Breanna Guiterrez Youth of the Year

Breanna Guiterrez Youth of the Year

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

The Boys and Girls Club held their Stake and Burger Banquet on Tuesday, April 20th, at MCM Elegante. The keynote speaker for this year’s event was Mr. Rudy Fernandez, a local radio personality. Rudy is also an alumni of one of the Boys and Girls Club in Ft. Worth. Rudy said, “The Boys and Girls Club was a big help to his mother who was raising sons!” During the time he was in the club, his dad was serving in Vietnam. Rudy said that he learned about Patriotism and responsibility while in the club. {{more}} Rudy Fernandez, BGC Alumni and radio personality, is a big supporter of BGC. Photo by Floyd MillerThe entertainment by members of the Boys and Girls Club was wonderful. It was refreshing to watch the young people express themselves through song, dance, and speeches. Photo by Floyd MillerThe outstanding youth for each of the clubs were named. They were as follows: Kaitlin Garcia, Highland Club; Tre Denman, Nelson Club; Brylee Grubb, Erwin, Wylie Club; and Daisha Layman, Teen Night. Ms. Breanna Guiterrez, of the Fannin Club, was named Youth of the Year. She told how working with Boys and Girls Club had helped her become a mentor to others. Highclub Duet. Photo by Floyd MillerThe Board Members helped serve the food and were also very active members on the bidding of artwork that the young people were selling to raise funds for the summer programMr. Mark young, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club, thanked everyone for their participation. The major sponsors for the event were the Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union, who raised over $122.000 for the Club, MCMPhoto by Floyd Miller Elegante who hosted the event, and Sharon’s Barbeque donated the food.Brylee MclEndon plays the keyboard at the Banquet. She did an excellent job. Photo by Floyd MillerWylie Club Singers. Photo by Floyd Miller