February fund raising results – scholarships, essays – and almost to $6,000

Hi Everybody!  It’s the end of the month time again this month!  That means it’s my duty to tell you about our progress raising money for scholarships to help high school kids who are going into college.

First thing – the winner of $225 credit towards a custom pen with a free nib grind and free shipping is —— Corey F!  Congrats to you!  Thanks so much for participating in the scholarship fund raisers for so long!  We appreciate you so much.

And thanks so much to everybody who has contributed to the scholarship fund, either through purchases or donations.  It means so much to us and will make a huge difference in the lives of each student who will receive a scholarship.

If you want a chance to win credit towards a pen all you have to do is buy some post cards, notebooks, make a donation (and you get a number for every $10 donated), or just send a note in the mail to enter for free!
PO BOX  6084
Hot Springs, AR. 71902

Last week I went back out to Mountain Pine HS to talk with the 2 senior English classes about my scholarship and how the kids can apply.  It was pretty great being back out there and seeing so many of my kids again, and saying hi to a bunch of the teachers, too.  🙂 The end of first period had a tornado drill so I got to see even more kids than I expected in the boys’ locker room (where we went to hunker down).  I have high expectations for these kids and hope some of them will be picked to receive a scholarship.

The auctions raised $199 (not all of which has been collected yet).  Thanks to everybody who participated in the auctions.  I really appreciate it.  I’m talking with a couple people about auctioning off donated pens, so if you have anything you want to donate to auction off, let me know and we can try to work it in in the next month or two.

We raised $305 this month (not counting the remainder of the auction money), which puts our grand total for scholarships to $5,093!!  We’re almost to $6,000!!

If you have any suggestions that can put us to six thousand or even more, please let me know.  Post card and notebook sales have slowed down quite a bit these last few months.  If you’ve bought these items in the past and you post about them on some of the facebook groups that would really help point a lot of eyes in our direction.  Remember, every penny raised goes towards the scholarships.  And you get a chance to win a custom pen just for participating!  It doesn’t get much better.  🙂

Speaking of which it won’t be much longer until I have essays to judge.  If you want to help us read and score essays to determine scholarship recipients that would be incredibly helpful.  🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions about anything at all-

Shawn & Elizabeth



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