Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 21, 2013

PROGRESS REPORT: The Brook Hill School plans annual fundraiser, “Buckles, Jeans & Bling”

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

BULLARD — A shrimp boil served up by Brook Hill Headmaster Rod Fletcher and his wife tops the list of live auction items up for bid during Friday's “Belt Buckle Ball,” which kicks off at 6 p.m. at the lower school campus.

Now in it's 16th year, the event benefits the Brook Hill Fund.

This year's ball features a dress theme of “Buckles, Jeans & Bling,” with tickets at $40 apiece, said school development director Laurie Humph-ries.

They may be purchased at the school, at a secure online website or at the door, she said.

A Kids Korral Child-care program for children ages 3-12 will be provide, staffed by Tyler Nanny Services at the Upper School campus.

Cost is $15 per child, and includes pizza and snacks, a petting zoo, western fun and games, and visits from the school mascots, Sarge and General Guard.

Humphries said reservations for the service are required, with drop off as early as 5:45 p.m. the night of the event.

Among the live auction items are a $3,000 bathroom make-over package and a 10- x 12-foot gabled roof storage building constructed on side by Brook Hill instructor Travis Bunger and several students.

Attendees also can bid on a variety of silent auction items, like sports collectibles, artwork, college sports games, a two-night cabin rental, tickets to the musicals “Dream-girls” and “Spamalot” and a set of four admission tickets to Splash Kingdom Waterpark, among others.

Music will be provided by the Taylor Heard Band, while live and silent auctions are planned.

For more information, visit the school's web page at www.brook-hill.org, or contact the school office, 903-894-5000.