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Gala raises $18,000 for Shepherd University library

October 12, 2008

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va.- The seventh annual Scarborough Society Gala, held Aug. 15 at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown, raised $18,000 to support the activities of the Shepherd University Scarborough Library.

The event was attended by 250 guests. The theme for this year's event was based on the best-seller "The Last Convertible" by Anton Myrer.

The sponsors for the event were BB&T Wealth Management, represented by Rod and Lynn Frye, and Jefferson Security Bank, represented by Steve and Kathy Morris. Valley Proteins Inc., represented by Mike Smith, company owner, and his wife, Debra Smith, sponsored the band Souled Out.

Scarborough Society President Ray Alvarez applauded the event for its success in raising funds as well as its significance in increasing community awareness of the society's existence and purpose.

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The 188-member Scarborough Society, sponsored by the Shepherd University Foundation, was chartered in spring 2002 as a friends of the library organization to support and strengthen the Shepherd University library system.

Anyone interested in becoming a member is encouraged to call the Shepherd University Foundation Office at 304-876-5397 or 800-344-5231, ext. 5397.

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