Community Partnerships

COMING SOON: MISS FRAN’S TEACHING GARDEN

The Community Food Pantry in Tool is collaborating with the Tool Elementary School and the Cedar Creek Garden Club to build a Teaching garden in 2021.

The garden will provide produce that will benefit the Pantry as well as provide a learning center for the Tool elementary school students.

ABOUT MISS FRAN

There is only one name that was considered for top honor at the Tool Elementary Teaching Garden and that is Fran Sonka.

At 90-1/2 years old (and proud of it) she is a Living Legend in Tool TX. Fran is a community builder, a civic leader, a people-person, and a walking, talking advertisement for the City of Tool.

City Council, a stint as Mayor, she's done it all. For over 30 years, ‘Miss Fran’ has worked for the good of Tool. And now, the community and school are coming together to say ‘Thank You’ in a way that would mean most to her. A Teaching Garden at the school she helped build.

As most know, Miss Fran was VERY instrumental in the MISD building its ONLY school on the west side of the lake, Tool Elementary. When it opened its doors in 2006, Miss Fran began a tradition to arrive before the kids and greet every student with a hug.

She did this every school day until Covid forced her to stay home. Please help us make this garden as special as Miss Fran. Go to https//www.foodpantryintool.org and donate to 'Miss Fran's Garden' (be sure to choose the Garden).

Brandi Sutton, Tool Elementary School Principal

Billie Hathaway, Susan Hall, Carol Almond and Debbie Bozeman, Cedar Creek Garden Club

Vicki Dumont, Executive Director, Community Food Pantry in Tool

CCL Garden Club and TES principal 5.18.2021
miss fran logo 6.2.2021

$5,000

  • Naming opportunities at the School Garden and Learning Center 
  • The Shed
  • Teaching areas 
  • Herb garden 
  • Butterfly garden
  • Onsite Corporate signage 
  • Listed as a Golden Sponsor for Inaugural Event 
  • Name on permanent Founding Partners Plaque 
  • Ten tickets to Inaugural event
  • Included in press releases and event materials

$2500

  • Onsite Corporate signage
  • Listed as a Silver Sponsor for Inaugural Event
  • Name on permanent Founding Partners Plaque
  • Six tickets to Inaugural event
  • Included in press releases and event materials

$1000

  • Listed as a Bronze Sponsor for Inaugural Event
  • Name on permanent Founding Partners Plaque 
  • Four tickets to Inaugural event

$500

  • Honorary Member of the ‘Garden Team’ for programs or selected printed materials
  • Two tickets to Inaugural event

$250

  • Listed as Sponsor on a raised bed
  • Two tickets to Inaugural event

Our Collaborating Sponsors