Boots and Boas Gala contributes to Goliad education

Dec. 9, 2010 at 6:09 a.m.
Updated Dec. 10, 2010 at 6:10 a.m.

GOLIAD - Close to 300 people are expected at the 3rd Annual Boots and Boas Gala, hosted by the Goliad Education Foundation.

The foundation has awarded about $147,000 to the Goliad school district since its inception a little more than four years ago, said Executive Director Pam Hailey.

"This community's very supportive of the school district, of education and the kids," Hailey said. "It's a little-bitty town, and they're very proactive with education here."

The Boots and Boas Gala is one of the foundation's three annual fundraising events.

This year's will boast more than 50 silent auction items, the Matthew Gritz Band, a dance, raffles and plenty of activities and games. Along with the activities, a prime rib dinner and spirits are included with the $50 tickets.

The money goes toward innovative teaching grants, which are awarded in the spring. In the past, grants have gone toward interactive white boards, field trips, a certified nursing assistant program and tools for a sports medicine program, among other things.

The gala's auction items and other materials were donated by local businesses, even some in Victoria.

"It's really been neat that Victoria has helped us out, too," Hailey said.

Though they're close to selling out, tickets for Saturday's event are still on sale.



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