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Y-I club awards scholarships

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By Deborah Goad

The Yankeetown-Inglis Woman’s Club held its Scholarship Luncheon and installation of new officers meeting Wednesday, May 2.

President Helen Ciallella shared the history of the scholarship luncheon. Graduates from the Citadel, UF, FSU, College of Central Florida, including a Ph.D. from Ohio State have all received Woman’s Club Scholarships.

In 1970, scholarships were $75 - $200 and the ladies played Bridge games to generate the scholarship fund, handing out three scholarships each year from Bridge. In 1989 Bingo took over scholarships. Playing Bingo every Thursday night, and now having the option of purchasing dinner prepared by Lucy Duncan, the revenues have increased. To date, the Woman’s Club has raised over $100,000 for scholarships.

“Thank you Bingo players and thank you community for supporting this. We are real excited about it, I love being able to say over $100,000 because it makes me smile.” Ciallella said.


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