Time to raise some cash

RAYMONDVILLE — The home of Raymondville’s founder will host the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraiser.

On April 22, the chamber will hold its Willacy Wind Down fundraiser on the 500-acre ranch that was home to E.B. Raymond, the city’s founder.

The day-long event will feature a 5k/1 mile walk/run ($25) and a wildlife photography workshop.

Later, an evening event at the L.E. Franks Tourist Center will feature Bling, Jeans & Boots, the live music of Mr. Whiskey, dinner, cocktails and live auctions.

An art exhibit will feature the work of Tony Bennett.

The event’s $75 ticket price will help fund the chamber’s promotion of Raymondville and Willacy County.

This event serves as the signature fundraising event for 2017.

“As you may know already, the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce also serves Willacy and has a diverse role in the community,” chamber Director Elma Chavez said in a statement.

“Our role ranges from business promotion, business expansion, facilitating job fairs and health fairs, to promoting quality of life projects and promoting tourism.”

IF YOU WANT TO GO

Call the Raymondville Chamber of Commerce at at (956) 689-1863.