CHESTER — The fourth Kevin N. Fick Memorial Scholarship fundraiser will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 2 at the Chester Community Center.
Fick, who was employed as technology coordinator at Eastern High School, passed away unexpectedly in November 2011. He left behind a wife, three children, a brother and parents. After his passing, his extended family established a memorial scholarship fund to honor his life and the legacy he left behind.
This spring will be the fifth year scholarships have been awarded to Eastern High School graduates through the Kevin N. Fick Memorial Scholarship Fund. To date, $25,000 has helped students heading to college after graduation.
Donated items of everything from gently used and new toys, exercise equipment, house hold items, primitives and small appliances will be for sale, along with home-cooked food and baked goods.
A hand-crafted wooden bowl, donated by local artist Walter Tuttle, and a new Better Built 5-foot by 8-foot single-axle trailer, donated by Max Eichinger of Eichinger Trailer Sales of Tuppers Plains, will be included in the day’s raffle.
Those who still wish to contribute can drop off their items at the Chester Community Center between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 28-29.
Tickets for the raffle may be purchased the day of the event or in advance by contacting Tammi Barber at 740-416-5370. The drawing will take place at 3 p.m. the day of the fundraiser, and winners will be notified and do not need to be present to win.
Applications for this year’s scholarships will be available at Eastern High School in late April.
Donations to the Kevin N. Fick Memorial Fund are tax deductible.