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Band supper tunes in $8,000

Pasta, cakes raise funds for boosters


The serving line was busy for three hours as 665 persons filed through chow line to pick up spaghetti and salad. 
Reporter/Mike Brown The serving line was busy for three hours as 665 persons filed through chow line to pick up spaghetti and salad. Reporter/Mike Brown “If it gets any bigger we’re going to have to find more tables somewhere!”

That was the word from Monette Schweitzer, Rockdale Band Boosters president, after the group’s annual spaghetti supper netted more than $8,000 to support band activities Monday in the junior-high commons.

That’s a record. Last year’s event netted $7,500.

Schweitzer said 665 tickets were sold and the annual senior cake auction netted a record $2,250.

“I’ll have to admit we were a little worried this year,” Schweitzer said. “The price of hamburger was more than double what we paid last year but the community really came through again.”

The event featured performances by all Rockdale ISD bands, directed by Adrian Acevedo and assistant Kevin Stehr.

In addition to the spaghetti sales and cake auction, $131 was raised in a giveaway, $431.51 from the dessert table and there was $119 in donations, she said.

AUCTION—Schweitzer listed cake buyers as follows:

Billy and Kristi Moreland, two cakes, $175 and $150; Glenda Morgan, $125; Kingston Weed, $125.

Kelly Stewart, $45, Brent Hasselbach, $150; Sam Wright, $105; Brad Bailey, $150.

Shannon Lehmann, $100; Sue Davenport & family, $265; Classic Bank, $100.

Cody Caldwell, representing Comfort AC, $200; Troy Zinn, representing Little River Health Care, $500.

DONATIONS—Schweitzer said Gary Griesbach, Joey Geletka and Glen Talley each donated $50 and James Bedwell of Mrs. Baird’s Bread donated all bread for the event.

“Thanks to all the hard-working parents and band boosters who worked tirelessly and donated their time to make this such a success,” she said.


Every RISD band performed at Monday’s fund raiser, including the RHS Jazz Band Every RISD band performed at Monday’s fund raiser, including the RHS Jazz Band “Thanks also to band director Adrian Acevedo and Kevin Stehr and our wonderful musicians for the entertainment and to Troy Zinn for donating his time to serve as auctioneer,” she added.

Funds raised Monday will go toward supporting trips by high school and symphonic bands and scholarships to be awarded this spring.



Commons area filled, and re-filled, more than once for food, music and fellowship. Commons area filled, and re-filled, more than once for food, music and fellowship.

Gerald Davenport (behind the steam) was one of many working the ‘spaghetti line” non-stop Monday in the RJH kitchen to be sure the servers never ran out. Gerald Davenport (behind the steam) was one of many working the ‘spaghetti line” non-stop Monday in the RJH kitchen to be sure the servers never ran out.

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