MHS El Paso exes hold scholarship fundraiser
EL PASO, MARFA – The Ex-Marfa Shorthorns of El Paso and Friends laud their Marfa High School Alma Mater.
It all happened June 10 at Kelly Park, Fort Bliss, Texas when approximately 200 persons, including ex-Shorthorns, spouses, daughters, sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends joined together during their first annual family picnic.
They all shared the same common values, a spirit of friendship, love and commitment as they celebrated with each other their great accomplishment of staying together, some over 60 years of friendship and loyalty to Marfa High School.
“Marfa High belongs to me, True to her I’ll always be.”
Some courageous individuals, despite the wind and hot weather, attended in wheel chairs due to health issues. Their commitment is complemented by everyone’s involvement in support of the Marfa High School Scholarship Fund Raising events while at the same time bringing on board new friends.
For example, our state senator Jose Rodriquez and his director Corine Chacon, District 29, took time to attend and were welcomed with open arms since many already knew the senator’s previous support and contributions made towards our scholarship program.
Very noticeable indeed was the hard work exhibited by volunteers who coordinated the prepartation of delicious food and desserts, the cooks who stood by the grill under the hot sun to grill the hamburgers and hot dogs, the great music, and monetary and raffle donations.
A very valuable comment by an attendee was, “It’s amazing how hard these people work just so we can have fun as we help others.” Another appreciative comment, “It’s so nice to receive so much support from people that cannot attend our activities but still send in their donations and support everything we do to make a positive difference in the lives of the students who graduate from Marfa High School.”
These are the comments that keeps the group energized until the next event.
On behalf of all Ex-Marfa Shorthorns Group and Friends of El Paso, thanks to all who continue to support our existence.
Armando Uranga, 7665 Leconte, El Paso, Texas 79912, 915-5845-5179.
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