Witte Museum Hosts Special Game Dinner
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: The 43rd annual Witte Game Dinner took place in San Antonio this fall on the grounds of the Witte Museum in front of the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center. This yearly event serves as the Witte Museum’s most beneficial fundraiser, is always well attended, and those who attend give from their hearts.
THE VIBE: This casually stylish event, Texas is Pretty Special, featured South Texas-inspired cuisine from The RK Group, lively entertainment by Reckless Kelly, and exciting live and silent auctions. Jeff Goldblatt of KENS 5 TV served as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, and Rick Shaw served as the auctioneer. Honorary Chair of the event was Scott Petty Jr., and the event’s chairs were Kristin and Dick Tips.
THE CAUSE: The tradition of the Witte Game Dinner began nearly 43 years ago, when area sportsmen and hunters were asked to clear their game lockers and donate personal hunting trophies to the Witte for a barbeque and party on the museum’s grounds. Since then the net proceeds from this event have helped the Witte continue its tradition of providing visitors from South Texas with innovative programs in history, science and culture enriching lives and promoting a lifelong legacy of knowledge. This includes a special emphasis on interactive educational programming for children, in addition to providing scholarships for disadvantaged children in the San Antonio area. Supported by generous South Texas families, the Witte Museum continues to add value to the community and represents the rich traditions of the diverse culture of the region.