LSC-O Foundation Celebrates “Boot Scootin’ at the Brown Estate”
The Lamar State College-Orange Foundation held its third annual “Boot Scootin’ at the Brown Estate” fundraiser on Saturday, April 12. The evening under the stars began at 7:00 p.m., with a “social hour” and barbeque dinner followed by dancing to the music of the band Twangsters Union. Guests were seated under tents so that they could enjoy the springtime ambience and beauty of the Brown Estate grounds.
The “Boot Scootin’” event is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation. The proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarship program and its efforts to aid in the development of the downtown Orange campus. Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in scholarship aid to LSC-O students and has assisted in the acquisition of property for campus expansion. This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of Darby Byrd who was a long-time member of the foundation board and served as treasurer of the organization. The Foundation plans to establish a scholarship in Byrd’s name to recognize his many contributions to Lamar State College-Orange.
Through the hard work of the Foundation and generous participation of the area community, the event netted over $35, 000. The funds will allow the College and the Foundation to continue to provide scholarships, granting more students the opportunity to gain a college education.
The College extends its gratitude to everyone involved with the event and a very special thanks to Kathy Gunn and Patty Cloeren – Event Co-chairs.