homepage logo

Golf scramble will benefit scholarship

By Staff | Jun 8, 2011

Larry Howard presents the VFW/PC Foundation Scholarship to Tyler Consolidated High School graduate, Emily Wildman during graduation ceremonies on May 27.

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 the Post 6327 has with the Paden City Foundation, Inc.

To date, the membership has donated more than $35,000 to this trust.

Since the initial investment, the scholarships awards have totaled $26,000. 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.

Larry Howard presents the VFW/PC Foundation Scholarship to Paden City High School graduate, Katie Kline during graduation ceremonies on May 28.

Fundraiser events have been very successful, thanks to business’s and individual’s giving so generously to the $100 Club Fund and support the Annual Golf Scramble held at the Sistersville Country Club.

Each year, help is needed to make sure the success of the Scholarship Fund is continued. 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 Sistersville VFW Club.

Any donation received is appreciated, and as a way of showing the 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. This year, the Scholarship Golf Scramble will be held on July 9 at the Sistersville Country Club and will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast snacks and the Scramble itself will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Entry fees are required for reserved starting positions, and all registrations must be received no later than July 8. There will be a limit of 72 players.

Scramble details include a four person team, paying $45 per team member to play. This price will include the tournament fee, cart, food and drinks, skins, mulligans and 50/50. Prize money will be awarded to teams in several contests during the day.

Fees can be dropped off at the VFW Post in Sistersville or mailed to VFW Post 6327 Scholarship Committee, 504 Diamond St., Sistersville, WV 26175. For more information contact Bill Shreves at 304-771-0330, the VFW Post at 304-652-9992, or the Sistersville Country Club at 304-652-3005.

Larry Howard, long time chairman of this project, retired this year, turning he chairmanship over to Bill Shreves. “Bill will do a great job,” Howard said. “He knows how important this project is to the community and to the youth throughout the area.”

“Our young people are our future generation of leaders, business people and community leaders,” he said. “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.”

This year a graduating one senior from both Tyler Consolidated and Paden City High Schools were presented with scholarships, but no applications were turned in at Magnolia High School. Emily S. Wildman was the recipient at Tyler Consolidated and Kaitlyn A. Kline was the recipient at Paden City.