3rd Annual Gala Declared Huge Success

The Wesley Pruitt Band brought down the house while sponsors and over 250 supporters pitched in to raise more than $18,000 for Canton ISD classrooms.

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the Canton Educational Foundation hosted its Third Annual Gala at Canton High School. The Canton Educational Foundation’s mission to enhance and improve the quality of education for all students in the Canton Independent School District was furthered by the success of this event. With over 250 people in attendance at this year’s gala, community support of the Foundation’s mission was evident, and proceeds in excess of $18,000 from the auctions and individual donations will be used to award innovative teaching grants to Canton ISD teachers. 

Live entertainment was provided by The Wesley Pruitt Band, a musical act with the ability to combine several elements in their show that produce a sound that is undoubtedly authentic. Wesley is a Canton native and a graduate of Canton High School. Through the generosity of The Wesley Pruitt Band, they helped to generate additional funding to benefit the Foundation’s purpose.

The Canton Educational Foundation would like to thank all of the sponsors and donors who helped to make the Third Annual Gala a huge success!


Gold Sponsors
Duke’s Travel Plaza
Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Randall

Silver Sponsors
Mr. D’s
Texas Bank & Trust
Honorable Dan Flynn
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Reese 
Mr. & Mrs. James Clements

Bronze Sponsors
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Thompson
Legacy Dental
Canton Elementary School
Honorable Bob Deuell
M&M Air Conditioning
Service First Mortgage
Lubriformance – Kenneth Pruitt 
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Beaty
Legacy Ag Credit
Elliott Law Firm
Mr. & Mrs. Virgil Melton, Jr.

The Wesley Pruitt Band
Cotton Shed
Bake My Day
Pottery Plus
Canton High School Art Department – Mrs. Diana Welch

Skydive Tandem Greenville, LLC
Balloon Adventures by Wayne
Tailwind Airpark
Code 1 Flight Training
Trinity Mother Frances Fitness
Paul Michaels
Factory Connection
A Little Green Heart Boutique
Salon 243
Merle Norman
All Canton Floral
Antiqued Junktion
Summer Smith
Juliette Fitzgerald
Gina Simmons
Dazzl’in Di’z Boutique
Mrs. Emily Stark
M&M Air Conditioning
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Malouf
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Pruitt
Ed Gatlin
Honorable Dan Flynn
Mrs. Lori Anderson
Mrs. Jeannie Agle
Mrs. Linda Freeman
D.J. Hardage, Bright Smiles
Timeless Treasures (#15, 60, 76)
Canton Candle Co.
Robles Mexican Restaurant
Circle B Western Wear
Brandy Cummings/Mary Kay
Felicia’s Salon
Canton Dish Barn
Luci Holiman/City Limits Barbershop & Salon
Azalea House Bed & Breakfast
Day Tire Center of Canton
Buffalo Creek Trap Range
Elliott Law Firm
Van Zandt County Genealogy and Local History Library
Parlour 9
Amy Nantz
Georgia Credeur
Outdoor Heritage Ranch & Lodge Furniture
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Thompson
Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Stern
Dr. & Mrs. Ben Bratcher
Mr. & Mrs. Casey Wiley
Mr. & Mrs. Doug Beaty
Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Randall
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Irwin
Mr. & Mrs. Ken Martin
Dallas Stars Foundation
Baker’s Rib
Chen’s Buffet
Luxury Nails
Family Video
Family Dollar
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Sanford
Mr. & Mrs. Mal Fowler
Wallace & Murray Insurance
Brookshire’s Grocery
Mr. & Mrs. David Dutton 
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Lewis
J.D. McCoy
American National Bank 
Canton Independent School District
Dr. Andy Hawari
Turf Pro Landscape Design
Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Harrison
Yama Yoga Wellness Spa & Boutique
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Deibert
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Cox
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Reese
Mr. & Mrs. Dick Patterson
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Hall
Mr. & Mrs. Joel Elliott
Mr. & Mrs. James Clements
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Moore
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hubbard