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New FFA boosters hold fundraiser

East Bernard Express of East Bernard, Texas

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The Bus Stops Here

Back in October a group of parents met and decided to form a parent support youth organization to benefit the East Bernard Future Farmers of America.

Though not officially established with bylaws and the necessary paperwork to become an official non-profit club, the wheels are in motion and these things should be in place soon.

The group's main purpose will be to support the East Bernard FFA organization, its students and advisors. It will be a parent-run organization and will raise money for scholarships, and to help offset costs of FFA chapter contests, conventions and banquets, as well as other costs associated with the program.

For any organization, raising money is often the biggest challenge faced, especially in the early stages. Our booster club was very fortunate to benefit from a donation jar at the hamburger tailgate parties sponsored by local businesses during the Brahmas football playoff games. A special thanks to Glory Bean Coffee Company, Hlavinka Equipment Company, Savon Drugs and Traditions Chevrolet for supporting the Brahmas and the community in such a big way. And to everyone who put money in the jar.

Our first official fund raiser will take place Wednesday, Jan. 16. The Breakfast Taco Bash will serve as the kick off celebration for the East Bernard FFA Booster Club.

The breakfast tacos will be sold from 7 to 9 a.m. at First Baptist Church. There will be a choice of bacon, egg and cheese or sausage, egg and cheese; each taco will be $2. Pre-sale tickets are available in the ag department at the high school or email me and I will deliver tickets to you at

If you don't like breakfast tacos but still want to support the FFA Booster Club, I encourage to become a member and volunteer to help in some capacity. Membership will be open to any adult who has an interest in helping ensure the success of the FFA program in East Bernard. Parents, former students, grandparents, neighbors, all are welcome to be a part of this organization. Watch the calendar in the newspaper for meeting times and dates.

Like any new venture, there may be a few kinks to work out along the way. But I believe our students will reap the rewards for years to come. Hope to see you at breakfast Wednesday morning.

Tricia Potts, a mother of four, is a homemaker and newspaper columnist living in East Bernard.

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Original Publication Date: January 10, 2013

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