Earlier today, we wrote about how the Texas Exes Montgomery County Chapter raised scholarship funds by painting the Tower. Now here’s another chapter fundraiser that’s just as creative—in a completely different way.
The Johnson County and Lake Granbury chapters teamed up for a joint scholarship fundraiser at Rio Brazos, a Texas-themed dance and music hall in Granbury. About 40 alumni and friends came out for the Aug. 23 event, which included a silent auction and a raffle. The evening also honored Bob Milam, ’56, a World War II veteran and the oldest alumnus in attendance.
Two country musicians, Steve Helms and Bo Phillips, performed live. “Steve put on a UT shirt and cap to honor us, which was really neat,” says Jane Ulbrich, publicity chair for the Johnson County Chapter. “He lives in Cleburne, so that was a nice connection for the Johnson County alumni.”
Scholarship funds raised by the event will be split between the two chapters—but both will support students at The University of Texas.
“I think everybody had a great time,” says Ulbrich. “From live music to dance lessons to wonderful food—that was some of the best barbecue I’ve ever eaten.”
Photo courtesy Jane Ulbrich