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The 20th Anniversary Cigar Smoker will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 6:00-9:30 pm at the Fort Worth Club. This prestigious event is the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation’s biggest fundraiser and one of the most anticipated social events of the year. Proceeds from the annual Cigar Smoker provide the funds to enhance programs focused on literacy and learning for Fort Worth children, families, and adults.

In 1901, at the suggestion of Andrew Carnegie, a group of Fort Worth ladies asked local gentlemen to donate “the price of a good cigar” to help raise money to build a local library and bring literature to Cowtown. To honor our history and to further promote literacy in our city, the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation hosts the Annual Cigar Smoker at the Fort Worth Club.

This signature event is unlike any other in Fort Worth. Premium cigars, seated dinner, fine wines and spirits, entertainment and silent and live auctions are the hallmarks of this remarkable evening. The success of the annual Cigar Smoker has been significant in allowing the Foundation to continue its work of enhancing library services in partnership with the City of Fort Worth.


 SNEAK PEEK
 at the fantastic silent auction items we will have at the Smoker on Wednesday, May 3! For your exclusive look, browse through our eCatalog:

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You can start placing those winning bids next Wednesday!

 

We are very excited about our LIVE auction items this year!


Casa Mañana Broadway Series Package
Season ticket package for two to every Performance of Broadway Season 2017-2018 Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jekyll & Hyde and Mamma Mia.

Wine Tasting & Education for 12 Plus a Case of Wine
A private tasting and education experience hosted by Fine Wine Specialist Zachary Campbell at Classic Wine Storage with perfectly paired hors d’oeurves. Winner will receive a 12-bottle case of Silver Ghost Cabernet, Wine Spectrum’s #1 of 2016.

Cigar Party at Silver Leaf Cigar Lounge
Private Cigar & Scotch party at Silver Leaf Cigar Lounge for up to 20 guests.

Hog Hunt for Two
Hunt for Hogs at Rebar S. Ranch, a 3,000 acre, low fence operation in Western Young County near Throckmorton, TX.  Taking place in January or February of 2018.  Ranch house accommodations and dinner and breakfast are included.

Grand Vin Wine Package
2004 Grand Vin Chateau Latour Wine, Dinner at Del Frisco’s, Wine Glasses, Godiva Chocolate, and various other snacks arranged in a beautiful wine crate.

Escape to Colorado Springs for Two
Two night stay at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, an award-winning luxury resort, includes one complimentary round of golf for two. Includes $250 American Airlines gift card.

Oregon Wine Country Getaway
Escape to Portland on American Airlines with a $250 gift card and enjoy a 3 night stay at the boutique Kimpton Hotel Vintage downtown. Wine country experiences include: Tasting at Vista Hills Vineyards, VIP Tasting with Vineyard Tour at Arteberry Maresh, Tasting & Tour of Barrel Room at White Rose Vineyard and a Tasting & Tour of Winery at Copper Mountain Vineyards.  Dine on Old World Italian meal at Pazzo Ristorante.

Casa Torano Humidor
This beautiful, limited edition, hand painted humidor containing forty-five (45) Casa Torano Churchill Cigars will be an amazing addition to any cigar lover’s home collection.

Sonoma County Escape for Four
Delight your taste buds in Sonoma, California. Stay 3 nights in a cottage on a gorgeous wine country estate, surrounded by a vineyard of Pinot Noir.  During your stay take a Vineyard Tour and eat lunch at Kick Ranch, tasting Sanglier Wines with the winemaker Glenn Alexander and his wife Melissa. Three additional Tours & Tastings, Dinner at Chalkboard, a contemporary Healdsburg restaurant, and a $250 American Airlines gift card are included.

Fort Worth Club Chef’s Table for 10
Enjoy culinary masterpieces created by Executive Chef Timothy Prefontaine at this dinner for ten guests in the intimate Heritage Room at The Fort Worth Club. Fine wines paired with each tantalizing course.

Golf Lovers Package
Amazing opportunity to attend two incredible golf tournaments AND play on two championship courses. Package contains two tickets to the Byron Nelson and two tickets to the Dean & DeLuca Invitational. Spend 2 nights in luxurious accommodations at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa with a round of golf for two on any one of their four Championship golf courses. Then take a swing with another round of golf for four at the members only, UT Golf Club.

Sponsorship Levels

Andrew Carnegie Sponsor– $12,000

  • Recognition on all promotional materials, website and social media advertising
  • Recognition on scrolling screens at the event
  • Welcome recognition from the podium
  • Exclusive cigars for the table and 10 raffle tickets for table host
  • Special port served to guests and private table-side waiter and bar service
  • Premier table for 10
  • Fair market value $2,500

Winston Churchill Sponsor – $6,000

  • Recognition on all printed promotional materials, website and social media advertising
  • Recognition on scrolling screens at the event
  • 4 raffle tickets for table host
  • Priority table for 8
  • Fair market value $2,000

George Burns Sponsor – $4,000

  • Recognition on all printed promotional materials, website and social media advertising
  • Recognition on scrolling screens at the event
  • 2 raffle tickets for table host
  • Table for 8
  • Fair market value $1,500

Thank You to the 2017 Cigar Smoker Committee

Co-chairs: Jana Harris Campbell and Zachary Campbell

Jared Clarke Robert Huseman
Drew Davison Walter Littejohn
Joseph “Tex” Dozier John McKenzie
Michael Enochson Susan S. Roberts
Caitlin Glenn Jenni Shield
Steve Hambrick Brian Smith
Corrie Hood Glenn Williams
Julia Huseman