Witte Game Dinner
As unassuming as it is when there aren’t dinosaurs parked outside, the Witte Museum remains one of San Antonio’s top attractions, a staple of the shortlist when showing friends from out-of-town the best our city has to offer. For nearly 50 years, patrons have had the opportunity to give back at the Witte Game Dinner, the latest iteration of which took place on October 15th.
As the Rio Fandango theme celebrated the San Antonio River, guests took part in a silent auction and Super silent auction, which offered such treats as the right to name an ocelot or alligator at the zoo, a three-day hunting bonanza at the Paloma Pachanga Lodge, a 10-person five-course meal at the incredible Toro Kitchen & Bar, and a $1000 gift certificate to Ranger Firearms.
Bidding was fueled by catering from The RK Group and accompanied by the tunes of homegrown country singer Matt Caldwell. There were even two distinct sets of dessert options, one at the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center and another in the Zachry Family Garden. As the festivities wound down, the venerable Kevin Fowler took the stage to close the show.
By all accounts, the event was a roaring success, and when a place like the Witte succeeds, so do we all. Here’s to another half-century.