• Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Attendees at the Navarro College Foundation gala fundraiser, including front l-r, Dennis and Karen Wilson, and rear l-r, Don Corbitt, and Debbie and Asa Burgess, relax and socialize while waiting for the dinner to begin. The event was held Saturday, March 3, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, in Mexia, to provide scholarship funds for students.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Jennifer and Greg Stubbs enjoy the salad course before a steak dinner at the Navarro College Foundation gala fundraiser Saturday night, March 3, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. The meal was catered by Leona General Store, which is deservedly renowned for its steaks
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Harold Housley, Navarro College Foundation Executive Director and Navarro College Vice President of Institutional Advancement, shows Angie Rogers a set of pistols, one of many prizes being auctioned at the Navarro College Foundation gala fundraiser on Saturday, March 3, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Mexia. Auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies Brian Bowers can be seen on stage at rear.
  • Photos by Roxanne Thompson/The Mexia News
    Navarro College South Dean Christina Mims holds a cuddly Catahoula mix puppy being auctioned at Saturday’s Navarro College Foundation gala fundraiser, held at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Mexia. The pup, obtained from LARAS House animal shelter, sold for $250 to one of those attending.

Navarro College gala provides for great Saturday night

By Roxanne Thompson ,Staff Writer

Supporters of Navarro College appeared to have a grand time at Saturday night’s Navarro College Foundation gala fundraiser. The event was held at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, and all the elements of a good gala were there: delicious food and drink, good music, pleasant surroundings and friendly interactions. The Texas Country Boys provided live country music, and caterer Leona General Store served up huge steaks, with salad, sides and dessert.  Most important of all were the good feelings no doubt shared by all present that they were assisting in the worthy cause of helping students get into and through college. At the end of each semester, Navarro turns out a new crop of graduates of the junior college. At that point, they may join the workforce with valuable education or they may go on to a four-year university and get a bachelor’s degree and maybe more.


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