One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is always Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks. Organizers hope that while this year’s event may be different than those in the past, it still can bring in the “big bucks” needed to continue the agency’s mission — protecting child victims of physical and sexual abuse.
The seventh annual Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks (RR&DT) will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, as an open-air event under a big tent at Haley Nelson Park in Burnet. The event will include dinner catered by Southern Grace Catering and Events; drinks; and both live and silent auctions.
All protocols established by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s COVID-19 task force will be followed. With in-person attendance limited to just 200 guests, this year’s event will include an option for virtual attendance as well.
There will be five drawings this year, with the biggest item being a 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000 Crew utility vehicle. Other items include a Henry .22 long rifle special Burnet County Edition with custom engraving (numbered 6 of 100); a Savage .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire rifle; a Ruger .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire rifle; and a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport Edition .22 Long Rifle.
Sponsorship, ticket, auction and donation information is available online at http://bidpal. net/rrdt20. For more information about the event, also visit hccac. org/rifles-racks-deer-tracks.
HCCAC is a non-profit organization serving the children of Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Mason, Lampasas and San Saba counties. At the HCCAC, abused children are given a safe place to tell their story, a medical examination to help preserve evidence of abuse and ongoing therapy to deal with the trauma they have suffered.
The HCCAC was the creation of founder Yvonne Evans and the late Deborah Jayne Keith, rst executive director of HCCAC, who worked selflessly for 17 years to help build the organization from 1998 into a million dollar child-friendly home which has served more than 5,000 abused children for forensic interviews.