Once again, locals Troy and Cheryl Moore, owners of the Stephenville Cattle Company, are hard at work soliciting donations to raise funds for Round-Up for Rehab as part of the Cattlemen’s Round-Up, which has raised funds for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center for 50 years. 

Stephenville Cattle Company’s annual Round-Up will offer attendees a jump start on Christmas shopping while contributing to a good cause. As part of this year’s event on Oct. 20-21, bidders can enjoy a free meal. Stew and cornbread will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and beans and cornbread will be served Wednesday at 11 a.m. - chuck wagon style.

“There might even be some peach cobbler,” Cheryl said.

Tuesday’s sale will kick off at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday’s will get rolling at noon.

The Moores have been working with the Cattlemen’s Round-Up for Rehab for the past 33 years. 

“They put their heart and soul into this event and have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for the rehabilitation and assistance programs administered by the West Texas Rehab Center,” Virginia Bills, who helps with the local event said. “They contact the media, post flyers all over town, pull together an army of volunteers, collect items to be auctioned and they donate many items themselves.”

Bills said it is a selfless service to those in need.

“This is all done in the spirit of ‘neighbor helping neighbor’ and is truly their commitment to helping those less fortunate,” Bills said.

Round-Up has evolved over the last five decades, but the objective has remained the same - to raise treatment dollars for West Texas Rehab Center patients.

And the local event has something for everyone in an effort to raise those funds. For the serious shopper, a slew of items, including gift baskets, clothing, jewelry, home baked goods,  an eight-gigabyte iPod and much more will be up for grabs. For farmers and ranchers, livestock will also be up for bid. And for the gun aficionado, two lucky winners will walk away with a Ruger Hawkeye Rifle with their choice of stainless steel or blue wood stock and caliber selection.

Tuesday’s sale will be for gift and hand crafted items while Wednesday’s sale will start with the auctioning of similar items, followed by livestock.

“Make plans to be there as this is a perfect opportunity to share some of your blessings and help make life better for others,” Bills said.

Donations for the auction can be dropped off at the cattle company. Everything from arts and crafts, hot pies and fresh cakes to furniture and decor is being accepted. For more information, call (254) 968-4882 or 968-4844. Stephenville Cattle Company is located at 3581 US Highway 281 North.