Annual Help a Child Benefit Adds “Date Night at the Brewery” in Fundraising for Three Children’s Charities
Sep27

Annual Help a Child Benefit Adds “Date Night at the Brewery” in Fundraising for Three Children’s Charities

Eleven years ago, Wade Bartley found a way to put on a fun farm-related event and help some charitible organizations at the same time. He called it simply the “Help a Child Benefit” and it has grown from a small tractor pull, chili cookoff and auction to a much-anticipated Fall event for families across and beyond the county. Now, a new and different separate event has been added to help in the fundraising for 2018, and...

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Help A Child Benefit Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Huge Event Oct. 21
Oct16

Help A Child Benefit Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Huge Event Oct. 21

Knowing that more help is always needed, Wade Bartley imagined creating an event that would assist abused, handicapped and disadvantaged children who come from the Northeast Texas area. The benefit event he had in mind would enable local individuals and businesses with a heart for helping to have greater reach with donations of money. Today, the Help-a-Child Benefit  is observing it’s tenth year in sending assistance to  three...

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Help-A-Child Benefit Still Scheduled, But May Require Modifications For 2020
Jul31

Help-A-Child Benefit Still Scheduled, But May Require Modifications For 2020

With so many annual event events being canceled or postponed, organizers for the annual Help-A-Child Benefit report the 2020 event is, at this point, still planned to take place as scheduled in 2020, but could look a little different. Help A Child logo “This year’s plans are to continue on with the activities. They may be a little bit limited. They may be a little bit changed from last year. With everything going on this...

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12th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Plans Dual Fundraisers for Charity
Sep12

12th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Plans Dual Fundraisers for Charity

Twelve years ago, Wade Bartley found a way to put on a fun farm-related event and help some charitable organizations at the same time. He called it simply the “Help a Child Benefit” and it has grown from a small tractor pull, chili cookoff and auction to a much-anticipated Fall event for families across and beyond the county. Last year, a new and different separate event was added to help in the fundraising called “Date Night at The...

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Help-A-Child Chili, Brisket, Ag Mech Contest Winners at 2017 Benefit
Oct25

Help-A-Child Chili, Brisket, Ag Mech Contest Winners at 2017 Benefit

2017 HELP A CHILD CHILI & BRISKET WINNERS AND PRIZE SPONSORS 1st Place Chili –INTERSTATE BODY SHOP Sponsored by: INTERSTATE BODY SHOP 2nd Place Chili—SULPHUR SPRINGS PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS Sponsored by: Association Local 3237 3rd Place Chili—SULPHUR BLUFF EASTERN STAR Sponsored by: Sulphur Bluff Eastern Star CHILI PRIZE SPONSORS: INTERSTATE BODY SHOP CNB of YANTIS JAY HODGE CHEVROLET 1st Place Brisket—DEEP SOUTH Sponsored...

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Como-Pickton FFA Teams Place at State Fair, Donate to Help-a-Child Benefit
Oct20

Como-Pickton FFA Teams Place at State Fair, Donate to Help-a-Child Benefit

According to Michael Bowen, Ag Instructor and FFA Sponsor, the Como Pickton FFA teams competed at the State Fair of Texas Agricultural Mechanics Show. The students also donated a shop-built BBQ Smoker to be auctioned at the Help-a-Child Benefit on October 21 in the Civic Center arena. Here is their report. Specialty Equipment Trailer – 2nd in class exhibited by Parker Cummings and Daniel Galvan Portable Milking Parlor –...

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Help-A-Child Benefit Kicks Off Saturday Morning
Oct08

Help-A-Child Benefit Kicks Off Saturday Morning

Saturday morning was busy, busy, busy for those involved with the annual Help-A-Child Benefit! Chili and dutch oven cobbler cooks were at work early this morning and ready to feed the crowds around 11 am. Lake Country Antique Tractor Association kicked off their tractor pulling around 9 am and were still going steady around noon. FFA projects were ready to be auctioned off and many were anticipating the Stone Groove Band featuring...

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9th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Saturday, October 8, 2016
Oct06

9th Annual Help-A-Child Benefit Saturday, October 8, 2016

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, the 9th Annual Tractor Pull and Chili and Brisket Cook-off will be held at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. All proceeds benefit children at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, and the Southern Christian Home for Children in Arkansas. At 9 a.m., the Antique Tractor Pull & Show will be held inside the Civic Center and conducted by the Lake County Antique...

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Success from “Benefit of Love” for Reed/Cavanaugh/Ivey Families, Plus Good Reports on Kaycee
Nov04

Success from “Benefit of Love” for Reed/Cavanaugh/Ivey Families, Plus Good Reports on Kaycee

Lots of cooks pitched in to provide food It was held on Saturday November 2, 2019, a cool and windy day, on the grounds of Shannon Oaks Church, and according to one organizer, “the outpouring of love went over and above what we expected, yet from Hopkins County folks, that wasn’t surprising!”. In planning for the ‘Benefit of Love’ event, a team of volunteer organizers, which included Vicki Pickel,...

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Winners List! Help a Child Charity Event Reports Top Chili, Brisket and Bean Cooks
Oct29

Winners List! Help a Child Charity Event Reports Top Chili, Brisket and Bean Cooks

Wade Bartley, organizer of the Help a Child Benefit for Children’s Charities, has a report on the best cooks who entered the cooking contests during the October 16, 2019 charity event. Funds raised became part of the annual donation to two children’s charities, Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center and Scottish Rite Hospital. CHILI First Place: Team Bulkley/Bulkley Trucking, Cooks Denise and Gary Stewart Second Place: Team...

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