Motlow fundraiser deemed a success by advisory board


 Motlow State’s Sparta Campus held its first Fall Fundraiser at Northfield Vineyards, on Oct. 23.

The fundraiser, which included dinner from Town Creek Chuck Wagon and live music provided by The Connection, raised money to help students at the Sparta campus with costs not traditionally covered by their scholarships.

Members from the White County community as well as several business persons and government officials attended the dinner in support of the campus that has been providing post-graduation opportunities and dual enrollment credits to White County High School students for over a decade.

“I am very thankful for the community support for our Sparta Motlow Fall Fundraiser,” Bobby Officer, chairman of the advisory board, said. “I feel blessed to have such a wonderful group of people to work with on our advisory board. They deserve the credit for the success of this event.”

Money raised from the fundraiser will help in assisting students of the Sparta Campus with the cost of books, uniforms, equipment, and other supplies needed to be successful in their upcoming studies.

“Every dollar raised minus the expenses will stay with the Sparta Campus and help our students to prepare them for the work force,” Officer explained. “Our students are our future no matter if they are a high school dual enrollment student or the mom working in fast food. We have a place for everyone who wants to improve their situation and have the determination to do it.”

With 165 tickets sold of the possible 180 tickets available for the dinner, the advisory board and event sponsors considered the evening a success. According to Officer, the board expects the fundraiser to be even bigger and better next year.     


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