HATS X: Ready, Set, Go

By Marlys Good

Auction items, both silent and live, are in place, tables set up, and three Country Music Hall of Famers are looking forward to entertaining the “sold-out” crowd at the 10th anniversary of HATS coming up Saturday night at the Herb Asp Community Center.

Attendees are reminded that everything has been “moved up” an hour due to the performances by the three headliners, Paulette Carlson, Lacy J. Dalton and Gary Morris.

Doors will open at 3 p.m. The silent auction is open from 3-6:45 with great items on the tables this year, as always. Dinner catered by chef supreme Chris Dalin will be served at 5 p.m. with the live auction scheduled to start at 6.

A special item going on the auction block this year is a pair of spurs inlaid with the B7 (Brimley) ranch brand custom-made by Brimley’s grandson, Mike Brimley, who was taught the welding trade by his granddad Wilford. They are one-of-a-kind.

There are three quilts, nine rifles, pictures donated by Greybull’s own Ann Hanson, and from newly discovered Greybull artist Benjaporn Helburn; three from Shoofly; a pair of binoculars valued at $1,200; beautiful photographs; stained glass; cherry entry table; deck package; hearing aide package; two airplane tours, one over Yellowstone Park, the second a buyer’s choice of any location in northwest Wyoming; several NFL packages and the list goes on and on.

All money raised goes to help people living in northwest Wyoming who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in need of a “hand up.”

Scott Good, organizer of the event, said the committee hopes the entertainment will begin about 7 p.m.

Again, a reminder that absolutely no tickets will be available at the door. They are completely sold out.

So grab your hat, head to the community hall and join your friends and neighbors for an evening of fun and world-class country music – all in the name of charity. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors for a good cause.