The Harrison Extension Schooling Affiliation hosted its annual chili canine luncheon not too long ago, elevating funds to proceed to help its outreach applications in the neighborhood.
The annual fundraiser — sponsored by the Sabine Extension Schooling Affiliation, which is an arm of the Harrison County Schooling Affiliation — helps help county instructional actions together with youth occasions, group service and academic studying experiences for membership members.
“I solely have one membership — Sabine. They’re a membership of few members, however mighty,” stated County Extension Agent Louraiseal McDonald.
“They all the time give an enormous donation to Mission Marshall and Empty Stocking Fund. They do help the 4-H program,” she shared. “Final yr, they donated to the George Washington Carver Group Middle and to Sam Houston STEM. The plan is to do the identical this yr.”
McDonald thanked volunteers, together with 4-H dad and mom, 4-H college students, and the extension’s household and group well being committee for helping with the occasion.
The chili canine luncheon is the affiliation’s high two fundraisers of the yr. The second, the annual cornbread and bean luncheon, is slated for Tuesday, Feb. 6.
“Lots of people have been asking if they’re going to do the cornbread and beans luncheon. Sure, they’re,” McDonald introduced. “Folks usually get their tickets prematurely, which I strongly advocate.”
McDonald thanked all who supported the chili canine fundraiser, which was held on the extension company’s new constructing at 2005 Warren Drive. Huge supporters included the Cammack Household (Sullivan Funeral Residence), Downs Funeral Residence and LaDarius Carter of Fathom Actuality.
“The chili canine fundraiser turned out actual effectively. We modified places in order that was a priority, then it was the day earlier than Veteran’s Day vacation, however they did actually good,” stated McDonald.
The Harrison Extension Schooling Affiliation serves underneath the umbrella of the Texas Extension Schooling Affiliation (TEEA), which was organized in August 1926 on the Texas A&M College campus.
In accordance with the county extension company, the TEEA was organized to create a scholarship for a deserving 4-H lady. Harrison County was proud to have the primary recipient, Golden Evans, of this award in 1927. Years later, a scholarship was established in Vondell McLendon’s (former Harrison County resident) honor.
McLendon served two years as a District 5 Texas Extension Schooling Affiliation Director.