About the Event

We are back to an in person event on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the Cleburne Conference Center.  Flip Orley will be our entertainment.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.   Evening will feature silent auction, meal, show and live auction.  There will be the capability for those that cannot attend in person, to register on line to participate in the silent auction only.    All attendees can begin bidding on silent auction items up to two days before our actual event begins.  This includes the ability for them to lock in their beginning bid and a max bid if they are going to be away from their phone.  The app will bid for them each time they are outbid until they reach their max bid.   This will be a nice feature.   Guests can register online prior to the event.    We do not have that link yet, but should in the next couple of weeks.  I am also attaching the updated forms.

All proceeds from “Cowboys for Kids” go directly to providing services for victims of child abuse in Johnson County.

About the Children’s Advocacy Center

Before the Children’s Advocacy Center movement began, child victims of abuse were being further traumatized by the system set up to help them. Multiple agencies are involved in investigating allegations of child abuse. These include law enforcement, Child Protective Services, Cook Children’s Hospital Care Team, Juvenile Services and prosecutors who try the cases. As a result of the agencies working alone on individual cases, child victims were being interviewed multiple times about the most personal and tragic events of their lives. In addition, the agencies involved could unintentionally jeopardize each other’s cases with the multiple interviews and investigations. Today, Children’s Advocacy Centers across the nation provide a child friendly environment where all agencies involved in a case can come to the child victim. The child is interviewed once by a trained forensic interviewer. The interview is videotaped into an adjoining room where a representative of each agency involved is able to see, listen and communicate with the interviewer through a small ear piece. All agency partners work together as a team to coordinate the investigation and services provided for the child victim and his/her non-offending family members. The Children’s Advocacy Center provides the place for them to come together and facilitates future meetings in which they can share case information.

The Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center serves child victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and child witnesses to homicides and other violent crimes. Our Articles of Incorporation were put into place in July, 1996, and our doors were opened for services to the first child victim in February, 1998. The Center’s mission is to provide a safe place where children can tell their story and begin to reclaim their lives. Many services are in place for children and their families after the initial interview is done. They include individual, family and group counseling by trained, experienced therapists; play therapy; work with therapy dogs; youth self-esteem and goal setting programs; personal advocacy and mentoring programs; court school; special education and abuse prevention programs and field trips. The Center strives to meet the needs of the whole family group because they are all affected by the trauma of abuse.

All proceeds from “Cowboys for Kids” go directly to providing services for victims of child abuse in Johnson County.

2021 Live Auction Items

Julie Asher Lee Original Oil

-“The Stampede” is a 12” x 24” original oil on canvass. It is a depiction of Native American Life as they move wild mustangs. Artwork is by artist Julie Asher Lee of Cleburne, Texas. Julie is represented by Crown Gallery in North Carolina and Trails End Gallery in Las Cruces, New Mexico. www.julieasheree.com.

Donated by: Julie Asher Lee
Value: $1,525

Baretta Shotgun Package

This package includes a Baretta A300 Ultima 12 Gauge Shotgun. Buyer can pick the gun up at Alpine Range or trade it in for a $750 voucher towards a different gun.

Donated by: Bill and JoAnn Moore
Value: $750

Starbuck Ranch Package

3 day 2 night stay for up to sixteen people. Our ranch boasts 800+ acres (almost 1.5 sq miles) of rolling hills containing multiple types of terrain and many different game for hunting and viewing. Hunts may be added for an additional rate. The lodge is perfect for a family get-away or for a group of close friends. It has 3 full bedrooms, 2 full baths, bunk room that sleeps ten, 2 couches, large dining table, covered porch, outdoor grill, outdoor dining table, firepit, secure indoor storage, horseshoe pit, poll table, bar, and cornhole boards and bags. This is a beautiful, secluded location 9 miles from Cleburne State Park.

Donated by: Kendal Jones
Value: $900

“Tim the Toolman Package”

This package includes a Red Husky Steel Constructed 36” wide, 18” deep, 61.4“ tall, 12 drawer tool chest and cabinet combo. It is welded steel construction, rust resistant with powder coat finish with integrated power strip with 6 outlets and 2 USB ports, drawer liners included. Drawers are 100 lb rated soft close ball bearing drawers. Also included is $100 in gift cards from Lowes and a $500 gift card for the use of purchasing tools.

Donated by: Dr. Hank & Nita Nance & Dr. Kari & Steve Frano
Value: $1,100

Fun N’Sun/Fishing with the Sheriff

This package includes a spring time private pond Bass Fishing Adventure on Fun N’ Sun Ranch. A boat is provided for two anglers for exclusive half day of stocked bass catch and release, just west of Rio Vista, Texas. Winning bidder will also receive a combo bass rod and reel, shirts, hats, assorted tackle and full lunch provided at the covered boat dock. You will also receive drinks and tips on what to cast and where. This package also includes a day of fishing for one person with Sheriff Adam King. The Sheriff will provide all fishing equipment and a special lunch complete with a home-made chocolate pecan pie.

Donated by: Jeff & Angie Gilbert of Fun N’ Sun Boats and Sheriff Adam King
Value: $1,000

McDaniel’s Custom Barrel Racer Saddle

This beautiful ladies saddle is a CJ Barrel Saddle with Balanced Ride Design, 14 1/2” seat with 4 1/2” cantle with Cheyenne Roll, 5-P Barrell Horn, full floral tooled, russet skirting with dark brown background and hand painted pink outline, pink leather padded seat and leather wrapped 2” Visalia Stirrups.

Donated by: McDaniel Custom Saddles
Value: $4,250

Howard Halbert Original Spurs Pencil Art

This beautiful original piece of pencil artwork features a pair of spurs with the Texas State Seal. These spurs belonged to the late Senator Chris Harris. Harris is a former Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 9 from 1991 to 2013. This piece is not only a great western piece, it is a great piece of Texas history. Howard Halbert’s work is featured in McLarry’s Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also received awards and recognition for his work at the National Cowboy and Heritage Museum.

Donated by: Howard Halbert
Value: $3,500

Orange Beach, Alabama Package

This package includes 4 nights and 5 days in Orange Beach, Alabama condo. This is Unit 65 Romar Lace. It is 5 miles from the Florida Border near Destin. This is a 3 bedroom, two bath condo with a private balcony, with an awesome view of the Gulf of Mexico. You can literally go down the elevator and walk out onto the beach. Amenities feature indoor and outdoor pools, beautiful large patio and sitting area with multiple grills for cooking out. This condo also provides easy access to shopping, dining and other attractions. Additional days can be added to the package at the buyer’s expense.

Donated by: Horton Tree Service
Value: $2,150

Nolan Ryan Jersey

This package includes an autographed Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers Jersey.

Donated by: Nolan Ryan Foundation
Value: $1,000

Maine Package

This package includes two rooms for five nights for two couples at the beautiful Terrace by the Sea Ogunquit, Maine Bed & Breakfast Motel. This location overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and is in walking proximity to a nice beach. This package also includes a gift certificate for $250 to Bonissoni Brazilian Steakhouse.

Donated by: Maria Grasso and Greg & Ana Patterson
Value: $2,650

Gold & Diamond Necklace

This is a gorgeous 14 karat yellow gold, 26 Pennyweights (dwt) of gold Mass=40.43 Grams, 34 round brilliant cut diamonds: diamonds are set in white gold. These are nature made diamonds in Pave setting; approximate diamond weight=1 carat total weight.

Donated by: Bill & Stormi Lloyd
Retail value is $9,800 and Fair Market Value is $4,000.

Steamboat Springs Condominium Package

This package includes a five day, four night stay
at Trailhead Lodge 5104. This condo is a luxurious, top floor, three bedroom / three bathroom
unit. It features a large, fully-equipped kitchen complete with granite counters, stainless steel
appliances, a breakfast bar with seating for four people and a dining area with table able to seat
four people. The living area features hard wood floors, large windows, comfortable furnishings,
a flat screen television, a cozy gas fireplace and access to a private balcony. For entertainment
purposes, the unit is equipped with 4 flat screen TVs, a DVD player and complimentary Wi-Fi
for your enjoyment. There is also a washer and dryer in the unit (detergent provided) and heated
garage parking for your convenience.

The master bedroom features a Queen bed, a flat screen television and an attached bathroom with
double vanity, large soaking tub and walk-in shower. The second bedroom offers guests a King
bed, a flat screen television and an attached bathroom with walk-in shower. The third bedroom has
2 Twin beds and an additional full bathroom with flat screen television. There is also a Queen

Amenities include a large pool, 3 hot tubs, fitness center, game room, an outdoor fire-pit, a Bar-
B-Que area, central air-conditioning, a deluxe boot-drying facility, access to the Wildhorse
Gondola which takes guests from the property up to Gondola Square and our winter shuttle
services to take guests to shopping, dining and other area activities.

Donated by: David & Debbie MacDonald, III
Value: $4,000

Springfield Armory Package

This package includes a Springfield Armory Loaded MIA, Model MA9822 with a scope, accessories and ammunition.

Donated by: John & Linda Phillabaum
Value: $3,607

Portofino Island Package

This package includes a five-day, four-night stay overlooking the
Vibrant blue waters and white sand beaches of the Pensacola Beach Coast. This is a Gulf front
elite view, 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath condo with 180 degree wrap around balcony with grill. This is a
2,013 sq. ft., 16th floor condo that accommodates eight people. It has breathtaking panoramic
views, a fully equipped kitchen, and two reserved parking spots. There are also onsite restaurants
and food venues that include Portofino Al Fresco, Coastal; Lifestyle Center filled with exercise
options; The Market with an assortment of sundries, souvenirs, Starbucks Coffee and Smoothie
Bar. There are also watersports rentals, fishing, weekly resort activity schedule and Adventure
Cove Waterpark (seasonal). This package also includes a $100 gift certificate for The Grand
Marlin Restaurant & Oyster Bar and a $100 gift certificate for The Fish House in Pensacola.
Reservations can be made January through February or September through December of 2022.

Donated by: Hart Orthodontics
Value: $2,800

Del Norte Tacos Food Truck and Wicked Sister’s Ranch Package

This package includes a food truck with an extensive menu and enough food to serve up to 50 guests. Your venue for this fun event will be The Wicked Sister’s Ranch in Rio Vista, Texas. This barn venue holds up to 100 guests and has wonderful indoor and outdoor areas to entertain your guests.

Donated by: Del Norte Tacos and Dr. Greg & Colleen Vanzant
Value: $7,500

Texas Government Experience

This package includes a Texas State Capitol tour, Supreme Court tour given by a Texas State Supreme Court Justice, Texas State Cemetery Tour, The Texas Governor’s Mansion Tour and Bob Bullock Texas History Museum Tour for five individuals.

Donated by: State Representative DeWayne Burns

Cowboy Companion Package

This package includes a beautiful male Large/Toy Mini Australian Shepherd who comes from champion bloodlines. He was born on August 10, 2021 and his tail has been docked. He is an American Stock Dog Registered. Riot Kreek Aussies is also including a goody bag that includes bed, food, toys, shampoo and conditioner. Northside Animal Clinic is also donating first year vaccinations, 1 year of heart worm prevention, and vet check. This includes neutering if the buyer chooses not to breed.

Donated by: Riot Kreek Aussies and Northside Animal Clinic