Log in

Top Stories        News         Sports

Barbecue fundraiser to honor Reynolds

Write a comment
Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

Fundraiser STOCK

By Chris Edwards
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A scholarship effort to award deserving Tyler County graduating seniors money for college and to preserve the legacy of a beloved member of the community is now in its second year.

The Lacy’s Legacy barbecue fundraiser is named in honor of Lacy Reynolds, a Colmesneil High School senior who tragically died in March 2021 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Now in its second year, the fundraising efforts include a barbecue sale, and organizers are taking orders until April 1. Orders can be placed by calling or texting Chrissy Reynolds at 936-240-2472.

The barbecue plates, which are being sold for $10 per plate, include a pulled pork sandwich, chips and water. The meals will be available for delivery on Friday, April 5. Volunteers will deliver to Colmesneil and Woodville businesses, and also, if possible, individuals can meet with volunteers outside of Colmesneil ISD when they deliver to the staff.

According to Chrissy Reynolds, who is Lacy’s mother, the scholarship fund has been able to award $8,500 in college scholarship funds to graduating seniors.

“We would not have been able to do this without your help,” she said. “Giving scholarships and doing things for the community helps us in our grieving because we feel like Lacy’s memory is being kept alive. She loved her school and this community so much.”

In a piece written in remembrance of Lacy by Heather Mitcham, published in the Booster, in the April 1, 2021 edition and titled “A Life Well Lived,” Lacy was remembered as one whose “smile radiated to all around” throughout her short 18 years on this Earth.

“Lacy grew up surrounded by her precious family where she learned selflessness, kindness and compassion. She spent many of her days playing sports and cheering for the Colmesneil Bulldogs on Friday nights.

She especially loved to play volleyball where her spikes dominated the court. Many of her youthful years were also spent competing in gymnastics which also led to her talented days as a cheerleader,” Mitcham wrote.

Anyone wishing to donate to the scholarship fund can do so via PayPal at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or via Venmo: lacyslegacy2021

Say something here...
symbols left.
You are a guest
or post as a guest
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.

Be the first to comment.