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CEF Takes A Bite Out of Its Annual Culinary Celebration

May 12, 2014 10:28AM ● By 16560

Photo Courtesy of Skipping Stone Studio.

The Carroll Education Foundation of Southlake is spicing up life with its annual Culinary Celebration to raise funds that support the innovative teacher grants and student scholarships that will benefit the following school year.  

The Southlake CEF Culinary Celebration will protect the tradition of successful education by celebrating from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 at the Dallas/Southlake Town Square Hilton.

"Our annual Culinary Celebration is such a fun Southlake event, but most importantly I feel it greatly benefits the community,” explains Carroll Education Foundation executive director Kacy Hankins. Since 1996, CEF has provided additional funding to enrich the education at CISD and continues to be a major contributor towards enhanced programming.” 

She continues, “We encourage the entire community to get involved and attend this year's fundraiser, so that together we can provide the necessary tools needed for Carroll students to be able to compete and succeed in our society.”

Last year, the foundation donated $75,000 to Carroll ISD to fund teachers’ grants and $17,500 in scholarships for graduating students.

The culinary celebration will feature dozens of Northeast Tarrant County chefs, a live and silent auction, big board and chef table auction to honor this year’s theme of the 1960’s “Peace, Love, Dragons.” 

Local chefs and restaurants will serve up various good eats, including Nothing Bundt Cakes, Copeland's, Del Frisco's Grille, Mi Dia from Scratch, Brio Tuscan Grille, Truluck's Seafood, Steak and Crabhouse, and FnG Eats to name just a few. 

Furthermore, Grapevine Craft Brewery will serve its premium hand-crafted creations during this celebration of food and education.

Tie dye, grooviness and peace will reign as CEF kicks off of the night with CISD bands, choirs and student groups performing for the attendees.

Additionally, celebrity guests will be at the event, including Scott Murray and Celena Rae.

“To date, CEF has funded more than $1 million dollars in teachers' grants and scholarships for graduating CISD seniors,” Hankis says. “Excellence in education is our goal and we will strive for nothing less.  Come join us and help us raise money for the children of Southlake!" 

About Carroll Education Foundation

The mission statement of the Carroll Education Foundation is to generate and distribute resources to or for the benefit of the Carroll Independent School District to enrich, maintain and expand programs needed to meet the school district's stated mission of excellence in education. For more information visit CEF or contact Kacy Hankins at 817-743-5982.