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Working together in a time of need


Frontiersman Ron "Dakota" McGilvrey and Teri Freeman's old covered wagon pulled by a four-horse team has provided rides for tourist and been a welcome addition to the streets of Bandera for many years. The Rusty Cowboy, as a business, has represented the frontier spirit and western culture of The Cowboy Capital of the World beautifully. Ron, Teri and their team of horses have touched the lives of those who live in the community as well as countless tourists and visitors from all over the world.
Our community is rallying around two of its favorite ambassadors with a fundraiser to help offset the costs of a tragic accident July 1, which left three of five horses involved in a traffic accident on Highway 16 dead.
Friday, July 21,
Noon to 8 pm
Starting at TJ's at The Old Forge restaurant on Main Street from noon to 5:30 pm is a Buy-It-Now sale, with each donated item priced at its declared value.
The action will move to the 11th Street Cowboy Bar at 6 pm, where live and silent auctions will feature movie memorabilia, a weekend at the Silver Spur, jewelry and fine art. A 50-50 raffle will run from 6 to 8 pm.
Please deliver donations for sale or auction to Western Trail Antiques Marketplace at 200 Main Street and included a declared value for the item’s worth.
For those who want to make cash donations, a bank account has been set up at Wells Fargo bank on Main Street under the name Teri Freeman Rusty Cowboy. A PayPal account has also been set up at
All donations are welcome, and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for the fundraiser. Call Carrie Kuykendall Scott at 210-317-4180 for details. Thank you.