2018-08-30 / Letters

Forbes Scholarship Program Needs Financial Help

To The Editor:

The Lena B. McClain Scholarship Program that awards scholarships (gifts) to any Forbes Road graduate continuing his or her education at a four-year, two-year, trade school, beauty school, etc., is running out of money. There is only enough money for a few years due to excessive attorney fees, bank fees and low interest rates.

For the last few years so that the same amount as in the past could be given part of the principal and all the interest have been used.

When the first money was presented, it was to be paid back shortly; thereafter, it became a gift. If you, your children or grandchildren received one of these scholarships (gifts), why not “pay it forward” by making a donation so that future graduates may also receive a scholarship?

You can make a donation by sending it with your banquet reservation, giving it to me at the banquet or sending it to Sarah Shaw, PO Box 446, Hustontown, PA 17228.

For banquet reservations make checks payable to Hustontown FR Alumni Banquet. Send to the above address.

For scholarship donations make check payment to Lena B. McClain Scholarship Program. Send to the above address.

All donations of any size will be recognized by a letter that can be used for income tax purposes.

Hustontown/FR Alumni
Sarah E. Shaw, Treas.

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