Robert Godwin has been covering the non-profit scene in Austin from the time of blue jeans and backyard barbeques to the black-tie galas of today. With over 20,000 events recorded by word and photo, Godwin leads the leagues in rubber chicken consumption. As a constant witness to the power of publicity, he now seeks to enlist a legion of assistants by sharing his knowledge of the publicity process.
1930′s Paris By Night
Toast of the Town 2011 had a great start in the hills of West Austin. “1930’s Paris by Night” brought guests to the home of Dr. John Hogg and David Garza. Hogg and Garza were joined by fellow hosts Marina Sifuentes and Dr. Tad Davis in welcoming guests to the Ritz’s Bar Hemingway for cocktails and canapés. With a view of the Seine and the lights of Old Paris as a backdrop, everyone lingered at the bar until summoned upstairs for dinner. The terraces of Maxim’s offered the finest in al fresco dining with Chef Holly Ratcliff providing a feast for the ages—lobster bisque, salade au jambon and a superlative Beef Wellington with asparagus. It was a meal made all the more delightful by sparkling conversation and the extraordinary beauty of the setting. For the finale, guests climbed the Eiffel Tower for the ultimate view of the city and a selection of desserts.
Proceeds from the Toast of the Town parties are dedicated to the St. David’s Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund. Scholarships are offered to students from Travis, Hays and Williamson counties interested in health-related careers. Thus far, there have been 128 Kocurek Scholars pursuing degrees in Texas colleges and universities.
Calendar of Events
- The Goodnight Presents 2014 Casino Night – All Inclusive NYE Party
The Goodnight2700 W. Anderson LaneAustin, Texas Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10pm 2014 Casino Night All Inclusive NYE Party 10pm – 2am $100 per person includes: 1 raffle ticket to win a trip to Las Veg…
- Remix & Revelry / W Austin NYE 2014
W Austin200 Lavaca St Austin, TX 78701 Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 8:30pm Drink. Dance. Ring in the New Year. Our second annual New Year's Eve soiree will feature musician, producer and songwrit…
- Bob Schneider's Lucky 13 New Year's Eve Party
Paramount Theatre713 Congress AvenueAustin, TX 78701 Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 8pm The Paramount Theatre invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve with perennial Austin favorite Bob Schneider. The loc…
- The 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Rocks Rainey Street African Children's Choir Fundraiser
Lustre Pearl bar on Rainey Street97 Rainey St.Austin, TX 78701 Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 7:30pm VIP INDIVIDUAL – $350 Rob Thomas2 $350 VIP access for one Seating to Rob Thomas’ private performance D…
- ACL Live Presents Willie Nelson & Friends New Years
ACL Live at the Moody Theater310 W. 2nd Street Austin, Texas Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 7:30pm Tuesday December 31 Doors: 7:30 PM Show: 9:00 PM Willie Nelson returns to Austin City Limits Live to rin…