While the weather in Texas is bipolar, we do have 4 seasons. They are Deer, Dove, Duck and Turkey. Seasons are great because each has its own exciting tradition and brings its own promise. At Wise Choices, we start our year with the super, crazy, busy season: Gala Season.
If you have not yet had the honor, Gala is one of the premier events in Wise County. There is a full twelve months of planning and preparation that go into orchestrating this one exciting night. More than an excuse to pull out your fancy clothes, the Wise Choices Gala promises great food, entertainment and purpose. Those in attendance understand that they are more than spectators, but that they were chosen with great consideration. All the care taken to compose this twilight experience is to showcase the results and vision of the ministry of Wise Choices and invite these guests to participate in the good works to which we are called. Ministry takes heart and we are in no short supply, but it also takes money. Wise Choices is blessed to say that we operate strictly through the generous giving of our donors and supporters like Junior Woman’s Club, United Way and Decatur Woman’s Club and many area churches. We do not seek or accept federal or state monies of any kind which allows us the freedom to operate according to our Christian beliefs without restriction. Hopefully, this helps to convey just how important Gala Night is to the mission of Wise Choices.
Transitioning from the glitz and glam of Gala, March blasts in with the rootin’ tootin’ fun of the Wise Choices Shoot 4 Life Clay Shoot. Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds graciously hosts this exciting annual event benefitting Wise Choices. Bright and early Friday morning, March 27th, we will kick off the festivities. We are thrilled to announce that we will add a live auction to this year’s event.
We have been extremely blessed with the following donations for our auction thus far: A Quail & Pheasant Hunt for 2 from 9 Bar Ranch, a Guided Fishing Trip for 3 from Creator’s Guide Service and a Hog Hunt for 2 from Hog Zombies. There will be at least two gun boards for $20 per square which will yield the lucky winners either a Kimber 9mm Solo Blue or a Smith & Wesson .45 Pro (1911). Shooting skeet is fun enough, but this day will be much more than that with shooting games, giveaways, free food and just good ol’ comradery. We are beyond ecstatic about our guests from Father-Son Connections who will be running our game stations and promoting our next season, Pure Adventure.
Just about the time our ears stop ringing from all of the shooters at Shoot 4 Life, we will be gearing up for Pure Adventure on April 25th in Paradise, Texas. Wise Choices has chosen to partner with Father-Son Connections to reach our dads and young men in a way that we have never been able to before through a Pure Adventure event. It is a one-day experience in which fathers and sons meet for a time of fun, outdoor activities, deepened communication, and inspirational messages. Dads will leave with practical tools for staying connected to their sons for a lifetime. Sons will be equipped and challenged to live their lives as godly men with a proper view of purity and masculinity. It’s affordable and accessible in cost, location and time. They supply the food, gear for all activities, and messages so fathers and sons only need to show up and be ready to have some fun! So excited about this for our guys and we hope you are too.
While we will expound more on these specific events in the near future, know that we are busy bees here at Wise Choices. Busy, but busy with a purpose and all the while fulfilling our mission to empower women to make life-affirming choices. We have looked at the numbers and they do not lie: Wise Choices is making a difference in Wise County, regardless of the season. We hope that you will be a part of it!