On Saturday, August 20th, the Monmouth VFW Post 2301, Monmouth Masonic Lodge 37, Boy Scout Troop 705, and the Warren County Girl Scout Service Unit 882 will host their second annual Monmouth Area Vocational Scholarship Fundraiser. The day will begin at 8am with a fishing derby at Citizen’s Lake for those 12 years old and younger until noon. Later that evening at the Monmouth VFW, a trivia night will take place from 5 to 7 pm, along with a dinner, raffles, entertainment, silent auction, bake sale, and awards for the fishing derby. Local Mason Tim Vice shares how the scholarships benefit the local communities:
“When we say area, we mean it is going to Monmouth-Roseville High School, West Central High School, and United High School. These are very beneficial. The Masonic Lodge for the State of Illinois also has matching funds on some of the scholarships we can come forward with. Everything we do goes back into these communities. Vocational scholarships are something where the kids will learn a trade and most of them will stay in this community.”
More details for the second annual event can be found on Facebook by searching Monmouth Area Vocational Scholarship.
**Written by WMOI/WRAM Director of Communications Kelsey Crain**