I’ve been taking something of a break in the clean-up and repair of our home workshop fire zone by driving out to the farm every four or five days to make sure the blackberries, peaches and figs are getting enough water.
One of my sons went with me early the other morning, and we drove out to Hallettsville on U.S. 90A, a straight shot to that pretty little town’s Kountry Bakery where, among other things, they sell boudain kolaches, a heavenly merger of Czech and Cajun cuisine that has become a young breakfast tradition for us.
On the way into the bakery, two nice matrons of the Vsetin Czech Moravian Brethren Church, who had a table set up next to the door, wondered whether we cared to take a chance on the annual picnic raffle. Each ticket was $1 and proceeds went to the church, and I bought one each for myself and my son. The drawing isn’t until Sept. 8, but if we get lucky, here is what we could win:
10th place – a digital camera
9th place – a $125 gift card to Brookshire Brothers (a grocery store chain)
8th place – a $150 gift card to Glen’s Meat Market
7th place – $200
6th place – also $200
5th place – once again, $200
4th place – $300
3rd place – $400
2nd place – $500
1st place – (wait for it) a calf
We thought about it and began rooting for second and third place. If first prize in a raffle is a calf, you just might be in Lavaca County, Texas.