Come One Come All… upcoming benefit scholarships for women
Marilyn Beim and Peggy McGee
Plans are in the works for a wonderful and exciting series of events to raise funds for scholarships to be granted by The Women of Quail Creek (TWOQC) in 2018. All events will be held in Quail Creek’s Madera Clubhouse ballroom and are open to the public.
October has been designated as TWOQC’s Scholarship Month and will begin with the first of a three-lecture series in partnership with the Quail Creek Education Committee. An Expert Shares the Story of Navajo Rugs will be presented by Nizhoni Ranch Gallery. The October 9 lecture will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.
The second event will be a free lecture by Barrio Brewery on October 23 at 7:00 p.m. Barrio Brewery will discuss the craft of micro-brewing beer. Donations to the scholarship fund will gladly be accepted.
The culmination of Scholarship Month is a gala Oktoberfest on October 29 beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pretzels, beer (by Barrio Brewery), music by the Bouncing Czechs for listening and dancing and a wonderful themed buffet will be enjoyed by all. There will be prizes and surprises to round out the evening. Reservations are $30 per person. Tickets may be ordered by contacting Peggy at [email protected]
During all three events, there will be opportunities to support the scholarship efforts. You can buy 50/50 raffle tickets, be generous and put money into one of the piggy banks or just write a check payable to TWOQC Charity Account. Cash donations will also be accepted and welcomed.
In 2016, TWOQC, an organization of 300-plus members dedicated to various philanthropic efforts, created a scholarship for deserving graduating women of Walden Grove and Sahuarita High Schools. In its first scholarship year, TWOQC awarded two $1000 scholarships, one in each high school.
A one-time partnership with the Sahuarita Educational Enrichment Foundation in 2017 created the capacity to offer two scholarships to each high school. Additionally, TWOQC funded a scholarship for women returning to school to pursue educational goals, the Women in Transition Scholarship. Since the project’s inception, a total of $9300 has been awarded to seven accomplished, hardworking, deserving women.
Information about pre-event ticket sale dates and locations will be published in What’s Happening. For more information about these scholarships and the fundraising effort, contact [email protected] or consult the TWOQC website, womenqc.com.