Proceeds from Tri Kappa Chair Fair will fund Fulton County scholarships
ROCHESTER, Ind. – Members of Beta Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa sorority recently presented a check for $5,000 to Ivy Tech Foundation in support of scholarships for Fulton County students attending Ivy Tech Community College.
The money represents the proceeds of the sorority’s September “chair fair” fundraiser where 33 artistically decorated chairs or chair accessories were auctioned off to participants in the evening event at Lake Manitou’s Moose Lodge. It completes the endowment of a $10,000 fund for use in providing an annual scholarship to a Fulton County student attending Ivy Tech, according to Kelly Karickhoff, executive director of Resource Development for Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region, which includes Rochester.
Gloria Carvey, director of Ivy Tech’s Rochester Instructional Site, said, “We offer a big thank-you to all who support the first fundraiser sponsored by this partnership. We had a wonderful evening with great food, music and a candy bar, along with the auction where successful bids ranged from $20 to a high of $625.”
Carvey noted that thanks to community sponsors, $10 of every $20 ticket sold went to the scholarship fund along with the auction proceeds. Entertainment was provided by the musical duo known as the Jhonny and Sallie Show and Sallie served as auctioneer.
Karickhoff and Carvey were on hand recently for the check presented by Tri Kappans Mary Lipsett, Stacey Carvey-Schoenhals. Terry Furnivall, Mandy McCarter, and Linda Thomas.