Maryland – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Board of Directors of Waterfowl Chesapeake has awarded the annual William A. Perry Scholarships to eight dedicated youth volunteers of the Waterfowl Festival, representing $8,750 in scholarship funds to be distributed.
Established in memory of William A. Perry, the scholarship fund recognizes exceptional volunteer service to the Waterfowl Festival and encourages the pursuit of higher education. Festival youth volunteers who are pursuing a college or other degree or plan to do so in the fall are eligible to apply each spring.
Awardees and their families enjoyed a summer picnic at the Bay Street Ponds on July 25 to receive recognition for their service and their awards from Debbye Jackson who is a member of the scholarship committee and daughter of Bill Perry, a Festival co-founder and the program's namesake. Debbye was one of the first ever “duck sitters” to volunteer her time in support of the Waterfowl Festival during its early years.
Funding for the scholarships comes from donors and the Annual William A. Perry Art Auction held during Festival's opening Premiere Night Party. This year’s Premiere Night event and the auction will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Buy tickets here.
Not pictured in the above photo – Chase Browning, Salisbury University; McKenna Browning, Delaware Technical Community College; Gwendolyn Stevenson, Stevenson University
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