FBG Academic Boosters, TX Botanical Gardens & Native American Interpretive Center & Foster Angels of South Texas Foundation &

FBG Academic Boosters:  FBGAcademicBoosters@GMail.com (Lori McClellan via FarmerLawyer.Joanna@GMail.com)

Foster Angels of South Texas Foundation:  P.O. Box 18863 · Corpus Christi, TX 78480 · USA via FarmerLawyer.Joanna@GMail.com & Info@FosterAngelsSTx.org

4th ANNUAL POPS IN THE PARK

La Cucaracha isn’t just another way to say, “The Cockroach”, it is a traditional Spanish folk ballad that lends itself surprisingly well to the creative expression so loved by fans of the yearly Pops in the Park event. This year’s theme “Oil Wells and Sea Shells” celebrated all the colorful layers of our Sparkling City by the Sea.

For the 4th year in a row, First Rock, Inc. generously donated hundreds of tickets for foster children and families to listen to Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra’s gift to the community at Whataburger field.  Through the kind support of Wells Fargo, the symphony provides South Texans of all ages an opportunity to experience the joys of music in a pleasant, casual, and affordable setting. Thanks to the kindness of First Rock, Inc. we were able to provide this same joy to 784 foster children and families in our community!

Guest conductor Brendan Townsend returned to Whataburger field with many favorite Texas tunes. The rollicking jingle La Cucaracha brought out the dancing bug in even the smallest of children, elementary age kids enjoyed Old MacDonald Had a Farm, and Texans of all ages sang along with the Yellow Rose of Texas.  Each member of the symphony, normally dressed in formal black and white, stepped up the casual atmosphere with blue jeans that matched the crisp Texas sky.  Texas pride was on tap in the cool evening air, and an impressive Harbor Bridge light show rounded out the evening as the light show danced along with a spectacular fireworks finale.

Thank you so much First Rock, Inc. and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra for giving foster children such an amazing experience! 

FOSTER FAMILY FIESTA     Foster families united once again for the 4th Annual Webb County Foster Family Fiesta in Laredo Texas on April 25, 2015.  This event grows each year and Foster Angels is happy to report another huge success!  Nearly 300 foster children and families enjoyed food, a massive rock climbing tower, life size human foosball, face painting, and a DJ whose energizing presence inspired the children to participate in line dancing, tug-of-war and many other exciting games. The DJ travels with Cookie Monster and Elmo, and the children were delighted to find these characters are even bigger and more fun than they expected!

 

The Foster Family Fiesta, an event established to give back to foster families, is the place to find Sparky the Fire Dog and real firemen playing tug-of-war with dozens of determined children, as their families laugh and cheer them on.  HEB’s mascot H*E*Buddy joined in for a group photo that included smiling children, Elmo, and what appeared to be a six foot tall lemur wearing a Spurs uniform.  Could it be King Julien from the DreamWorks Madagascar series?  No one seemed to know for sure, but speculations ran rampant.  

Foster Angels provided kiddie rides and our signature nail painting booth, a favorite stop for all the little girls.  Other activities included a bean bag toss, skee ball games and fishing for prizes.  The prizes were many and varied, ranging from princess dolls and magic wands to footballs and basketballs.

This event enables foster parents to learn about important resources in the community.  It also allows the children to enjoy a day of playtime with other foster children, some of whom are siblings who live in different foster homes and appreciate the chance to spend time together.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this a day the kids will never forget!

Foster Angels of South Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care

Texas Botanical Gardens & Native American Interpretive Center, P. O. Box 513, Goldthwaite, Texas 76844, www.legacyplaza.org 325-642-7527 to you.  The executive director is Jan Fischer, lhtngwmn@centex.net.

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