Families Forever is a scholarship fund set up in memory of Mary Ballard of Lake Park.
Mary passed away in March of 2006 from stomach cancer. She was a firm believer in the value of families and local communities in shaping young people in a positive way to prepare them for the future.
Families Forever is sponsoring a $500 scholarship this year to a Lake Park-Audubon senior girl. The award is based on a personal essay by the contestant on how her family, community and church have helped her and will continue to help her achieve her goals.
A panel of three judges review the essays and interview the finalists. No grade criteria is required. Finalists may attend university, a trade school or technical college.
Deadline is May 1. Please submit to Peggy Stellmach, P.O. Box 224, Lake Park, MN 56554 or e-mail to email@example.com.
An additional $500 scholarship will be given in July to the Miss Northwest candidate who follows the same criteria.
The Garden Quilt Show and Tea will be held again this year to raise money for the scholarships. This will take place Aug. 23 in Lake Park. Contact Peggy Stellmach for volunteer opportunities or more information.