Navarro College to hold clay shoot fundraiser

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Construction of the new administration building for Navarro College South, located on Hwy. 14 in Mexia, is progressing, and administration officials hope it will open in January. The Navarro College Foundation is holding a fundraiser Oct. 19 to raise money for scholarships for student in Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Mexia residents can help deserving local students at Navarro College South by participating in a scholarship fundraiser called Aiming for Education, a sporting clay shoot, dinner and auction to be held at Caney Creek Lodge, in Teague on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Because Navarro College’s South Campus is in Mexia, local students who might not otherwise go to college have that opportunity since they can live with their parents while attending classes nearby. Most students still need help paying for classes and books, however, so the Navarro College Foundation tries to bridge the financial gap by providing scholarships to deserving students.

Navarro College South serves students in Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties, and the scholarship monies raised at this event will benefit students from those counties.

This is the first time the Foundation has held a clay shoot event, which replaces the galas that were held annually for several years. The clay shoot is now the primary means of funding scholarships for students in this area.

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