The Aransas County EMS paramedics, community members, businesses and individuals have all stepped up to the plate to create this event. The goal of this event is to raise funds to replace old aging ambulances.
There will be a barbecue cook-off with entry fees at $150 each for a cash prize, food booths, demonstrations, silent and Chinese auction and raffle. There will be community performers and live music all day by the following bands: Rick Treviño, Rockin’ Rick and the Corvettes with Cheyanne Smith and Cadillac Overdrive. Live music starts at 2 p.m. In addition, three local radio stations, K-99, KSAB, and the Oldies Station will be broadcasting live from the event. There will also be a Two-Step Competition, Best Costume Contest and Line Dancers.
“A bunch of the paramedics got together and decided we wanted to help with raising funds. We put so much mileage on our ambulances that we really need two new ones. We respond to more than 3,500 calls every year, and it increases approximately 10 percent annually. The call volume increases during the winter months due to visitors in the area,” says event EMS Paramedic Cathy Farmer.
“It has been overwhelming as to the support from the community,” continues Brown.
Tickets for the event will be $20 for adults in advance, $25 at the gate and children under 3 get in free. Go to www.outhousetickets.com to purchase.