There was plenty of confetti at the second annual Webhead Cascarón Bash benefiting the SAISD Foundation. Spurs Jesus and Mr. Piñata SA made special appearances at the event, providing guests photo opportunities and lending a hand at creating art on the windows of Alamo Beer Company‘s new beer hall windows, spelling out “VIVA SAISD.”
The brewery’s courtyard and grounds offered children a safe environment to play as parents relaxed with a beer. Jimmy John’s and Jason Dady’s Two Bros BBQ Market provided food for the occasion. Brewery tours were also available for those at the bash.
SAISD Foundation Executive Director Judy Geelhoed she’s happy to provide foundation for, and support companies like Webhead and Alamo Beer.
“It’s so exciting, not just for the great companies that they are, but also for the fact that Eugene (Simor, Alamo Beer president) is a parent in the district and Janie (Gonzalez, Webhead president) is an alumnus from the district,” she said. “Seeing people like that come together to support the movement in the district is really powerful.”
She said now is a great time for a new SAISD superintendent.
“It’s a really great time for a new superintendent to come into San Antonio ISD with the kind of trajectory we’ve had,” she said. “We’re only going to hit new heights, so what a great time for someone to come in with a new vision to carry that kind of movement forward.”
Mayoral candidate Mike Villarreal stopped by the event, and I asked him why he chose to come to this small-scale event, especially when larger events are happening around town.
“It’s the intersection of supporting our public schools, supporting businesses that are emerging and creating a new employment base like Alamo Brewery is, but also Webhead is a sponsor of this event. Also, recognizing our zany art scene with Spurs Jesus and Mr. Piñata SA, what a combination. Then add craft beer. Boom, you’ve got an explosion,” he said. “I’m happy to be here, this is not work, this is play.”
“In these times when our state school finance system has been deemed unconstitutional because it’s inadequately and inequitably funding our children’s education, we can’t wait for our state,” Villarreal said. “We need to make sure that our school children have the resources they need for a rich educational experience and the SAISD Foundation fills that gap.”