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S.G.B.I. HOLDS BRANDING PARTY FOR FOUNDATION

Kingsville, Texas It was Branding Time in Kingsville, Texas on June 27th. The first Branding Party for the new Santa Gertrudis Foundation fundraiser was held at the Henrietta King Museum.

With approximately 100 in attendance it was certainly a great event. Members that had purchased leather squares to be placed on the Brand Wall were in attendance to brand their spot in Santa Gertrudis history. This event brought in individuals as close as Kingsville, Texas to as far away as Illinois and New Mexico. Mixed in with the attendees were old and new members alike.

The Brand Wall is the kick-off fundraiser for the new Santa Gertrudis Foundation. The new foundation has been developed to ensure that the Santa Gertrudis breed continues to prosper for years to come. The main areas of work for the new foundation will be in research and education.

To date the Brand Wall fundraiser for the Santa Gertrudis Foundation has raised more than $90,000. There are still more squares to be sold for those that might have missed the initial kick-off at the SGBI Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The leather squares are selling for $300 each.

Several branding parties have been planned at different Santa Gertrudis events around the country. Look for more details in the Santa Gertrudis USA, by email or in your mail. If you are unable to attend a branding party your leather square can be mailed to you.

For more information on this fundraiser or the new Santa Gertrudis Foundation please contact Santa Gertrudis Breeders International at (361) 592-9357 or sgbi@sbcglobal.net.

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