The 2018-2019 Smithfield Youth Basketball practice season began on December 4. Eight scholarships were given to participate on several different youth teams. Pictured above are two of our recipients. Practices were held at Smithfield Recreation and Aquatic Center on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings.
A third scholarship was awarded for private piano lessons. Lessons are taught by Mary Ann Morgan Warren for one hour, once a week. These children are continuing their lessons from last year.
Again this year, we participated in the Smithfield Christmas Parade. A gracious thank you to Patrick and Sara Moore for provided us with decorated transportation and for chauffeuring four little scholarship recipients down Main Street during the parade.
We also appreciate the $2,500.00 donation received from contributions made to Patrick Moore's fundraiser. On December 23, a drawing was held to win a customized grill that Patrick built with materials that were donated from supporters. Thank you to all who purchased tickets and donated materials to support our cause.
December was an exciting month. We are so grateful for the support that we continue to receive. We continue to strive to provide financial support for children to have an opportunity to participate in recreational and culture activities. We could not do this without your support.
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