Hutto ISD continues Pink Out fundraiser

Hutto Pink Out T-shirts are available for another week. Hutto Pink Out T-shirts are available for another week.[/caption]

A campaign in Hutto will have residents and visitors seeing pink.

The community continues to sell Pink Out T-shirts to honor cancer patients and their families. During the past six years, the Hutto ISD fundraiser has donated more than $88,000 to the Janet K. Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund, Susan G. Komen and Hutto Has Heart, which assists Hutto residents with cancer-related expenses.

“This would not be possible without district, community and business support,” said Casie Hardt of Hutto ISD. “This year we will continue our donation to Hutto Has Heart to support families in our community afflicted with any type of cancer.”

Shirts will be sold:

  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 6-7:30 p.m., in front of the football stadium, 573 Chris Kelley Blvd.

  • Saturday, Oct. 8, 6-7:30 p.m., at Beau’s Specialty Meats, 109 E. Front St.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Hutto High School library, 101 FM 685

  • Thursday, Oct. 13, 6-7:30 p.m., Hutto High School library

A portion of Oct. 8 sales for participating Hutto businesses will be donated to Pink Out, and Beau’s will host the Janet K. Jones Memorial Luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ten percent of profits go to Pink Out.

Hardt and Cari Wright of Hutto ISD said 2,000 shirts have been sold and people continue to order more. Hardt said they expect about 3,300 shirts to be ordered this year.

“We are excited and honored to continue the tradition of raising awareness and supporting families in our community as they battle cancer and are thankful for the continued support,” Hardt said.

The fundraiser culminates with the first Pink Out Warrior Walk on the Hutto football field Friday, Oct. 14. The Hippos play East View High School at 7:30 p.m.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.