JCC Craft Fair Helps Students With College CostsPosted: Updated:
33 years of helping students pay for college, and selling unique crafts along the way. Saturday was the JCC Woman's Organizations annual craft fair.
Over 100 crafters filled the Jefferson Community College McVean Center gym and halls to sell their goods. The money the Woman's Organization raised from booth and ticket sales goes toward a scholarship program. The scholarship provides assistance to women going to college.
Accounting A.A.S. student, Rebekah Widrick, is a scholarship of the recipient, and to her, the money goes a long way.
"I am a commuter. So I come here from Lowville every single day for the weekdays. And it definitely has helped with my gas and will go towards that for the remainder of what I have," said Rebekah Widrick.
It also helps Kathy Lambright, a nursing student.
"I'm a single mom in the nursing program, and it's, you know, i have no job currently except going to school full time. and so it just helps with every day bills that need to be paid," Kathy Lambright stated.
The craft show brings in between 5 thousand to 8 thousand dollars annually for the scholarship program.