|Big Money Raised to Benefit Fairfield Students||ICON_SEP Print ICON_SEP|
|Written by Nicole Schaefer|
“Just by being here you are supporting the FISD Education Foundation,” says board president Brian Evans at the foundations Gala held Friday, March 3, 2017.
The event, held at Depot X in Fairfield, included a delicious meal, door prizes, an auction and raffle, and the highlight of the evening was given by stand-up Christian comedian Dorie Mclemore.
During the auction, three winners took home an FHS Football Home Game Parking Pass, complete with their own parking spot and sign. These lucky guys were Chad Morgan ($300), Jeff Nelson ($200) and Brian Evans ($300).
A Chocolate Italian Cream Cake with Chocolate Ganache, donated by Momma Cakes, was auctioned off twice. The first round went to Chad Morgan for $300, who donated it back to be purchased a second time by Demar Hill for $250.
Chad Morgan once again came through with a $1,000 bid to win an All District Sports Pass for him and his family members. This pass gets them into any high school game, any sport, home or away.
Monies raised by this event totaled close to $9,000 and will go toward offering grants to Fairfield teachers to help build their teaching programs.
“We want our schools to be on the cutting edge,” says Evans. “Things that used to be a luxury have now become a necessity to keep our students equipped for the future.”
Over the past two school years, the foundation has given close to $20,000 in grants to various school programs; with plans to provide up to $10,000 in grants per school year.
To learn more about the foundation, visit them online at www.fairfieldisdfoundation.com
Current Officers: President – Brian Evans; VP of Development – Marlon Cockerell; VP of Programs – Julie George; VP of Finance & Governance – Andy Awalt; Secretary – Louise Brown; Acting Superintendent – Tony Price; Deputy Superintendent – Melissa Cox; Trustee Representatives – Kevin Benedict & Tracie Ezell; and Directors – Kenny Hughes, Chifawn Johnson, Jason Schick, and Bettye Trask.
Gala Sponsors: Vistra Energy/Luminant/TXU Energy; Greg & Melissa Cox; Freestone Medical Center; Community National Bank & Trust; Fairfield Economic Development Corporation; Freestone County Title Company; One Stop National Security; GADCO; Fairfield Farm and Ranch; CETA; WB Computer Services, LLC.
Raffle Contributors: Scott’s Collision Center; Big Daddy’s Detailing; Fairfield Farm and Ranch; Cooper Farms; Adrenaline Fitness; Floral Designs by Patricia; Long Handle Spoon; Roadster Carwash; GADCO; Kathy & Tommy Bacon; Capps Ag Center; The Shops @Peridot; Melissa King; Greg & Melissa Cox; Freestone Cancer Support Group; Fairfield ISD; Texas Farm Credit; Momma Cakes; John & Romona; Nelson Propane; Kennedy’s Korner; WB Computer Services; Juls by Jul; Armadillo Emporium; Amy Evans.
Texas Pioneer Foundation
Luminant/Vistra Energy/TXU Energy
F.E. Hill Co. Ranch, Ltd
Robinson Real Estate
Greg and Melissa Cox
Denny and Patricia Kingsley
Richard and Claudette White
Community National Bank & Trust of Texas
Freestone County Title Company
Christopher and Julie George
The Fairfield Lions Club
Andy and Tracy Awalt
Derrell and Tracie Ezell
Nelson Propane Gas, Inc.
John and Beverly Awalt
Lyle and Sally Red
Burt and Janie Richards
Farmers State Bank
Stafon and Louise Brown
Brian and Amy Evans
Michael and Debbie Evans
Greg and Sonya Gibson
Jerry Don and Claudia J. Sanders
Smith, Lambright & Associates, P.C.
Arland and Crystal Thill
Rick and Julie Ann Medford
R and N Briley
Bill and Nicole Crawford
Vicki Bechtel Stephenson