Destiny Parker displays "Billy's Flower Garden at “A Dinner to Remember”.

Click here to view final fundraising totals from "A Dinner to Remember".

Although the name and location have changed, the cause has remained the same.  “A Dinner to Remember”, hosted by the Brenham ISD Education Foundation, took place Thursday night. The event used to be called “The Arts and Appetizers fundraiser” has been renamed “A Dinner to Remember” and has moved from Ant Street Inn to the Firemen’s Training Center.  The new expanded event is the big fundraiser for the Brenham ISD Education Foundation.  The Title sponsor for “A Dinner to Remember” is BRIANNAS. 

The highest single bid came in at $5250 for a trip to hunt a blackbuck at Rocking-O-Ranch and a shoulder mount from Blast and Cast Taxidermy.  The highest Student made artwork came on the last bid of the night for $3100.  The artwork is by Brenham High School senior Destiny Parker and is titled “Billy’s Flower Garden” It was selected as the “Highlight Piece” for this year’s event. 

The event has several fund-raising elements, the live auction, a silent auction, several games of chance, and sponsorships.  Although the final numbers for the fundraising event won’t be in until sometime Friday, preliminary results from the live auction show it brought in more than last year.  This year’s live auction brought in over $70,600 without add-ons, compared to last year’s $41,500.  Students will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from their artwork, with another 10 percent going to the participating programs and the remaining 70 percent going to the Brenham ISD Education Foundation, to be used to cover costs for the event and to fund Brenham ISD student scholarships and teacher mini-grants.  Projects submitted as a campus or department project were split 50/50 with the program and the foundation. The Foundation has given out over $750,000 in mini-grants since it was created in 2004.

Mia Fletcher and Annalee Sawyer look over the silent bid items before the live auction.
Madison Syzdel shows her artwork as spotter Ray Weiss takes bids.
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  1. Congratulations to all the student artists on their works of art. It’s so nice to see students recognized for their talents in BISD.

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