July 11, 2022 (Fort Worth, TX) – Betsy and Tom Price will serve as the Honor Chairs for Camp Fire First Texas An Artists’ Christmas gala and art auction on November 4 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Betsy, former mayor of Fort Worth, is also a former Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girl. Later, she volunteered as a Camp Fire group leader for her daughter as well. To serve as an Honor Chair for the organization, that became co-ed in the 1970s, is what she describes as a “full-circle event.”

“Camp Fire has always been a part of my life and family. I went to El Tesoro and am still involved there as I participate in the Camp Classic Trail Run for as many years as I can. I am honored to serve the organization now, in this capacity. Tom and I hope we can help raise the profile of Camp Fire and all the work the organization does that is so vitally important to our community,” Price said.

Erma Lee, an 8-year Camp Fire First Texas volunteer and board member, is this year’s event chair. She is an art lover and art supporter and has been drawn to An Artists’ Christmas because it features local and regional artists’ work available for purchase at the event via silent auction.

“For me, music and entertainment are forms of art, and I believe this year’s event will be memorable for everyone who attends. We are thrilled to be entertained by our gala hosts, Four Day Weekend and Trey & the Tritones, two great local groups who incorporate our commitment to a diverse range of artists and the importance of community,” explained Lee.

“It is a joy to welcome Betsy and Tom as this year’s Honor Chairs. Our alumni, volunteers, and families play such a significant role in the strengthening of our mission. At the heart of An Artists’ Christmas is the desire to inspire our community with our vision so thoroughly that they carry it beyond the event walls, beyond this one night, and become lifelong fans of the organization and what we are accomplishing each day,” said Lauren Richard, President/CEO of Camp Fire First Texas.

With the welcoming of such distinctive honor and event chairs, the art will continue to be the shining star of this signature event for Camp Fire First Texas.

The local art community has generously supported this event over its long history by donating works so that the auction proceeds will support Camp Fire programs. Since 1984, An Artist’s Christmas has contributed $6 million to support youth in Camp Fire programs.

In addition, the event will also include a live auction with vacation and entertainment packages.

An Artists’ Christmas is open to the public. For ticket information, sponsorship opportunities or to learn more about how to submit art to the juried show, please call 817.831.2111, or visit CampFireFW.org/AAC.


About Camp Fire First Texas

Camp Fire First Texas invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for the educators who care for them.

Our programs stand out as they are uniquely focused on the two periods of greatest brain growth and development: early childhood and early adolescence; leverage the impact of the outdoor environment on the brain to educate and connect children to each other and the world around them; and maintain a continuous improvement loop to maximize community impact.

We envision a community in which every child has equitable access to quality learning opportunities that cultivate the skills they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

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