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Barbecue, Benefit at Texas Pride

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Want to win a hat autographed by George Strait and help a woman in need at the same time? Then head out to Texas Pride Barbecue, 2890 E. Loop 1604 S., on Aug. 21 for Hope Fest, a benefit for Patricia Jansky Quick, who was left paralyzed after surgery and finds herself in need of a new home. Six bands will perform at the event, which runs from 1 to 10 p.m. There will also be auctions, including that hat signed by Strait. Quick is the younger sister of Clifton Jansky, the country music artist who recorded "Amarillo by Morning" before Strait and is the winner of multiple awards from the Christian Country Music Association. According to a press release on the event, "Quick became paralyzed from the waist down after surgery in December for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine. She could move her toes and legs after the nine-hour surgery, which included the insertion of two titanium rods to straighten her spine. Two days later, she was paralyzed, and her doctors could not explain why or whether she will ever walk again. The doors in her mobile home, where she was helping rear her 6-year-old grandson, were too narrow for her wheelchair for her to go to the bedroom or bathroom. So she stayed in the living room. Her brothers Clifton and Galen Jansky brainstormed about building her a small home and contacted friends and businesses. Volunteers and donations - including the concrete slab, framing and plumbing and electrical work - poured in, and she moved into the modest, 1,100-square-foot house earlier this summer. But Quick needs $20,000 to pay for the remainder of the bills." The bands performing are the Rankin Twins, Mario Flores & the Soda Creek Band, Road Home, Jack Higginbotham, Freddy Scott and the Landon James Band. Other items in the auction include a suite at the AT&T Center for a Rampage hockey game, home accessories, wine and liquor baskets and paintings by Texas artists. Tickets, which include a barbecue meal, are $15 online or $20 at the door. For more information, to buy tickets or to make donations, click on www.texasmissionofhope.com. Monetary donations to the Patricia Quick - Special Fund may be made at any Security Service Federal Credit Union branch office. Checks may be made to Patricia Quick - Special Fund and mailed to 1826 Pipestone Drive, San Antonio, TX  78232.
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