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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
Jimmie Boatwright

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
United Supermarkets

Hole-In-One Sponsor - Eighth Year
Thank You Rodney Ruthart

Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Dean Boyd



Cross Pointe Auto
Brinlee's Automotive
Midtown Motors
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Frances Waldrip
Brett Tibbets
Dean Sharp
Other Contributors

United Food Products


CFBRAA was chartered to carry on the work begun in the lives of troubled kids by Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.  It has grown to include former residents of Girlstown.  The Charter identifies the purpose as:

1 - To supply aid and assistance in promoting the growth of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and the accomplishment of the objectives as set out in its Articles of Incorporation;

 2 - To create and promote a closer relationship between its (Cal Farley's) former students and to facilitate a quicker and easier adjustment for its graduates and other former students to community life.

The Association works to provide assistance for former residents of BR and GT: (a) in crisis support, (b) in education for family members, and (c) in maintaining family ties.  Further the Association seeks to promote and support the work of Cal Farley's Inc.

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2017 Reunion

In Review

     The 2017 Farley Family Reunion was a vivid expression of what we are all about.  As former residents of Boys Ranch and Girlstown, we have some unique history.  As kids growing up in an "orphanage", many of us found our brothers and sisters, and even the staff to be our family.  The reunion was truly a family event. 

     The events of the weekend reflect well on the purpose of our existence as an organization.  The "main event" was the gala at the Cal Farley's Civic Center.  There were over 180 of us gathered to see each other, tell stories and reunite.  How very good it is to see old friends.  We remembered those who have passed away in this past year.  We expressed appreciation to those who have passed certain levels as Legacy Partners.  We honored some who have been recognized as Distinguished Alumni, David Rodgers and Aubrey Ellington, and we honored a Distinguished Staff, namely Roger Waldrip.  We further expressed appreciation to retiring board member Ron Hancock and retiring president of the board, David Rodgers.  We expressed appreciation to Alan Dore for seven years of service as secretary to the Association.  We are all blessed by the service of some very good men and women.

    Family is what we are all about.  And families help one another, especially in difficult times.  The silent auction is the fundraiser we have annually to provide funds for crisis support.  See a list to the right of those who gave items for the auction.  The event raised over $3,700 crisis support.  This will be used by the Crisis Support committee to help our family members throughout the year.  In addition, we took up a special collection for, what we called at the time, Houston Relief.  However, Irma's crashing into some of our brothers and sisters in Florida have prompted us to rename it, Hurricane Relief.  Over $600 was raised at the reunion, and a Go Fund Me page has been set up since to help our family in these specific crises.  See more about that to the right.

     Another way we help our family is with college.  It has often been said, it's easier to send your grandkids to college than your own kids.  The thing is, most of us went to BR or GT because we didn't have much parental support.  Hence our kids often don't have grandparents to help with college.  That again is where we come in.  We have helped nearly 50 students go to college.  One man has been very predominantly instrumental in raising these funds, and we are seeking to "share the responsibility."  We initiated a Fabulous 40 campaign whereby we are seeking 40 fabulous alumni who will get 5 people each to contribute to the scholarship fund.  It's not a big effort, but it is essential to replacing the work of one man.

     Family reunion, helping one another in crisis, this is certainly big part of the weekend.  It was fun and effective and a truly fantastic reunion.  It would never have happened were it not for the faithful and diligent effort of some dedicated men and women.  Tony Wade, chairman of the reunion committee worked his butt off before and during the event.  We are all in debt to him.  Others who served in so many ways include Cam Lindsey and Beverly Hall, Brandon Crews and Cylinda Case, Dean Sharp and Sydney Sharp, David Rattan, Billy Bob Touchstone, David Tallant, Sherry Finstad and Jimmie Boatwright, Britt Hammond and Cindy Sarpalius, Amy Brasher, Cal Calhoun and Marilyn Tibbets.  A lot of us enjoyed a lot because of the very good work of a few.  Thank you much.



Click here for link to donate directly
for Hurricane Relief for
Former Residents fo BR and GT

100% of funds raised will go directly to families impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma (PayPal will cover all fees).  All needs will be vetted and all gifts are tax deductible.


Reunion Meeting Attendance:  180
Picnic Attendance:  100+-
Golfers:  40
Crisis Support funds raised at Silent Auction:  $3,700

Hurricane Relief funds raised:  $616
Class of 67 Reunion:  20
Old Timers Breakfast:  A Bunch

Cal Calhoun Tibbets Family
Cam Lindsey Bill Long
Beverly Hall Larry Martin
Charles Brady Debbie Rodgers
Lowe's Home Depot
Kevin McKinney Budweiser
Bob Mills John & D'Esta Sharp
Bill Sarpalius Jimmie Eisenman
Cal Farley's Billy Bob Touchstone
Garry Finstad Geneva Finstad
David Tallant Amanda Lindsey
Dean Sharp Ty & Beki Lightfoot
K&B Crafts Justin Waldrip
Fred Hatchett Donna Turner Mas
Gebo's Bazula Furniture



Dallas Gathering
Thank you Sherry Finstad

Memphis Gathering
Thank you Cal Calhoun

Photos from Northern California Gathering

On Karl Sarpalius' photo web site.

Photo from Phoenix Gathering 

Photos from 2017 DFW Golf Tournament


We are putting in another order for stones for the Veterans Memorial.  If you would like to have a stone for your or someone you know, please turn in the information by October 18.  The stones contain 3 lines with no more than 20 characters (including spaces) per line.  Include the following information:
Click on "Veterans Memorial" in the menu bar above for more information.  Send your request and information to

You are invited to make a donation of $150 for the stone and engraving.  You may also sponsor a Vet to get their stone placed on the wall.  You may also purchase a Veterans Memorial Coin for $20.
All proceeds go to the Cemetery Maintenance Fund.









 Legacy Partners


  The DFW Golf Tournament in the Spring climaxes the annual Scholarship Fundraiser for the Association and the following Fabulous 40 have committed to secure at least 5 contributors to the CFBRAA Scholarship Fund by tournament time:

Chuck Farrell Michael Riley Bret Tibbets
Dean Sharp Bob Sarpalius John Sharp
David Rodgers David Rattan Harold Russell


  Contact Bob Sarpalius ( or Chuck Farrell ( to become a part of the team.  You will be provided with sample letters, emails and information about current scholars being supported.  100% of all funds go to schools for family members of former Boys Ranch and/or Girlstown residents.  Email now to be included among the FABULOUS 40!




 Leaving a Legacy



   The Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association Foundation (CFBRAAF) was established to Carry On His Work to Future Generations.  We have all been recipients of the gifts of others, and we are committed to being, not just takers, but givers.  The Foundation has been the key to the long-term effective service of Cal Farley's.  While many other child care institutions have come and gone, Cal Farley's has been stable and effective through all kinds of economic changes, primarily because of the foundation Cal Farley established.  The Alumni Association has followed that example and established a foundation to carry on the good work done by past and present former Ranchers to future generations.

    In the first five years, 84 contributors became Founding Legacy Partners.  They established the foundation for the foundation.  Since that time, all donors who contribute at least $1,000 over a five-year period becomes a Legacy Partner.  You can see to the left additional levels of Legacy Partnerships.

   Another way to leave a legacy is by making a benefactor gift commitment.  Some former Ranchers have named the CFBRAAF in their will to carry on the work.  The following link takes you to a form you can use to set up a Benefactor Gift Commitment to the Alumni Association Foundation.  

    We have all been blessed, some much more than others.  We have benefited by the generosity of those who have left a legacy, folks we will only be able to thank in glory.  Now it's our turn to leave a legacy to future generations.  Won't you leave a legacy too?  

Click here for Legacy Level details.

1 - Founding Legacy Partners
2 -Partners in Memory / Honor
3 -Legacy Levels of Partners




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