Thanks for Making the Fall Festival Great!!
The 3rd Annual CARE Fall Festival is over and it was a great success! We had so much fun and so did all the cats, lemurs, and Bindi! We hope that all of our visitors had a great time as well.
So much work went into pulling this event off. We have to take some time to thank all of the individuals and organizations that donated goods or their time to help make the Festival happen and help raise some much needed funds for CARE!
Pumpkins: Crossroads Church in Decatur, TX; Brandon Bevell @ Natural Grocers in Dallas; Datra Shaw @ United Supermarket, Iowa Park Road, Wichita Falls; and Larry Martin @ United Market Street, Kell Blvd., Wichita Falls
Hay: Garrett & Garrett Feed Store in Bridgeport, TX
The Texas Association of Future Educators from Bridgeport ISD. This TAFE group came out to volunteer the second weekend of the Fall Festival. They helped out with the games and activities for our visitors.
SMU Alternative Breaks Group: Guadalupe Sanchez, Mohammad Alhaji, My Trang, Peter Ngo, Aimee Rodas, Kelly Ryan, Carly Shuttlesworth, Christina Collier, Emily Dombrousia, Ashley Park, and Emily Grund all helped make our scarecrows and decorate the compound.
Volunteers: Daniel Byrum, Morgan Ortega, Rachel Malone, Emma Molinare, Katherine Cooper, Curt Johnson, Sarah Beauregard, Jill and Alex Hamby, Lisa Gadberry, Derek Blakley, Heidi Krahn, Derek Krahn, Tiffany and David Yackuboskey, Jade Kaylor, Jamie Reed, Rachel Pullum, Miki Spicer, Lisa and JD Thompson, Gary Valdata, Annette Wiley, Alyssa Bulnes, Michele DiGiorno, Elaine Jacobs, and Chrissie Sargent. All of these individuals did everything from sending out requests for raffle and supplies donations to leading tours, setting up the event, monitoring the games and activities, and much, much more!
Raffle Donations: Arlington Improv, Billy Bob's Fort Worth, Brazos Carriage Company, Central Market, Dallas Mavericks, Fairmont Hotel Dallas, Frisco Roughriders, House of Blues Dallas, Lush, Roni Lisenbe (Mary Kay), Shakespeare Dallas, Stage West, Stockyards Championship Rodeo, Swarovski, Texas Motor Speedway, Times Ten Cellars, Tootsies, and Uptown Yoga.
And of course, last but not least, we have to thank each and every person that came out to visit and participate in the Fall Festival. Your donations for the tours and raffle will help tremendously!!