Rotary Club of Burnet


Rotary Scholarship Night continues legacy, raises $45K

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The first annual Rotary Scholarship Night, held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Hidden River Ranch, welcomed hundreds of members of the community who came together to celebrate Burnet CISD students with a delicious dinner, live music, auctions, and fun and fellowship with friends and neighbors.

The Rotary Club of Burnet took over the fundraising duties for the Hill Country Community Foundation after the community attended the Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraisers' Grand Finale last year.

After exceeding their goal of $1 million raised, HCCF Lifetime Director Cary Johnson and his children, who created the endowment in honor of their loving wife and mother in 2011, handed the reins to the Rotary Club, entrusting them with the philanthropic goal of raising funds to continue providing scholarships to every Burnet CISD graduate each year.


Cooking With Fire

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin


BHS Culinary Arts students Sativa Yarbrough, left, and Tessa Edwards prepare a fiery dish of Bananas Foster for the highest-bidding table at the first annual Rotary Scholarship Night Saturday, Sept. 21. The Culinary Arts students also prepared Bulldog Baked Alaska and Spirit, Pride and Honor Creme Brulee for two other tables during the event, which raised funds for the Hill Country Community Foundation, an organization which provides scholarships to every graduating Burnet CISD senior. For more photos of the fundraiser, see the Wednesday, Sept. 25 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

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