Funds raised from the Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic event Saturday will generate 10 $2,500 scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2009 for students who are enrolled in programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) to use in the fall 2010 semester.
"We are extremely pleased to announce that we have raised these funds. With a high percentage of students attending higher education institutions in Washington County requiring financial assistance, the need for scholarships is tremendous," said David Warner, USMH executive director.
In its second year, the Renaissance-themed event began at Duffy's with a reception and a dinner of Renaissance-inspired fare. Following dinner, a knight on horseback and the "Pied Piper," portrayed by flutist Morgan Jenkins, led guests to The Maryland Theatre, where they were greeted by a town crier, played by local performer Jay Frantz. The town crier rang his bell to announce entertainment acts throughout the evening.