Boots and blue jeans were worn, dancing was had and funds were raised Saturday night at the annual “Boots and Blue Jeans” fundraiser benefiting Blinn College’s scholarship fund for Sealy High School Students.
The American Legion Hall on Meyer Street hosted the events where a silent auction preceded dinner and the live auction where more than $12,000 was raised, keeping right on track with the results from previous years.
“My goal is to raise at least $10,000 and we have been able to surpass this the last four years,” Executive Dean of Sealy campus, Lisa Caton said.
The live auction bidding wars were fast and furious with items like Astros tickets, a stihl chainsaw and a Frio cooler, among other items, all up for grabs.
When the dust finally settled, the people who had just been at each other's necks were now socializing and paling around, listening to the tunes from the Blue Notes Brothers which drew plenty of attendees to the dance floor.
That sort of tug-of-war forced more bids to be placed though, all for the betterment of future Blinn College students and that sort of comradery was exactly what Caton had been looking for.
“I am very appreciative and grateful for the support the Blinn College Sealy Campus receives from the community,” she said. “It was a great evening and the generosity displayed on Saturday will help provide scholarship funds for local students.”
Of course, the whole event didn’t get off without a hitch on its own.
“I also want to recognize the support from faculty and staff of Blinn College,” Caton added. “Their support before, during and after the event is critical in making the evening a success. We are all looking forward to next year.”