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EECU BECOMES GEF EXECUTIVE CHEF SPONSOR

September 13, 2022

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EECU donated $5,000 to the Granbury ISD Education Foundation to be an Executive Chef sponsor for the 9th Annual 50 Fellas Foodfest and to help Granbury teachers and students.  The presentation was made on September 13, 2022, at the EECU Granbury location inside HEB.

On hand was local bank branch manager Saul Gonzalez, who presented the large donation to GEF board president Stacy Mitchell and GISD superintendent Dr. Jeremy Glenn. 

The bank will be one of the top sponsors of the upcoming 9th Annual 50 Fellas Foodfest, the charitable organization’s main fundraising event.  In addition, the bank will sponsor one innovative teaching grant. 

The 50 Fellas Foodfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 6:00-8:30 PM 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, and Silent Auction donations are accepted.  Proceeds benefit the education foundation, which will fund innovative teaching grants and the annual academic recognition banquet. 

For more information about the 50 Fellas Foodfest 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. 

Pictured at the presentation are several EECU employees with the GEF representatives, including Jerry Cantu, Maribel Moreland, Lorell Staats, Christian Ball, Saul Gonzalez, Stacy Mitchell, Dr. Jeremy Glenn, David Orcutt, Heather Bufkin, Sara Galvan, and Michelle Lucero.

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.  For more information about GEF, go to https://www.granburyisd.org/foundation.

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.