The whistle is blowing indicating it’s time for the Rosenberg Railroad Museum’s annual fundraising gala scheduled for Saturday, October 20 at Safari Texas. This year’s event features a fun-filled evening with a 1920s theme, and the event is sure to be the Cat’s Meow! The Rosenberg Railroad Express Presents All Aboard The Roaring Twenties is a tribute to the historic decade where fedoras, flappers and feather boas were all the rage.
Proceeds from this year’s event will support program operations and general operating needs for the Museum to assist in preserving the rich heritage of the railroad industry and its contribution to the history of Fort Bend County. With over 8,000 visitors to the Museum in 2011, 6,000 were children who benefited from the Museum’s educational programs dedicated to sharing the history and importance of the railroad industry with today’s youth and included school tours, dedicated exhibits, a children’s library and special events.
The Rosenberg Railroad Express Presents All Aboard The Roaring Twenties features period entertainment, a costume contest and live and silent auctions.
The silent auction boasts over 30 lots of unique items just in time for the holidays. Themed baskets include St. Arnold’s Root Beer Basket, a Tea for Texas Basket, a Texas Ornaments Basket and a Family Game Basket. Also featured is a handmade quilt and a Texas flag that has flown over the capital.
Conducting the train to victory is Honorary Boss and Dame Kevin and Margaret Patton along with Head Flapper Committee Chairman Marcia Vogelsang. “The committee has worked extremely hard to make this an evening to remember,” said Vogelsang. “We invite everyone to join us for a roaring good time supporting such a worthwhile organization in our community.” Committee members for the gala include Vogelsang, Doris Gurecky, Jerry Hoover, Kathy Kubelka, Liz Stegint, Terri Stuart , Rae Taylor and Sharon Wallingford.
Won’t you be the Bee’s Knees and join us? Tickets to The Rosenberg Railroad Express Presents All Aboard The Roaring Twenties are $75 per person and are available by contacting the Museum at 281.633.2846. For more information about The Rosenberg Railroad Express Presents All Aboard The Roaring Twenties, call 281.633.2846 or visit www.rosenbergrrmuseum.org/gala.