Beaumont, TX (Vocus) March 16, 2009
First Fidelity Reserve, once again provided the Gold coins that were the grand prices for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas Go for the Gold drawing. With prizes that were worth over $11,000, the one hundred dollar entry price was an excellent investment in these depressed economic times. The admission fee paid for a dinner and cocktails for a couple along with one entry into the most exciting drawing in Beaumont, Texas.
“Go for the Gold is always an exciting event, but this year we are anticipating a heightened enthusiasm because gold is looking much better to many people,” said AMSET Executive Director Lynn Castle. “But most importantly, this event raises funds to benefit our educational programs and exhibitions.”
The 14th annual Go for the Gold 2009 was chaired by J. Mitchell Smith, with a sale of 500 tickets set for the event's goal. The emcees for the evening were the “Gold Digger Sisters” Heather Petkovsek and Kathy Fisher. Dinner was provided by Two Magnolias.
First Fidelity Reserve had the privilege of providing the coins for this reverse drawing, meaning that the last three ticket stubs drawn from the hopper were designated as the winners. Jason Whitney’s company, First Fidelity Reserve has held this honor as numismatist for the Art Museum of Southeast Texas' annual fund-raising event numerous times.
Jason Whitney the CEO of First Fidelity Reserve stated, “Gold is one of the most coveted valuables for financially depressed economical times and certainly this is one of the better prizes available to provide for the supporters who came out to help the Art Museum of Southeast Texas annual drive.”
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The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, formerly The Beaumont Art Museum, was incorporated in the State of Texas on September 14, 1950. It opened to the public on the lower floor of an old, two-story rented house on the edge of the downtown business district. The Art Museum was charged with the responsibility of contributing significantly to the education, cultural enrichment and aesthetic enjoyment of the area. The Art Museum is centrally located in the cultural district in downtown Beaumont at 500 Main Street, adjacent to the Texas Energy Museum and Tyrrell Historical Library.