(Orange, Texas)

April 26, 2013

Local organization holds 'charity fair' to benefit worthy cause

Tommy Mann Jr.
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an organization known for its support of the community and worthwhile organizations. This Saturday the organization will do so once again.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523 will have its Texas State project charity fair beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at the VFW Hall, 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. This year’s beneficiary of the organization is The Battered Women’s Foundation.

According to its official website, The Battered Women’s Foundation is an independent non-profit agency operating in the state of Texas. Its program is for victims of domestic violence. The foundation depends on both volunteer and financial support from individuals, churches, businesses, foundations and organizations, like The Fraternal Order of Eagles.

The public is invited to Saturday’s event. Activities include a motorcycle show, which is open to all motorcyclists, an auction, smoked chicken dinners for sale at $7 each, cake walks, door prizes, a 50-50 split the pot, raffles and more.

Live music is also part of the day’s activities. Local musician Shon Branham will perform from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., followed by local rock band Three Legged Dawg, which will perform from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Headlining the event for a special concert and dance starting at 8 p.m., Saturday, and lasting until midnight, is the Ken Marvel Band with Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois. Admission is $10 at the door for the Saturday night dance.

“We are so grateful they invited us to be a part of this event,” said Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois. “We just want to help make this a really great evening. This is such a worthwhile cause that we knew we had to do our part. We hope the public comes out to support the (Fraternal Order of) Eagles and this state project of theirs.”

Special guests attending Saturday’s Charity Fair include the executive director of The Battered Women’s Foundation and the Madam State President of the Texas Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary.

For more information, call Sharon Bodin with the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 409-719-7793.