$48,000.00 will be donated to local scholars!
             The Littleton Rotary Club recently announced that, because of the record results in its auction event held earlier this spring, it will be awarding scholarships to all eligible graduating seniors in the five local high schools.  Such grants totaling $48,000 will be made to thirty students, a significant increase over the twenty scholarships totaling $36,500 that the club awarded to local graduating seniors last year.
            "We are delighted that our club will this year be able to provide financial assistance to so many local young people as they pursue their educations," said club auction chair Chad Stearns.  "All of this has been made possible by the wonderful support our auction event received from local businesses and individuals."
            Littleton Rotary has for many years conducted its auction to provide scholarships to graduating seniors at Littleton High School, Lisbon Regional School, Profile School, White Mountain Regional School and North Country Charter Academy.    Because of this year's record auction results, the club will be able to provide scholarships of at least $1,000 to every senior showing need under the federal Pell grant eligibility standards.
            "The club's scholarships make a real difference for the local students who are moving on to further their educations," said Littleton school superintendent and club member Steven Nilhas.  "Many of our graduates and their families need all the help they can get to deal with the rising costs to attend today's colleges and universities."
            A major reason for the success of Littleton Rotary's auction this year was the very generous contributions that area businesses and individuals made to support the event and the club's scholarship program.   Auction items of every type and description were provided by more than one hundred donors.   In addition, this year's scholarship event received significant sponsorship in the form of cash donations from more than thirty-five area businesses and individuals.
            The club's scholarship program this year also benefited greatly from the record attendance at its auction event at the Mountain View Grand in Whitefield and the generous bidding by those present in both the silent and live auctions.  A special and much appreciated surprise of the evening was the donation of $1,000 by employees of the Mountain View Grand.
            Littleton Rotary's annual auction is one of a wide range of events and programs carried out by club members to benefit the local communities.
            "What we accomplish is the result of the commitments and efforts of our members," said Littleton Rotary president Chris Tyler.   "I encourage others in our area to consider joining us as members so that we can contribute even more to the quality of life for all in our area."
            Each year Littleton Rotary addresses and supports programs for youth and other important efforts in Littleton and surrounding communities.  Persons wanting more information about Littleton Rotary and becoming a member should visit the club's website www.littletonnhrotary.org, find the club on Facebook, or contact any member of the club.