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Scholarship tree auction organizers expect to clear $30,000


December 19, 2018

THE TOP-SELLING TREE, "An Old-Fashioned Pioneer Tree," sold for $2,300 at the Trees for Scholarships auction. For more photos, visit our photo gallery:

The Trees for Scholarships auction and dinner, held Dec. 8 at Sweet Home High School, grossed $36,634 for the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation, which has created a endowment that funds scholarships for Sweet Home High School graduates aiming to attend college.

"We are very pleased," said Board Member Mary Sue Reynolds. "After expenses we should clear more than $30,000.   

"We will use this money, plus what we earn from our investments, to fund scholarships this year.  Last year we gave out $42,000 in scholarships to Sweet Home graduates."

The event, entitled "An Oregon Trail Christmas," rai...

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