Surf’s Up! again at Fairgrounds benefitting Education Foundation

Bowie Elementary Counselor Elaine Becker, Testing Coordinator Jacquleyn Schutz and Principal Rick Amick, “help” the Sweet Tooth’s Andrea Lindsey (in blue cap) decorate an entry for the Surf’s Up Cake Auction.

The “fun, fun, fun” of the 11th annual “Surf’s Up, School’s Out” dinner, auction and dance begins May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds.

This event benefits the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) Money from the event and other L.E.A.F. fundraisers throughout the year are used to underwrite educational grants to Lamar CISD teachers.

A chicken-fried steak dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and followed by a live dessert auction at 8:15 p.m.The Triumphs will provide the musical entertainment for the evening, with the dance starting as soon as the dessert auction draws to a close.

“It is fun partying with this bunch,” said Triumphs saxophonist and Lamar Consolidated HS graduate Ron Petersen. “We always look forward to putting on our Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts to perform at Surf’s Up.”

Teresa Gibson, L.E.A.F. board member and dessert auction chair, said the auction has become quite popular with last year’s 15 desserts bringing in a total of $35,511. “So far this year, we have 18 of the area’s top chefs donating desserts to be auctioned off,” she said.

Tickets are $25 and include the dinner, dessert auction and dance. Tickets can be purchased at the LCISD administration building in Rosenberg. A table can be reserved by buying 10 or more tickets.

Call Janice Knight at 832-223-0334 for more information about Surf’s Up or L.E.A.F. or

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