well and you will now be on Connie Dr. Follow Connie Dr for about ½ mile. Go past Irene Dr and it will be the first driveway on the left. Parking is up the drive, past the gate, at the main house.
Via Hwy 281 from SA, go north and take the Hwy 46 E exit, turn right onto Hwy 46 E. Continue on Hwy 46 for 17 miles, then turn left onto FM 3159. Stay on FM 3159 for about 10.5 miles then turn right onto FM 2673 E. Turn left onto Island View Dr (there will be signs from here on to help guide you). You will come to a Y on the road, stay right and you will be on Colleen Dr, go past Buck Trail. Stay right at the next Y on the road as well and you will now be on Connie Dr. Follow Connie Dr for about ½ mile. Go past Irene Dr and it will be the first driveway on the left. Parking is up the drive, past the gate, at the main house.
Please note, if you are using GPS, use this address (2030 Connie Dr, but it will be the driveway across the street from this address) to get you to the right place, otherwise, you may wind up at another party… will it be as much fun as ours? I DOUBT IT! If you get lost, do not worry, just give us a call and we will guide you.
Live Auction – There will be a live auction for “Angelica”, a Gretsch Electromatic Classic Hollowbody Double-Cut Guitar with a maple top, back, sides, and maple neck, Laurel Fretboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Bigsby B60 Vibrato Tailpiece, in Snowcrest White. Starting bid is $600 so bring your checkbook, credit card, or wallet!
Music – The roaring 20’s are coming back around and The Dirty River Jazz Band is the future of traditional jazz in Texas, bringing high energy and expertise to a style of music that some have forgotten. The Dirty River Jazz Band is a traditional-style jazz band from right here in San Antonio, their sound closely emulates The Jim Cullum Jazz Band who has helped mentor the members of the band. Other similar artists include Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Kid Ory, Fats Waller, Turk Murphy, Lu Watters, and many others.
Michael Tellez, prolific songwriter and bassist for Corduroy Orbison will also be joining us for a jam session!
Corduroy Orbison is a self-described “rock band of sorts” from the greater Kentuckiana region, they have released 2 full-length LPs, 2 EPs, and a few singles. Check out their website: https://corduroyorbison.com/band/
Don’t forget to soften, stretch your boots, add cushioning to the soles, or get better boot socks… whatever it takes for boot-scootin’!
Food – Bring your appetite! Ron Williams and his team at Fiesta BBQ & Paella will be serving up some good BBQ and sides… AND Dr. Macris’ brother-in-law, Theodore Vatzakas, is joining us all the way from Greece. He and Dr. M will be cooking lamb on a spit… what a treat!
Drinks – There will be plenty of refreshments for everyone and the signature drink of the day will be Pineapple Upside-Down Cake featuring Cinco Vodka, YUM!
Games – Bring your A-game for Washers, Cornhole, and Beer Pong! It’s your chance to claim yourself TPF Champion of the Year until October 2023 so bring your competitive edge!
Finally, an enormous THANK YOU for being incredible supporters and partners of The Prosthetic Foundation! Each one of you and your respective organization is making a huge difference in the lives of Texas amputees and their families and we are truly grateful for all that you do!
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!
If you did not provide me with your invited guests email addresses, please forward this to them. Reach out to me via email or text message at (210) 619-6828 if you have any questions or need further information.