Dinner fundraiser

Ronald McCulley, chairman of the Old Fort Velasco Historical Association, speaks at the Thunder on the Brazos charity dinner Saturday night. Money raised by the raffle will go toward purchasing cannons for rebuilding the fort.

SURFSIDE — The Old Fort Velasco Historical Association held a fundraising dinner Saturday to raise money for the rebuilding along the river of Fort Velasco, which played an important role in the Texas Revolution in the 1830s.

“We’re having a raffle and those funds will go to the purchase of the cannons,” Old Fort Velasco Historical Association member Dortha Pekar said. “They will be working cannons that will be built to specs that they were in 1832.”

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