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Crosby Education Foundation hosts successful fundraiser

Crosby – Last Friday the best nightlife around was at the Newport Golf Club and Conference Center where the Crosby Education Foundation Fundraiser was held with food, beverage, music and dancing with a live and silent auction to raise money for various education related causes including classroom wishes by local teachers for better education here.

The brainchild of Earl Boykin and Donna Heinlein the benefit undertook the mission of the 501 (c) 3 charity to enhance and enrich the educational opportunities for students, supports staff’s innovative efforts and recognise staff for exemplarary teaching. The group also supports educational activities not funded by tax revenue. The event displayed requests from various teachers in poster form on the walls then sold items at higher than paid for prices to raise money to fund the requests of the educators.

A wide range of items for sports enthusiasts top the billing. There were numerous items from professional and college football, Guided Half-day Fishing trips and an autographed framed photo of Nolen Ryan.

Items that one absolutely cannot get now include four tickets to see George Strait at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo all the way to a spray in bedliner or deer axis pillows. In fact, the items were donated by a host of folks and businesses mostly local but from as far and wide as Galveston to Burnett, Texas.

The quality of the Lost Cause Band was silky playing a range of favorites mostly old with the finest of new Country & Western crooned by Shane Welch and Cody Kouba and played wonderfully.

The next big event to raise money for the local children is to be deadlined for entry by March 15 and it will include a golf tournament on March 22. The fee is $50 per person or $200 per team. Hole Sponsorship is $100 per hole. For more information contact Richard Amadour at (281) 543-2860.

Contributions to Crosby Education Foundation may be made to CEF, 706 Runneburg Rd., Crosby, Texas 77532.