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2014-03-06

Mardi Gras blessing

Letters to the Editor

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County spent their Mardi Gras celebrating raising money on behalf of the Gumbo Cook-off, a 50/50 raffle and general donations from very generous attendees at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar's "Cowboy Mardi Gras" celebration. The Boys & Girls Clubs raised a little over $5,000 from proceeds.
We were so blessed that the winner of the 50/50 raffle came up to the stage and gave the winning cash right back to the Boys & Girls Clubs - what a HUGE honor!
I just can't thank James McGroarty enough for his generous support by asking the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County to participate in this event. It was a day of hard work by staff, volunteers and a couple parents, but all in all, we had a blast, which is what is most important!
I can't believe the generous gifts that were given to the Boys & Girls Clubs through the many avenues of giving!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County serve almost 200 members per day in three locations: Alkek Elementary, Hill Country Elementary and the Teen Center on 715 Maple Street in Bandera that serves teenagers in the Bandera and Lakehills area.

Greg Parker, M.Ed.
Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bandera County