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A Tribute to Beverly brown and donnis baggett

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History proudly presents: It's a Wonderful Life: A Tribute to Beverly Brown & Donnis Baggett on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the Miramont Country Club. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm. It is a wonderful opportunity to thank them for all of the outstanding support they have given our community over the years. It will be an evening filled with great food, humorous and entertaining stories, music, and fun.


Reserved tables are almost sold out; individual tickets are $250 and guests may call the Museum and request to be placed on a waiting list. Cancellations do occur and seats will become available through January 12. Can't attend, but want to honor Beverly & Donnis? Contributions to the Museum in their honor will be recognized at the event.


Tickets are also on sale for a stunning Diamond Barrel Pave Necklace with 1.44 ctw diamonds, 18K gold setting, with an 18 inch gold chain valued at $4500 and donated by David Gardner's Jewelers.

The drawing will take place at the Tribute on January 12. Attendance is not required to win. Tickets are $50 each or 5 for $200, and can be purchased online, at the Museum, and at the Tribute.

Please join us to honor Beverly & Donnis! Call the Museum to reserve a seat and/or pay by credit card: 979-776-2195. Check may also be mailed to: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Attn: Tribute to Joe Ramirez, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802.

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"Beverly and Donnis personify the work ethic and fun-loving, can-do spirit that has made the Brazos Valley what it is today," said Deborah Cowman, Executive Director of the Museum. 

"Their vision, enthusiasm, and energy are contagious. We're proud to honor them for all they've done to help build our community's quality of life. It will be a most enjoyable evening."

Beverly Brown is a retired Southwest Airlines flight attendant and former teacher. Donnis Baggett is a journalist who's in the 50th year of his career. Not only are they a married who volunteer time and resources to numerous community activities, they're also partners in the Lucky B Bison Ranch.

Beverly co-founded the Lucky B Bison Festival, which raised funds for the first endowed scholarship for a Native American student at Texas A&M University. Her service activities include Meals on Wheels, The Woman's Club of Bryan, Twin City Mission, Keep Brazos Beautiful, and Chosen. Beverly was recognized by the Prenatal Clinic as a "You're the Tops," Woman of Distinction in 2018 and by Bryan ISD as a Hall of Honor designee in 2023.

In addition to his years of service as publisher and editor of The Eagle, Donnis served in volunteer leadership roles with the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Association, Twin City Mission, the Salvation Army, the American Heart Association, and BrazosCounty Extension horse and commercial heifer committees. He is a member of the Texas Newspaper Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas' prestigious James Madison Award.

Both Beverly and Donnis served on the Board of Trustees of the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, currently serve in leadership roles at First Methodist Church of Bryan, volunteer at the Brazos Church Pantry, and are dedicated supporters of the Aggieland Humane Society. They have hosted scores of groups from around the world on educational tours and their bison ranch and have served in leadership roles of the National Bison Association and the Texas Bison Association for the past 20 years.

Beverly and Donnis bring energy, commitment, and passion to all they do and their generosity and kindness has helped make it a wonderful life in the Brazos Valley. The Museum is proud to honor them for all they do for our community. 

For more information call 979-776-2195, visit the Museum's website, and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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