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Tickets are going fast for our Mission Historical Museum’s 8th Annual Dinner Banquet.

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The Mission Historical Museum Board of Directors and Banquet Committee have announced the date September 18, 2014, as the evening for our 8th Annual Fundraiser Banquet to be held at the Mission Community Center. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, music and time to preview the amazing silent auction items. Dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m. followed by our program and presentations. This will be a memorable evening to reconnect with friends, family and Mission’s past.

Each year the Mission Historical Museum honors five individuals who have lived, worked, or owned a business for 30 years or more. They are being recognized for their dedication, leadership, accomplishments and contributions to the history and development of our community whether it is in education, business or organizations.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentations of the “Wall of Fame” honorees for 2014: Jim Brunson, Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, Don Lester, Blanca Marroquin, and Amador & Alicia Requenez.

The Wall of Fame Awards was developed in 2009, as a permanent exhibit in the main lobby of the Shary Building. The honorees in 2009 were: June Brann, Sol Marroquin, Jim Miller, Warren Suter, Dina Trevino and Rosco Watkins. In 2010 we honored: Ben Cavazos Sr, Gen Long, Wayne Sparks, Emma Valdez, and Dr. Kenneth White. The 2011 honorees were: Bill Dondlinger, Kika & Lucille de la Garza, Mary Guerra, Estella Guerra, and Pat & Virginia Townsend. The honorees in 2012 were: Jerry Bell, Elliott B. Bottom, Clark Spikes Jr., Jim Schroeder, and Father Roy Snipes O.M.I. In 2013 the honorees were: Nancy Shary Cheever, Romulo D. Martinez, Maria Lydia Rodriguez, Joe Roseland, Rosa M. & Gustavo Zapata.

The Mission Historical Museum Board of Directors appreciates your attendance at our Annual Fundraiser Banquet as well as your support to any of our Platinum, Gold, or Silver Sponsorship Levels. By the way, if you want to know the value of gold, read a blog about gold prices on the rise here at This year we have planned an early start for commitments from our Sponsors for publicity and advertising purposes. Enclosed is the Sponsorship Level form with details of the excellent benefits of each level, which may be faxed to our Museum office 956-580-8733 by July 31, 2014.

The Mission Historical Museum Board Members and Staff thank you for your generous support; for believing in the Museum’s mission and vision to instill pride in future generations. Since it’s opening in 2002, we have strived to remain a unique and effective channel of history and a cultural educational resource for our visitors, citizens of the community and students of all ages. The Museum’s presence in the community has grown and so much more can be accomplished with your help and support!

Individual tickets and table reservations are now available. Tickets are going fast. Price for a reserved table for ten guests is $400 for members, $500 for non-members. Price for OPEN SEATING individual tickets is $30 for museum members, $40 for non-members. Mission Historical Museum is a non-profit organization (501 C 3) and donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information on Sponsorships, Table Reservations, or Tickets please call Linda Castañeda, Banquet Coordinator or the museum office 580-8646. Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.