Black History Committee receives TVEC grant

Pictured, from left, HCBHC member Marcus Hornbuckle, TVEC Public Relations Representative Kari Wilmeth, and Delanda S. Johnson. (Courtesy photo) receives $2,000 for the HCBHC scholarship fund.

By Delanda Johnson/HCBHC

On Thursday, April 5, the Trinity Valley Electric Co-op (TVEC) Charitable Foundation awarded a $2,000 grant to the Henderson County Black History Committee.

The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round-up. Operation Round-up is a voluntary program that allows TVEC members to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. The portion that is rounded up goes to the TVEC Charitable Foundation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

The Henderson County Black History Committee will use this grant to go into their scholarship fund. The HCBHC award scholarships to Henderson County seniors who will graduate in May that want to attend college. During Black History Month in February, the HCBHC awarded 17 Henderson County students with scholarships. The funds will not be issued until they start college in September.

The HCBHC are still doing fundraisers to help the students. The next events will be a Car Show on Saturday, August 4, at the Malakoff High School and a Spade Tournament on Saturday, October 6, at the Malakoff Community/Senior Center.

For more information, call 903-489-2329 or 903-275-1330, or if you wish to donate to our scholarship fund mail and make payable to:
HCBHC, P. O. Box 5, Athens, Tx. 75751.

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