For Immediate Release:
April 18, 2011
Roxane McAtee the student project chairman, Justin Brown, Trenda Overbay, Tim Swiger, and Ryan Tomblin from the Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations course at Glenville State College engaged in the Service Learning Project assisting local volunteers that included: Gilmer County Commissioner Darrel Ramsey, Niki Ramezan, Lindsey Estep, Nicole Riffle, Meredith Gillett, and Tim Swiger. The committee raised $7,100 through personal solicitations and various fundraisers.
The fundraising efforts began with a kick off on Thursday, March 10 at the Gilmer County Court House and ended on Saturday, April 2 with a Recognition Dinner at the Gilmer County Recreation Center. A bake sale was held on March 18 at United Bank and Dollar General. The sale culminated two days of work making and baking 185 dozen pepperoni rolls at the Recreation Center.
On March 24, a Premier Designs Jewelry Party was held at Glenville Elementary where Sharon Jones, local Premier Designs Representative, donated all of her proceeds from the sale towards the campaign.
On Saturday, March 26 a car wash and donation drive was held in the Glenville Foodland’s parking lot. Although it was only 33 degrees, campaign committee members and students spent four hours washing cars to raise money in support of disaster relief services.
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College