Fundraiser for Rockwall County Open Space AlliancePublished: April 15, 2017
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The Rockwall County Open Space Alliance (RCOSA) is hosting its first annual Sunset and Stars Barbecue fundraiser on Saturday April 29. Attendees will enjoy a barbecue dinner by the Tate Family, music, and silent auction at their iconic working ranch. Proceeds benefit the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance’s mission to invest in the beauty of Rockwall County’s Open Space.
RCOSA is hosting this inaugural event to raise awareness of their organization, raise and receive funds to support implementation of the Rockwall County Open Space Master Plan of 2015 and other projects as deemed worthy by the Board of Directors, and to cultivate donor relationships.
Nell Welborn, President, Rockwall County Open Space Alliance’s Board of Directors says, “We’re very excited about the future of our new nonprofit Open Space Alliance. It’s the next step in the process of involving everyone in the effort to Keep Green Space in our Growth. In addition to being a fun evening, citizens can show their support by attending our very first fundraiser.”
Auction items are still being accepted. Currently, they include:
1 year Individual Membership (for 2 people) to the Dallas Arboretum
Gift Certificate for Bashful Beauty session
Original Artwork by local artists, such as Kenyon Bevan Walter and Betty Hoaglund
... and more!
Rockwall County Open Space Alliance (RCOSA), is a coalition of representatives from the Cities of Heath, Royse City, Fate, Rockwall, Rowlett, and McLendon-Chisholm, and the unincorporated parts of Rockwall County. Faced with unprecedented growth projections for Rockwall County, this group of over 80 concerned residents met to work out a master plan to preserve open space. On July 15, 2015, a community workshop was held under the guidance of the County Judge and Commissioners to provide direction and get input from participants about the direction such a plan should take.
Work on the plan consisted of an assessment of existing parks, trails and public open spaces in the county. The next part of the workshop focused on some of the opportunities that are emerging from this analysis. Maps were developed and a comprehensive plan was worked out over the next six months. At the January 26, 2016 meeting of the Rockwall County Commissioners Court, the commissioners and county judge unanimously approved the Open Space Master Plan submitted by Kevin Shepherd of Verdunity, Inc. representing his team in partnership with WRT Design, Inc.
Next steps are being determined at this time as to the appropriate funding mechanisms to consider and adopt as well as the organizational structure for ongoing monthly meetings.
Event Listing: Sunset & Stars Barbecue FundraiserPosted Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Arts & Entertainment,Music,Living,Outdoors,Special Features,Volunteers