Bakersfield, CA, April 03, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Driller to Driller Foundation is set to host the first annual Gary Van Horne Memorial Dinner Friday, April 27, 2018 at Coconut Joe’s banquet hall, 4100 Easton Drive 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Dance to live music with J2 & the Bizzness, while raising money for the Gary Van Horne Memorial Scholarship Fund. There will be an UGLY Hawaiian shirt contest while being entertained by Polynesian Spice dancers. These gatherings fund scholarship opportunities for the underprivileged and the middle-class Bakersfield high school seniors entering college or trade school.
Since January 2016, the Driller to Driller foundation has granted 11 scholarships and is set to grant 6 more for the class of 2018. Which makes 17 scholarships in 2 years says, CEO & Chainman Jami Anderson. “The idea behind the Driller to Driller Foundation is to help raise the poverty level in Kern County with higher education by bringing alumni together to celebrate life and friendships developed in high school. The goal for the foundation would be to expand their reach into the 7 “original high school’s” in Bakersfield, which have the highest levels of poverty which makes up 75% of our at-risk youth. (West High, East Bakersfield, South High, Highland High, North High, Foothill high and of course BHS). If you have a desire to improve our community by getting involved, please call Jami Anderson at 661-633-0340.
Those interested in attending the Gary Van Horne Memorial Dinner & Luau Friday, April 27, 2018 at Coconut Joe’s Banquet Hall, must purchase tickets in advance on or before April 25, 2018.