Spring Fling raises scholarship funds March 21

Kendra Graf leads the VVHS band as they rehearse for Spring Fling photo by Linda Faas

Virgin Valley High School students are again cooking up a “Spring Fling” to raise scholarship funds for 2018 graduating seniors.  The dinner concert event will be held at the VVHS Student Center, 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “Cherry Blossom Time.”  Mesquite Community Education Foundation sponsors this event featuring a student-prepared buffet dinner and musical entertainment.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase tickets for a dedicated raffle that features valuable prizes from local businesses and handmade arts and crafts.

Everyone is cordially invited to attend. Tickets for the event are $15 each, or two for $25, available for purchase at VVHS, Danielle’s Chocolates, Chamber of Commerce office, Mesquite Rec Center front desk and Senior Center. Tickets will also be sold at Ace Hardware and Walmart, 10 a.m.-noon on March 10 and 17 only. Proceeds from this event help provide scholarships for VVHS 2018 graduates who plan to attend college or trade school.

MCEF is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises funds to  help graduates who most need assistance to earn a post-high school education. The foundation works to promote educational excellence and helps inform the community of the outstanding achievements of our students.   In its first year, MCEF raised $8000, which was awarded to eight graduates of the VVHS Class of 2017. The Foundation wants to exceed that amount in scholarships for this year’s seniors.

Come celebrate the exuberance of spring and help out a VVHS graduate!  For those who are unable to attend the event, MCEF encourages that scholarship donation checks of any amount be sent directly to:  MCEF, c/o Dan Wright, Bank of Nevada, 11 West Pioneer Blvd, Mesquite, 89027.

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