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Sanger Education Foundation Gala raises over $99,000.00

Because of you, the Sanger Education Foundation Annual Gala raised $99,427, less than $600.00 from the $100,000.00 goal. The event is still receiving donations from supporters wishing to assist in several ways. During the Call to Action at the conclusion of the evening, attendees were asked to support three instructional programs. The Culinary Arts Career and Technical Program, the Audio Visual Career and Technical Program and the Space Academy Instructional Program.

Through an Instructional Grant in 2019, a retired school bus was converted into a state of the art Culinary Food Truck. The Grant award was for $20,000 which began the retrofitting of the bus into “Old #6”. At the gala, Amy Giddens, noted that not only was the culinary arts program at the high school doubling in size, an additional teacher was being hired and a Barbeque Competition Team had been created, needing sponsorship. The BBQ Teams all need sponsorships for competitions.

Next attendees were brought up to date on a $10,000.00 Audio Visual Instructional Grant in partnership with the debut of the DATCU partnership providing a new electronic scoreboard at Indian Stadium. The scoreboard provided a working platform for students studying Audio Visual, Production and photography to showcase their skills and build real life, hands on working experience since the scoreboard production is entirely student driven. Area business sponsor their business ads to be played and enjoyed during activities held at Indian Stadium. SHS Audio Visual Director, Shawn Rowe noted that the program was also growing and additional Professional grade equipment and software to be used in the creation of student lead production was very much needed to keep up with the number of students wanting to explore a career in the field of Audio Visual since students are involved in every aspect of several class and small group audio, video, and film style production projects with emphasis on TV studio broadcasting and news production projects.

Lastly, Brandie Kitchens who spoke on behalf of herself and the two other Science Teachers at Clear Creek Intermediate reported on their recent Instructional Grant award resulting in their attendance and the training they received from NASA SPACE CAMP for Educators resulting in a newly formed “ROCKET CLUB”. In order to create the Rocket Club, the teachers themselves were at first suppling all the supplies needed for the Rocket Club out of their own pockets for the 24 students who had signed up to be a part of the Rocket Club. It was noted that the cost of creating the Rocket Club was around $600 for 24 students. So you see donations are still needed to assist just these three great student learning and student inspired programs. And that is just the beginning.

But none of this would be possible without the generous support of the MANY, AMAZING contributors of auction items, desserts, sponsors and area restaurants who made this entire evening possible. A big THANK YOU for our Presenting Sponsor, GLENN POLK AUTOPLEX of Sanger. Event Sponsors; EIKON, FIRST UNITED BANK, AMERICAN NATIONAL & THE HERITAGE GROUP, NEWLAND REAL ESTATE/JEFF HIGGS, SANGER BANK, DATCU, COSERV, NORTH TEXAS PRINT SOLUTIONS, & MCDORMAN SIGNS. Area Sponsors; Cultivar Capital, Springer-Lyle, Farmers Insurance/Amanda Gibson, Texas Health Resources, Hermes Insurance, Cathy McDaniel and Mr. & Mrs. Eubanks. Attendees enjoyed and were amazed by our SIX LOCAL Restaurants who sponsored dinner options. A HUGE THANK YOU to Babes of Sanger, Bolivar Street BBQ, K’s Gourmet, Miguelitos, Pelligrinos, & Southern BBQ. We also want to acknowledge and thank supporters who provided beverages. THANK YOU to Sanger’s newest local area business Bolivar St. Revival and Spirits, Chicken Express, Western Son and Heineken, Table sponsors; Sanger Insurance, Underwood Heating & Air, Nortex Communications, KFA Financial, Sanger Family Dentistry, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, The City of Sanger, 4 B Board of Directors, Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Dillon, MVBA, JCO Custom Homes, Sanger Eye Care, & Foster Farms.

On behalf of the Sanger Education Foundation Board of Directors, countless volunteers, our SISD Students and Teaches, we want THANK to all of our area businesses and supporters who donated merchandise for both the Silent, Live and Dessert Frenzy auction areas. Your support and contributions, not only make the night engaging and fun but allow the foundation to inform, hopefully inspire but to assist with raising funds to award Instructional Grants. Without these local area businesses who so graciously and generously donated merchandise for the action areas, and our sponsors who make it possible for 100% of all additional revenue raised, we are excited to announce that over $85,000 was raised in profit, to be awarded back to our students and teachers in student Instructional Grants. If you are interested in learning more about the foundation, contact Valerie Foster at or 940-600-8890.

2021 Business and Individual Gala Contributors

Live Auction –


Ace Hardware - Sanger

Blake's Snow Shack

Tex McDorman & Rednecks with Paychecks

Butterfield Elementary

BNB Stone

Newland Real Estate - Jeff Higgs

Pepper Belly BBQ

Cramer Orthodontics

Foster Farms & Tex EFX

Silent Auction –

156 Produce

940's Kitchen & Cocktails

American National

Bachman Realty Group

BNB Stone

Bolivar St Boutique

Broothers Keepers MC 38

Butterfield Elementary School

Candy Haven

Carol Danner

Carolyn Moulton


Chicken Express Sanger & Cravens Mechanical Services

Chisholm Trail Elementary

City Garage

Colors of a Cowgirl - Tammy Pennington

Cramer Orthodontics

Crayola Experience

Cross Fit Driven Sanger

D & L Farm and Home - Sanger

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Dennis' Farm Store

Denton Community Theater

Denton Country Club

Denton County Special Education COOP

Dorothea Taylor - Scentsy



Epic Water Park

First United Bank

Flower Garden 118, Denton

Fort Worth Museum

Fort Worth Zoo

Foster Farms

Frank Buck Zoo

Frisco Rough Riders Ball Park

Go Ape

Gohlke Pools

Gypsy Cowgirl

Hermes Insurance

Hoochie's Oyster House

Hutcherson Insurance Group & Greg & Misty Links

Indian Blooms - SHS Floral Department

In-N-Out Burger

Justin Discount Boots

Kendra Scott

Koots Jerky

Krum Dental

Kwik Kar

Lake Arlington Golf Course

Lone Oak Veterinary Clinic - Dr. Gleason

Longboards Party Eats


McDorman Signs & Advertising

Ministering Touch Massage - Nathan Sarvis

Miss Angeline's

NorTex Communications

Oak St Drafthouse

Old Bus # 6 - Sanger High School Culinary Arts

O'Reilly's - Sanger

Raising Cane's

Recycled Books

Robson Ranch

S & J Pharmacy - Sanger

Sanger Eye Care

Sanger Insurance

Sanger ISD Central Office

Sanger Middle School

Shabby Shaq

SHS Football Athletic Department

SHS Girl's Athletic Department

SHS Lady Indian Athletic Department

SHS Softball Department

SHS Volleyball Athletic Department

Silver Star Spirits

Six Flags

Smiles Detailing

Stacy & Leann Loyless

STARS Massage

Stitchin' & More Custom Graphics

Sugar Rush - Becky McDorman

Tangerine Salon

Ten: One

TexEfx Pinstriping & Paint

The Palm Tree

Timeless Images Photography - Shani Baird

Tiny Town Threads

Total Wine & More

TX State Rep - Lynn Stucky

Underwood's Heating & Air

Urban Air

US Aviation Academy of Denton


Dessert Frenzy –Businesses:

Barnett Sweets Co.

Baked By Becca

Clear Creek ISD

Cookie Cutter’s Sugar Shack



Farmers Insurance – The Gibson Agency

First United Bank

Heavenly Taylored Sweets


Linnybird Bakeshop

Mimi’s Bakery

Pie By Kate

Sanger Culinary Arts – Old # 6 Food Truck

Stiletto Kitchen

Tartan Treats Bakery & Sweet Shop

The Royal Cupcakery

TX Cookie Conundrum

Underwood’s Heating & Air

Hermes Insurance


Amanda Howland

Becky McDorman

Bernadette Coleman

Brenda Ibarra

Debbie Spindle

Heather Roberts

Lori Eubanks

Mindy Schumacher

Nancy Jordan

Sandy Bowles

Vanessa Blume-Webb


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