Scholarship Gala set for Feb. 16

WINNSBORO – “This is a time to come together for a good cause…to help our children,” Sylvia Harrison, the founder of Sylvia’s Foundation, said.

Harrison’s 10th annual Scholarship Gala is scheduled for Feb. 16, from 7 to 11 pm., at the Old Armory, 301 Park Street, Winnsboro, SC 29180.

“We have been so blessed,” Harrison said.  “Thanks to this fundraiser we have been able to provide college scholarships to 60 students over the years.  Last year we awarded 10 scholarships to Fairfield County students.”

Each scholarship this year will be in the amount of $500.

A committee processes the applications for the scholarships and selects the recipients from high school seniors. Students who attend Fairfield Central High School or Richard Winn Academy are eligible.

“I do this because I know how expensive it is to put kids through college. I know because I put my three through,” Harrison said.

The semi-formal, dinner and dance event will be catered by Jackie Bannister and will include music with DJ Don Prioleau and DJ Pete.  Highlighting the evening will be a line dance performance by the Palmetto Groovers. The evening’s guest speaker will be Pastor Reginald Bryden.

Photographer Dwight Robertson will be on hand taking individual photos of the guests.  A portion of the proceeds from photo purchases will be donated to Sylvia’s Foundation.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased in advance at Sylvia’s Designs Unlimited, 126 N Congress Street in Winnsboro, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Tuesday through Friday, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information call Sylvia Harrison at 803-635-6939.

“Our feedback from the student recipients has indicated that these funds make a big difference in getting them started on a successful path.  Hope you will join us in this opportunity for fellowship for a good cause.  Children are our future,” Harrison emphasized.


  1. Patsy Palmer says

    Sylvia is a member of the Fairfield County School Board representing Ridgeway! It is great that she has set up scholarships for the kids of our county. Please share this article on Facebook!

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