Annual Christmas House on Saturday
The Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) Christmas House will be open Saturday from 1-4 p.m. This year the fundraiser will be held at the home of Steve and Terry Yost at 118 Yucca Drive.
Selling will be baked goods, soups, rhunza sandwiches, crafts and Christmas decorations.
In addition, a raffle will be held for a “Lady’s Day” package, including a manicure/pedicure or cut and color from the Color Box, products from Klassy Kreations and a massage and facial from Bella Salon, and two door decorations from Pixie Dust Creations. Tickets are available from members or at the door for $1 apiece or six for $5. The winner will be announced Saturday.
Proceeds from the Christmas House and raffle go towards scholarships for students who will attend the FFVF trip to the FFVF campus outside Philadelphia and to Washington, D.C. next spring.
Interviews take place
Judges interviewed 11 students this week who were applying for the Chase County Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) trip to Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia next spring.
The high school students had first written an essay on the topic “If You Could Meet a Founding Father or Mother, Who Would It Be?”
The chapter will sponsor eight students on the trip, all of whom receive some sort of scholarship. Two sponsors will accompany the students.
The purpose of FFVF is to foster a knowledge of history and patriotism in students.
The students chosen for the trip will be announced next week. Judges were Jacci Brown, Alex McNair, Claudette Swanson and Stephanie Stromberger, who chaired the interviews.