Darla Eason, with the Mighty Raider Band Boosters, expressed gratitude for the community’s support in helping them replenish their funds. Local businesses such as Boogie and Tootsies, Schlotzky’s, Novrosky’s, Magical Yogurt, and Dickie’s have been instrumental in supporting the booster club by donating portions of sales. Truckville in Sour Lake has offered to donate $500 for each new vehicle that is sold and titled in Lumberton.
Recently, at the Village Creek Festival, the boosters raised around $9,200. The Sea Rim Striders hosted a 5k race appropriately called Stand with the Band and donated the registration fees. Another booster club stepped in to help; Hardin-Jefferson Band Boosters gave the club a check for $850.
Night and Day Orchestra performed at the Logon Café and gave the boosters $1,000 by donating the cover charges. “It’s amazing. We’re so unbelievably happy about that,” said Eason.
Texas Outlaw Fireworks will open on December 20 and has offered to give the club 30% of the profits for the first two days and the band will be working there for the 10 days the stand is open and will receive a portion of those proceeds for the remaining eight days also.
According to Eason, they are going to be able to pay their bills for now but will still need more funds to help them get back to where they need to be.