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Golf scramble will benefit scholarship

By Staff | Jun 9, 2010

Ashleigh Bland

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6327 in 1999, created a trust fund in order to provide students from Tyler Consolidated and Paden City High Schools, with a scholarship. With the graduating class of 2002, Magnolia High School was added as a recipient to the Scholarship Fund as well.

The donations are designed to increase the investment that Post 6327 has with the Paden City Foundation, Inc.

To date the membership has donated over $35,000 to this trust. Since the initial investment, the scholarships awards have totaled $24,000. The trust fund has grown to over $50,000. Only the interest generated by the trust is used to determine the amount of the scholarships each year.

Fundraiser events have been very successful, thanks to business’s and individual’s giving so generous to the $100 Club Fund and supporting the Annual Golf Scramble. Each year, help is needed in the continuing success of the Scholarship Fund. By donating to the $100 Club, the donations will go into the Scholarship Fund and in return the donor will have his or her name engraved on a plaque that is located in the social room of the VFW Club. In addition, any donation received is appreciated, and as a way of showing our appreciation for generous donations, individuals and businesses will receive a framed certificate that can be displayed in homes or businesses, in an effort to see this fund continue to grow.

In addition to the $100 Club Fund, an Annual Veterans Scholarship Golf Scramble has been established. Each year the tournament is held the third Saturday of July, commencing at 8 a.m. at the Sistersville Country Club.

Brody Northcraft

“We encourage individuals or organizations to form a team, or teams, and join us for a day of golfing and camaraderie,” said chairman Larry Howard.

“We also hope that individuals or businesses will be willing to sponsor a hole at our Golf Scramble. And we’d like to encourage everyone to join the $100 Club each year. These donations will be able to continue our Scholarship Fund and continue to help the youth throughout the area.”

“We as Veterans of Foreign Wars are committed to offer deserving individuals a better chance at obtaining education beyond high school,” Howard said.

“Our young people are our future generation of leaders, business people and community leaders. Our youth are our future, and we thank everyone for all that they have and will do to keep this worthwhile project alive, ensuring our young people the best education possible.”

For additional information or to donate, contact the Scholarship committee at 304-652-2107.

Krysten Miller

Scholarship award winners for 2010 are Michael Brody Northcraft at Tyler Consolidated High School, Ashleigh Rachelle Bland at Paden City High School, and Krysten Michelle Miller at Magnolia High School.