The Granbury ISD Education Foundation received a $2,500 donation from Premier Homes on Friday morning.The homebuilders will be a Master Chef-level donor for the upcoming 50 Fellas Foodfest.

“We are thankful for Premier Home’s dedication to Granbury schoolchildren,” commented GEF board president Stacy Mitchell.  “Their contribution will go a long way to helping fund innovative teaching grants for GISD classrooms.”

Presenting the Premier Homes donation were Laiken Britt and Tyler Wright.  Pictured are (left to right) 50 Fellas co-chair Holly Martin, GEF president Stacy Mitchell, GISD superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn, Laiken Britt, and Tyler Wright.

The 7th Annual 50 Fellas Foodfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 from 6:00-8:30 P.M. at the Granbury Reunion Grounds’ Courts Cleveland Showbarn.

The adult event will feature fifty teams of two men who will prepare and serve an appetizer, entrée, or dessert of their choice in small one-bite samples.  Adult beverages, tea, and water will be included.  Music and entertainment will be held during the sampling of the foods, which will be judged by popular vote of those in attendance.

Cooks range from district administrators and men from each school campus to elected officials and businessmen in the community, according to organizers Holly Martin and Michelle Lucero.

Tickets are $60 each and must be purchased or reserved in advance.  Only 700 tickets will be sold for the event.  Sponsorships are available.  Proceeds benefit the education foundation, which will fund innovative teaching grants and the annual academic recognition banquet.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.granburyisd.org/50fellas.

The GEF’s mission is creating opportunities to invest, encourage, and support educational excellence in GISD. The foundation is designed to be a community effort bringing donations from businesses, civic groups, and individuals to fund innovative teaching grants, student scholarships, and academic achievement for GISD students. GEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization created for the benefit of the school district’s students and staff members and will provide funding not allocated by tax dollars.

 

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