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Colorado Northwestern Community College Foundation raising money for student scholarships

Volunteers and board members of the local college foundation are attempting to raise $10,000 to provide students with scholarships. The small scholarships, usually about $500, can be used for anything from car parts to textbooks, said CNCC Foundation Board Member Lois Wymore.

In her experience, for students juggling jobs, family, children and school, the small scholarships can make a big difference in obtaining a college degree.

The "Cool Off" event held in Hayden on July 15 raised about half the goal or around $5,300.

"The event was enough of a success for us to do it again," said CNCC Foundation Board Member Terry Carwile at a recent college board meeting.

It also helped CNCC Foundation members reconnect with the eastern portion of the college's service area.

"We certainly made a lot of friends," Carwile said.

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He and Wymore hope that new and old friends will help them raise another $4,700 through a silent art auction going on at the college now, moving online sometime next week.

The art auction features work from area artists Isreal Holloway, photographer Janell Husband, blacksmith Ashley Ferrall and others.

Drop by the lobby in the CNCC Academic Building, 2801 W. 9th St., to place a bid.

"It's a great way to support a great cause and end up with a wonderful piece of art," Wymore said.

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or snelson@CraigDailyPress.com.

Three ways to help

• Donate to any CNCC Foundation Member.

• Drop by the college to bid on silent art auction items until Aug. 21

• Visit CNCC’s Facebook page starting next week to bid online.

For more information, call Lois Wymore at 970-824-1926 or email loisbeenwymore@gmail.com or Brian MacKenzie at 970-824-1129 or email brian.mackenzie@cncc.edu.