Even a worldwide pandemic was unable to curb the passion and success of Saturday’s annual Meals Dudes fundraiser sponsored by the Taylor Academic Enrichment Basis (TEE).
Tickets for the drive-thru dinner on January 30 have been utterly bought out, all 550 tickets, with a crew of 19 volunteers to see that all the pieces went easily for a protected and enjoyable various to the normal in-person occasion.
“The TEE Basis board members, together with our wonderful volunteers, got here collectively and made this occasion an enormous success,” mentioned Moppy Miller, government director of the TEE Basis. “We couldn’t have accomplished this with out our volunteers, household and buddies.”
Meals Dudes is the TEE Basis’s annual fundraiser to help grants for artistic and revolutionary initiatives within the classroom. Taylor ISD lecturers are inspired to use for grants to buy provides and gear that aren’t included within the common campus finances.
Grant recipients are introduced annually in a festive Mallard Mania parade, both by the hallways as outsized checks are handed out to lecturers, or in a pandemic-style out of doors parade. The TEE Basis board will current a examine to the Taylor ISD faculty board on February 15 to fund this 12 months’s grants. The 2021 recipients can be introduced in March.
Meals Dudes included a web based public sale that continues by February 12 at http://www.teefoundation.hgabid.com. Gadgets embrace premium trip packages, meals ready by Meals Dude cooks, paintings and different regionally donated objects.
A restricted variety of raffle tickets can be obtainable for $ 20 every till April three. Prizes embrace a Traeger Professional22 BRZ pellet grill with lid and three luggage of pellets, a customized picnic desk designed and welded by Frankie Vega, and a customized steel bench designed and welded by Taylor Excessive Faculty welding college students. Tickets can be found from any member of the TEE Basis board and at Moss True Worth.
Sponsors for Saturday’s occasion included Stiles Change, 1889, Valero, Previous Taylor Excessive, HEB, Lone Star Circle of Care, Granite Publications / Taylor Press, Longhorn Title Firm, Dovetail Wealth Administration, Temple Faculty Basis, Summit Customized Cupboards, GSM Insurors , Ancira Salsa, Ed and Susan Komandosky, Mallard Creek Residences, BancorpSouth, Residents Nationwide Financial institution, Taylor Auto Credit score, Hejl and Schroeder, Metropolis Nationwide Financial institution, Eagle Financial institution, Sodexo and Morales catering.
“The TEE Basis had by no means had a meals supply fundraiser, so we weren’t positive how it could prove,” Miller mentioned. “However, all tickets bought out and we could not be happier. Thanks to the Taylor group on your unbelievable help.