Left to Right: Tommy Knight-Board Member, Charlie Wasson-Vice President, Kevin Lusk-Safety & Security Coordinator, Steven Garcia-Coordinator of Community Education & Outreach, James Anderson-Maintenance, Tom Rohrig-Crisis Intervention Supervisor, Thomas Garcia-BIPP Coordinator/Community Education & Volunteer Advocate. Not pictured: Charles Perry-Texas State Representative and longtime supporter, Dr. Patrick Hanford-Board Member, Doug Smith-Board Member, Rene Hernandez-Social Referrals Advocate, Roy Ramos-Crisis Intervention Supervisor
Behind those dazzling smiles lies the true grit of these men and how important it is for men to stand up against Family Violence. With this issue so commonly affecting a large number of women, it is easy to forget that there are strong men who recognize that when inequality exists we are all affected.
Gary Wiggin’s Spurs
Attendees at the 12th Annual Custom Spur Show and Live Auction enjoyed a fun-filled evening full of excellent food, good fellowship, and Texas-style entertainment. WPS partnered with 26 spur makers throughout the country to make this year’s live auction both spirited and exciting. We welcomed several new spur makers to the event and they were not short on style and skill. Their work combined with the fine craftsmanship of those that have been with us for many years treated all who attended to a magnificent live auction ending in $39,150 in total sales. Guests also appreciated a fine dinner by the Overton Hotel. Representative Charles Perry delivered the invocation and a proclamation recognizing the work done by WPS presented by Mayor Pro-Tem, Karon Gibson. The event ended with country artist, Kyle Park and his band giving everyone award winning music to enjoy, dance and celebrate the occasion. The event was a success, benefitting victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. The Women’s Protective Services 12th Annual Spur Auction would not been possible without our supporters who understand that there is still so much work to be done and that together we are working hard to end the violence. Thank you for making this year’s event a prosperous one. Thank you, Kimberly Kinney Lara for chairing this wonderful event!
Women’s Protective Services is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 15th Annual John Deere Raffle, August 23rd, 2014 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Each year Women’s
Protective Services’ John Deer Raffle has grown in popularity, it is our hope that it would be an even more prosperous year. For this years raffle, we are giving our community a chance to win 1 of 3 John Deere gators/tractor. This year we will raffle off a John Deere RSX 8501 Loaded Gator, (1) 8251 S4 Loaded Gator, and (1) 1025R Tractor with H120 Loader. In addition guests will enjoy a catered meal provided by Top Tier Catering and live entertainment provided The Rex Thomas Band. There will also be a silent auction where you will be able to bid on some fantastic items. Do not miss out on a great event on August 23rd, 2014 to support a wonderful organization and have fun at the same time.
Raffle Event Agenda
5:30pm Event begins and silent auction
6:30pm Raffle begins with first ticket pulled
WPS is excited to announce that it has received a grant award in the amount of $5,000 from the Texas Bar Foundation. The award will be used to support the incredible work performed by our Regional Outreach/Community Education Program. WPS commends the Texas Bar Foundation for their continued support of WPS and the battered women, children, and men we serve. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $14 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.
Thank you to the Lubbock Area United Way for creating this video as a way to thank their volunteers. We appreciate you all.