Once again, the Hannibal Dollars Scholars for Scholars annual Ducks over the Dam race was a success. The duck sponsored by Wendy Noel won the race, earning a $1,000 prize for Ms. Noel.
Wendy Noel graciously made a donation of two hundred dollars of her winnings back to Dollars for Scholars to assist other students in need.
A total of fifty additional prizes, donated by local businesses, were awarded to race participants.
Hannibal Dollars for Scholars provides scholarships to graduates of Hannibal High School each year. The number of scholarships awarded varies due to the amount of funds raised through events and donations during the previous year. The Duck Derby is the largest fund raiser, providing four scholarships each year. In 2011 a generous donation of $1,000 from the Hannibal Country Cruizers sponsored two additonal scholarships. Donations from the Hannibal Village Market’s cash register receipt program and other fundraising made it possible for thirteen students to receive scholarships.
The chapter is in need of additional volunteers. Anyone interested in working with the chapter can contact Louis Gilbert, Chapter President at 564-5679.