Small town with a big heart

>I’m not a Texan. I always tell people, “I wasn’t born here, but my babies will be.” I know that will never make me a Texan, but I hope it demonstrates to ya’ll that I intend to stay. I like it here, I like it a lot.

Still, I never sat through Texas history (that would have been strange in my Ohio elementary school, I suppose), and my geography of the Great State suffers because of it. So, it’s no surprise I had to look up Mabank, Texas, on Google Maps. In my defense, the town’s population is less than 3,000. Maybe some of you natives had to look it up, too?

So, why all this talk about the small town of Mabank? Well, this tiny little community rallied together to make a really BIG contribution to Children’s – nearly $45,000! They sold hot dogs, hosted a golf tourney, they even had a pie throwing contest. And they did it all in one week!

Thank you to the Mabank ISD for choosing Children’s as your worthy cause. You’re helping us fulfill our mission to make life better for children.

I think this gesture speaks volumes about the kind of people you raise down here. And that’s exactly why I want my kids to be Texans, even if their mother will always be just a Yankee trying to fit in.


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One Response to Small town with a big heart

  1. Kristen Rocks October 16, 2009 at 9:00 pm #

    >I often read the Children's blog mainly because my co-workers write each one of these amazing stories. However, this is the first time I have ever made a comment.

    I just wanted to say what an amazing town Mabank, Texas must be. Being from a small South Texas town it reminded me how lucky I am to have grown up in community like this.

    Thank you Mabank for pulling together and helping us fulfill our mission of making life better for children.

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