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January 17-18, 2013
Eat. Drink. Be Inspired.

EAT. DRINK. BE INSPIRED. brings together the best of food, wine, art, and film in Fredericksburg. Two night event supports Hill Country Film Society and OM Foundation with dinner at Navajo Grill and screening of Beyond Limits.

The Hill Country Film Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering, encouraging, and promoting independent film production, and the OM Foundation, a non-profit committed to funding the development of early learning centers to serve children with and without disabilities in the United States and Africa, will host EAT. DRINK. BE INSPIRED., Jan. 17-18, 2013, a two night fundraising event held in the heart of the Texas Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Food, Wine, and Art

The first night, held on Jan. 17, 2013, is a premier gourmet experience provided by some of the finest restaurants in the Hill Country. Navajo Grill has teamed up with Cabernet Grill, Woerner Warehouse and Nicole Davenport to offer guests their most delectable appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Becker Vineyards will be on hand to pair up their award winning wines with the various courses during the culinary event.

A silent auction will be held during dinner made up of authentic and unique pieces of art from local artists in and around Fredericksburg. Sculptures, paintings, photography, and urban primitive art will be showcased. The fundraising dinner and silent auction will be held from 6pm 9pm at Navajo Grill located at 803 East Main in Fredericksburg.

Beyond Limits

The second night, held on Jan. 18, 2013, will feature a screening of Beyond Limits, an incredibly moving documentary about Bonner Paddock, a man with cerebral palsy who attempts to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro, the largest freestanding mountain in the world, in the name of charity and inspiration.

Paddock, founder and chairman of the OM Foundation, will be on hand at both the dinner and the screening to discuss how he conquered this feat, but also his most recent journey in completing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in October 2012 to raise $1 million for the foundation. The screening will be held from 7pm to 9pm. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg.

“One of the most gratifying experiences with bringing a film festival to Fredericksburg is that our audience connects with a filmmaker's story beyond the movie that is seen on the screen,” said Chad Mathews, executive director, of the Hill Country Film Society, which hosts the annual Hill Country Film Festival, May 2-4, 2013. “Bonner Paddock and his 2011 film Beyond Limits is just one example of a film that offers so much more insight into wonderful organizations such as the OM Foundation. In turn, our festival exposes filmmakers and moviegoers to our wonderful hometown of Fredericksburg where we come together to EAT, DRINK and BE INSPIRED.”

“EAT. DRINK. BE INSPIRED. is an excellent opportunity for folks to enjoy fantastic food, wine, art, and film in a relaxing environment,” said Bonner Paddock, founder and chairman, of the OM Foundation. “After being part of an independent film myself, it’s critical we have organizations like the Hill Country Film Society to promote the art, craft, and business of independent film production. We feel honored to partner with the society for this special event.”

Cost and Tickets

Tickets for both the fundraising dinner and screening are $75 per person. Tickets for only the screening are $10 per person. Interested parties can purchase tickets online at eat-drink-inspire.Eventbrite.com. Tickets for the screening will also be sold at the door at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater. Seating for both the dinner and screening are limited.

All funds raised will support the ambitious initiatives of the Hill Country Film Society and the OM Foundation.

About Hill Country Film Society

The Hill Country Film Festival, created in 2010 to celebrate and showcase filmmakers from Texas and around the world, quickly evolved into a non-profit organization with a broader vision. The Hill Country Film Society not only hosts the annual Hill Country Film Festival (May 2-4, 2013, in Fredericksburg), but provides year-round independent film programming in the Texas Hill Country as well as education in the art of independent film. The society relies on its sponsors and members to help achieve its mission and ensure the future of film as part of a vibrant, creative culture. For more information, visit hillcountryff.com.

About OM Foundation

OM Foundation (OMF) is the progression of Bonner Paddock’s overall mission, which had little to do with individual success and everything to do with aiding others in constructing the first learning center to serve children with and without disabilities in Orange County, Calif., and across the globe. OMF promotes the idea that any one person can make a difference if they dedicate themselves to look beyond their own personal limits to achieve their goals.

Since summiting the largest freestanding mountain in the world, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, on Sept. 7, 2008, at 7:55 a.m., Paddock has committed himself to developing an organization and board of directors to fund the establishment of early learning centers in the United States and Africa. Under the leadership of Paddock, the foundation’s board of directors embraces his strength and motivation to transcend cerebral palsy and change everything we think is possible! For more information, visit 1man1mission.org.

Fees/Admission
Fundraising dinner and screening, $75. Screening only, $10. Purchase tickets online.
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512-589-4049.
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The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do.
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