Doors at the Herb Asp Community Center open at 3:30 Saturday, Aug. 8 for the seventh annual Hands Across the Saddle benefit.
Beverly Brimley, co-founder of the charity organization with husband Wilford, will be in attendance, as will Wilford’s son, Bill, who hasn’t missed a single event. He’ll be providing pre-dinner/dinner music along with Lily Cruise and Pat Ericksen from Montana, who are making a return visit this year.
The reserved tables are sold out, but tickets are still available from HATS board members, Greybull Building Center, or at the door Saturday night.
For $50 you can enjoy the fellowship of friends and neighbors, a delicious dinner, the always popular Heads or Tails game, 50/50 draw, pistol raffle, and an opportunity to bid on everything from pictures by Shoofly and Ann Hansen, professional baseball/football game packages, cruise, pergola, limited edition rifle, belt buckles, a Star Quilt beautifully crafted by Lucy Stillson, meat (cut, wrapped and frozen) packages, and much more. Check it all out on Facebook. Items are still coming in.
Don’t want to make a “live” bid? No need; there are plenty of smaller items that run the gamut from table lamps to photography included in the silent auction that begins at 3:30.
After the catered dinner, cooked up by Chris Dalin and Robb Howe and served by the smiling and capable Lady Buff basketball team, sit back and relax as you listen to the golden voice of Gary Morris, who is making his second appearance at HATS.
Best of all, the entire evening is dedicated to raising funds to help your neighbors and friends from all across Big Horn County who might be in need of a “hand across the saddle” due to unforeseen circumstances or emergencies. Since its inception seven years ago, the charity has distributed over $500,000 to people from all corners of BHC.
Requests for, and recipients of, emergency help remain anonymous.