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Jack Anglin Memorial benefit Oct. 13

 

The Jack Anglin Memorial Foundation was established in the spring of 2011, in memory of the late Jack Anglin Jr. by his wife and children. Jack was a generous man who succumbed to an untimely death after a courageous battle with cancer. He also had a great passion for helping youth in agriculture and always had the wish to purchase the animals at the junior livestock show auctions.

To celebrate his life and to honor his memory and devotion to his children, all proceeds raised by the foundation are used to support the youth who have placed animals at area county junior livestock shows. The foundation believes that agricultural education helps prepare students for success and helps teach them to make informed decisions in many areas of their lives.

The foundation is preparing for its second annual benefit and dance on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4 p.m. to midnight in the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, and future fund-raisers will be held the second weekend in October.

In order to achieve the goal of encouraging participation in agricultural education and providing information to as many qualified organizations as possible, the directors and volunteers seek donations from personal and business acquaintances. The benefit is made possible by the monetary and donated items for the auction and drawing, where the event’s success rests solely on the donations of outside donors. During the benefit, there will be a live and silent auction, and a dinner and dance to raise funds. Live music will be provided by “The Southern Strangers” and the “Zach Ryan Band.” Tickets are available at Elsa’s St. Hedwig Café, GVEC-La Vernia, St. Hedwig Feed & Supply, and Adkins Materials for $15, or will be $20 at the door. T-shirts, koozies, and bumper stickers are also available.

The first annual benefit profited $32,000, which was distributed to five area county junior livestock show auctions supporting more than 400 youth exhibitors. The organization has the honor of being Second Highest Buyer-Bexar County Junior Livestock Show, Fifth Highest Buyer-Guadalupe County Jr. Livestock Show, and Bronze Buyer-Wilson County Junior Livestock Show. The foundation also supported the La Vernia Junior Livestock Show and San Antonio Junior Livestock Show. With the support of the community, they hope to reach the 2012 goal of $50,000. This will enable the foundation to provide financial support to an additional county show and increase the outreach from 400 to 600 youth at six area county junior livestock shows. The money contributed from donors is deposited directly into the memorial fund and used to further the foundation’s purpose.

Diane Anglin, founder, added, “My children were greatly affected by organizations like ours in supporting the youth of FFA and 4-H. It gives me much gratification that they are reaching out to support other youth like they were to continue with these animal projects!”

We would also like to thank our more than 100 volunteers for their continued support, especially the CPS-East Side Highline Division, Anglin Family, and Jack’s loyal friends for helping us carry on his memory.

We would like to thank everyone in advance for support from the community to provide assistance in our fund-raising efforts.

For more information, contact Diane at 210-274-9202 or jackanglinmemorial@hotmail.com.

 
 
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