BRAWLEY-Brawley Union High School class of 2016 held their annual Kick-Off BBQ Friday at the Lions Center to a packed room ready to start another school year of tradition. Residents filled the Lions Center gym to show their support as they waited in a line to get their dinner plates and desserts.
The annual event has been held for many years to raise funds for the Junior Class. Dutiful juniors from BUHS stood in a line behind tables, cheerfully serving food onto plates for those that bought a ticket.
“This is the last major fundraiser to help us raise money for the prom and for our grad night,” said Jacob Rodriguez, 16, BUHS Junior Class President of 2016.
Tickets were sold at BUHS from the student council for only 10$ and also at the time of the event. A ticket included a dinner plate and also the choice of any dessert from the dessert table. Drinks were also made available for a small donation of 1$.
Cookies and cupcakes of all different types filled long tables for diners to choose from. Desserts and drinks for the event were donated by parents and teachers.
BUHS English Teacher Gracie Tomboc was in charge of the dessert table. As she handed the visitors their dessert of choice, she spoke about how this event was ‘tradition’ and how it helped the community to come together.
Tradition was definitely in the atmosphere, as signs hung on the wall of the gym thanking the parents and supporters.
Many diners had sons or daughters in BUHS, Becky Smith a Brawley resident was in line collecting nine plates to show support for her niece who was in class of 2016. Others came because it was tradition to come get their dinner on Kick-Off of the first home football game.
For more information on fundraiser’s for the BUHS Class of 2016 and how to donate or show support, you can go to www.brawleyhigh.org