Educator Robert Tabares was presented with the 51st Bright Award by KFH Board President!
The Kiwanis Family House board developed the Bright Award to honor Individuals, Kiwanis Clubs, Divisions, Districts, and Organizations. It is named after the co-founders of the Kiwanis Family House, the late Vernon Bright and his wife, the late Leona Bright.
The occasion was entitled “Mr. T. Spaghetti Feed.” Robert Tabares is a high school teacher in the Elk Grove Unified School District in California.
He served as the Key Club Advisor in Florin High School, and continued in this position when he was transferred to Pleasant Grove High School. His current and past students planned the “Mr. T. Spaghetti Feed.”
It was a dual purpose event: 1.) To raise money for Pediatric Trauma Prevention; and 2.) To honor their beloved teacher, educator, and mentor. Over 200 students and friends attended. Many gave testimony as to the impact Mr. Tabares has had on their lives.
Mr. Tabares organized the “Awakethon” , a chaperoned overnight event in the high school which raises money for charities. The top charities are Gauche Disease (a rare genetic disorder), and our Kiwanis Family House.
Bill Hooper reported that our KFH benefitted with over $50,000 from the Awakethons.