Suzanne Johnson Endowment raises $165K for HCCF

First State Bank of Burnet President Cary Johnson presents the Hill Country Community Foundation with a $165,000 check -- the proceeds from the most recent Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser. Back row from left are David Bennett, Kyle Stripling, Danny Floyd, Phillip Thurman, Calvin Boyd, and TJ Reed. Front row are Earline Zimmerman, Ken Graham, Cary Johnson, Keith McBurnett and Sallye Long.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser always brings in a substantial amount of money for the Hill Country Community Foundation (HCCF) and this year was no exception.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, First State Bank of Burnet President Cary Johnson presented HCCF with a check for $165,000 in proceeds from the sixth annual Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser, held this past September in Lampasas.

The Hill Country Community Foundation has been a part of the community since 1982. It provides assistance and support to students entering college by gifting considerable scholarships every year. The foundation also supports charitable and health programs, impacting the community for almost 40 years.


Suzanne Johnson Endowment to hold fundraiser Saturday

Photo by Frank Shubert/Highland Lakes Newspapers 
Over 400 hundred friends family and community leaders attended the 5th Annual Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser Saturday at Log Country Cove in Burnet. Festivities included dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions and music from Jack Johnson & Charlie Richards with the Austin Brothers Band. Cary Johnson, center, takes a moment from the busy evening to pose with (L-R) Traci Van Zandt, Kendall Farmer, Melinda Lovelace and Tara Rockafellow.







By Jenn Robison

Burnet Bulletin

The sixth annual Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment fundraiser promises to be another night not to miss, organizers said.

This year's event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Collins Rustic Ranch in Lampasas.

The event will include food and drinks, a silent and live auction, and dancing to live music by Ben Watson and Hired Guns, as well as a mariachi band.

This year's theme is “Mexican Fiesta,” and casual attire is appropriate.

“We're hoping to have another unforgettable night,” said Cary Johnson, founder of the endowment fund and president of First State Bank of Burnet. “We're going with a Mexican fiesta theme this year. There will be a mariachi band, photo booth, and a magician working table to table through out the night.


Flood fundraiser luncheon at Country Oaks Sunday

Country Oaks at Hamilton Creek Assisted Living residents that will be helping during the benefit. Front row, Oletha Sanchairs, Beverly Scifries, Charlene Slusser; Back row, Jayce Burcler, Jeannie Snowden, and Pat Quacle.

By Jennifer Robison

Burnet Bulletin


Please join Country Oaks Assisted Living, 407 West Jackson St., Burnet, on Sunday Sept. 10,for a hotdog lunch to benefit our fellow Texans on the coast and Houston area.

Lunch will be served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Donations will be accepted in cash or checks.

All proceeds will be given to Texas Baptists Men Organization.,

This charity is on the ground now and are doing incredible work! It is comprised of all retired volunteer men and women who do not receive compensation.

Please make checks out in advance to: Texas Baptist Men.

Invite your family, friends and neighbors help us help our fellow Texans!   


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