Texas Crab Festival Charities along with a generous support grant of $15,000 from Entergy Texas, helped Christmas come early for 47 families on the Bolivar Peninsula. Each family was presented with a $200 Big Store food gift card at the Texas Crab Festival Grounds on December 8th. For those unable to attend, Entergy Texas volunteers and Texas Crab Festival Board Members personally delivered the rest of the gift cards. “Being able to help the families of our community is a gift that just keeps giving,” said Mark DeSantis, Texas Crab Festival Charities Fundraising Chair. “We can not thank Entergy Texas and our volunteers enough for helping make Christmas a little brighter for those who needed a little help this year,” added DeSantis.

Annette Dailey, with Texas Crab Festival Charities, awarding scholarships at the High Island High School graduation ceremony on Friday, May 26. Congratulations to all the recipients and good luck in your educational pursuits.
TOP: Vincent James (attending Galveston College), Kehlan Fugitt (Texas Wesleyan University), Chloe Smith (University of Houston), Henry Larson (Texas A & M Galveston)
BOTTOM: Blake Walker (Lamar Institute of Technology), Connor Andres (US Marine Corps), AJ Lowe (Lamar Institute of Technology)


2021 Graduates of High Island High School receiving scholarships from TCFC
Back Row-Alayna Sisk, Andrew Weeks, Junior Stewart, Kyle Hall, Ty Munsch
Front Row- Serinity Callender, Elizabeth Miracle, Dana Cowie, and LIndsay Miracle.
Not Pictured- Bailey Montolongo

Six students completing the Fall Session 1 GED Preparation Classes were presented with a Lenovo Tablet compliments of Texas Crab Festival Charities. These classes, offered free of charge to qualified students, are sponsored by Texas Crab Festival Charities, College of the Mainland, and Crenshaw School. Congratulations to Jose Hernandez, Amber Tant, Katie O’Rourke, Miguel Gonzalez, Instructor Jeremiah Oliver, and Dylan Johnson (not pictured-Timothy Gossette). Presenting the tablets, TCFC Board Members Marlene Mallet and Sid Jackson.

Congratulations to Jeanette Camacho, Calley Sledge, and Emily LaRue who received their diploma at a graduation ceremony on Saturday. The three Bolivar students participated in the GED program sponsored by a community coalition with Texas Crab Festival Charities, College of the Mainland, and Crenshaw School. All three students have sound plans for continuing their education. A big thanks to Dr. Robinlyn Wright for assisting these students in reaching their goals.

Tom Osten, TCFC President, presenting internet tablets to students completing GED Preparation Classes; from left to right: Rentia Mathis, Tonja Billiot and Maria Botello. Not pictured is Thomas Meals.

Congratulations to seven Bolivar students who are completing their GED preparation classes. Front Row, Iris Gutierrez, Enedena Garcia, Kaitlyn O’Rourke, Sid Jackson (TCFC Board Member), Calley Sledge, Pedro Hernandez and Jeanette Camacho. Back Row, Tom Osten and Don Kimbro (TCFC Board Members), Instructor Robinlyn Wright, and Gerry Lang (TCFC Board Member). Not pictured, Emily LaRue.