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Service club assists students and charities

The Fort Gordon Service Club presented more than $30,000 in college scholarships and grants to area charities at a banquet April 30 at Washington Hall.

"This is where we show off the special achievements made throughout the year," said Eva Proudfit, Fort Gordon Service Club's president.

Grants were given to Fisher House, the American Red Cross, Christmas House, America's Heroes, Fort Gordon's Veterinary Services, Youth Challenge Academy, the JROTC programs at Lakeside, Harlem, Westside and Hephzibah high schools, the National Military Family Association, VA Wounded Warrior program, the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans Association, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Alzheimer's Association, the Augusta Training Shop for the Handicapped, Augusta Rescue Mission, Child Enrichment, Hope House, Catholic Social Services and Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Scholarships were given to Celia Hindbaugh, Harlem High School; Munkyeoung Borden and HyeYoung Borden, both of Glenn Hills High School; Felicia Carter, Hephzibah High School; Jerron Walsh and Nateishia Fervil, both of Greenbrier High School; Jasmine Bailey, Sequoyah Glenn and Rosalyn Hedgepeth, all of John S. Davidson Fine Arts School; Kirsten Zoller and Brice Hwang, both of Lakeside High School; Montana Rindalh, Home School; Joshua Starker, Evans High School; Olivia Brown, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School; John Holwick, Academy of Richmond County; Calyssa Lawyer, Augusta Christian; Shelly Rucker, University of South Carolina; and Lee Anna Sayers, Phoenix Axia College.

Kirsten said her scholarship money would be a big help when she attends Valdosta State University in the fall.

"Hopefully, it will help with books," she said.

The Fort Gordon Service Club receives funding through its thrift shop and its annual spring and fall flea markets. The spring flea market was held Saturday.

Reach Charmain Brackett at charmain.brackett@augustachronicle.com.

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mckeevious 05/09/09 - 11:36 am
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Wow! $30,000 is a lot of

Wow! $30,000 is a lot of money to give away to charities! The Fort Gordon Service Club does an incredible job of fund-raising every year through the hard work and sacrifice of their dedicated volunteers. You have to wonder though - why was there no mention of this event in the on-post Fort Gordon newspaper?

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