Twice a year, EFWBA hosts a Spirit Night at the East Lancaster Mexican Inn to help support this iconic establishment and thank them for the continued support the restaurant provides the organization. Money raised from these events goes toward several Education-based programs the organization sponsors, including a recent book purchase for each of the elementary schools in the Eastern Hills pyramid, and student scholarships for seniors graduating to hlep them further their education.
With the five thousand dollars EFWBA donated to FWISD, Librarians were able to purchase new books for their schools. The children created posters and thank you cards for the organization, which will be on display at the EFWBA Outstanding Award & Scholarship Banquet in November. Texas Wesleyan President Fred Slabach will be the keynote speaker. The public can attend. Tickets can be purchased online on the organizations website: www.efwba.org
With funds from the October Spirit Night, EFWBA will be able to continue with school library book purchases and multiple scholarship awards.
The architects for the Children’s Library, KAI, presented their plans at the October EFWBA meeting. The Library design is impressive, it is a two-story glass structure with lots of natural light, a sensory garden, plenty of parking and outdoor spaces, and easy access to the existing bus stops. Inside will be spaces for books, educational activities and technology based learning. It will be a destination location for the Eastside.
EFWBA President Wanda Conlin thanks everyone in the community for helping to support the organization’s goals of making East Fort Worth an educational hub for Tarrant County, showing a child can go from Kindergarten to College and stay in East Fort Worth.