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9th Annual Starfish Benefit

Summer Sunset Soiree


The Child & Family Guidance Center's Annual Starfish Benefit is a special event that raises funds and community awareness about our life-changing mental health services provided to local families, regardless of financial limitations. Funds raised at the Starfish Benefit directly support services for uninsured and underinsured children and families in the Texoma region that are in critical need of compassionate and restorative mental healthcare.

Please join us for a Summer Sunset Soiree where you will enjoy live music, delicious food, libations, an exciting live & silent auction, and so much more! If you have any questions, please call us at 903-893-7768 or email us at


Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020

Time: 7pm - 10pm

Location: Sherman Municipal Ballroom 

405 N. Rusk St., Sherman TX, 75090

The Starfish Story

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. 
 Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up, and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” 
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” 
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said… “I made a difference for that one.”