The Big Event

Lost in Paradise - 37th Annual Big Event


The 37th Annual Big Event at the Bosque Arts Center brought some very special moments. April 6 in Bosque County was declared Chester & Sue Posey Day hereafter for the incredible impact Chester and his late wife Sue have had on the town of Clifton and its many entities. Chester and family were present to accept an honorary plaque and gift; Mayor Jim Heid was on hand to read the proclamation to all.

Chester Posey

Rick & Cheryll Lundberg were given the Joan Spieler Lifetime Achievement for volunteerism.  Actively involved with the Arts Center since the early ‘80s, Rick donated his expertise as a CPA for over 20 years and served on the board, while Cheryll has volunteered throughout BAC for over four decades.

Spieler Winners

B.C. Bennett was honored for his 30+ years of serving as auctioneer of the Big Event live auction with a serenade by Brian Barrett.  Brian and Permanent Vacation closed the evening with a dance for “Lost in Paradise.”

The e-BAC online auction concluded prior to the Big Event, with many happy bidders purchasing a variety of fun items, lovely artwork, and exciting trips.  The silent auction on Saturday gave some more opportunities for attendees to purchase great items before the dance.   All in all, a good time was had by all! 

Thank you, sponsors, volunteers, attendees, donors, and bidders for making the 37th Annual Big Event a success!


Big Event Committee

Leanne Donner, Betty Murdoch, & Karen Hughes (co-chairs)

Ginger Albrecht, Joanne Freeman Blossom, Linda Bracken, Karen Cornett, Susan Frazier, Janet Jackson, Jan Kieta, Punky Penberthy, Virginia Richards, Heather Willmann



Ashley Abel, Lance Allen, Tejal Bhakta, Tom Blossom, Bill Calhoon, Julie Conley, Virgil Curtis Brian Davis, Lee Donner, Kathy Harr, Justin & Ashley Holleman, Blake Holman, Jimmie Hughes, Doug Kieta, Cheryll Lundberg, Thomas & Kaci Murdoch, Linda Pfeiffer,  Nancy Simpson



A Very Special Thank You

Chester Posey

Table Sponsors


BCP Real Estate; Lee & Leanne Donner, Hilltop Securities; Dick & Susan Frazier; Gearench; Steve & Kathy Harr; Rowland & Janet Jackson/Mark & Jacquelyn Brown; Screen Door Inn & Bosque Supply; Wally & Punky Penberthy; Bob & Marge Schafer


Citizens State Bank


Wylie & Pat Basham; W.H. & Sue Watson


Corporate Sponsors

Bronze Level

Cabling & Wireless Solutions of Texas (CWS); Velkommen Inn


Other Donations

Roland & Joyce Jones; Phillip Simpson, Farmers Insurance; Anonymous; Steve & Leslie McConnico


Item Donors

e-BAC Online Auction Item Donors

The BAC Board of Directors; Bosque Arts Center; Tom & Joanne Blossom; Linda Bracken; Becky & Jose Cano; BAC Culinary Club; Lee and Leanne Donner; Dick & Susan Frazier ; Olaf Harris; Bill & Trish Hightower; Rowland & Janet Jackson; Rick & Cheryll Lundberg; Roger Mitchell; Betty Murdoch; Chef Ken Patrick; Aubrey & Virginia Richards; Rough Creek Lodge; Rountree Appliance/Mike Rountree; Screen Door Inn (Phyllis Gamble & Mechelle Slaughter); Heather Willmann; Wedding Oak Winery


Artists Donating Artwork to the e-BAC/Big Event

Jo Beck; George Boutwell; Jeff Harris; Randy Meador; Jean Olliver; David Prescott; Lloyd Voges; Annette Young


Mystery Bag Item Donors
Susan Frazier; Linda Bracken; Jan Kieta; Leanne Donner


Silent Auction, Sign-Ups, & Raffle Item Donors

Ginger Albrecht; Tonya Albrecht; Ace Hardware; Big Event Committee; Brookshire’s-Clifton;  Bush Ranch; Sandy and Owen Carlson, The Horny Toad; Cobb Properties; Karen Cornett; Leanne Donner; Corner Drug; Bryan Davis; Robert & Ollie Evinger; Susan Frazier; Phyllis Gamble and Mechelle Slaughter; Gloff Motors;  Steve & Kathy Harr; Jeff Harris; Blake & Joan Holman; Donna Jarman; Little Cricket Inn; David Marlin Jewelry; Market at the Mill; McDaniel Landscape; BAC Quilt Guild; Red Caboose; Virginia Richards; Wally & Punky Penberthy; Heather Willmann

If we have inadvertently left anyone off this list, please accept our sincerest apologies.


You can’t attend the Big Event but want to be a part of keeping the arts alive and well in Central Texas?  Click here to make a one-time donation.

The Big Event funds the annual operating budget of the Bosque Arts Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The volunteerism, sponsorships, donations, and participation in the fun activities the Big Event committee plans each year keep the BAC thriving. Each year the event includes a wonderful catered dinner and opportunities to purchase one-of-a-kind items.



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