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Edna Athletic Booster Club raises money for student equipment

By Carolina Astrain
Sept. 12, 2013 at 4:12 a.m.
Updated Sept. 13, 2013 at 4:13 a.m.

Edna Athletic Booster Club member Tara Orsak helps facilitate the Frito pie assembly line at the Edna high school football stadium concession stand.

BOOSTER BIO

Name: Edna Athletic Booster Club

Officers: EABC President Lisa Kallus, Vice President Andy Louderback, Treasurer Susie Shefcik, Co-Treasurer Valerie Callaway, Secretary Lisa Newbern, Reporter Leslie Kallus

Activities: Concession stand sales, tire lifting and volleyball tournaments, raffles

Mission: "We support all athletics, girls and boys, from the seventh through the 12th grade. We strive to provide tangible things that better kids in all sports."

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A crush of cheers reverberated through the stadium as Edna High School parent Tara Orsak reached to put nacho chips onto a paper tray.

Orsak and her husband, Shannon Orsak, both Edna Athletic Booster Club volunteers, were busy working the concession stands at the Edna vs. Refugio game.

Last year, the booster club raised $30,000 for the school's athletic department to spend on student needs, said Andy Louderback, booster club vice president and Jackson County sheriff.

"It's an opportunity for us to support the students of Edna," Tara Orsak said. "The funds raised don't just go out to high school athletics but to junior high as well."

Orsak's son, freshman Cade Orsak, 15, is on the junior varsity football team. The couple also has two children who attend Edna Junior High School.

"I try to help out when I can," Orsak said. "When my kids aren't playing, I try to make myself available."

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