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Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary raises $10,000 at annual cake auction scholarship drive

Senator Sylvia Garcia with her $310 winning bid chocolate Reese Explosion cake baked by Letha Garcia. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX. – April 17, 2018 — The Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club held their annual cake auction, setting a fund-raising record.

According to Maria Rodriquez, Director and 2018 Chairperson, the auction raised nearly $10,000 to benefit students with scholarships. Amir Khan, CEO of Ashland Hospitality, Inc., made the highest bid of the event, of $500 for a German Chocolate cake baked by Brandon Ceniceros with the GPHS Culinary Class.

Rodriquez, the club’s Past-President, said, “We doubled the money collected from the past years.” She baked and donated 9 of the 43 cakes auctioned, and serves as the Rotary District 5890 official photographer.

Standing L – R: Maria D. Rodriguez, GP/JC Rotary Club, Past-President, Bill Palko, District 5890 Rotary Club Governor, Aliyah Silva, Lupita Ramírez, Pamela Pérez, Bryan Clements, GP/JC Rotary Club, President, Astrit Flores, Crystal Arguelles, Daniela Lira, and Jennifer Ramirez. Kneeling L – R: Oscar Silva, Galibadlo Villareal, Ju-Juan Morín.