A Taste of Katy Tailgate Event August 2016

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A Taste of Katy Tailgate Event August 2016


The Historic City of Katy is hosting a Taste of Katy Tailgate event on Friday August 13, 2016  in Downtown Old Katy. All Katy residents are invited for an end of summer bash. This event is part of Operation Backpack which is an twelve year old Houston-wide YMCA program. The idea is to collect and distribute backpacks loaded with school supplies to children who are in need of assistance. I think this is a great program and there are many kids even here in Katy let alone in Houston who need this type of help. I have read 42% of Katy ISD students are at risk.


This event will feature food from numerous local restaurants who will be giving out food tasting and serving meals for purchase. There will be live music being performed by local bands. The event will include magicians, street dancing, performances from KISD cheer squads,  and several vendor booths. A kids zone will be available with bounce houses and a football toss.


Attendees entrance fee is either school supplies and a backpack or a cash donation which will benefit the previously mentioned YMCA Operation Backpack.


Some of the participating groups include No-label Brewing, The City of Katy and Matt Schomburg State Farm Insurance. A big shout to all of these groups for making this event possible.


I believe this is a great way for people to pay it forward by helping out these kids before school starts. Last year this Tailgate event raised almost $10,000 and collected 250 stuffed backpacks with more than 1,800 attending.


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A Taste of Katy Tailgate Event August 2016


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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob nothing like good food for a good cause, on a side note I always liked going to these places you discover that restaurants you have not tried and then when you taste their morsels you say 'Wow we need to go there':)) Endre

Jul 28, 2016 06:15 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am amazed by all the activity and good works in Katy.  It is nice that you report them.  A

Jul 28, 2016 07:14 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What a great cause, Bob. I love the entire concept. Back to school drives are in full force here in the Charlotte area come next week.

Jul 28, 2016 07:15 AM #3
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

What a great cause to support. I hope the event has a big turnout and lot of supplies, backpacks and money are collected.

Jul 28, 2016 08:34 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Sounds like a great event, to support an important cause, Bob!  I hope it is enormously successful!

Jul 28, 2016 10:36 AM #5
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

This sounds like an event I would like to go to.  I love food trucks as they usually have great food.

Jul 28, 2016 11:10 AM #6
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Robert Bob Gilbert , Wow! It's that time again. Almost time for the kids to go back to school.  Didn't they just get out?

Jul 28, 2016 12:25 PM #7
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

This is a good way to feel like you are helping and giving back and to have a good time too. 

Jul 28, 2016 12:41 PM #8
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Bob.  This sounds like a wonderful event that will not only be fun but also one that will raise funds and give backpacks out to those who need them.

Jul 28, 2016 09:28 PM #9
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good morning Bob. I hope this wil be a well attended event. Thank you for sharing.

Jul 28, 2016 09:53 PM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wouldn't mind having a taste of Katy, sounds like it will be a fun time for all that attend.

Jul 29, 2016 12:35 AM #11
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Thank you for your nice comments and support of this wonderful event. I like the concept of having a fun event with admission being backpacks with supplies or cash to buy the same for children who might not have the resources to do so. 

Jul 29, 2016 05:11 AM #12
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 ANother good local event for you to write about and so important I like the concept as well!

Jul 29, 2016 09:21 AM #13
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