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Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary cake sale benefits scholarship fund

Sabrina Quintanilla and Kevin Alcantar with “Basket Full Of Roses” prepared by the GPHS Culinary Art students. Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Stephens bid $165 to win the cake.

GALENA PARK – May 5 – The Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club had their annual cake auction fundraiser. Thirty-one cakes were auctioned, half of which was prepared by the Galena Park Independent School District’s (GPISD) Culinary Arts Program. Citizens, elected officials and business representatives attended the auction that raised over six thousand dollars for student scholarships.

This year’s Rotary officers are: President Joshua Moreno, President-Elect Ibrahim S. Abouawdi, Secretary Ernesto Paredes, Treasurer Carol Thompson, Board Member Maria Rodriguez, Board Member Ramon Garza and Membership Chair Jennifer Ledwith.

Persons interested in serving the local and global community through Rotary can contact Membership Chair, Jennifer Ledwith, at (713) 553-6557 or To learn more about the Rotary anyone can visit the Galena Park/Jacinto City club meeting’s on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm at the Alvin Baggett Center.

Former Constable Gary Freeman was the auctioneer. His wife Mary baked and donated her cake known as the Funeral Cake.

GPHS Culinary Arts Class with Instructor Chef Vasso Espinosa (left). Chef Espinosa said the school’s Le Restaurant & Catering can provide services for family or business events by calling 832-386-2803.