The Merry Widow Society announced today that they have reached and surpassed this year’s scholarship fundraising goal. The Widows have awarded $46,000 in college scholarships to single parents since they started 17 years ago. With this year’s total, they have passed the $50K mark and awarded $2000 each to two returning students, Kim Barns and Dawn Isaeff.
The Widow’s raise money by selling ads for their annual Mardi Gras themed publication, The Merry Widow Gazette, and donations from individuals and businesses. All $$ beyond the cost of putting out the paper go toward the scholarships.
Congatulations, ladies, for a job well done!
(Disclosure: Mary Ann Crabb, my wife, is the editor of the Gazette. Although she drives me crazy with questions and stacks of ads and copy all over the house for the month leading up to Mardi Gras, I couldn’t be prouder!)