Rockwall County Open Space Alliance to host BBQ fundraiser

(ROCKWALL, TX – Feb. 20, 2017) The Rockwall County Open Space Alliance will host its first annual Sunset & Stars BBQ Fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Summerfield at Tate Farms, S. FM 548, Rockwall, TX 75032.

Attendees will enjoy a barbecue dinner by the Tate Family, music, entertainment, dancing, and live and silent auctions at an iconic working ranch.

The Open Space Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the following goals: emphasize the importance of open space, encourage local governments to incorporate green space into growth, and provide assistance to cities on green space projects. The RCOSA are hosting this inaugural event to raise awareness of our new organization, raise and receive funds to support implementation of the Rockwall County Open Space Master Plan of 2015 and other projects as deemed worthy by the Board of Directors, and to cultivate donor relationships.

“We’re very excited about the future of our new nonprofit Open Space Alliance.  It’s the next step in the process of involving everyone in our effort to Keep Green Space in our Growth.  In addition to being a fun evening, citizens can show their support by attending our very first fundraiser,” said Nell Welborn, President, Rockwall County Open Space Alliance’s Board of Directors.

Tickets are $50 each plus processing fees through

For more information about the event, contact the event organizer at

Sponsorships are available!  Area businesses and families are encouraged to sponsor this event in three ways:

1)      Title Sponsor – $1000 (provides event listing as “Presented by” on all signage, invitations and in social, print & web media.  Premium table location for 12.  Speaking opportunity at event.)

2)      Community Partner – $500 (provides listing on all signage and print, web and social media.  Reserved table for 8.)

3)      Friend – $300 (provides website & social media recognition as a supporter.  Reserved table for 4.)

For more information, visit or visit them on facebook at

Submitted press release by Becky Burkett. 

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