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Communities in Schools Roast and Toast Event

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KINGSVILLE (Kiii News) -

Planning is underway for a big fundraising event in Kingsville this weekend.

On Monday at the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce, a group of volunteer committee members of Communities in Schools met to discuss the fundraising event.

Communities in Schools is a nonprofit dropout prevention program. On Saturday, it will be holding a roast and toast event in which they will honor Nick Harrel of Harrel's Pharmacy in Kingsville.

The organization has set a goal of raising $35,000 to go toward serving schools in the Kingsville area.

"We have a wonderful group of volunteers that form a committee, and they really are the heartbeat of this project. They spend many hours putting this together, and seeking funders, and sign auctions, and so it's going to be a lot of fun," said Gloria Taylor, executive director of Communities in Schools. "We hope the community comes out and supports and roasts and toasts Mr. Nick Harrel. He's a living legend in this community, and so we're very happy that he's our honoree."

Tables and individual tickets to the roast and toast are still available. For more information, you can contact the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce.