BUNCO Scholarship Fundraiser to be Held by Broken Bow PEO Oct. 8

BROKEN BOW–Let the good times roll! A Saturday morning BUNCO event is scheduled for October 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broken Bow Library (626 S. D Street).

Tickets are $25 per person or $80 for a table of four. The public is encouraged to bring their friends, dress up in a costume, and join the morning of games, prizes, food, and fun! Food will include muffins, casseroles, fruits, dips, drinks, etc. All are invited! No BUNCO experience necessary.

The PEO Sisterhood was founded in 1869 in Iowa. PEO chapters provide educational opportunities for women in the form of scholarships, grants, awards, and loans to help women enhance their lives through learning.

The Broken Bow Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter S was established in 1899 and is excited to host this scholarship fundraiser.

“We’re doing this as a fundraiser for our scholarship programs and right now we’re working on a STAR Scholarship which is a $2,500 scholarship,” Evans said.

Karen Evans with PEO Chapter S told KCNI/KBBN that local grant and scholarship recipients have used the funds to continue their education. PEO members aim to serve women of all different backgrounds by encouraging philanthropy and higher education. There are nearly 6,000 chapters in the United States and Canada with more than 210,000 active members.

The STAR (Scholastic Talent Accomplishment Recognition) Scholarship requirements include being a female high school senior who exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service, and plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution, among other requirements. Contact Karen Evans or another PEO member for more details.

“There’s a wide range of opportunities that are available and we just want to get people more involved and have the ability to get some stuff going,” Evans said.

RSVP for BUNCO by Monday, October 3 to Karen Evans at 308-870-0435 or [email protected].