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Civic club awards scholarship, gifts

Progressive Women’s Civic Club held raffles to raise funds for local educational efforts

The Frances Washington Memorial Scholarship was presented on the Ironton High School field on graduation night by Scholarship co-chairs Andrea Preston and Angela Pleasant, of the Progressive Women’s Civic Club.

This year’s recipient was Kara Spencer. The Progressive Women’s Civic Club later gave educational gifts to three other scholarship applicants, Zakia Lee, D’Layne Keith and Payton Arden.

The group extends well wishes for them as they strive to continue their education, and want to thank donors and all those who helped to make this possible.

The group also hosted its raffle drawing on May 26 at the Ironton City Center.

Winners drawn were Pat Bacon, who received a Bartram’s & Sons gift certificate, Beverly Bateman, who received a Save-A-Lot gift certificate and Courtney Oakes, who won a Wal-Mart gift card.

The group would like to thank the three donors and all who supported the raffle, which helps fund the Frances Washington Memorial Scholarship.

The Progressive Women’s Civic Club was founded by Frances Washington and has been active in the community for decades with the mission “to promote interracial justice, understanding and peace among all people” to raise the standard of the home and “advance the moral, economic, religious and social welfare of the family.”

The annual scholarship is named in her honor.