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Annual Big Dance Benefits Local Scholarship Campaign at Young Harris College
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. –Young Harris College’s Board of Associates recently presented the fourth annual Big Dance on March 15 to benefit the YHC Local Scholarship Campaign, which provides scholarships for local students.
More than 400 guests danced the night away to music featuring The Grapevine live in concert while raising more than $12,000 in scholarship funds for local students from Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina.
“I strongly believe that the efforts of the Board to raise scholarship dollars through the Big Dance are for a truly worthy cause,” said Big Dance Committee Chair Don Schneider, a civic leader in Hiawassee, Ga. “It was once again a wonderful success thanks to the efforts of the Board and the community.”
Attendees were encouraged to participate in a free table decorating contest during the event. Tri-State Upholstery of Hayesville, N.C., took home the top prize with their table titled “Heard it Through the Grapevine.” The group will receive a complimentary table at next year’s Big Dance.
The annual event was sponsored by Piedmont Heart Institute, Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Blue Ridge Mountain EMC, The Copper Door, Fieldstone Resort, Holiday Inn Express Hiawassee, Britt McAfee Law Firm, Mountain Realty, Georgia Mountain Laurel, Chatuge Regional Hospital, Mountain Graphics and Wal-Mart in Blairsville, Ga.
For more information about the Big Dance or the Local Scholarship Campaign, call the YHC Office of Advancement at (706) 379-5173.
About the Local Scholarship Campaign
More than 200 students from the counties of Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Rabun, Towns and Union counties in Georgia and Cherokee and Clay counties in North Carolina are currently enrolled at Young Harris College. Reflecting a commitment by the College and the local community to these students, the Local Scholarship Campaign was established to raise funds to support the educational goals of local YHC students.
The YHC Board of Associates, a group of local business and civic leaders who serve as ambassadors for the College as well as a sounding board for the community, leads this effort. Each fall the Board of Associates launches the annual Local Scholarship Campaign in an effort to assist in providing aid to the students coming to YHC from these eight communities.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 226-bed residence hall that is expected to earn LEED certification, a 248-bed, apartment-style residential village and a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center. In 2011, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics, and in 2012, was invited to become the 14th member of the Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2013-2014 list of Colleges of Distinction. For more information, visit yhc.edu.
Young Harris College’s Board of Associates recently presented the fourth annual Big Dance featuring The Grapevine.
Tri-State Upholstery of Hayesville. N.C., won the table decorating contest at Young Harris College’s 2014 Big Dance with their table titled "Heard it Through the Grapevine."