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Dollars for Scholars raises $4,000

posted Jul 27, 2012, 11:13 AM by Brian Lockhart
 
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Dollars for Scholars raises $4,000

The Danville/Boyle County Dollars for Scholars Foundation, a local non-profit scholarship foundation dedicated to providing the opportunity of post-secondary education to the students of Boyle County, held a raffle for a 1983 Volvo station wagon. Eighty tickets were sold over the course of several months at area events including high school football games and Centre’s homecoming celebration.

The winning ticket was drawn live on Hometown Radio’s WHIR with Charlie Perry. The winner, Gilmore Dutton, is an attorney in Shelbyville and a 1983 graduate of Centre College. He purchased his ticket in October at the Centre Homecoming football game.

Dollars for Scholars is a new organization in Boyle County, with its first board meeting in March 2003, affiliated with a national organization that has ties to 450 collegiate partners. There are only two other local chapters in Kentucky – in Louisville and Lincoln County.

The Danville/Boyle County chapter plans to award at least ten $1,000 scholarships in May 2004 to local high school seniors going on to higher education. Contact Bill Owens at (859) 236-6705 to learn more about Dollars for Scholars.

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