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Roundup raises funds for children’s hospital
by Matt Bochat, Bee County Extension Agent
Jun 29, 2012 | 2696 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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4-H programs of Bee, Goliad and Refugio counties raised more than $12,000 recently at the South Texas Cattleman’s Roundup. The event was a fundraiser for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.
Contributed photo 4-H programs of Bee, Goliad and Refugio counties raised more than $12,000 recently at the South Texas Cattleman’s Roundup. The event was a fundraiser for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.
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The 4-H programs of Bee, Goliad and Refugio counties recently worked jointly to raise more than $12,000 for the South Texas Cattleman’s Roundup, held recently at the Beeville Livestock Commission for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our 4-H programs to give back to a worthwhile and helpful organization like Driscoll Children’s Hospital. One of the greatest things we impart in the 4-H Program is community service. This event was a great example of various 4-H members serving their community, and I am proud to be a part of it,” said Matt Bochat, County Extension agent, Bee County.

More than 70 items were auctioned off at the event, including everything from a homemade bench, baked items, baskets and animal feed to live animals. All the items were donated by local and area businesses, individuals and 4-H Clubs in all three counties.

The annual event is one of several Cattleman’s Roundups that Driscoll Children’s Hospital has in South Texas to underwrite the cost of medical care for youth at their facility. The Beeville event was generously sponsored by Lyssy & Eckel Feeds, Texas AgriLife Extension, Driscoll Children’s Hospital and the Texas 4-H Program.

For more information or to make a contribution, contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Bee County at 362-3280.
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