Country music star Pat Green will headline this year's event in June. Popular Texas singer Wade Bowen will open for Green, announced the Gala Co-Chairs, Liz Ballard and Ginger Haberle. "It's pretty awesome that we'll have a pair of entertainers on stage", Mrs. Ballard said. "I think they're going to bring something fresh, a new feel, and I think people of all ages will appreciate their music." Added Mrs. Haberle, “Their music creates the laid back mood we want to have for this year’s Cattle Barons’ Gala. They truly represent Texas-Cool!” The 2011 Tyler Cattle Baron's Gala will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at the Graham Farm in Bullard.

The co-chairs also announced that Hall Buick GMC will be donating a Cattle Barons' edition 2011 GMC Sierra Crew Cab truck for the Gala's Truck Chance Drawing.  The truck is white, with custom leather interior and features the Cattle Barons' Gala steer insignia embroidered on the seats. Each chance drawing ticket will be sold for $100 each. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets are now available at Hall Buick GMC and the American Cancer Society (ACS) office located at 1301 South Broadway in Tyler. In addition, Susan Robinson Jewelry is donating 18K white gold oval diamond drop earrings. Tickets are 1/$10, 3/$25 or 12/$100. Tickets are available at Susan Robinson Jewelry and the ACS office.

All proceeds from the chance drawing directly benefit the American Cancer Society, the largest nonprofit, non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States.  For more information about chance drawing tickets or the Gala, please contact the local American Cancer Society office at 903-597-1383 or visit the Gala website at

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