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Cowboy Up 2019!

OCTOBER 24, 2019

Cowboy Up 2019, presented by Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation was held the evening of Saturday, October 5, 2019 in The Lodge at Safari Texas in Richmond, TX. The over 400 guests who attended enjoyed live music by Nigel Edison Band, a dessert bar donated by Hummingbird Bakery,  MOD Pizza, The Sweet Boutique, Small Cakes - Missouri City, Sugar Plum Bakery, a silent auction and a live auction emceed by George Lindsey from 100.3 FM The Bull.

Parks Youth Ranch opened its doors in 2011 to provide emergency shelter, counseling and life changing services to abused, at-risk and homeless youth ages 7-17. In the 8 years since opening, the shelter has provided 45,000 nights of shelter and has served over 1,300 children.

Each year at Cowboy Up, the Carl Favre “True Believer Award” is given to a valued volunteer in recognition of his or her devotion to our mission. This year Mike McGrath was honored for his dedication to Parks Youth Ranch. 

Parks Youth Ranch is truly blessed to have Mike McGrath as one of our True Believers!  Previous recipients have included Anthony Hurst-2012, Dick Hogan-2013, Mary Favre-2014, St Laurence Social Concerns Ministry-2015, Fred & Mabel Parks Foundation-2016, Pat Somers-2017 and Dee Koch-2018.

The PYR Board of Directors would like to extend their thanks to the generous attendees and hard-working volunteers, who helped make Cowboy UP 2019 such a  success! Please visit our Facebook page, @ParksYouthRanch, to view pictures from Cowboy Up 2019.

Parks Youth Ranch and the Cowboy Up 2019 Committee thank this year’s sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor - Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation

Sheriff Sponsor Robert & Geraldine Simmer Foundation

Deputy Sponsors - C & M Favre Foundation, Patt & Dick Hogan and Murray Insurance & Financial

Rancher Sponsors – Gwen & Kolbe Curtice, Elmsmere & Associates, Hogan Chiropractic, Twana & Mike McGrath, Next Level Urgent Care, Kathy & Bill Rohrbach and Pat & Brad Somers

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