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9th Annual Starfish Benefit

Celebrating Our Community

Welcome!

When 2020 started, CFGC board and staff were excited to get to work on the 9th Annual Starfish Benefit. However, in March the world shuddered. What we have learned during this time is how very resilient, courageous, and brave our community is. 

This year, the Starfish Benefit will be a virtual live stream event scheduled for Saturday, August 29th. Everyone is invited! The theme is Celebrating Our Community. Details will be posted as we move closer.  We are giddy with excitement at how cool it is going to be!   

Together…we are the Starfish Story!

If you have any questions, please call us at 903-893-7768 or email us at starfish@cfgcenter.org

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.”