6th Annual Maison Z. Wilkinson Scholarship Fundraiser this Saturday
The upcoming 6th Annual Garage Sale & Fundraiser will be held this Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Junior High gym.
Organizers have been accepting donations for the Garage Sale for the past few weeks. Those items will be on sale. There will also be a 50/50 Raffle, a Silent Auction, a Bake Sale, and Concessions. Monetary donations are also welcome.
The money will help fund the Maison Z. Wilkinson Scholarship. In the fall of 2006, Maison (who was a young boy at the time) was killed in a traffic accident. His parents sought a way to memorialize him, so the following May the family gave away scholarships at the Fowlerville High School Senior Honors Night. One of the criteria was that the recipients played soccer, a sport the young boy loved.
The family continued presenting this scholarship to graduating seniors for the next several years, but funding it was becoming a challenge. Then in March of 2012, the Fowlerville Junior High Friends of Rachel group, with its teacher-advisor Amy Jarvis, decided to hold a Garage Sale & Fundraising Day as a service project. Their goal was to raise money for this scholarship.
Shown here is Amy Jarvis with a couple of items that will be in the Silent Auction.