a Roaring night of Dancing and High spirits!
presented by


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

We are so grateful for all who contributed to this event and helped us raise funds for the coming year. This was a memorable event that will not be soon forgotten. From the heart-warming presentations by Becca Schafer and Jenn Hartner to the generous $50,000 challenge match by Dauphen Jackson, attendees gained greater insight into what makes Candlelight Ranch so special.

We extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to HEB Tournament of Champions and each of our generous sponsors, our many donors, the dedicated volunteers and our cherished guests.  It was an honor to have you share this incredible evening with us.

Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs

2312 San Gabriel St, Austin, TX 78705

Featuring Ange K of the Matchmaker Band

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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Jenn Hartner

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Below is a list of some of the current donors to our auction

100% Chiropractic▪Anderson’s Coffee Company▪Archer HotelAthleta-Domain▪ATX PrecisionAustin Opera▪

Austin Steam TrainBarley Swine▪Beachside Billy’sBecca Schafer CateringBismeaux Studio▪BJ’s▪ Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Bullfight▪Callahan’s General StoreCallaway GolfCamp Balcones Springs▪Cap City Comedy Club

Central Texas Cat Hospital▪Chili’s▪Choccolatte’sChuysCinemark Theatre Connie Ding PhotographyCover 2

Culinary Dropout▪Dick’s Sporting Goods▪Disney CaliforniaDocList Photography▪Dulce Vida Tequila▪Esther’s Follies

Extreme Water Sports GalvestonFD’s Grillhouse▪Fleming’s SteakhouseGolf GalaxyGrand Lux Cafe▪Grape Creek Vineyards

Gymboree▪Hat Creek▪Hill Country Community TheatreHorseshoe Bay ResortIMGInner Space Caverns 

James Avery▪Jack Allen’s KitchenKendra ScottKripalu Center▪Lake Travis Zipline Adventures▪Lone Star Court

Luedecke Photography▪Main Event▪Massage EnvyMighty Fine▪North by Northwest Restaurant & BreweryNovita Spa

Oasthaus▪Odd Duck▪Omni – Downtown Austin ▪Orange Theory▪Organic Nails SpaOutback Steakhouse

Painting With A TwistPhil & Amy’sQuality Seafood▪Randalls▪Red Ash▪Red Road Winery▪Remedy Center

River Place Country Club▪Round Rock ExpressRudy’s Bar-B-QSalt Traders▪Sailor Made GamesSaltgrass Steak House

SeaWorld San Antonio▪Seven SistersShaw Therapies & PilatesSix Flags Fiesta TexasSouthwest Airlines▪Studio 201

Sun City Golf ▪Terra Toys▪Texas StarsThe EscapeThe Hills of Lakeway (golf package)▪Thinkery

Total Wine & More▪Wet Salon▪Zenergy Pilates


A Photo Blanket of Candlelight Photos ▪ Paintings by various artists ▪ Galveston Beach House Stay

Signed baseballs▪Football signed by John Elway▪Thanksgiving Fest Package for four for 4 nights

Tom Herman signed UT football▪Shaka Smart signed UT basketball

Volente Beach Bungalow Stay▪2-Day rifle use course▪Neon Signs

Lauren Worsley Private Dance Lessons ▪McClure Lake House Stay



Check Out our Amazing Live Auction Items!


Texas Music Lovers Dream: Autographed Acoustic Guitar, Book, CD, Vinyl LP

Texas Music Lovers, don’t miss these very special and collectable items! A 66th Birthday Acoustic Guitar signed by Ray Benson, The Avett Brothers, Randy Rogers, & Wade Bowen. Ray Benson’s autobiography, signed by the man himself — “Comin’ Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or the Often-Outrageous History of Asleep at the Wheel”.  A CD, signed by Ray Benson: “Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Willis and his Texas Playboys”. A rare signed vinyl LP by Willie Nelson, “Willie and the Wheel”. 



Dinner for 8 at Candlelight Ranch catered by Becca Schafer Events featuring Flat Creek Wines

Enjoy a four-course meal for up to 8 at one of the most magical places in the Austin area, Candlelight Ranch! Prepared by Becca Schafer and her staff with wine provided by Flat Creek Winery. Becca has worked professionally in the food and event world for more than 15 years. In her grandmother’s kitchen and faraway places, Becca learned technique and began to understand the potential in using fresh and locally produced ingredients, appreciate creating foods from scratch, and respect the cultural, historical, familial, and emotional connections to foods. 


2018 Opening Day Dove Hunt

Don’t miss the 2018 opening day south zone dove hunt at Hensley Ranch near El Campo, TX for up to 6.  Just 2 hours outside of Austin, this hunt is located in the heart of south Texas dove country. The package includes: two-night stay and 4 meals! 


Private Dinner at the home of Jack and Luann Gilmore

Spend an evening with your friends and family eating locally inspired cuisine with signature cocktails.  Let the Jack Allen’s Kitchen and Salt Traders Chefs host a dinner for up to 8 at Jack’s house. 


Unforgettable New York Broadway Experience

Enjoy an evening of theatre on Broadway!  Package includes 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in New York City’s Theatre District, round trip coach airfare and orchestra or front mezzanine seats to a Broadway Show of your choice for two people! Hamilton and Hello Dolly!, are excluded from this experience.  Points of Travel booking & concierge service will help you create the NYC trip of your dreams! 


Candlelight Ranch is a 501(c)(3) that provides therapeutic and educational nature-based experiences to enrich the lives of at-risk youth, children with disabilities and their families.