Brings dollars to L.E.A.F.
This year’s edition of Surf’s Up, the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation’s (L.E.A.F.) party with a purpose, delighted the crowd and raised funds for a great cause. Sponsored by OakBend Medical Center, the annual event raises money for the Foundation, which in turn awards grants to teachers for innovation in the classroom.
“Our event is becoming the social event of the year,” said L.E.A.F. president Judi Vernon. “More than 1,000 people enjoyed dancing to the Triumphs, and after the bills were paid, more than $50,000 was raised to underwrite teacher grants for next fall! Thanks again to OakBend Medical Center for their support in underwriting Surf’s Up.”
After the crowd enjoyed a Vincek’s chicken-fried steak dinner, auctioneer Jeff Council, with help from Vincent Morales, induced lively bidding for the 19 desserts donated by L.E.A.F supporters. The final haul for the tasty treats was indeed sweet: $33,700.
Long Elementary had the largest attendance of any LCISD school with 51 attendees. Reading Junior High had the second largest with 35.
For more information regarding L.E.A.F. check out their website, www.leafgrants.org or contact Janice Knight at 832-223-0334.