Tickets available for houseboat vacation

Proceeds benefit Rogers Scholars

Special to Civitas Media

Time is running out to purchase a $5 ticket for a chance to win a houseboat vacation on Lake Cumberland.

The Center for Rural Development will draw the winning ticket on July 15, at 12:30 p.m. during the second and final week of the 2016 Rogers Scholars graduating class.

You do not have to be present to win. The winner will be contacted by telephone immediately following the drawing.

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support Rogers Scholars — the center’s flagship youth program.

To purchase tickets, call 606-677-6000, email [email protected] or stop by the center at 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic Light 15) in Somerset.

The Houseboat Vacation package, courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort, is valued up to $3,500 based on seasonal rates and includes a $200 fuel allowance.

The Rogers Scholars program provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for high school students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to fulfill their potential as the region’s next generation of business and entrepreneurial leaders.

The program is supported solely through special fund-raising events, contributions, and donations and provided free of charge to participants.

Since 1998, 1,088 high school students have graduated from Rogers Scholars, and potential scholarships valued at more than $7.2 million have been offered to graduates from 17 participating colleges and universities.

The value of the vacation prize will be subject to seasonal rates, and is considered taxable income to the winner, which will be reported to the U.S. Government and the winner on Form 1099. Exemption Number EXE0001356 has been assigned to The Center for Rural Development for this and other fundraising efforts.

Established in 1996 through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, (KY-05), and other leaders, The Center for Rural Development is a nonprofit organization fueled by a mission to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable economic development solutions and a better way of life in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. In its 45-county primary service region, The center provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety, technology, and arts and culture. The Center is committed to constantly expanding its capabilities in order to deliver a range of key services throughout Kentucky and the nation.

Proceeds benefit Rogers Scholars

Special to Civitas Media

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