Rockwall County’s Open Space BBQ moved to June 24

UPDATE from the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance: 

The high risk of dangerous thunderstorms has led us to move the date for this Saturday’s Sunset and Stars barbecue. We are rescheduling the barbecue to June 24th, 2017 and you have the option of transferring your ticket to the new date, so hold onto your tickets. However, if you are unable to attend and would like a refund of your ticket price, please let us know as soon as possible. For more about the refund process, please send an email to:

We are disappointed but the severe weather forecasted is simply out of our control and your safety is more important to us than anything. Anything. We care about you.

Thank you for all of your support. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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(ROCKWALL, TX – April 9, 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, 12992 S. FM 548, Royse City, TX 75189.

Presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, the event will feature a barbecue dinner by the Tate Family, music, entertainment, dancing, and silent auction at an iconic working ranch. Proceeds benefit the Rockwall County Open Space Alliance’s mission to invest in the beauty of Rockwall County’s Open Space.

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.

Auction items are still being accepted. Currently, they include:

  • 1 year Individual Membership (for 2 people) to the Dallas Arboretum
  • Gift Certificate for Bashful Beauty session
  • Original Artwork by local artist, Kenyon Bevan Walter
  • and more!

In addition to presenting sponsor Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, sponsors include Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe, Community Partner; and Friends of RCOSA:  The Stibbens Family, The Dorman Family, Nathan Hodges, DDS, and Pinnacle Oral Surgery – Kevin Pollock, DDS.

Tickets are $50 each plus processing fees through

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Submitted press release by Becky Burkett. 

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