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Camp Fire First Texas names honor chairs for annual gala

Written by Mindia Whittier

The organization works to ensure every child has equitable access to quality learning opportunities.

Camp Fire First Texas has announced the local dignitaries who will serve as Honor Chairs for the organization’s An Artists’ Christmas gala and art auction on Nov. 4.

Betsy and Tom Price have been welcomed to the role for 2022.

Camp Fire First Texas invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for the educators who care for them. Its are uniquely focused on the two periods of greatest brain growth and development: early childhood and early adolescence.

The local art community supports An Artists’ Christmas by donating works. Auction proceeds support Camp Fire programs. Since 1984, the event has contributed $6 million to support youth in Camp Fire programs.

Price, former mayor of Fort Worth, is also a former Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl. Later, she volunteered as a Camp Fire group leader for her daughter as well. Price describes serving as an Honor Chair for the organization, which became co-ed in the 1970s, as a “full-circle event.”

“Camp Fire has always been a part of my life and family,” Price said. “I went to El Tesoro and am still involved there as I participate in the Camp Classic Trail Run for as many years as I can. I am honored to serve the organization now, in this capacity. Tom and I hope we can help raise the profile of Camp Fire and all the work the organization does that is so vitally important to our community.”

Erma Lee, a Camp Fire First Texas volunteer and board member, is this year’s event chair. Lee is an art lover and art supporter and has been drawn to An Artists’ Christmas because it features local and regional artists’ work available for purchase at the event via silent auction.

The event will include a live auction with vacation and entertainment packages. An Artists’ Christmas is open to the public. The event will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

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