The quilt was made and donated to Dollars for Scholars by the children in the after school program at DMK Middle School in Hannibal. The after school program is operated by Oswego County Opportunities. OCO After School provides quality programming to students is Hannibal’s DMK Middle School and Fulton Jr High School. Students participate in hands-on learning, leadership, community service, and STEAM activities.
Chapter President Louis Gilbert presented Ms O’Bryan with the quilt. She was delighted to have it, as she retired from driving bus for the school district. The quilt will be a tangible reminder of the children she worked with.
Hannibal Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to graduates of Hannibal High School each year. This quilt raffle netted enough profit to provide a scholarship, with extra toward a second scholarship. The number of scholarships awarded varies due to the amount of funds raised through events and donations during the previous year. The Duck Derby is the largest fund raiser, providing four scholarships each year. In 2017, in addition to the Duck Derby and Gas Card Raffle fund raisers, donations from the the Hannibal Country Cruizers, Sterling Stage and several community members made it possible for seventeen students to receive scholarships. Scholarships for 2018 will be awarded in June. Donations and assistance with fund raising efforts are needed, as the number of students in need is rising, while funds have been depleted. Anyone interested in working with the chapter can contact Louis Gilbert, Chapter President at 315-564-5679 or email us at [email protected]