FIRST BALE OF COTTON AUCTION

AND SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER

The certification of the first bale of cotton grown in the United States by the Harlingen Cotton Committee reflect both the unique growing conditions and rich history of agriculture in the Rio Grande Valley.The first bale auction is a yearly event hosted by the Harlingen Cotton Committee and The Algodon Club. The proceeds generated by this event help fund scholarships for local youth who are pursuing agriculture related degrees. 

THIS YEAR'S RAFFLE PRIZES

Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.  Tickets may be purchased from Algodon board members in advance or in person at the First Bale event. 

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ALASKA FRONTIER

5-Night Stay for 2

Enjoy Wild Alaska by air and rail!  Helicopter tour with Glacial Landing, Round-Trip Railroad excursion to Seward, Brewery Tour and Tasting. Stay at the Marriott Anchorage.

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CASA DE SIERRA NEVADA, A BELMOND HOTEL

3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2

Water fountains and blooming flowerpots dot the cluster of heritage mansions that make up the hotel.  History is woven into every stucco wall, tiled bath and curved ceiling, all balanced with modern luxuries.

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TUSCANY CULINARY ESCAPE

7-Night Stay for 2 

Discover two of Italy's wondrous jewels, Rome and Tuscany!  Two nights at the Hotel Ponte Sisto in Rome and five nights at Renaissance II Ciocco Resort and Spa in Tuscany.

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EL ENCANTO, A BELMOND HOTEL

2-Night Stay for 2

Stay at this iconic hideaway includes your choice of a spa experience, a fine gourmet French California four-course cooking demonstration with lunch, or a unique and fun tequila tasting experience. 

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CABO SAN LUCAS OCEANVIEW GETAWAY

4-Night Stay for 2

Plan your escape to paradise at Hilton's 4-Diamond resort with world-class amenities, award winning service and unparalleled accommodations that will make a one-of-a-kind experience.