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Community supports education via Baubles & Boots bash

Special to the Courier

The Bandera Independent School District Education Foundation's annual gala, the Baubles and Boots Celebration, held Saturday, Jan. 28, raised over $11,000 to fund grants for innovative instruction in the classroom.

The foundation also underwrites the Senior Star Banquet in May, which recognizes the top 25 percent of the Bandera High School senior class and their most influential educators.

Thanks must go out to community members who donated items for the live auction, which contributed to the success of this event -Tim and Vanessa Churchman, Russell and Ann Hevenor, Buddy Koburg and Lori Correll, Jim and Laurie McLean, Amy Kepp, Elizabeth Scott, Reagan and Julie Mazurek, Hy O Silver, the Cowboy Store and Green Bull Jewelry in Boerne.

Also supporting the foundation's effort through the donation of silent auction items were Reagan Mazurek, the Mu Alpha Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, Larry Prince of the Bandera ISD Athletic Department, Daddy Jims II Meat Market, Tamara Mixson, Peggy and Judd Ashmore of Shoe Biz, Diane Bray, Shawna Frerich, John Zukowski, Lou Miller of Back in the Saddle, Mary Mosley of Merry Mary Pottery, Karissa McElmurray and Kendall Keller, Mary Kitchens of O'Neal's Florist, Beads N More in Kerrville, Bella Luz Spa in Kerrville, Wild West Nursery and Landscaping, Gladys Franchett of Finding Solutions Counseling Center, Upper Crust Bakers, Lizzie Gail Bags, Rick Rector, Mulberry's, Curves, Jim Hough, Sassy Nails & Silver Threads, Gone Quiltin', Camp Verde Store, Bandera Art Gallery and Wells Fargo Bank.