After gathering input over the last 10 months from residents, business owners and other stakeholders, the City of Bryan is hosting an open house on Aug. 7 to solicit feedback on draft plans for the Midtown area.
The City of Bryan will host its 12th Annual Hamburger Fundraiser and Just Desserts Auction benefiting the United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV) on Friday, October 26, 2018. Join us at the Sue Haswell Park Pavilion located at 1142 East William J. Bryan Parkway in Bryan from 11 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine. All proceeds generated from the hamburger fundraiser and dessert auction directly benefit the UWBV.
Pre-sale tickets are now available for purchase at just $5 for a single meat hamburger and $7 for a double meat hamburger. This “early bird” pricing includes a hamburger, chips, a drink, and a cookie, and is valid through October 25th. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event and if you are unable to stay at the pavilion to enjoy your lunch, to-go boxes are available!
Pre-sale ticket locations:
City of Bryan Finance Department
Municipal Office Building – 300 S. Texas Avenue
Bryan Aquatic Center
3100 Oak Ridge Drive
At 11 AM, safety personnel from the Bryan Fire and Police Departments will serve up burgers grilled by Public Works Director Jayson Barfknecht and his crews. Shortly after 11 AM, Roger and Corliss 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,” says 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. City of Bryan Co-chair Jill Schauer added, “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.”
During the UWBV’s 2018 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 and its 22 partner agencies.
“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,” states Prince. “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.”
To learn more about the United Way of the Brazos Valley and how your support impacts our community, please visit uwbv.org.