Letters for June 17

Group grateful for community support

Recently, the community helped to make Beth Shalom Syna gogue’s annual Deli on the Brazos event a huge success.
Fundraising endeavors such as this are successful because of the efforts of many individuals, both within the organization and in the greater community.

I would like to take this opportunity to express our congregation’s gratitude for the level of communitywide support we received this year from several local entities. KAMU, KBTX, WTAW, The Eagle, Insite magazine, and About Town magazine all helped us to publicize the event this year.

Further, we could not have accomplished our goals without the commitments of several local businesses that either donated goods outright or provided discounted supplies to this event.

One business in particular, H-E-B in College Station, went above and beyond in its efforts to support our needs. Managers Ric Gonzales and Rick Kilpatrick were a genuine pleasure to work with every step of the way. They really demonstrated not only H-E-B’s commitment to the local Jewish community, but their own personal commitment as well.

Additionally, Readfield’s Meats and Village Foods in Bryan were very generous and wonderful to work with, too.

Finally, we must also thank First United Methodist Church in Bryan which very graciously donated storage and work space to our efforts.

We live in a great community here in the Bryan-College Station. We see the evidence of this all around us. However, it is the generosity of local businesses and the support of our neighbors, even during difficult economic times, which should make us all grateful to call the Brazos Valley our home.

Chair of Deli on the Brazos 2010
Beth Shalom Synagogue
Bryan, Texas