GENEROUS 2015 SPONSORS
Much of what we are able to do as an Association is possible because of those who help sponsor special events. Our ability to help fellow alumni, support our former home and hold reunions would not be possible without the generous contributions of these companies and individuals. Please express your gratitude and support
Sponsor of the Annual Meeting
in Memory of Laura
Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Hole-In-One Sponsor - Seventh Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart
Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Hole-In-One Prize Sponsor
BROWN PONTIAC OF AMARILLO
Cross Pointe Auto
Gene Messer Ford
Rex Young Insurance Agency
Caviness Beef Packers
Ray's Auto Plaza
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Steve & Beverly Hall
2015 - 16 Alumni Gatherings/Events
- Dallas - Feb 13, 2016
- DFW Golf - May 14, 2016
- Girlstown - June 11, 2016
CFBRAA ANNUAL REUNION
The 2015 Annual Reunion is history, and in some ways, it was historic, in some ways it was outstanding, disappointing, amazing, and overall, a VERY GOOD REUNION.
This was the first time the Reunioni Golf Tournament was used as a dedicated fundraiser, all proceeds going to help build the Veterans Memorial. While that's an historic first, the participation was an all time low. However, we were still able to raise just under $5,000 for the memorial, thanks largly to the many sponsors who contributed. (See the list of sponsors to the left.)
There were so very many who worked so very hard and contributed so much to make the events successful. For the third year in a row Jimmie Boatwright sponsored the Annual Meeting and also sponsored a golf team and worked to enlist the support of others. We have all been blessed by his faithful support. Feldman's did an excellent job in catering the event, providing enough food for over 200 when we only had 100 reservations. Beverly Hall provided table cloths and decorations and worked tirelessly all weekend (well, maybe not tirelessly...she did get plum wore down eventually). Cam Lindsey, Cindy Sarpalius, Marjie Johnson, Amanda Lindsey, Cylinda Case, Brandon Crews, David & Debbie Rodgers, Dennis Linam, Daniel and Jessie Scroggs and Alan Dore were essential for all the registration tables. David Rattan, Arbrey Tucker, Jimmie Boatwright and James Johnson worked Amarillo to enlist sponsors for the events, and Fred Hatchett made the rounds of the golf courses soliciting participants. Tony Wade was everywhere and labored diligently before and during all activities. The picnic does not happen without the cooking of Butch Ray and the Matteson brothers, Rob and Bob. Then there was the usual fantastic "Dave's Corn on the Cob" provided by David Rodgers. No fishing derby without the work of Jon Matteson; no golf tournament without the dedicated work of Tom Alvarez; no childcare with the work of Billy Bob Touchstone; no live streeming of the event without Dennis Linam.
The auctions were most successful, this being the first time in 9 years we included a Live Auction with the Silent Auction. Again, there were so very many who contributed items all of which were valued! Both the contributors and the bidders combine to make this, the only fundraiser for the Crisis Support fund, a success. We were particularly blessed to have Cal Calhoun provide the Front Sight certificates which generated $1,800 in the live auction. We were also blessed to have Jerry Nicholson and Gary Pierce (bidding from California) win the bids for the Cal Farley and Alvis Grant veterans memorial tiles. Altogether, the auctions generated around $6,800 for Crisis Support. And, again, this does not happen without the faithful and capable work of both Dean Sharp and Sydney Sharp.
We had the privilege of honoring Andy Justus as the Distinguished Alumni and Garland and Shirley Rattan as Distinguished Staff. We remembered those who had passed away and those who had become Legacy Partners in the past year. We saw over 200 at the banquet and over 100 at the picnic. Over 90 renewed their membership or joined the Association by paying their dues.
Yes, it was a Very Good Reunion because of the Participation, Hard Work and Support of some Very Good People! Thank You for your involvement and Thank God for blessing our efforts in this Good Work!!!
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Dedicaion of the Veterans Memorial at Boys Ranch is set to take place on Veterans Day, Nov 11th. You can see some pictures of the progress on the Veterans Memorial page of this site. You can also see a list of those who will have their tiles on the Veterans Wall. If you served in the armed services and were a resident or employee of Cal Farley' Boys Ranch or Girlstown you can have a tile on the Veterans Wall. Check out the Veterans Memorial page (click in the menu bar above) for information about getting your tile, bidding on the Cal Farley or Alvis Grant tiles, and other information about the memorial.
Thank you men and women who have served and are serving this great country.