LSC-O Foundation Sets Date for “Boot Scootin’ at the Brown Estate”

The Lamar State College-Orange Foundation has set Saturday, April 12, as the date for its third annual “Boot Scootin’ at the Brown Estate” fundraiser. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a “social hour” and barbeque dinner that will be followed by dancing to the music of the band Twangsters Union. Guests will be seated under tents so that they can enjoy the springtime ambience and beauty of the Brown Estate grounds.

The “Boot Scootin’” event is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation. The proceeds support the Foundation’s scholarship program and its efforts to aid in the development of the downtown Orange campus. Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in scholarship aid to LSC-O students and has assisted in the acquisition of property for campus expansion. This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of Darby Byrd who was a long-time member of the foundation board and served as treasurer of the organization. The Foundation plans to establish a scholarship in Byrd’s name to recognize his many contributions to Lamar State College – Orange.

Tables to the event are available at several different sponsorship levels: Platinum Buckle Baron--$5,000; Gold Buckle Baron--$2,500; and Silver Buckle Baron--$1,000. Sponsor tables seat eight guests and include the cost of valet parking, food, and drink. A limited number of single tickets are available and priced at $100. Tables and tickets can be reserved by calling (409) 882-3314. Reservations must be made by March 28, 2014.