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2010 Gala Scholarship Auction Raises Over $100,000

The 2010 Gala Scholarship Auction raised $103,248 for the scholarship program at West Kentucky Community and Technical College on September 28, 2010. The annual event was held at Harrahs Hotel and Conference Center in Metropolis and hosted 300 guests.

The highlight of the evening was when four donors simultaneously raised their bid cards to fund endowment accounts. Two new endowments were established with donations totaling $17,600. Each new endowment will receive $7,500 in matching funds from an anonymous donor. Additionally, two existing college endowments received $18,500 in new funding. These endowments will also receive matching funds.

"This annual event is vital to the college's scholarship program," said Kay Travis, executive director of Paducah Junior College, Inc., the foundation of WKCTC. "I am always amazed at the generosity of our donors."

The gala was organized by PJC. Local businessmen John D. Williams and Louis Michelson conducted the live auction. BBQ Champion Dale Perry assisted as an audience spotter.