The 21st Anniversary Cigar Smoker is on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 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.


 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Please click the button below to sign up for the waitlist. If contacted about an available ticket you will have TWO HOURS to respond before we move on to the next person on the list. Thank you for your understanding!

 

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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
  • 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

The 2018 Cigar Smoker Committee

Co-chairs: Jana Harris Campbell and Zachary Campbell

Dustin Alexander Happy Baggett
Jared Clarke Drew Davison
Tex Dozier Michael Enochson
Elisa Fox Thom Fox
Steve Hambrick Kyle Johnson
Ginger Johnson Morgan McGlothlin
Walter Littlejohn John McKenzie
Sandra McGlothlin Susan Roberts
Mario Resa Kyle Sederstrom
Lucas Sawyer Brian Smith
Jenni Shield Daniel Taylor
Kent Snodgrass Keith Webster

 

2018 Raffle Destinations

WESTIN GOLF
RESORT & SPA

PLAYA CONCHAL, COSTA RICA

An All-Inclusive Trip for Two to Costa Rica for Six Days & Five Nights at the Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa in a Deluxe Junior Suite (Land Only)

Your trip for two includes:

  • 6 days/5 nights accommodations at The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in a Deluxe Garden Junior Suite
  • Unlimited food and snacks, 24 hour room service, beverages, in-room mini-bar (soft drinks, water, beer)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Life enriching classes: cooking, sushi making, wine tasting, balloon twisting, couple’s massage lessons, jewelry workshop, Spanish lessons
  • Health activities: yoga, tai chi, Pilates, beach yoga, dance lessons, abs-class, pool volleyball, bicycling tours, aqua yoga
  • Sports: snorkeling, scuba lessons in the pool, water aerobics, water polo, beach volleyball, beach soccer
  • All gratuities and hotel taxes
  • Free concierge reservation service

ALISAL GUEST
RANCH & RESORT

SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA

Hiking Trails, Wildlife, Fishing, and Boating Abound at this Old West Retreat in Solvang, California for Four Days & Three Nights at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in a Studio for Two, Including a $500 Gift Card Toward Horseback Riding, Golf, Tennis, Spa or Other Ranch Activities (Land Only)

Your trip for two includes:

  • 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in a Studio
  • Breakfast and dinner each day
  • Line dancing, archery, hat shaping and barrel racing lessons
  • Nightly live entertainment in Alisal’s Oak Room
  • Taxes and service charges
  • $500 Gift Card toward your choice of golf, horseback riding, tennis lessons, spa or other ranch activities
  • Free concierge reservation service

FAIRMONT
MAYAKOBA RESORT

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Find Casual Elegance Harmoniously Coupled with Natural Surroundings in the Riviera Maya, Mexico for Five Days & Four Nights at the Fairmont Mayakoba for Two, Including a $400 Fairmont Gift Card Toward Dining or Spa (Land Only)

Your trip for two includes:

  • 5 days/4 nights accommodations at the Fairmont Mayakoba
  • Daily complimentary breakfast
  • All room-related taxes
  • $400 Fairmont gift card toward dining or spa services

2018 Event Forms

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Please click the button below to sign up for the waitlist. If contacted about an available ticket you will have TWO HOURS to respond before we move on to the next person on the list. Thank you for your understanding!

 

WAITLIST SIGN UP

 

Tables & Tickets Form

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Smoker 2018 Fact Sheet

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Photos courtesy of Bruce Maxwell

To see all the photos from the 20th Annual Smoker, click here