Fiesta fundraising event for TLSA Scholarships

It’s Fiesta time in McMullen County! The Tilden Livestock Scholarship Association will host its 33rd Annual Spring Fiesta Social Scholarship Fundraiser at the Tilden Lions Pavilion, Saturday, May 8. This signature TLSA fundraising event will offer attendees a dinner, dance, open bar, live and silent auctions, prize drawing and loads of fun.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with a drawing at 8 p.m. The real fun begins at 9 p.m. with dancing to the music of John Conlee & Straight Tequila Nights. A ticket for two is $150 and attendees must be age 21 or over.

The purpose of the TLSA scholarship program is to encourage graduates to continue their education after high school. Since 1990, the organization has awarded more than $435,000 to over 175 high school graduates.

“The Spring Social is one of the main events in Tilden every year and everyone on the board is excited to be able to have it again this year. Especially after not getting to last year due to COVID,” TLSA Board Treasurer Shea Smith-Villareal said. “We have some ground to make since it’s our main source of fundraising for the scholarships we give to the youth of McMullen County, so we’re very excited and hopeful it’ll be successful this year.”

If you’re coming from afar and don’t want to make the drive home that night, be sure to reserve your RV spot now. RV hookups are available on site for $35 per night or $50 for the weekend. Call the County Extension Office to reserve your spot or visit the TLSA website to access the Tilden Lions Club RV Park Lease Agreement.

Tickets can be purchased at the Mc- Mullen County Extension Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. You can reach the office at 361-274-3323 or call Chris Turner at 361-449-7955 after 4 p.m. and on weekends.

Visit for more information on the Spring Social, RV reservation, the TLSA organization or its scholarships.

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