Aloha Pay-It-Forward event for Pegasus School Aug. 1


The first annual Aloha Pay-It-Forward Event in honor of the students and staff of the Pegasus School is set for Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 3-7 p.m. at The Lion’s Club, 220 Bufkin Lane in Lockhart.
Pegasus is a residential school for young men who work every day to break generational cycles of abuse, poverty, and fear.
Robert Ellis, who founded Pegasus in 1990, encourages a strong work ethic among the boys and all Pegasus personnel. Giving back to Lockhart and surrounding communities has been a priority since day one. When a local non-profit donated the 105-acre ranch in 1996, the Pegasus population increased from 50 residents to the current total of 150. The average length of stay is one year, in which time the boys are given the opportunity to recoup educational credits through the accredited on-campus Trinity Charter School. They enjoy fishing, canoeing, sports, and even have a climbing tower and zipline. The boys consider it a privilege to be able to help community members and organizations in any way possible. They consider it a way of giving back to those who have helped them through a hard time.
Most of our community events wouldn’t exist without the “Pegasus Boys.” They come in after people have had their fun and cleaned up the trash. They volunteer to do heavy lifting. For more than 30 years, the “Pegasus Boys” have supported Lockhart and Caldwell County. For one day of the year, it is asked that citizens do for the “Pegasus Boys” what they do for them. Citizens and the business community are asked to come together and help show the Pegasus School the appreciation they deserve.
Lilly’s Christmas Party for Children, The Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Lion’s Club, The Lockhart Downtown Business Association (LDBA), and Courthouse Nights, will present the first Aloha Pay-It-Forward event in honor of the students of the Pegasus School. This is an event held only for Pegasus School students and staff to show their appreciation.
Citizens are invited to donate in one of the following ways:

1. Food — We are asking local food establishments and restaurants to help donate prepared or un-prepared food. If you would like to donate food, please contact Lydia Serna at (512) 665-5669, or
2. Monetary Donations — Donations will be used to supplement food needs and to furnish prizes for Bingo and re-stock the Pegasus on campus store for the boys. Monetary Donations can be made to the Pegasus School and can be mailed or taken to 109 W Walnut St. in Lockhart.
3. Donations of Items — We will accept Books, Movies, Personal Hygiene items, Socks, Underwear, Candy, T-Shirts, Magazines, Art Supplies, Binders, Notebooks, Blankets, and Pillows. Please, no electronics, razors, or jewelry, as these items are not allowed on campus. Items can be dropped off at the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce office at 104 W. Market St.
4. Volunteer — If you would like to volunteer your time to serve, we have shifts available from 12-2 p.m., 3-4:30 p.m., and 6-8 p.m. Please contact Jonathan Gonzales to sign up (512) 809-4111, or


Leave a reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.