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Since the Irene Carroll Scholarship program began in 1972, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships helping 109 local students pay for college and follow their dreams.
On Saturday, March 19, the Woman’s Club will honor four more college bound high school seniors during the 40th annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show.
The event promises plenty of fun, food and fashion for those in attendance, but as long-time Woman’s Club member Betty Porter will tell you, that’s not what it’s about.
“It’s all about supporting education and our Bullitt County students,” she said.
Students from Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, North Bullitt and Riverview High Schools were selected this year’s recipients after going through a competitive application and interview process.
While a number of factors played a role in the selection of these outstanding seniors, the recipients were chosen for their extraordinary character, community involvement and exceptional academic careers.
The four recipients, who will be unveiled during the luncheon, will each be awarded $1,500 to be applied at the colleges of their choice.
Established 87 years ago, the Bullitt County Woman’s Club is the oldest civic organization in the county and the Irene Carroll Scholarship program has been a significant part of that rich history.
Still going strong after 40 years, members of the Woman’s Club thought it only fitting that the 2011 Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show be themed “Still in Style.”
After the scholarship recipients are announced at the event there will be a runway style show featuring spring fashions provided by Sunny Daize Boutique and Consignment with lunch catered by Paroquet Springs.
WHAS 11’s Kelsey Starks of Good Morning Kentuckiana will serve as master of ceremonies for the style show.
There will also be a silent auction featuring a variety of items up for bid.
Though the Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style show is organized by the Woman’s Club, the event would not be possible if not for the strong community support the program receives each year.
“Without the community’s support this scholarship program could not be a continued success,” Porter said. “A lot of people’s efforts have contributed to the program over the years and for that we’re very grateful.”
The 2011 luncheon and style show will be held Saturday, March 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Salt River Hall at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.
Tickets are $25 per person and will be available until March 16.
To reserve tickets or find out more about the luncheon and style show call Betty Porter at (502) 538-6623.