Brian and Amanda Light have transformed the historic Downtown Bryan Ice House from a vacant building into a lively, bustling farm-to-table restaurant that has become a go-to spot for entertainment. That’s why the Lights, owners of Ronin Restaurant, were honored with the 2019 Mayor’s Downtown Impact Award.
What: City of Bryan’s 13th annual Hamburger Fundraiser and Just Desserts Auction
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Where: Sue Haswell Park Pavilion, 1142 E. William Joel Bryan Pkwy.
Help support the United Way of the Brazos Valley – and enjoy a good meal, too! The City of Bryan will host its 13th annual Hamburger Fundraiser and Just Desserts Auction, with all proceeds directly benefiting the United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV).
Pre-sale tickets available
Pre-sale tickets are now available for $5 for a single-meat hamburger meal and $7 for a double-meat hamburger meal. Meals include a hamburger, chips, a drink and a cookie. Before the event, tickets can be purchased through Oct. 24 at the following locations:
- City of Bryan Finance Department, Municipal Office Building – 300 S. Texas Ave, third floor
- Bryan Aquatic Center, 3100 Oak Ridge Dr.
Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event for $6 for a single-meat hamburger meal and $8 for a double-meat hamburger meal. If you are unable to stay at the pavilion to enjoy your lunch, to-go boxes are available.
About the event
Beginning at 11 a.m., safety personnel from the Bryan Fire and Police Departments will serve burgers grilled by Public Works Director Jayson Barfknecht and his crews. Shortly after 11, Little Miss Radio Mel from 98.3 KORA will begin the Just Desserts live auction featuring 10 different desserts from local eateries, bakeries and chocolatiers. In addition, the event boasts a variety of homemade sweet treats generously donated by City of Bryan staff.
“The City of Bryan’s campaign provides employees the opportunity to join the fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the Brazos Valley. This cookout is a fun way to get involved and support our community,” said Alison Prince, United Way of the Brazos Valley’s President and CEO.
United Way joins with 22 local nonprofit organizations to address our community’s most critical social issues.
“Our employees are generous in nature and volunteer both their time and talents in numerous ways to benefit the community as a whole. This is one more opportunity to be a part of something outside the daily scope of their jobs,” said City of Bryan Chair Jill Schauer.
During the UWBV’s 2019 Community Campaign, businesses across the seven-county region are encouraged to implement workplace campaigns, like the cookout, that give employees an opportunity to become involved and support local needs by donating to the United Way of the Brazos Valley.
“United Way of the Brazos Valley has been dedicated to supporting local nonprofit organizations for 65 years as we join together to tackle our region’s most pressing community needs around education, financial stability and health,” Prince said. “In order to make change – to ensure children are educationally successful, families are thriving and healthcare and healthy living is an option for all people – it takes the caring support from our community. Your donation to the Community Campaign in support of United Way’s partner agencies will make a difference in the lives of families right here in our own community.”