2006-02-11 / News

Mark Gallagher Scholarship Dinner Set for February 28

The sixth annual Mark Gallagher Scholarship dinner will be Tuesday, February 28, at Community Hall at 5 p.m. and will be followed by community bingo.

The event, which is open to everyone and offers a 50/50 raffle, is sponsored by Mackinac Island Community Foundation to raise money for the endowed Marck Gallagher fund. Tim Leeper will prepare the dinner.

Established in memory of Mark Gallagher by Island residents, the fund provides a scholarship to a high school student who pursues a career in law enforcement. Mr. Gallagher, who died of cancer just after his 21st birthday, had wanted to be a policeman.

If a graduating student does not fit the criteria, the Foundation offers the scholarship to a student who intends to return to serve the Island in some capacity, explained Jennifer Bloswick, Foundation executive director. Last year’s scholarship was split between Bliss Beardsley and Emma Chambers.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and younger.

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