Mae Day Foundation raises money for scholarships
A foundation has been established in the memory of Jamestowner Maegan Harpool, a spirited 17-year-old who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on Jan. 17, 2004. As a senior at North Kingstown High School, she had many hopes for her future and the determination to succeed. Mae, as she liked to be called, lived her life passionately with enduring kindness.
With the support of North Kingstown High School, Maegan's family and friends would like to carry on her legacy through a permanent endowment called the Mae Day Foundation, established in her honor within the Rhode Island Foundation.
The Mae Day Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to students entering college and to worthy community projects. This focus exemplifies Maegan's lifelong involvement in community service, which began in the Girl Scouts, the Jamestown Youth Organization, and continued through high school in the Interact Club.
The foundation organizers hope to raise $30,000 by May 28, which will establish enough funds to provide annual college scholarships on a continuing basis.
"In-kind" donations are also needed for the Mae Day Silent Auction, which will be held on Thursday, May 28, at Trattoria Simpatico from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Entertainment, appetizers and dining stations will be provided, with a ticket price of $50 per person.
Winners of $1,000 scholarship and the $500 cash prize will be announced at the silent auction. All ticket holders, including previous winners, will be eligible for the grand prize drawings. The winner of the scholarship, if not a college student, may designate any college college student to receive this gift.
A calendar raffle will also be held throughout the month of May. Beginning May 1, daily winners will be drawn for the corresponding calendar prize of products, services and cash. Raffl e tickets are $25 each and will be available until May 28.
Tickets for both events can be at various businesses and schools throughout the state, including North Kingstown High School, Baker's Pharmacy, Slice of Heaven and Grapes and Gourmet in Jamestown, and Brick Alley Pub in Newport. A second $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a North Kingstown High School senior.
Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to the Mae Day Foundation, PO Box 62, Jamestown, RI 02835.
For more information contact Kim Harpool at 996-3903.